Developing Key Talent

Talent Development Programmes

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

Interested in developing your key talent? You can reach us on 0345 257 8987

“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.”  


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:

  1. Attracting the right people
  2. Choosing the right people
  3. Keeping the right people

Failure to recognise your key talent will result in them going to an organisation that does.  Failure to develop your people in a way that aligns both your organisation’s needs and values with their own will result in an increase in staff turnover and a decrease in organisational performance/effectiveness.

A Development Centre is right for your organisation if it wants to:

  • understand your people’s development needs.
  • identify your high potential personnel and key talent.
  • identify the requirement for behavioural change.
  • base-line potential, development needs, and profile its teams.
  • assess and develop its people and the organisation for the future.

Evidence-based research has demonstrated that the best way to identify the training and development needs of your people is through observing, measuring and recording performance.   A Development Centre will provide you with an objective assessment of development needs and help you to identify your top talent.  Alongside this, Development Centres can be used to provide immediate learning, performance feedback 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 MBTI and Team Management Profile
  • Personality assessment tools such as the 16pf and Hogan
  • 360 Feedback tools
  • 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 are ‘done to’ your people.  It is important to us and for you that everyone buys into the whole process.  We create transparent, relaxed and open relationships with all learners 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.

Contact us now for more information or with any questions you may have.

What our clients say about our talent development programmes

“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.”

Oil & Gas Company

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