Address A Specific Skills Gap

Perhaps you have identified a specific skills gap in your organisation that you need to address.  It may be that your managers need to chair their meetings more effectively, hold difficult or ‘crucial’ conversations with more success than they do currently, or manage the performance of their staff in a more consistent manner across the business.

Whatever the skills gap you have in your organisation, our intensive focused programmes allow managers to explore the specific topic in depth, gain the best practice knowledge and develop their confidence and capability to use new skills to benefit the business.

Our development programmes are designed for individuals at all levels, from front line team leaders to top executives and general managers.  Tailored to meet the specific needs of the business and managers concerned, each intensive development programme delivers what your company needs most: outstanding managers who act consistently and can drive the business’ performance forward.

We have significant experience of working with clients globally, and Managers from organisations such as Samsung, KAO Brands, Lenzing AG, and ProStrakan have all benefited significantly from our development programmes.

Our comprehensive skills development programmes cover topics such as:

  • Performance Management – Ensure your managers deal with performance in a consistent manner across the business for greater accountability, and productivity.

  • Creativity and Innovation - Examining the structures and strategies that drive innovation, growth, and new levels of efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Negotiation - Drive your business’ success by ensuring managers negotiate the best deals with customers, partners, investors, suppliers, and colleagues.

  • Meetings – Maximise the use of organisational time by ensuring your managers have the right skills to maximise the productivity and outcomes from their meetings.

  • Organisational change – Make sure that your managers are able to spearhead organisational change, cultivate innovation and drive performance.

  • Finance - Ensure your managers have the right knowledge to make sound decisions, and develop budget and financing strategies that maximize performance.

  • Strategy – Give your managers a strategic foundation for expanding your market share, business operations, and global reach.

Key features of our development programmes include:

  • Programme preparation - Prior to programme design, we spend time in your business and meet with key managers to gain a clear understanding of the business, the pressures and challenges managers face and the outcomes required from the programme. This creates the context for the training and enables us to deliver training from an informed position for maximum impact.

  • Programme design – Our team works with key individuals from your business to design a programme that meets your precise needs. Based on the outcomes that have been outlined, our highly experienced team of trainers develop the curriculum and learning materials. Every aspect of the programme, from workshop activities, case study exercises to project teams, and social events, is tailored to optimise learning and maximize the development process.

  • Delegate preparation – We provide pre-programme reading materials and self reflection questionnaires to ensure the participants are fully prepared and arrive at the programme in the right mind set.

  • Programme delivery – We believe that learning and development should begin with an immersion in ‘real world’ business problems. What this means is that nearly every concept, tool, and framework is backed up by a series of living case studies and practical examples that we've developed and tailored to your business.We also believe that learning and development is most powerful when it is an active and shared experience.We expect participants to mix it up with others in the learning environment, to exchange ideas and to seek support from their peers.To facilitate this we use a blend of highly interactive training, discussion, case studies and group work to stimulate thinking and develop the participants’ capability.We use accelerated learning techniques, integrated with other aids such as posters, video, skills exercises and discussion work to make the learning interesting and memorable.

  • Programme review – we measure the impact the programme has had on the performance of the business to ensure it has gained the necessary value from the investment made with us.

To learn more about our development programmes and the impact they have read our KAO Brands case study.  Alternatively see how our other clients have benefited from our support by visiting our What Our Clients Say page.