Every successful company adapts and changes in a global market. Kelvion is no exception. Operational leaders and managers are essential for company success, so it is no surprise that Kelvion focuses on developing talent, to drive current and future business growth.
Management development needs to reflect the company’s experience of change. L&D manager Christa Haupt decided on a new approach and discussed this with Georgia Shaw, CLS’ European account director. Georgia was delighted to introduce CLS’ Tim Cox to Christa to develop a new talent programme. Christa says, “In L&D you understand the value of developing managers but it is not always easy to point to specific outcomes. When you invest in training, it helps to say, as a result of this programme, we achieved these things. That gives senior managers concrete evidence of the benefits of management development.”
The Talent Network Programme is designed specifically to address Kelvion’s future challenges. Every company has a unique culture and set of challenges. CLS design focuses on helping talented leaders develop their skills and deliver clear results. With strong input from L&D, the programme was co-designed to help Kelvion address the challenges and outcomes needed for future business growth.
High potential experts and future leaders are responsible for day to day management and running of the business. Some manage people, some don’t. Some work globally with different locations and cultures, others have multiple responsibilities and reporting lines. All of them work to maintain and develop a successful, highly reputable, global business.
You need good skills to succeed, so this programme is designed to take talented people up level. A practical approach, based on tried and tested theory, provides concrete, measurable outcomes. Every participant and each cohort is different; the design is flexible to adapt to the people in the room. Kelvion wants talented people to have excellent skills in core competencies. Design and delivery focused on these topics :
All delegates were provided with 1:1 coaching to help them implement their learning and address their specific talent management objectives.
“The Management Board were truly delighted at the final presentations of the company innovation project” said CLS’ Tim Cox. “The quality and impact of the projects showed how much talent, creativity, innovation and team work exists at middle management level. We had teams working in French, German, Polish and then doing all the final presentations in English. Every single team focused on helping Kelvion achieve more for the future.”
Individual participants can point to specific outcomes like meeting or exceeding their KPIs, building relationships across sites to enable more effective global working, promotions, successful team coaching to improve team performance and a clearer understanding of how to make a measurable difference in the way they and their colleagues work every day. They are positive about managing change, dealing with challenges and delivering on a bright future.
Another positive outcome is the decision to open the programme to a further cohort, so more high potentials can increase their capabilities and be even better at what they do and how they do it.
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