What we offer

Agora Insights Ltd specializes in training, mentoring, and consulting to support the business architecture and business analysis professions. We are a Guild Accredited Training Partner™ (GATP™) with the Business Architecture Guild® an Accredited Training Provider with The Open Group® and an Endorsed Education Provider™ with the IIBA®. We pride ourselves on delivering best practices and techniques to be used in the workplace for strategy, operations, and projects. Most importantly, we are committed to supporting our learners at every step of their journey while providing the warm, inclusive welcome unique to New Zealand.

  • Training and Certificates: We offer a range of certification based courses for both Business Analysts and Business Architects.

  • Corporate training services: Fill learning gaps with our short course solutions

  • Centre-of-Excellence: We offer mentoring services to assist you, and your staff grow competency and career opportunities.

  • Bespoke Training Solutions: Get the customised corporate training solution for your team

About Agora Insights

Exceptional training for exceptional value resulting in exceptional outcomes


Welcome to Agora Insights! We are a training and coaching company dedicated to empowering business analysts and business architects to reach their full potential. Our exceptional training solutions are specifically designed to support professionals in achieving their goals and driving business success.

Founded in 2017, Agora Insights was born out of a passion for providing a platform for business professionals to learn, grow their careers, and gain the insights and support they require to be successful. Over the last 25 years of industry experience, I recognised a recurring need for training that would enable business analysis and architecture professionals to achieve their objectives through engaging, relevant, and informative course structures.

At Agora Insights, we believe that the key to successful learning is a combination of 

  • structured, 
  • relevant, and 
  • blended training methods. 

We provide customised services to a niche market of business analysts and architects seeking to maximise their potential. Our current offerings include certification-based online training, coaching and mentoring, and bespoke training solutions. We pride ourselves on our excellent service and support to our learners and customers.

We are committed to supporting our learners at every step of their journey while providing the warm, inclusive welcome unique to New Zealand. Our targeted training solutions can help individuals or teams fill knowledge gaps, create a Centre-of-Excellence, or obtain support on their digital transformation programme. We have served individuals and businesses in over 80 countries and are proud of the exceptional outcomes our learners have achieved.

Our team consists of experienced business professionals and certified trainers who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experience with others. We understand that every learner is unique, and we work with our clients to provide tailored solutions that meet their specific needs and goals.

We invite you to explore our courses, take advantage of the free resources on our blog, or contact us to discuss how we can help you achieve your professional development goals. We are here to support you every step of the way and look forward to helping you reach your full potential. Thank you for choosing Agora Insights!


Happy learning, everyone!


Deirdre Caren, 

Founder & Director 

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Why I started Agora Insights Ltd

Meet our lead instructors

Senior Instructor Karl Stanley

Visual Enterprise Architecture modelling, in my opinion, is the most efficient and effective way to involve key stakeholders who make important decisions. As a result, I've made it my mission to teach aspiring professionals about Enterprise and Business Architecture utilizing visual modelling tools and languages. Karl is a TOGAF 9.2 Instructor, ArchiMate 3.1 Instructor, Enterprise Architecture Practitioner, TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Modeler, and Archimate 3 Practitioner certified in TOGAF 9.2. He also has IT4IT Foundations and COBIT 5.0 certifications. Karl has actively participated in the architecture tooling market with a variety of Enterprise Architecture products and partners. Karl's experience as an instructor and ICT practitioner spans over 25 years, and he has worked with over 5600 students. Aspiring professionals can benefit from Karl's expertise and take away real-world practice and knowledge to help stakeholders make better decisions.

Lead Instructor Andrew Robins

Fostering and growing new talent has been a big part of my journey over the past 10-15 years. I get a buzz out of helping people realize their potential and find their path. I am a consulting IT professional with broad experience working in a range of different industries, including: Web portals, Telecommunications, Utilities and Supply Chain. I have worn a lot of different hats in my time, and can bring a variety of different perspectives to the problems that face us all in a world that changes fast, and grows more and more complex with each passing day. I hold Bachelor's Degrees in Computer Science and History and Classical Studies. I have been peer certified by the Association for Software Testing, and have completed foundational training in Agile, Lean project management, agile testing and agile test automation. I have delivered and facilitated training in Agile Concepts, Testing and Test Leadership.

Director Deirdre Caren

"I help Business Analysts and Business Architects achieve their learning goals. I am passionate about assisting others in furthering their careers by offering training, certification, and mentoring." - Deirdre. As the Founder and Director of Agora Insights Ltd., I bring to the table more than 25 years of comprehensive, hands-on business delivery experience. My knowledge base extends across business architectural design, strategic analysis, requirements, integrated systems, learning methodologies, and a spectrum of related fields. Throughout my career, I've had the privilege of empowering thousands of business professionals, architects and analysts. I've aided them in their professional progression through a blend of tailored training programs, personalized mentoring, and consulting solutions. Because of my passion in these fields, I continue to learn, contribute and build the business architecture and analyst communities globally.

What we believe...

We are based in Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Our Philosophy

    We believe that when you are passionate about something, great things come together. This is why we are here, helping you, our learners!

  • Our Vision

    Exceptional Business Training at an Exceptional Price resulting in Exceptional Professional Outcomes

  • Our Mission

    To provide every business analyst and business architect with a one-stop-shop to grow and expand their skills, certification and career opportunities.

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