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GradStart launched in Oxfordshire

What an amazing start!

 

The GradStart programme commenced at the Oxford Science Park on Thursday 30th April 2015 with an incredible bunch of talented young graduates, not to mention one old fogey - me (yes - I joined in too!

 

My thanks goes to Chris and Jeremy for delivering the first sessions.  Their experience shone through.

 

There are still a couple of places available to join this programme.  We are also booking for the programmes commencing September 2015 onwards. 

Call NOW for details on 0800 619 9697.

 

 

The programme kickoff with a brilliant session by Chris Hoggarth entitled Industry Sector and "blew their minds away".  It covered:
 

  • Structure of your industry
    • The services and products you sell to clients and the internal systems used to support this.
    • The five forces model on buyer power; supplier power; new entrants; threat of substitutes and competition.
  • Where is your industry going?
    • PESTLE model – political / economic / social / technology / legal / environmental.
  • Looking at your organisation
    • “Start with Why” by Simon Sinek.
    • Examining what drives your company (WHY - motivation); How you do it (the process); What is it you sell (products / services).
    • Opportunities and threats.
    • Your company’s value proposition for your customers.

 

The afternoon session on Self-awareness by Jeremy Marchant, changed tempo and included individual, paired and group exercises.  It covered:
 

  • Psychological types
    • The 4 ways we process and deal with what we perceive – thinking, feeling, knowing and sensing.
  • Metaprograms
    • Our attitudes towards life and people.  Are we proactive or reactive?
  • The behaviour cycle
    • How our behaviours are driven by thoughts, beliefs, emotions and feelings.
  • Emotional intelligence
    • “Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman.

 

In the words of one of the participants, "he really enjoyed the whole day and was in 'awe' of the amount research done".

 

 

There are still a couple of places available to join this programme.  We are also booking for the programmes commencing September 2015 onwards. 

Call NOW for details on 0800 619 9697.