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Learning & Development

Working with Executive teams through to early career colleagues, we bring decades of experience, research, creativity, and current thinking to develop bespoke, fun and challenging learning experiences that reflect the needs of the organisation and the individual.

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    The team

  • SMEs. LARGE ORGANISATIONS. PUBLIC SECTOR ORGANISATIONS. SMALL BUSINESSES.

    Who we can help

  • COACHING. MENTORING. DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES. TRAINING. STRATEGY. CULUTRE. CHANGE. RECRUITMENT. ENGAGEMENT. EDI. REORGANISATION. REDUNDANCY. TUPE. PROGRAMMES FOR LEADERS, MANAGERS, GRADUATES.  

    How we can help

INVEST IN YOUR ORGANISATION & YOUR PEOPLE

Learning and development is wasted when it is reduced to a tick boxing exercise; a training course doesn’t cut it in a world that’s constantly changing. When learning and development is aligned to your organisational strategy it unlocks the potential in people and yields a high return on investment.

Our aim is to help you design deeply contextualised, game changing development experiences, for both individuals and organisations. Bringing our practical leadership experience, years of learning in our field, applied psychology and a sense of energy and fun, together with seasoned facilitation and coaching skills we work with our clients to create thriving workplaces and organisations with a competitive edge.

PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT

Effective people development not only benefits individual employees but also contributes to higher employee engagement, improved performance, reduced turnover, and greater overall organisational success. It aligns individual goals and aspirations with the organisation’s objectives, creating a win-win situation for both employees and the company.

We work with clients to develop an end-to-end people development strategy which covers team development, skills training (including change management and project management), performance management, coaching and mentoring. This can be developed for individuals, teams, leaders, management and even graduates programmes. It all depends on what our clients are trying to achieve, and we work with them to build a strategy, programme, or process once we understand their goals.  

If are looking to build a team we can also assist with talent assessment and recruitment – we can deliver training or handle the process for you.  

ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The ability to become more adaptable, responsive, and efficient in a constantly changing business environment is a goal of many of our clients. We work with them to help them achieve this by ensuring that structure, culture, processes, and people are aligned to their goals and objectives in the most effective way. Whether clients engage with us on a project or ongoing basis, we start from the ground up; if we don’t have a clear organisational strategy, vision, mission, and values, we can help build and implement one. If we do, we usually start with a culture audit to really get to know our clients, their organisations and the people who work for them.

Our team have experience in delivering organisational development programmes focused on engagement, culture, change team effectiveness, and continuous improvement. There is also an increasing demand for support with other areas of organisation including reorganisation, redundancy, TUPE, and EDI (design, strategy, implementation, evaluation). Whatever the driving force behind our clients organisational development requirements, we have the experience, knowledge and expertise within our team to help.

DEDICATED PROGRAMMES

Our AAB Group colleagues Think People Consulting run dedicated programmes which have been developed to assist organisations with management development, coaching and ongoing learning and skills building opportunities.  

Academy

Combining the latest in research-backed theory with the insights of expert facilitators and application to real-life examples from your workplace, Think People’s professional development workshops are designed to be highly interactive and impactful. These public development workshops address real-time opportunities and challenges, so that the skills and knowledge you gain are immediately applicable and effective in your day-to-day work life. 

ENGAGE

ENGAGE is a management development programme designed for both new and experienced managers. It’s a flexible programme which allows individuals to enhance their knowledge and skills according to their own goals. The perfect balance of team activities and group discussions allows managers of various levels to network and learn from one another’s experiences, and gain insights into the management practices of a range of organisation types. 

EMPOWER

EMPOWER Coaching Academy is designed for people managers, HR professionals, mentors, and anyone dealing with people who want to be exceptional in their ability to engage and communicate, build deep trusted relationships, and apply deep emotional intelligence with coaching skills to hold brilliant conversations. Throughout EMPOWER you will be immersed in various exercises, practice activities, and scenarios to grow your understanding of and increase your confidence in delivering coaching. 

More information and bookings can be made on the Think People website 

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