Executive Summary

A multinational defence organisation was looking to deliver a series of Soft Skills programmes to upskill their military and civilian staff. The arrival of Covid-19 meant that what would have been face to face one day workshops now needed to be delivered virtually.

• 3 one-day workshops to be redesigned as 3 x 3 module live online workshops
• Delivered over a 2 week period

The Brief

The organisation has a mixture of civilian and military staff, which have broad development needs. They identified a number of soft skills which needed developing.

The Solution

We created three bespoke live online workshops which are now being delivered monthly:

All Staff:
• Succeeding in a Changing Environment
• Impactful Conversations

Managers:
• Leading in a Changing Environment

All the workshops were designed with the specific and unique needs of the Agency in mind, particularly taking into account the challenges of working in an environment that is consistently changing and which has a blending together of civilian and military practices.

The programme was divided into 3 two-hour live online workshops which were delivered using virtual classroom software.  This enabled us to build in breakout exercises in small groups and pairs, polls, chat and whiteboards which enhanced the interactive nature of the workshops and engaged the participants from start to finish.

The Results

The tailored in-house programmes delivered were very well attended and received, with participants liking the practical exercises and tools, the balance of theory and exercises and the interactive, fun style.

The workshops scored an incredible 4.5 out of 5 for content, and 4.9 for the facilitation.

“I found this workshop extremely beneficial, productive and effective. Thank you for your professionalism. Outstanding.”
“Facilitators built trust and pleasant environment so that everybody felt safe to express his/her opinions”
“Interesting topics, very interactive workshops.”
“Excellent programme and content”