Developing Key Talent

Talent Development Programmes

Knowing and Understanding How to Develop Your People: Using a Development Centre.

“I have taken so much from the experience and it has really had a massive impact on what I want to do in both my work and personal life, so a definite course that I will be recommending to my leadership colleagues.”  BMW

Interested in developing your key talent? You can reach us on 0800 043 5730

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Why Development Centres?

The success of your organisation depends on your most important asset – your people.  So that means you already have three key challenges. Firstly, you have to attract the right people, secondly, you have to choose the right people, and thirdly you have to keep the right people.  Fail to recognise your key talent and they will go to an organisation that does.  Fail to develop your people in a way that aligns both your organisation’s needs and values with their own, will surely result in an increase in staff turnover and a decrease in organisational performance/effectiveness.

Some questions to consider if a Development Centre is right for your organisation:

  • Do you want to understand your people’s development needs?
  • Do you want to identify your high potential personnel and key talent?
  • Do you want to identify the requirement for behavioural change?
  • Do you want to base-line potential, development needs and profile your team?
  • Do you want to assess to help grow and develop your people and the organisation for the future?

If your answer is “yes” to any of the above, a Development Centre will definitely meet your needs.  Why?  Research has demonstrated that the best way to identify the training and development needs of your people is through observing, measuring and recording live performance.   A Development Centre will provide you with an objective assessment of development needs, potential or identify personnel suitable for talent programmes.  Alongside this, they can be used to provide immediate learning and development.

About our Development Centres

Like our Assessment Centres, our Development Centres are designed in line with CIPD and BPS Best Practice and will be tailored to meet your individual needs and company culture.  Our Development Centres can include any of the following:

  • Personality profiling tools such as the Myers Briggs Type Indicator
  • Personality assessment tools such as the 16pf and OPQ
  • 360 Feedback tools
  • MAP Assessment for Managers
  • In-tray exercises
  • Team communication tasks
  • Simulated and work-related tasks through the use of highly experienced actors
  • Coaching

Our Development Centres are not something that is ‘done to’ your employees.  It is important to us and for you that everyone buys into the whole process.  We create transparent, relaxed and open relationships with all candidates to ensure we get the best out of them.  We design highly objective Development Centres that enable the delivery of personalised feedback and provide recommendations through a personalised development report that support and increase personal, team and organisational performance. All of our consultants are experts in the delivery of Development Centres being highly skilled, trained and accredited.


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What our clients say:

What our clients say about our talent development programmes

Development Centre. Oil & Gas Company –  Kuala Lumpa

“I was extremely happy with the outcomes and feedback from the Kuala Lumpur Development Centre and I am looking forward to the Tunisia programme.”

“Group work with people from different social style and personalities made the exercises a good platform to access personal development areas; I’m very confident that this programme will be very helpful for me and my job; Very critical for me as a Sales Person where it highlights my weaknesses and areas I need to improve on.”

Development centre, BMW Performance Centre, Reading:

“I have taken so much from the experience and it has really had a massive impact on what I want to do in both my work and personal life, so a definite course that I will be recommending to my leadership colleagues.”

Assessment & Development Centres designed & delivered to CIPD & BPS best practice guidelines throughout the UK and Internationally by experienced and qualified consultants.