Mentorship & Training

Mentorship and training & development are a key part of the N-CODE ethos. Learn more about the training and development opportunities for our partners to make the most of being part of an interdisciplinary network, and the opportunities to be paired with a mentor, or offer your services as a mentor to others.

Training & Development

N-CODE is committed to help provide training and development opportunities for our partners to engage and communicate effectively with each other, across disciplines and with the public.

Our programme of activity is led by Paul Jepson (Artistic Director & Performance Coach) and Julian Shreeve (Executive Coach) who have developed a bespoke training programme offering regular sessions to partners. These are free to attend and costs for travel may be covered in some circumstances. Funding is also available to cover additional childcare or caring costs that may arise from participating. Please contact us at to access this funding.

Sessions will be one day comprising of two topic led sessions in the morning and afternoon. Details on the upcoming programme of events and how to book will be avibale shortly.

Learn more about Julian and Paul here:

Julian Shreeve

Julian Shreeve

Leadership, Management & Team Development Consultant, Executive Coach & Facilitator

Clients contact Julian when they want a professional, energised and deeply experienced approach to helping them improve their organisation, teams and individuals. Julian works with clients to meet their requested needs, from initial consultation, through planning and design to delivery, and works with key personnel; CEO’s and Executive teams through leadership and management levels to professional staff – all pillars of the organisation. Julian designs and runs workshops and programmes and coaches on a 1-1 basis, focusing on client development needs, which include leadership, management, team, as well as individual effectiveness, for example, leadership development, team development, communication skills, influencing, creativity, relationship building and networking, and values and culture change.

Following working in a global corporation and UK Government organisations Julian runs his own company, and has developed his capabilities over 30 years’ of in-house and external consultancy-based experience, working across many sectors with different sized organisations in the UK and abroad, e.g. Banking, Broadcasting, Construction, Data Analytics, Ecology & Nature Conservation, Education, Electronics, Engineering, Energy, Financial Services, Food, Government, Housing, Healthcare, Higher Education & Academic Research, Manufacturing, Mining, Nature Conservation, NHS, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Professional Services (global management consulting), People Development, Property Management & Conservation, Publishing, Renewable Energy, Scientific Research & Development, Telecommunications & Communications, Transport.

Paul Jepson

Paul Jepson

Artistic Director & Performance Coach

Paul has worked extensively as a Leadership Consultant and Specialist Coach in the UK, US, France and Germany. He provides strategic advisory on messaging. He specializes in bespoke programmes on delivery and writing for live and recorded media including specialist and high-pressure contexts and has worked closely with individual departments over long periods both in coaching and implementing frameworks for change. His methodology is drawn both from his experience in communications in particular in investment banking and also from his practice as an award-winning theatre director and writer.

Paul is the founding CEO & Creative Director of Landmark Theatres Ltd, the largest new member of the ACE National Portfolio 2023-6. Paul has led major arts organisations including as Artistic & Executive Director of the Exeter Northcott, where he is widely credited with having dramatically restored the organisation’s fortunes.  Previously he was an Associate Artist of the Nottingham Playhouse & Co-Artistic Director of Fireraisers TC.

Paul has directed award winning productions of classics, contemporary classics and new plays at the National Theatre, in the West End for the new writing theatres, for commercial management and in the major regional theatres. He is a published playwright.


A key part of building our connected ecosystem is to provide the opportunity for people at different career stages and from different backgrounds to participate in a mentorship scheme. Mentoring has significant potential to benefit both early career researchers, as well as those who are more established. N-CODE creates an opportunity for cross-fertilisation; our partners can act as mentors to other members of the network.

Critically we are seeking embed academic/non-academic pairings, as well as reverse mentoring: early-career researchers acting as mentors to more established colleagues. In the commercial sector reverse mentoring has been proven highly effective in helping senior colleagues keep abreast of new developments.

We are in the process of developing the scheme which will be advised soon and via social media. Paired participants will make their own arrangements to conduct mentorship activities and can choose to meet online or face to face.

If you are interested in either being a mentor or would like to be paired up with a mentor, please get in touch at

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