Talent management programmes
New Directions has experience of designing and running in-company programmes that help to develop talent within the organisation. Typical programmes involve the integration of a number of different development activities including Assessment / Development Centres, 360 Feedback, In-house and External Assignments, Classroom Sessions, Workshops, Coaching and Mentoring, Action Learning, Masterclasses, Project Work and Simulations. These are put together to provide a programme specific to the needs of the organisation and level of talent - whether it is developing first tier managers, middle management or senior leaders. The coordinated planning and integration of programmes in an organisation ensures an effective pipeline of talent that meets the organisation development needs of the company.

New Directions has contributed to programmes run for Borealis, Philips, NXP Semiconductors, Gulf Oil International, NAAFI, BT, RJR-Nabisco, Chevron and BP.

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Case studies
* Borealis (Europe/UAE) - New Directions designed and is facilitating a major European-wide talent management programme for Borealis. This consists of 4 residential workshops of 4 days each, one-to-one external coaching, mentoring from Borealis senior leaders, action learning sets and leadership assignments, all carried out over a two year period. Now in its 7th continuous year and with its 16th cohort, it has developed a total of over 200 talents with over 90% success rate in achieving target grade. Participants are selected from all Borealis locations in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Brazil, Turkey, Singapore and the UAE.

* Gulf Oil International (Global) - New Directions also designed and is facilitating a global, senior level talent management programme for Gulf Oil International. The design uses a specially designed 360 and 180 assessment based on their own leadership competency model, an intensive residential workshop, and facilitated strategic projects carried out by international teams of talents carried out over a 12 month period.

Performance management programmes

With experience in implementing performance management processes in a number of multinationals, and a wealth of expertise in employee engagement, New Directions offers both consultancy and tailored development courses to help organisations get the best from their people and enhance their performance.

Case studies
Cargill (Global) - a knowledge and skills programme on compensation policy was designed and rolled out globally by New Directions, using a blend of a distance learning and a one day workshop to train managers in communicating compensation policy, using specially developed games, exercises, and bespoke DVD scenarios scripted and produced by our partner Corporate Drama. (Click here to view one of the movies)

Continental Tyres (UK) - New Directions designed and facilitated the implementation of a comprehensive, company wide competence framework for all staff on which assessments and training needs are identified.

Centrica (UK/India) - New Directions researched and developed a capability framework for offshoring and partnership working and delivered workshops to improve partnership working skills

Barclays Bank (Africa) - New Directions was part of a small team of consultants working with the executive management teams in 10 African countries to introduce Performance Management, involving designing and running of workshops over a 3 year period, designing distance learning materials, training and mentoring a team of local facilitators, and consulting with executives on PM and PRP systems. Barclays Bank (UK/Caribbean) - coaching, performance management and remuneration decision making skills workshops as part of Barclay's process of devolving pay decisions to front-line managers.

Eurocontrol (Paris/Brussels) - New Directions designed and ran a number of coaching skills workshops for Eurocontrol managers.

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