The customer organisation is the European arm of a worldwide automotive manufacturing company
The training provided was a truly innovative and different experience for the attendees; the focus was on utilising unusual activities to help individuals consider their behaviour in a different context.
The first module, addressing ‘self’ was a two day programme, and started by asking all delegates to set out their personal direction for their development, following on from this the group were administered psychometric tests to better understand their natural tendencies and drivers. This information was then explored and discussed within the group, and a consideration was given as to some of the external stimuli that impacted individual’s behaviour. The second day of the module comprised of an equine guided learning session, where the group were taken to a local equestrian centre and tasked with leading a horse within the centre. The purpose of this experience was to help the team develop their communication skills and build trust. The use of horses was intended to help the individuals find ways to communicate with more than words, and establish a bond of trust with the animal which they could then use to lead it.
The second module of the training focussed on ‘team’ and involved the team attending Twickenham stadium, and they were exposed to the experiences of an elite team. During a guided tour of the facility, the group had the opportunity to speak with the team who run the international day events at the stadium (where up to 700 contracted staff come together to run the event), the group were encouraged to explore how they are able to ensure successful communication and cohesive working between such a large team. They also heard from a guest speaker who explored this issue further and described some of the techniques needed to create and nurture an elite team.
The final module focussed on ‘business’ was an opportunity for the individuals to take what they had learnt previously and use it to establish their own unique set of team values to help them achieve better cohesion moving forward. A troupe of actors was also used to explore and solve real life challenges faced by the team, and the group then discussed how they could better react in a similar situation with the benefit of their new skills and insight. To conclude, the team were asked to present their chosen values to the Vice President of the company.