A Leadership Programme I managed was referred to by the Senior Vice President as ‘one of the most important capital investments for the business,’ and I believe that all organisations can achieve lasting business improvements from well-designed leadership programmes.
Now more than ever, it is essential to design cost and time effective programmes, using blend learning methods and maximising the use of Apprenticeship Levy and regional funding.
I have experience in working alongside HR, and business leaders from first-line managers, middle managers to Global C-Suite executives. On your behalf, I can complete initial needs analysis identifying both individual and organisational requirements, subsequent design, engagement of external suppliers as required, design of ongoing evaluation methods, and reporting mechanisms.
Working on behalf of the client organisation, I represented the interests of the CEO and Group Executive, with the Business School and co-designed an 18 month, seven modules mini MBA programme.
The Programme took place in the United Kingdom, Brazil, United States, India, and China. I established virtual project teams to successfully deliver the learning outcomes for each module, which included benchmarking visits, guest speakers, and experiential learning activities.
The delegates, who collectively were responsible for over 35% of the company’s annual turnover, have since progressed further into new, challenging roles.
I worked with over 150 people across all functions to support the programme design, delivery, and implementation, including the commissioning of a dedicated training facility.
As Programme Manager, I established and maintained stakeholder relationships through weekly reporting to the CEO and the board (Project Sponsors) on key project milestones and presenting information for strategic decision making such as deployment.
To ensure the Programme integrated with the fabric of the business, I incorporated lean manufacturing principles throughout the development programme design and delivery.
The Programme achieved significant cost savings of £3million per annum, greater management competence, behaviours, and accountability. The design and delivery methods have since been evaluated by CIPD Chief Examiner and feature in the current Learning and Development Core Text.