We know that learning and development resources are tight and that sometimes you need additional short-term expertise to help you to design the right approach to a development challenge. We will complement your existing HR team to provide whatever Learning & Development expertise you are missing for your project.
Challenging assumptions and inspiring delegates to fulfil their potential
Some Examples of How We Have Supported Our Clients
Management Team Building Events
We worked with the Dunbia senior and middle managers for several years and ran their annual team building event for the 40 strong management team. The focus was on delivering ‘fun with a purpose’ ensuring that the managers had tackled some of the difficult business issues that they faced and strengthened their relationships ready to tackle the year ahead. Through our work with the leadership team, we developed their skills sufficiently to enable them to lead the business focussed elements of the event. Delegates really valued the events and they acted as an emotional bond throughout the year.
Dunbia – Sawley
First Line Leader Development Programme
We first started supporting Victrex with their four-day global leadership programme, providing an outdoor development day where we explored the challenges of leading others in an experiential way. Over time, we become involved in the delivery of the whole programme covering topics like leadership styles, emotional intelligence, coaching skills and change management. We have delivered this programme to 12 cohorts over the past 4 years and continue to partner with them in other leadership development activities.
ILM Certificated Leadership Programme
We worked in partnership with Vedas to develop and deliver an ILM Level 5 Leadership and Management programme for 87 managers from over 50 different organisations. The programme covered seven different topics over a nine-month period with associated assignments. We explored leadership, planning, innovation, change, communication and managing people and quality. All programme materials and activities were designed and delivered by Cultivate.
Vedas Recruitment & Training
Aldi Management Training
Over a period of 3 years, Cultivate worked as a supplier to Team Academy designing and delivering a range of training programmes for Aldi operational managers. Topics included communication, coaching, developing people, leadership, emotional intelligence and time management. The workshops were highly interactive and provided real practical application of the skills.
Performance Review & Coaching Skills Workshops
We were employed by Action for Blind People to support their managers as they prepared to conduct their annual performance reviews. The workshop provided a blend of skills development and practical application using fun and engaging activities. We followed these successful workshops with a coaching skills programme to support the embedding of a coaching culture within the organisation.
Action for Blind People
ILM Endorsed Graduate Programme
We worked with Fairbanks to develop a bespoke and ILM endorsed leadership programme. The programme was delivered in a highly interactive and experiential way and was supported with 1:1 coaching sessions and presentation skills development prior to the delegates’ final presentations to the senior leadership team. Delegates were provided with extensive handout materials and worked on an individual project as part of the programme.
Train the Trainer
We worked with the talented National Fostering Agency training team to inspire and challenge them to explore new and innovative ways of delivering their training programmes. The team deliver lots of very important content for both potential and new foster parents and the challenge was to enhance those materials to create more interactive and experiential solutions. Over the 2-days, we worked on live programme material and had a lot of fun. Feedback afterwards was that they felt inspired by the programme and excited about delivering their new material.
National Fostering Agency
Our Approach to Training
Almost all of our programmes are bespoke, so our first step is always to understand what you want the training to achieve. We will seek to understand your organisation’s culture and the specific challenges that your people face so that we can bring the training alive.
We will always use experiential learning as the basis of our delivery style, enabling delegates to practice and explore the topic in a meaningful way that will stay with them long after the training has taken place.
Programmes are normally delivered in house or at an external venue and, where appropriate, we undertake a pre-visit to your premises to meet delegates and ensure that the content reflects their real work challenges. We also offer on-line delivery and apply the same principles of experiential learning ensuring that delegates interact and discuss throughout the session.
The topics below should provide you with an indication of our core delivery topics but your needs will be unique so please call us and we can talk to you about how we can help you to meet your development needs.