Collaborative Management Development Programme Puts Employee Value First
“Our employees are valuable. As their employer we should value, respect and protect them.”
That’s the message being delivered across the management development programme being undertaken by Amberon TM, MLP Traffic, Forest Traffic Management, JTM Signs and Barrier Services Ltd.
The programme, which has been implemented as part of the companies CPD efforts for its management, begins with the delivery of 2 x 1-day courses. Using professional business actors, the delivery style of the training is unique and the first programme of its kind in our industry.
The aims of the course are two-fold:
- To give managers the skills and confidence to effectively manage their employees.
- To reinforce the core values of the business and ensure all people managers are leading by example and living these core values.
Start at the heart
Workshop one covers fundamentals that the businesses hold at their core.
Participants of the programme acknowledge that part of being human means that emotional factors affect each of us when faced with difficult conversations. Participants explore these emotional factors that make challenging conversations difficult.
During the programme, participants learn coping strategies to help with handling themselves, and others in difficult situations.
Workshop one is centred around building confidence and encouraging people managers to actively manage their teams safely and with engagement.
Day two: this time it’s personal
Looking inward, the second one day course revisits the key learning points from the first workshop and builds upon it by way of internal reflection on how the learning from day one’s workshop has been applied and put into practice.
Day two’s workshop also introduces learning around management styles and behaviours and how that translates into personal impact.
Workshop two is about embedding the learning from before, asking participants to challenge themselves and reflecting upon any barriers once participants found themselves out of the training room and back in the world of work.
Advanced practice incorporates discovering management style and how to adapt it to a wide spectrum of personality types.
“Prior to the course I was a little sceptical about actors being involved but was really impressed with the delivery of the course.“ Said one participant.
“It was much better to see actual actors performing these roles than having to subject participants to do this when they may not feel as comfortable in doing so. I felt the course was delivered in a way that suited all levels of people managers.” Said another.
Con4sation®, the training provider delivering the programme commented:
“At Con4sation® we bring learning to life by involving actors in our workshops to let people observe and practise difficult conversations. We believe a company needs to have a common conversational language understood by all leaders (at all levels) when it comes to setting a positive culture. Our straightforward and accessible learning style enables this.”
From attendee feedback, 94% of programme attendees would recommend this course for other managers. 100% of attendees also said the content, quality and style of the course was rated as either ‘good’ or ‘excellent’.
With that sort of glowing feedback, it’s safe to say that this group of companies has implemented a hugely successful staff training tool. It is evident from the investments into this type of ongoing training, that Amberon TM, MLP Traffic, Forest Traffic Management, JTM Signs and Barrier Services Ltd remain committed to being leaders in their fields, putting their people and their development at the top of the priority list.