Graduate Development

Excluding the pub, the paper delivery or the summer job, Graduates tend not to have held down a permanent professional job. So why should they know the ‘who, what, why, where, when and how’ of business life and business communication.

That’s where we come in. Whether conceptualising, developing and running Graduate Programmes on behalf of Clients, or facilitating key components of a Client’s own programme, Inspire understand the often intimidating and steep learning needs of these new yet highly valuable employees.

Inspire Graduate Development Clients

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The Challenge

New employers tend to be strong at developing a graduate’s capacity relating to the technical areas of their jobs. Graduates employed in, for example data analysis or technical development, will quickly be shown the ropes, and guided through these specialities with all the expertise the organisation has at its disposal.

However the same can’t always be said around:

  • how they communicate effectively in the workplace
  • how they lead and manage others
  • how they organise and manage themselves in the workplace.
 

Ensuring that Graduates are on top of all the soft communication and area-specific skills not related to their specific technical job is what we’ll achieve for you.

The Programmes

Once you have selected the right candidates, we give your new graduates the confidence, knowledge and skills to succeed in a new and bewildering environment. And we stay alongside them to ensure they are succeeding.

We start by talking and listening to you to understand your and the graduate’s needs and what you want them to achieve. Then we challenge you to ensure we are all thinking outside the box. Next we use our strategic analysis and our creativity to design Programmes that not only address the needs but ensure the Graduates remain fully engaged. Then we test it and finally ….. we’re ready to go.

When we go, we don’t just deliver the training. We embed mechanisms into the programme to ensure the learning sticks – ensuring it cascades into the Graduates day to day interactions and throughout the organisation. The four stages of all our Graduate programmes are:

  • End-to-end design
  • Management, facilitation and implementation
  • Delegate and organisation feedback and evaluation
  • Creative and innovative mechanisms to ensure the learning sticks

Ideas of Graduate Programmes include:

Core Graduates Modules

  • Understanding Yourself and Others: Speed Reading, Connecting and Influencing Colleagues, Clients and Stakeholders
  • Creating Confidence & Success
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Team Building as a Cohort and within Business Teams
  • Outdoor Team & Capacity Building Activities

Communication Modules

  • Effective Communication
  • The Art of Influence
  • Critical Conversations
  • Presenting with Power
  • Negotiating for a Win-Win

Management & Leadership

  • Developing Next Generation Managers & Leaders
  • Assertiveness & Confidence
  • Managing & Change
  • Presenting with Power
  • Accountability

Skill Development Modules

  • Creativity – Innovation from within
  • Goal Setting & Feedback
  • Strategic Profiling, Business Planning & Building a Business Case
  • Create Compelling Reports & Proposals
  • Effortless inbox – Making Email Productive
  • Effortless Work Plans & Meetings
  • Core Sales Skills
  • Finance for Non-Finance Professionals