The FA - Aspiring Leaders
Supporting managers' leadership development needs is key for any organisation. The Football Association did just that by collaborating with GRA to deliver a bespoke experiential Aspiring Leaders programme for County FAs, encompassing GRA’s Resilience for Results programme and Action Centred Leadership.
The FA Group - Resilience for Results
Supporting staff with the tools to enhance their personal resilience is a priority for many organisations at the moment and the FA Group is no different. GRA delivered Resilience for Results training as part of a wellbeing initiative for the Support Services team.
St. James's Place - Early Careers Development
For the first time, St. James's Place's early careers induction week had to take place virtually in 2020 and GRA was involved throughout the week with a range of leadership and team development workshops designed to foster a collaborative atmosphere and set the tone for the delegates' experience working with the organisation.
Kyocera Document Solutions - Philosophy and Culture Business Scenario
GRA supported Kyocera Document Solutions UK (KDUK) with an experiential business scenario as part of their annual philosophy and culture workshops. Through a series of events, 165 delegates had all contributed to the performance of a fictious company setup for the purposes of the scenario with the primary objective of living their values.
"I would like to thank the GRA team for all their help organising our event again this year. The group was double the amount we had last year and we have had fantastic feedback from all staff from the UK, US and India offices. Please pass on our thanks to all the instructors and organisers. It was amazing how they remembered us from last year and it was great to have the same instructors as last year too. I already have staff asking about next year."
Laura, Finance Manager, Healthcare organisation
"The GRA trainer was engaging, explained content clearly and used real world examples and practical situations to bring the theory to life."
Sean Madden, Camelot Global
"Our tutor managed us really well, kept us engaged throughout and got us thinking. We all really enjoyed the day, it was challenging in the right way and thought provoking in a number of areas."
Ben, Watford Football Club
"This was the best executive management team event I have been on. It gave me lots of insights on where I, and the team, can improve."
Stephen Bateman, CEO, Derbyshire Health United
"I was a total cynic when it came to 'outward-bound' training as I had seen so much that was fun, but not really relevant to learning anything new about yourself. I am very passionate about learning events that have a purpose and being able to demonstrate measurable change in the people who have attended them. Since attending a Leading Change event with GRA, where I saw a level of skill provided by the facilitators to really draw out the learning from the outdoor events that I had not witnessed at anywhere else, I have been waiting for an opportunity to use them. It presented itself this year and we have just completed out first trainee scheme induction event and plan to run one every year for the foreseeable future as they did such a good job!"
Lindsey Arnold, Learning & Development Manager, Telford Homes Plc
"GRA were brilliant and I would thoroughly recommend them for anyone who is looking to do a corporate team building event. The staff were so helpful and patient with my colleagues and everyone got so much out of the day."
Anna Frazer, HR Advisor, Prescient
"GRA staff were FANTASTIC and the players really enjoyed themselves! Hopefully next time we can spend more time doing some of the other activities."
Sam Zapatka, National Teams Coordinator, USA Soccer
“GRA’s facilitators have a lovely balance of professionalism and approachability to what they do. We worked together from the start to design and deliver a series of really experiential workshops as part of our graduate programme. Our own facilitators and the participants had nothing but praise for the knowledge, flexibility and responsiveness that the team from GRA brought to our events and the feedback has been fantastic with many saying it’s the best training they’ve been on.”
Sarah Rudder, Learning & Development Consultant, Thales
“Thank you to the GRA team for a great event. Our team had nothing but praise for the team building programme, best one ever!”
Orleen Knight, Office Manager, Opsview
“I would like to thank the GRA team for a very enjoyable and productive experience. It is not often that we engage with a company that is so in tune with what we are trying to achieve, it was such a great understanding of the goals and objectives!”
Gary Marsh, VP for EMEA Sales, Microchip
"I would say that the Crucial Accountability workshop was the most valuable training I have attended since doing a Masters in HR 10 years ago! We have seen a real change in how managers step up to difficult conversations, rather than waiting until the situation gets so bad they need to involve HR. We are really proud of the way our mangers have engaged with the skills and are successfully holding team members accountable in a way that is respectful and gets results.”
Lisa Kumar, HR Business Partner, 1E