Benchmark for Business was asked to develop a programme of learning events for this client’s high performance “talent” population. The aim was to develop the potential of these valuable individuals and in turn help to contribute toward staff performance and retention.
With a backdrop of uncertainty in the financial sector, Benchmark developed an annual programme of three major full-day conferences focussed around managing change, dealing with turbulence and resilient leadership speakers. Benchmark also developed a separate masterclass programme for the firms most senior leadership focussed around leadership capability and effectiveness. Both of these programmes have featured some of the world’s leading management thinkers including Daniel Goleman, Marshall Goldsmith and Kjell Nordström.
As well as developing the programme, Benchmark provided a full event management service including marketing, venue liaison, AV management and delegate interface on the day.
The results of the feedback from all the sessions have been outstanding with more than 85% of delegates rating the events in the “excellent” or “very good” categories.
This project is ongoing.
Since 2007, Benchmark for Business has worked with an international property developer in the United Arab Emirates. During this time, Benchmark have developed a programme of more than a dozen major management conferences as part of our client’s ambitions to create a world-class learning programme for their staff and participants in their sponsored academic programme.
As well as sourcing and contracting with some of the world’s finest thinkers, Benchmark have managed all of the events to the highest standard including venue sourcing, design and communications, AV management and creation of an exceptional delegate experience.
Building on the outstanding success of these events, Benchmark have created a number of additional interactive learning experiences in order to reinforce the learnings from the event. Included within this is a series of week-long international leadership retreats.
Speakers at these events have included: Gary Hamel, Tom Peters, CK Prahalad, Ben Zander and Fons Trompenaars.