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Graduate Development

This course is all about induction and retention.  After years of education, a graduate needs support to transition into the frenetic world of business.  We will give your new graduates the skills that they need to be part of the larger team.  This will include ideas and advice on working styles and how best they can manage their own learning and development in the workplace.  They’ll receive lots of personal feedback from peers and trainers on their performance and will be given the opportunity to lead as well as follow.

Who for?

Post Graduates in their first to third year in the workplace

Why?

  • Promote the idea of self-starting and self-led learning.
  • A tool for increasing self-awareness.
  • Will create a shared identity and common working vision in the group.
  • A fun experience to look back upon and use in the future.

Can this be developed?

  • Yes.  Many companies go for a two-day or four-day course rather than a one-day.  The longer the course then the more in-depth the learning.

What’s included in the price?

  • Pre-course preparation
  • Full facilitation
  • Activities, full safety equipment and staffing
  • Post-Course evaluation
  • Insurance (to £5m)

Graduate Development 1-Day Course Programme

Time

Activity

Rationale

9.00am

Introductions, Health & Safety and Icebreakers

Allow delegates to become more comfortable in an unfamiliar environment. 

Helps delegates to express any hopes or concerns about the day.

9.30am

Two short problem solving tasks:

  • Bungee/Warp Speed
  • Digit Dodge
Introduction to the problem solving process

Indicates the base-line on the teams performance

Highlights the process for continual improvement

10.00am

Coffee Stop



10.15am

Jigsaw – a complicated multi-tasking exercise

Highlights the teams strengths and weaknesses.

Highlights individual strengths.

Provides the first platform for discussion

11.45am

Problem Solving Task:

Spiders Lair



Combines the aspects of physical and emotional trust with the problem solving process:  getting the job done whilst keeping teammates engaged and happy.

Continues the learning & review process

Demonstrates practical examples of team roles & behaviours

12.15pm

Lunch



1.00pm

Challenge and Support:

Self-managed High All-Aboard

Complete a high-impact activity in a time constrained task and push comfort zones in an exposed area where DELEGATES (after training) will be running the show.

Identify and agree upon team and sub-team goals

Explore concepts of challenge, support and encouragement. 

4.00pm

Review of the afternoon

Highlight learning points

4.30pm

Personal Development Plans

Highlights how we should be hungry for more learning.

Need for taking control of our own development – waiting to be fed doesn’t work in the workplace.

Allows delegates to take the leap and declare their own strengths and weaknesses

5.00pm

Post Course Evaluation and goodbyes



5.15pm

End





Graduate Development 2-Day Course Programme

Time

Activity

Rationale

Delegates will be expected to complete some pre-course work (psychometric profiling on personal working styles) to use and experiment with on the course.

Day 1

9.00am

Introductions, Health & Safety and Icebreakers

Allow delegates to become more comfortable in an unfamiliar environment.  

Helps delegates to express any hopes or concerns about the day.

9.30am

Trust Exercises

Helps delegates to put their physical and emotional well being into the hands of their colleagues.

Highlights how trust forms a platform for better communication

10.15am

Two short problem solving tasks:

  • Bungee/Warp Speed
  • Digit Dodge
Introduction to the problem solving process

Indicates the base-line on the teams performance

Highlights the process for continual improvement

11.00am

Coffee Stop



11.15am

Jigsaw – a complicated multi-tasking exercise

Highlights the teams strengths and weaknesses.

Highlights individual strengths.

Provides the first platform for discussion

12.45am

Lunch



1.30pm

Psychometric Workshop

Identify personal working styles including strengths and weaknesses.

Identify how this fits into the larger team setting.

Identify specific areas for development

3.00pm

Coffee



3.15pm 

Personal Challenge:  Zip Line

Allow individuals to challenge themselves

Ask for specific support for others.

Provide emotional and practical support for others who need it.

4.45pm

Review of the Day

Highlight learning made through the day.

Give delegates the opportunity to declare personal strengths and weaknesses.

Highlight individual action points for Day 2

5.30pm

End



Day 2

8.45am

Recap and review of Day 1

Ensures that everyone is up and ready for the day.

Clears up any confusion or highlights any insights made during discussion overnight.

9.15am

Organisation, Challenge and Support:  Self-managed High All-Aboard

Complete a high impact activities in a time constrained task and push comfort zones in an exposed area where DELEGATES (after training) will be running the show.

Identify and agree upon team and sub-team goals

Explore concepts of challenge, support and encouragement.  

10.45am

Coffee Stop



11.00am

Personal Feedback

Identify reasons why feedback is important for professional development

Rules and advice for giving & accepting feedback

Practical session

12.30pm

Lunch



1.15pm

Special Projects Group:  a fast-paced multi-tasking business simulation that involves putting into practice all the learning made throughout the course.

Put the course theory into practice.

Put personal learning points into practice on the job.

Chance to support others whilst they try new styles. 

3.30pm

Coffee



3.45pm

Course Review: a walkthrough of activities completed and learning made

Highlight personal learning points made on the course.

Tie this in with practical examples in the workplace

4.15pm

Personal Development Plans

Highlights how we should be hungry for more learning.

Need for taking control of our own development – waiting to be fed doesn’t work in the workplace.

Put learning made into SMART goals to return to work.

5.00pm

Post Course Evaluation and goodbyes



5.15pm

End



Client List

  • O2
  • Frankie and Benny's
  • Caffé Uno
  • Barclays
  • Aedas
  • GKN
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