Does your Management Development programme fit together like a well designed jigsaw puzzle?
Or... are there gaps in the overall picture?
And... do some parts overlap?
This can happen if there is no integration of the management learning. Individual modules focus on a specific area without regard to the other modules. Some necessary skills are omitted by each and every trainer. And yet other topics are duplicated, or worse confused, with a similar but different approach.
An effective Management Development programme needs:
The total programme needs to ensure that there is:
Strategic Direction was approached by a Pan European packaging company that had recently integrated a major acquisition. Its market was mature and it needed to find a competitive edge through its management skills.
Strategic Direction successfully designed and delivered integrated programmes for graduates, junior managers and middle managers. Each programme comprised seven modules run over a 20 month period and covered Finance, Leaderships, Interpersonal skills, Strategy, Project Management, Presentation Skills, and Change Management.
Strategic Direction continues to run these integrated management programmes and they are now in their sixth year. Participants from previous years recommend the course internally and also nominate their own staff. Without any internal marketing the annual intake is oversubscribed.