“The Discovery OPEN Programme is a remarkable offering, one that I believe will make a huge difference to the development, future progression and retention of the individuals attending.”
Jo Shields, Graduate & Future Leaders Manager, BAE Systems
What makes our programme different?
The Discovery OPEN program develops delegates through experiential interventions, exploring behaviours using our experience and long-standing expertise in the graduate market.
The experiential modules (as opposed to classroom-based learning) enable your delegates to experience ‘learning in action’. They are designed to be challenging, exciting, memorable and results-driven, to push the graduates from the start of their career; people remember the emotional experiences.
Working in groups, delegates gain awareness and insight into behaviours and the impact of behaviour on others, and group and individual reflection produces even deeper insight.
Outcomes of the programme
Increasing effectiveness to deliver results through:
- Operational Management
- Project Management
Increasing personal productivity by improving:
- Managing of self
- Decision making
Effectively managing people and developing relationships including skills in:
- Leading people
- Managing people
- Building relationships
Understanding the perception of behaviours and how to:
- Take responsibility
- Be inclusive
- Increase agility
- Demonstrate professionalism
This 15 month programme develops the skills, knowledge and behaviours of delegates through experiential modules, job-related activities, coaching and feedback. Delegates also carry out structured reflection on their role and independent study online.
All of this input into developing skills, knowledge and behaviours is equivalent to a working day per week (on average).
Will the OPEN Programme work for my organisation?
The Graduate OPEN Programme is beneficial to any organisation looking to future-proof their business through early talent. The Discovery process can be particularly useful for businesses that want to:
- Create a talent pipeline to aid succession planning
- Reduce the risk around skills gaps
- Grow their own talent and future leaders
- Prepare graduates for the working world
- Hire graduates, but don’t have an in-house development programme
The Discovery OPEN Programme: accelerate Graduate performance
The Discovery OPEN Programme includes business coaching, work-based learning and real-world projects that add tremendous value to both delegate development and your company in the form of business improvement. Alongside these benefits, it also aids the retention of graduates within your business.
For those delegates who successfully complete the OPEN Programme for Graduates as a Level 5 apprenticeship, they can register as full members with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the ILM. Delegates that have more than three years of management experience can also apply and be assessed for chartered status through the CMI.
Do more for your business by bringing out the greatness in your graduates and secure your workforce of the future.
January 2019 cohort - key dates
Induction Day: 16th January 2019
Module 1: Monday 28th January – Wednesday 30th January 2019
Module 2: Monday 29th April – Wednesday 1st May 2019
Module 3: Monday 15th July – Wednesday 17th July 2019
Module 4: Monday 14th October – Wednesday 16th October 2019