Professional development is most effective and sustainable when it is immediately applicable to an individual, and specifically targets their behavioural strengths and ‘shadows’.
We can work with your best and brightest on an individual basis – from Junior to Partner – to help them adapt their personal development to their individual characters and their specific roles within the firm to achieve their full potential.
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We offer one-on-one personalised development programmes for senior people in professional services using the Hogan personality suite of tools.
We can work with your senior people – on an individual basis – to help them recognise and better understand their own strengths, ‘shadows’, values and approach to leadership. As a result, they can be very specific about their character and the skills and behaviours they personally want to develop.
Personalised development is particularly useful for newly promoted staff members because it enables them to focus their development and leadership on their own behavioural strengths and ‘shadows’ and to target specific skills which might need improvement.
For more information about our personalised development programmes, please contact us.
Most training is still useless because it rarely leads to lasting change. More often than not, individuals leave the training room and go back to working how they’re always worked, unable to see how they can immediately apply what they’ve learned to their own situation.
The Openside Approach is different. We design our whole approach to make a lasting change to your business. Coached application is a key part of that – it specifically targets the challenge of making new thinking stick.
After we’ve completed the initial stages of a development programme, we’ll work alongside your people, showing them how to turn theory into practice, and helping them to apply their newly acquired tools, skills and behaviours to their current projects and opportunities.
We can make coached application a key part of our offering because of the calibre of our team. All our tutors have long experience at senior levels in professional services and are comfortable working with your people at all levels of seniority, from Junior to Partner.
Coached application can take many forms, such as working alongside your team during delivery, face-to-face coaching after the programme, follow up webinars, online coaching support and feedback, supporting live opportunities with new clients, advice and role playing critical conversations for important meetings, or providing an objective view on key presentations and proposals.
Our people have all held senior roles within top-tier consulting and professional services firms. This deep heritage and experience in professional services and consulting means we are able to lead workshops and away-days with the most senior executives in your firm.
Typically, we will work with a Partner group to help them define the firm’s strategic objectives, to critically examine their values and culture and to define the behaviours that exemplify the firm’s brand help the firm to achieve its strategic ambition.
In our workshops we also challenge Partners to change their own ways of working and thinking. The role of a Partner in a professional services firm is to exemplify the brand, embody the culture and to ensure the legacy. Our Partner workshops help the firm’s leaders to define and develop the behaviours that will enable them to achieve these goals.
A few examples of our recent Partner workshops can be found here.
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