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
Learning and development on different levels
The difference with other programs? An entrepreneurial experience!
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
- 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
- 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)
- 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
- 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
Participants will become ambassadors of a new mindset
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Create your own custom training
Create your own multi-day training by combining different modules together. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Innovation & Creativity
This 2-day training will bring your team a structured process and the necessary idea generation tools.
Design Thinking training
A user-driven innovation approach, perfect for companies that want to discover hidden opportunities in a specific market segment.
Business Model Innovation
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