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6 years of Management Development Programmes

Client: telent

Management Development

telent required a modular development programme for all mid senior managers across the 4 divisions, tying into the themes and principles of the Leadership Programme Raise the bar had already delivered to senior teams. In involving both content and key advocates in the approach we could further embed the learning and ensure all levels of buy in.

The key objectives were:

  • To enhance the skills and competence of the management community to enable business growth
  • To enhance employee engagement in the management community
  • To provide support for management career progression
  • To enhance manager leadership capability

Steering group of senior leaders from all business areas designed outcomes with RTB, alongside internal needs assessments and culture audits and from here a 15 month programme was designed incorporating:

  • Speaker led launch
  • 4 modules each supported with a thought leader high impact webinar, 1 full day workshop and 3 x podcasts
  • Internal accreditation driven by Raise the Bar elements and 3 levels of core and optional internal modules across people and business skills
  • All supported by the Raise the Bar app

This programme is currently in its sixth year of delivery and is now complemented by two other programmes serving first line managers and key senior leaders with c100 delegates graduating per year.

We have partnered with Raise the Bar for many years on our management and leadership development programmes for first time managers through to strategic thought leaders. They understand our business and they have created 3 incredible programmes that not only give great content and skills to our managers, but challenge their thinking and get them to point the mirror at themselves. There is definitely no sitting back on a Raise the Bar session and, through understanding our business, they are able to link models and ideas directly to our world. This really helps delegates to understand the messages and brings their learning to life. There is a real passion from the delivery team and strong relationships between the team who do a lot of the “behind the scenes” and the delegates. Every delegate knows that they won’t just turn up and listen – it will be a hands-on experience!

Jessica Farley
Head of Talent Development

The relationship we have with telent is a true collaborative partnership, and the programmes are embedded in a way that you wish every leadership programme could be.  Not only is it ran solely by the  steering group, which is made up of ex delegates of all 3 programmes, but the executive team fully support and sponsor it within their divisions.

It is truly transformative for the 400+ delegates who have graduated all the programmes, not only in their leadership approach, but in their careers and often personal lives too, and we see many returning for alumni sessions we run every 3-6 months, or as cohort mentors to support new delegates and keep the programme alive.

The team of 5 facilitators who signed up for this never imagined we’d be still delivering it 6 years later, but we love it and the team and the delegates are pleasure to work with!

Annabel Graham
Raise the Bar Consultant

I’ve managed to change my whole approach not just to my work life but also my personal life. This single-handedly has had the biggest impact to my development.

Programme Delegate

In terms of the quality of training MFS is without doubt the best management development programme I have been involved with.

Programme Delegate