Upskill with NMITE's Early Career Leadership Programme

Designed to help enhance and develop leadership roles within Herefordshire businesses, SMEs, and Third Sector organisations

Is NMITE's Springboard Programme right for you or your organisation?

  • Don’t have the resources to develop your own training programme?
  • Have you thought about recruiting a graduate or career shifter but aren’t sure how they’ll settle in?
  • Do the graduates you hire need workplace skills training?
  • Do you struggle to recruit graduates because of a lack of development and networking opportunities?

If you've answered yes to one (or all!) of the above then our Early Careers Leadership programme may be right for you, your team, or your employees. 

Take a look at what Springboard can offer you or your workforce below. Register your interest for our next cohort due to start in late 2023 or early 2024, ask a question about the programme, or receive more information by clicking the button below.

'I am gaining skills which will benefit my work and my career development. It is also helping personal development in different aspects of life.'- Springboard 2022 Participant

'The course has been fantastic so far, and I'm so grateful to have been put forward for it. Thank you for all your hard work in making it engaging and informative.' - Springboard 2022 Participant 

How does it work?

You identify a graduate or career shifter within your organisation for further training (or self nominate!)
We provide a year of monthly professional development workshops alongside networking and social activities

Participants will gain:

  • Skills required to excel, such as project management, resilience, problem solving, communication and decision making, to become a resourceful leader
  • Access to a supportive network of local professionals who will help to further your development
  • Opportunities to connect with others at a similar stage in their career

Our Springboard Programme:

Resilience, staying positive, and managing your wellbeing. Managing your own wellbeing is crucial to success in your career. In this session, you will learn techniques to look after your own wellbeing, to build your resilience and to maintain a positive approach.

Communicating confidently. Communication is crucial in every role. You will develop your skills in active listening, to hear what is, and is not, being said. The session will introduce you to approaches to communicating confidently, and explore how you can positively influence others.

Working with others. This session explores teamworking and team dynamics, considering your own approach to working in a team, what motivates and causes stress for you in team environments, and what impact you have on those around you. You will explore approaches to managing conflict, and techniques for having difficult conversations.

Problem Solving and Decision Making. Solving problems and making decisions effectively will help you progress in your career. This workshop will introduce you to some tools to help you explore problems and decisions, identify solutions, and evaluate options. It will also explore strategic approaches to solving complex problems.

Harnessing Creativity. Develop your creativity, with tools for idea generation, and approaches to support your own creative thinking. The session will explore innovation, including how you can support others to generate new ideas, and tools to lead innovation in a team environment.

Project Management. Projects are crucial in organisations for introducing new products and services and managing change. In this workshop you will understand the lifecycle of projects and different approaches used to manage them, understand risks and constraints in projects, and explore factors that enable projects to succeed.

How organisations work. Have you ever thought about how your organisation really works? In this workshop, you will explore businesses and their activities, how they are financed, and how they create value for customers. You will enhance your customer awareness, and learn to make and present effective business cases for new ideas and innovations.

Customers, opportunities, and value. Customers are, of course, vital in any organisation. Attracting customers involves building relationships. This workshop will focus on advocating for your organisation at every opportunity, and seeing interactions as an opportunity to sell. You will explore negotiation from a commercial perspective, based on needs and benefits.

Presentation skills. Giving presentations is an important professional skill, but often a cause of anxiety. This session will help you to overcome the nerves by really understanding your audience, purpose and the reaction you want, considering different aspects of your communication, and using supporting materials effectively. You will consider both live and media-based presentations.

Goal setting and reflection. To be successful in your career you need to take responsibility for your own development. In this workshop, we will look at the importance of setting realistic, achievable but stretching goals, and how you can use them to manage and monitor your progress through engaging in reflective practice.

Leadership. You will consider the difference between leadership and management, and recognise your potential to lead regardless of your position within an organisation. The workshop will explore creating and communicating vision, and different styles of leadership that can help you build and maintain trust in a team, whilst delivering the vision.

Career planning and management. As you complete Springboard, we want you to look ahead and take charge of your continued development. You will explore your interests and motivations, understand who can help you and how to build relationships with them, and consider career planning – all to help you keep progressing and pursuing your interests and passions.

Apply today for Springboard and you can join the programme at the next start date to suit your schedule. We will keep in touch with future start dates.

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