The Emerging Talent cohort at Nationwide is made up of graduates, apprentices and colleagues on industrial placements. To support their development, we gave them challenging projects with two of Nationwide’s key charity partners – and, in doing so, connected them to the Building Society’s purpose around housing..
We develop leaders and talent populations through an experiential approach that connects participants with non-profit partners and key social and environmental issues.
Society’s expectations of business have never been higher – and the need for businesses to earn their place in society never greater. Leaders at all levels, from the emerging talent of the future to those at the helm today, need to be connected if their organisations are to thrive; connected to themselves and their own purpose, to their impact on others, to a compelling organisational purpose, and to the social and environmental issues that could make – or break – their businesses.
Our approach is highly experiential, tapping into societal and community themes which touch the hearts as well as the minds of people in business. In a variety of programme formats, participants experience different people, issues and contexts first-hand, making for powerful and memorable learning experiences.
We work with leaders and talent pools at three levels:
- Senior leaders – purposeful leadership – aligning strategy, behaviours and decisions with purpose; self-awareness; creating inclusive cultures; communicating with head and heart.
- High potentials – understanding how societal issues impact the business; influencing without authority; emotional intelligence; collaborating internally and externally.
- Emerging talent (graduates / apprentices) – embedding core business skills, developing personal effectiveness and satisfying the millennial and Gen Z desire for more meaningful workplaces.
“Three Hands provide problems and challenges that truly stretch leadership intellect, skill and behaviour.”
Leadership & Talent Case Studies
Connecting Wiliam Hill's high-potentials to the impacts of gambling related harm, to develop core skills and develop future leaders that just 'get it'.
Ten aspiring leaders on BNP Paribas Real Estate’s LEAD programme were given a project brief, to consider how the organisation’s newly articulated purpose could be brought to life, bringing benefits for the business in terms of better attraction and retention of clients and employees.
When you bring leadership skills and expertise to the fore in a different sector and an unfamiliar context, two-way learning of great benefit to both sides results.
This module of the British Gas Residential Services Leaders Programme was designed to enable leaders to deepen their perspectives on key external issues, complex environments and collaborative working.
The Executive Development Programme (EDP) is a high potentials talent programme designed to broaden perspectives and build leadership capability.