We are the AWA Institute

The AWA Institute is a members-only body powered by AWA, dedicated to supporting inspirational leaders from all disciplines of business (including Operations, Corporate Real Estate, Facilities Management, HR and IT) as they journey to a future model of workplace management that aligns to strategic business objectives and supports people in doing their best work.

The purpose and nature of work and the workplace are at the forefront of challenges faced by most organisations today. As a result, many are now considering what work and the workplace in the future needs to look like in order to retain talent and operate effectively.

In these uncertain times, we are here to share professional knowledge and insight to help your business navigate the transformation of work and place. Through our unique community, we create valuable networking opportunities both on and off screen, provide unlimited access to the latest scientific research and insights, and offer unparalleled leadership training and development.

With more than 30 years’ experience of supporting organisations and senior leaders as they adapt to new ways of working, we have the tools, techniques and understanding to help you make the right moves at the right time.


“It is an exciting time for workplace and employee experience professionals, but with so many published opinions and views, it’s essential that we have access to a group of professionals that we can trust. AWA Institute provides exactly this. A safe environment to discuss important topics, with expert commentary from those that live these issues and advise clients globally.”

David Morley Global Head of Workplace Transformation, Zurich Insurance Company

“I have appreciated the way that the AWA Institute enables a reflective and insightful discussion around a plethora of issues we are all facing relating to work and workplace. The international nature of the membership also provides a richness of experience.”

David Savage Partner, Charles Russell Speechleys

“AWA Institute is like having a group of friends that actually know what you do – so you’re able to talk about your day and the challenges you faced with people that really do understand – and can offer solutions.”

Dereck Dziva Senior Manager, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA)


Members receive year-round access to a series of online and in-person events, unlimited access to the latest scientific research and insights, our leading-edge leadership training programs, along with a unique opportunity to discuss the most pressing issues within a close network of industry peers.

Benefits to joining

The AWA Institute is like a private club, providing a peer-to-peer environment with others grappling with the same issues you are dealing with in your organisation:

  • Confidential community
    Join with experts across industries, roles and disciplines, to collaborate and share best practices to initiate meaningful change
  • Research and insights
    Enjoy unlimited access to scientific research, networking opportunities and leading insights
  • Professional development and support
    Invest in your professional development and raise your corporate profile in the industry

Learning and development

Register your place now for the following certified development programmes, designed to upskill leaders and teams to confidently lead strategic workplace change.

The Workplace Leadership Programme is a six-month interactive programme, consisting of virtual and in-person sessions, designed to equip modern HR, FM, CRE and IT and Operations professionals with the knowledge and skills to lead the multi-disciplinary transition to hybrid working with confidence.

The Workplace Change Management Programme is a three-month interactive programme consisting of online learning and virtual cohort discussions for those wishing to develop their careers as professional workplace change managers and consultants. The programme is designed to give you an in-depth understanding of the components of workplace change, including aspects of hybrid, remote and new ways of working, dealing with resistance, barriers to change , motivating others, the emotional elements of change and maintaining change over time.

Maximise your potential

Our development programmes will enable you to:

  • Deliver complex, multidisciplinary workplace change management programmes
  • Have greater confidence to apply learnings to your own current change projects, helping you to identify specific actions that can be implemented immediately
  • Gain a tried and tested framework, toolkit and effective methods to transition your organisation to a new workplace model
  • Address strategic, technical, organisational and behavioural challenges to execute positive and transformational workplace change, drawing on the latest scientific research
  • Be part of a trusted cohort of fellow industry peers facing the same challenges as you
  • Receive formal recognition of your achievement and a  certificate of completion

Join the AWA Institute

To register your interest in becoming a member of the AWA Institute, or to sign up to one of our programmes, please complete the form and a member of our team will be in touch.

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