Talent Development Program


Prepare your future leaders to succeed in a fast changing and challenging environment

Develop your organization’s talent to lead with and within your organization


Leadership is about being an inspiration to the people around you.
About leveraging problems as opportunities and building sustainable processes to support growth of  your organization  and  its people. This program is designed for  potential  leaders. We guide them through  an enriching & methodologically structured experience which shifts the corporate mindset into a flexible, startup minded and customer oriented innovation approach.

“Knowing how hard it is to innovate is still something else than experiencing it. Most interesting and exciting development journey I followed to date! Thanks!”

John Denutte - Program Management & Business Transformation at ING Belgium



Continuously changing environment

  • Technology enables startups to be serious competition for your organization
  • Customers expect more: better and faster

  • Hierarchical organization structures are no longer most effective to thrive success

Learning and development on different levels

  • Micro: Personal development

  • Meso: Applying the tools and techniques to your daily job with your team
  • Macro: have an impact on your organization and its business

The difference with other programs? An entrepreneurial experience!

  • An experience that leads to believe

  • Drives actions that in the end causes result
  • We create ambassadors to spread an innovation culture through  your company


4 month talent development program

It is a highly intensive program in which multi-disciplinary teams develop an idea from scratch to executive pitch, tackling challenging on all possible levels. Below you find a general overview of the end-to-end development program of 4 months (a 2-day module per month).
The entire program is tailored to your development needs of course.


Focus on specific skills:
  • Creative leadership
  • Transforming failures/problems into opportunities
  • Team collaboration and constructive feedback
  • Customer empathy and design thinking

 
  • Agile and lean development
  • Creating value for internal and external stakeholders
  • Power to react to change in a positive and dynamic way
  • Spreading an innovation culture through the organization



Module 1

Creative Leadership
  • Input: Group of ambitious people
  • Eye-opening introduction to the rapidly  changing environment within  and beyond your organization

    Several ideation rounds to come up with 100’s of creative ideas

    Rotating teams are analyzed to shape  ideal teams for the rest of the program


Module 2

Customer Experience
  • Input: 1 top idea each
  • Each team discusses ideas to end up with 1 project

    We provide the right frameworks and coaching

    Designers join the teams to prototype their ideas

    Teams should end with a clear value proposition & 1st prototype


In between the modules?
  • Apply the new techniques, learnings and methodologies to daily job
  • Validate project assumptions by interviewing (internal) clients
  • Stakeholder management
  • Analyze feedback and iterate
  • Extra personal and team coaching if requested

2 types of coaching support
  • Lean startup coaches help the teams to develop their project in an agile an lean way and they focus on the future implementation of the projects (hard skills)
  • Leadership coaches observe during the workshops, give personal and team feedback, focus on collaboration and support the stakeholder management (soft skills)




Module 3

Business Model Innovation
  • Input: (internal) client feedback
  • Value proposition design for all parties involved

    Business model design: value exchange between  stakeholders

    Monetization techniques: how to  capture that value

    Prepare interviews for business model testing


Module 4

Sales pitching as a top priority
  • Input:  draft investment pitch
  • Feedback rounds to  improve 10 minute  pitch

    Presentation skills: storyboarding, hack your Q&A, etc.

    Presenting ideas to decision takers (Dragons’ Den style)

    Implementation challenges and final wrap-up


Out of the comfort zone

We take it as our responsibility to push each and every participant of the program out of his/her comfort zone. The reason is simple: that’s where you learn the most!

The learning paradox

Talent development programs are a learning experience. Maximal learning is realized  when doing real customer validation, real stakeholder management and when teams are pitching for real money.

Corporate says ‘No’

Change comes with uncertainty and people  instinctively prefer  to be sure. Participants will bump into important project stakeholders, refusing to support. They will have to deal with it, and we will support them. 

Designed for different seniority levels

  • Young  Potentials (graduates)
  • Middle Management

  • Senior Management

Participants will become  ambassadors of a new mindset


  • Fail fast and learn from it

  • Be flexible: think like a startup

  • Customer oriented mindset

Our references

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