How many people can participate?
All executive programmes are one-to-one, involving the participant and our Accelerated Success consultant.
What outcomes can I expect?
The Executive Programme is aimed at enabling hard-pressed, senior executives raise your game and improve the performance of your part of the organization, driving big change, quietly and consistently, in manageable steps, over time. Take a look at our Executive Programme outcomes above and also our success stories for more on the difference we make.
We offer a free diagnostic session to help you scope an agenda for you in your particular work situation.
What are your payment terms?
Upfront or staged payments as you prefer.
How much time each week should I plan to allocate to this programme?
The one-to-one work involves a minimum of two hours per month for 7-10 months and more as you calendar allowes.
In addition to the one-to-one work with your consultant you will also work on real live issues on the job, which is something you would be doing anyway.
What are the entry requirements?
No specific knowledge is necessary but managers who leverage most value from our Executive Programme often demonstrate:
- A drive for success
- An agenda for change
- Values that are well aligned with those of the company
- A strong commitment to their own learning and growth
- A willingness to take risks and execute
- A desire to make a difference
How is this different to other learning approaches?
Other learning approaches give you lots of information and leave you to apply what you’ve learned back in the work place, which is difficult and sometimes impossible in the face of day to day pressures. This means that, although participants often say they got a lot out of a course, programme or academic study, the net result is no change in the workplace.
Our Executive Programme is different as it focuses on getting you to change what you do in the workplace – whether it’s nailing down and communicating your vision, re-engineering your part of the business for example, the programme gives you the time and space to step back and actually get to grips with your most pressing challenges. Check out our success stories to see how our clients have used the Executive Programme to transform their organisations.
How does it work?
People learn in all sorts of ways and a key learning route is through experience, or via a learning cycle: take action, reflect on the action, analyse the action and its consequences and finally plan for next time. With traditional approaches to learning, such as training courses or on-line study, participants have limited opportunities to go through the learning cycle which makes it very difficult to try out new ideas, approaches or behaviours back in the work place.
With our Executive Programme you get numerous opportunities to go through the learning cycle and develop approaches and behaviours that stick, leading to great results for you and your organisation even after programme close.
How do I know it will work?
Investing in development is a big decision and you need to know it is the right thing for you and will deliver the result you want. That's why we offer a free diagnostic session where we explore your organisation's strategy, your role in delivering the strategy and where you want to see improvement in your part of the business. Our aim is to demonstrate the value the Executive Programme can make and to provide an expeirence of working with us.
You might find it useful to take a look what others in a similar position to you have got out of our programmes success stories.
Alternatively, you could book a free diagnostic session to think about your particular situation.
Isn’t this just another course that won’t make any real difference?
No, our clients report significant results that have made a difference to their own performance as leaders and to the performance of their part of the business. Read about at our success stories. Whether improving delivery to customers, getting your people working to a shared vision or increasing company revenue, you’ll see that our Executive Programme makes a significant and lasting difference for our clients.
Why does it take so long (7-10 months) to complete the programme?
Today's media bombardes us with apps, books, and articles, to name but a few, on how get stuff done faster. In real life, fostering change is complicated and takes time and attention. During the Executive Programme you work on real life challenges that you are in the middle of right now. These are usually complex matters that can only be addressed over time.
Fostering change in people and the business isn't easy and research shows organisation change has about a 75% failure rate. We can't offer you a quick fix but we can work with you to help you navigate your situation succesfully so you can deliver the business improvement you are aiming for. Finally, this is a rare opportunity to focus on your own development in a one-to-one situation as you observe, critique and extend your leadership capability.
When will I see results?
If you take on an Executive Programme, you’ll already have noticed the difference your pre-programme diagnostic session made for you, enabling you to identify the key challenges you face and what you need to get better at to overcome them. Armed with this agenda for change, you’ll quickly nail down short, medium and long term results you’re looking for with your programme and will review success against these targets as you go, mid-way and at the end.
The results you get, therefore, are dependent on the challenges you face and how you prioritise them. Some of our clients get significant results very early on and some have to wait a little longer for the results to show, and all continue to get results after programme close. Take a look at our client success stories to see how an Executive Programme can work for you.
What results can I expect?
Our Executive Programmes are tailored exactly to the needs of each individual client, meaning that the results you get very much depend on what outcomes you set for your programme at the start. Our clients have used their programmes to achieve a variety of outcomes, such as integrating acquired companies into their company’s way of working, aligning multiple parts of the business with a shared vision and achieving a step-change in company revenue. Take a look at our client success stories for more on the sort of results you can expect.
In short, you can achieve the results you want and we offer a free diagnostic session to help you scope out what those results are for you in your particular work situation.
Will this work with other learning initiatives we have going on?
Yes, our Executive Programme will work alongside and enhance all other learning or organisation change initiatives.
How do you measure results?
When you start your Executive Programme you will identify the outcomes you want and how you will measure your success against them. If you identify a lot of hard measures, linked to company KPIs, that’s how you’ll measure your results. On the other hand, you may identify a lot of softer measures, in which case, this is how you’ll measure your results.
The process in the Executive Programme is to review progress against desired outcomes on an ongoing basis and to have more formal mid and end of programme reviews. Take a look at our success stories to see the results our clients get.
Will participants be able to use what they learn after the programme?
It would be almost impossible for participants not to be able to use what they learn after the programme. The changes that our clients put in place during our Executive Programme are transformative, leading to whole new ways of working for them, their management teams and their people. There’s no going back once you’ve participated in an Accelerated Success Executive Programme.
How does the programme make so much difference?
Learning is about repetition of doing, reflecting on what you’ve done, reviewing how it went and planning what you’ll do next time. With traditional approaches to learning, participants get limited opportunities to go through this learning cycle even once, which means they never truly learn or develop new habitual behaviours.
With our Executive Programme, participants get numerous opportunities to go through the learning cycle and develop behaviours that stick, get great results and continue to get great results after programme close.
What qualifies you to deliver this programme?
At Accelerated Success we have been working with leaders in ICT companies since 2003 and have built a wealth of knowledge and experience about how to help them succeed, whether via our Executive Programme, our Leading from the Middle programme or Collaboration Lab.
In addition, our consultants have performed a number of leadership roles in large corporates and have a variety of learning and coaching qualifications. Take a look at our about us page to find out more.