Wednesday 16th September brought to a close the 6 month Management Development Programme at EnviroVent Ltd, leading UK ventilation and fan manufacturer, based in Harrogate, Yorkshire.
The process started in April, when all the candidates had 360 reviews carried out and the results fed back by Diane in one to one meetings. This was an important first step to gaining an understanding of their individual strengths and the areas where they could be more effective and to focus on during the training.
The Managers came from various parts of the business and the country: – Sales, Installations, Marketing, R&D, Finance, Commercial Services, H&S and HR. Some knew each other really well and others, due to their work location, had the opportunity to build new working relationships.
One full day a month from May to September, the group came together to learn, discuss, share, interact, laugh and encourage each other on their own individual learning journey. By working together, everyone gained a better understanding of each others’ roles and the importance, value and part to play everyone has in the success of the business.
Each month they were challenged to stand and present (and be videoed) to their colleagues – “What they had been doing differently, the results achieved and benefits to themselves and their team”.
Some Comments from the candidates:
“It has been the best course I have ever been on (and there have been many). It was refreshing, intuitive, challenging and most of all fun. Diane was inspirational throughout and continues to inspire me to further my goals. I originally thought “oh another management course” how wrong was I. If you were contemplating participating on a similar course, either on a personal level or you are a company owner/director looking to enhance your company skills, I suggest you call DMM T&D. It could be the best decision you’ll make this year” A. Bradbury, Regional Installations Manager
“Being only 18 months into my management role, I found the course to be most beneficial and easy adaptable to my current working practices. My confidence has improved as a result as have my general management skills. I can’t speak highly enough of Diane and the genuine enthusiasm she brings to the training” Mark Isles, Regional Sales Manager
“Diane was very energetic, motivational and funny. She kept the course moving a good pace so we didn’t stagnate on any one area. She linked the different topics really well and her teaching skills were very good in involving the group, getting us to think differently – even on subjects we may have felt familiar with and she certainly challenged us. I thought her contact between the monthly sessions was great at reminding us we had tasks to do and to keep us thinking about what we were learning. I would do another course with Diane and will be suggesting a refresher to my boss!” Sharon Webster, H&S Manager
“This course has changed my whole outlook on my working and personal life. Hard work, but worth it! Thank you Diane!” Helen Prior, Finance Manager and Proud Winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award