Emerging Leaders OPEN Programme

Career defining change for Early Career and Graduate talent.

Help your new leaders to thrive within the role. Develop their soft skills and leadership capability, so you can fast-track their progression.

embed accountability

Fresh talent is critical to your business’ success; ensure your team understand the importance of delivering for the business & customers.

build soft skills

No matter the role, having soft skills is fundamental to efficiency, communication & leadership. Embed these skills to get the best from your early career & graduate talent.

prepare for future roles

When you’re fast tracking talent, you need to be preparing them for their next role; whether it’s client-facing or a manager, give them the skills they require.

increase roi

High-potential talent can be a great investment, but only if you help them to reach their full potential. Start developing you early career & graduate talent today.

Our Programme

We help delegates to understand themselves better – from what motivates them, to their perceived strengths and weaknesses, right through to analysing and understanding the impact their behaviour may have on others. We fully equip them for the challenges of Leadership & Management, from having difficult conversations, to positively shaping those around them.

Across the programme, a delegate’s strategic and commercial thinking is stimulated to help them understand their responsibilities to themselves, others and their business.

Through classroom sessions, experiential learning and 1-2-1 coaching, we provide situations to enable delegates to develop their skills and capability so they can be a key driver in their own success, as well as guiding others to succeed, develop and reach their own potential.

Underpinning the career-defining eureka moments delegates will experience is a programme designed to effectuate behavioural change and embed that learning for long lasting results.

The Discovery Emerging Leaders Programme (Operations/Departmental Manager Level 5 Apprenticeship) is delivered throughout the year as an OPEN Programme, allowing multiple companies to enrol delegates on a cohort, at the same time. Delegates benefit from shared experiences and learning from delegates at similar stages of their career, with different backgrounds. The Emerging Leaders Programme can also be delivered as a Closed Programme, specifically for your organisation, tailored to your organisational learning requirements.

Outcomes of the programme include:

embedding critical business knowledge
identifying and addressing development areas
increasing self-awareness and professionalism
Developing interpersonal capability
Understanding business concepts and increasing commercial awareness
Managing live projects

Why Discovery?

Our team at Discovery have been designing and delivering development programmes for organisations across the UK for over 20 years’ and across all sectors including engineering, FMCG and technically oriented workforces. We are an approved training organisation for the Association of Professional Sales, an Institute of Leadership and Management approved training centre, active members with the Institute of Student Employers and approved to deliver apprenticeships by the Institute for Apprenticeships.

The programme meets all the requirements of the apprenticeship standard with an added emphasis on behaviour and change. With training developed around neuroscience and neurobiological principles, delegates will experience deep insights into how behaviours are perceived differently by different people, and how they can adapt their own style for different contexts. The overall result is a manager who is demonstrating leadership capabilities, better self-awareness and increased recognition of diversity amongst their team and wider workforce.

Who is the programme suitable for?

The Emerging Leaders Programme is designed for those new into leadership roles or entering management within a few months. It is perfect for high-potential talent who are relatively early in their management career and who are taking their first steps into managerial roles or are likely to in the very near future.

How can the programme be funded?

The programme can be privately funded by any organisation. Additionally, as the programme is aligned with the ILM Team Operational Departmental Manager Level 5 apprenticeship, the programme can be funded using the apprenticeship levy – both for organisations who are levy payers and SMEs using a government top-up.

What is a closed programme?

A closed programme is a way of running this programme specifically for your organisation, which allows us to tailor learning and interventions specifically to your business.

The delegate journey…

Upcoming cohort dates

We start and deliver multiple programme cohorts throughout the year. To express your interest about available start dates for your employees, please complete the contact form below.

January cohort

Welcome – 13th January 2021

Induction day – 27th January 2021

February cohort

Welcome – 10th February 2021

Induction day – 24th February 2021

March cohort

Welcome – 10th March 2021

Induction day – 24th March 2021

Quarter Two Cohorts

Quarter Three Cohorts

Quarter Four Cohorts

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Testimonials

Dont’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients & delegates say:

As a company we are committed to developing graduate talent; however, like many other businesses, because of our size we are unable to offer a dedicated in-house graduate training programme.

The programme has been a fantastic solution for us – shortly after one of our team completed it, we could already see how it was benefiting both the graduate and the organisation in general. So much so that we signed up our latest graduate for the next programme.

Mary Narey

Muntons

Since completing the programme, my line manager & colleagues have seen a huge improvement in my self-confidence & self-assurance. I’ve been able to be more assertive in my role, which has really helped when ensuring my team’s best interest.

Coming from a STEM background, I was slightly sceptical of the soft skills and emotional awareness side of things. Going through the programme, it’s been really interesting to see how psychology plays a key part in people management, and how it’s really important to tap into.

Rhyannon Smith – Programme Delegate

Apollo Chemicals

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The Discovery ‘Way’

Use a joined up approach through Diagnostics, Recruitment & Training to build a better workforce.

Diagnostics

Before taking action, take the time to understand how you need to build your workforce to reach your business’ goals and reduce wasted spends.

recruitment

Get the right people in your business with the behaviours, stretch and capability that will ensure your business succeeds.

training

Business doesn’t stand still: develop your employees to increase their capability, prepare them for future roles & future-proof your workforce.

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