Developing high-potential talent
My flagship development programme is the Management Development Programme (MDP)
Using action learning principles, teams of high-potential managers tackle business cases over a 3-12 month period. Each business case is chosen for its importance for the strategic future of the organisation. In designing these programmes, I draw from my experience on similar programmes with The Compass Group and Le Royal Hotels Group (Middle East), through my association with IMCA Socrates and GULL.
My most recent and current MDP client is the fast-growing Volution Group plc (a leading supplier of ventilation products across Europe and Australasia) with whom I have run three MDPs between 2013-2018.
For a discussion on how an MDP talent development process could be adapted and implemented for your organisation, please get in touch with me via the contact section at the bottom of this page.
How does the MDP work?
The ‘developmental glue’ that holds the MDP process together is the coaching relationship that I build with each participant. This starts with each person completing a Career Review before a 1:1 coaching conversation with me, exploring the participant’s views on their career challenges and goals, and their preferred learning goals for the MDP. Throughout the MDP, participants work in teams on their business cases, and attend 2-3 day practical workshops which might include Personal Effectiveness, Business Finance, Managing Change, and Performance Management. Regular coaching conversations are held with participants, either face-to-face, or remotely, via Zoom, Teams etc. At the end of the MDP process, a final conversation is held to reflect on the past year, to consolidate learning, and to clarify future informed intentions.
‘‘If we keep doing what we're doing, we're going to keep getting what we've been getting.’’
Stephen Covey, Personal Development Author
Seven Habits of Highly Successful People