Individual Summaries

Our clients operate in both the private and public sector and across a broad spectrum of endeavors. 

  • Strategic Health Authority

    Over a period of almost eight years and concluding in 2004, TiA delivered an outdoor development module on a succession of leadership initiatives. These included "Clinicians for Change", aimed at clinicians aspiring to Clinical Directorship roles and the "Who Cares Programme", aimed at all levels and disciplines of NHS staff undertaking people management responsibilities. These leadership programmes were based at our East Down Centre and involved joint delivery with SHA L&D professionals.

    Following the success of these interventions, TiA were invited to join Cranfield School of Management and Hay Group in delivering the Top Leaders Programme for SW SHA. This prestigious programme was rolled out over a three year period and was aimed at existing Directors within the NHS who were deemed to be future CEO material.

    The module delivered by TiA consisted of a three-day course, held in Devon, and with a focus on leadership in peer groups

    One of the most challenging, exciting and useful things I have participated in during my working life. It was an exceptional three days that left me feeling that the world was a different place, and I was a slightly different person in it, as I left to return home.

    Director of Nursing, SW Strategic Health Authority

  • Kuehne + Nagel

    Kuehne + Nagel is a global logistics business, based in Switzerland and employing 80,000 people world wide. Since 2002 TiA have played a leading role in supporting KN's talent programmes both globally and locally in the UK.

    The HIPO Forum is a modular, leadership programme, delivered globally from four regional hubs. It is designed to be closely aligned to the organisation's competency framework and talent pipeline. TiA is responsible for delivering the initial four day module, which includes an outdoor experiential element as well as the use of forum theatre and actor-based roleplay to explore people management behaviours.

    Could not have achieved this level of awareness and personal development in a month of Sundays!

    Branch Manager, NW Region – Kuehne + Nage

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

    We began working with PwC back in 1999 and have since delivered around 100 development programmes for Senior Consultants and Directors drawn mainly from the consultancy and corporate finance divisions within PwC.

    The mainstay of this work has been a four day Self & Team Awareness Programme, run from our East Down Centre. The programme includes indoor and outdoor leadership exercises, psychometrics, peer feedback and interpersonal skills development.

    During the course of our relationship with PwC we have also delivered a number of senior team events, including a three-day 'off site' for a Managing Partner and his team, using Yacht Provident as the venue. Programmes based in this environment have a special quality. By using the yacht as your accommodation, seminar room and team experience, it is possible to accelerate relationship building, promote open conversation around difficult topics and provide a truly memorable experience, whilst keeping the budget below that of a typical hotel-based event!

    I genuinely think that the Self & Team Awareness course will have an effect on my life – on how I act and treat people both inside and outside of work.

    Senior Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • Willmott Dixon

    We have worked closely with Willmott Dixon since 1998, delivering a core module on their Executive Management Development Programme as well as numerous other interventions including Executive Coaching assignments and working as team coach and facilitator for Local Construction Boards over a period of many years.

    The Executive Management Development Programme is aimed at existing and aspiring Directors in the construction industry. The core element of this programme is a four day residential course, aimed at developing strategic leadership qualities and an ability to lead change.

    The best leadership programme that I have ever attended. 

    Procurement Director, Willmott Dixon Housing

  • London Business School

    TiA have been working with London Business School since 2004, providing a team development and relationship building event for the Sloan Programme.

    The event is held annually at the front end of the 12-month Sloan Programme which is run by London Business School for Senior Managers. The group size is normally around 60 people and the event is conference based over a period of two days.

    This programme is a good example of how TiA brings experiential learning into a conference environment, using exercises designed for large groups operating indoors. One such exercise is 'Matrix', where the group is split into four mixed teams – each working as a business unit with specific profit-centre targets. The wider agenda is to maximise organisational performance, but for this to happen each business unit needs to balance it’s own interests with those of the wider team.

  • Zurich

    We were fortunate to begin our relationship with Zurich Insurance by working with the top team. This gave us a tremendous opportunity to fully understand the vision and direction of the business, as expressed by those who are ultimately responsible. Specifically we were asked, on this first assignment, to contribute to the 2014 Leadership Team Conference in Miami. This event brought together 140 of the most senior members of the Zurich global leadership team. Our input to this event involved the design and facilitation of Forum Theatre workshops, spread across the three-day event, acting as a ‘golden thread’, linking together the conference themes.

    Following this piece of work, TiA was offered a Global Master Agreement for the delivery of leadership programmes, targeted specifically at managers who were potential successors to the various Country Leadership Teams around the world. The first of these programmes was delivered in Milan in 2015 using a multi-module, experiential approach, combined with individual coaching and learning support, offered between modules.

    Our work with Zurich Insurance highlights the embedded nature of the relationship we have with our key clients; working together to produce a bespoke and business relevant experience.

    Partnering with TIA has been a great experience. Their expertise in this field is obvious and Chris and his team share a real passion for the subject. Their commitment to the program impact has been apparent since we started program design and their delivery in the field is just as powerful.

    Aoife O’Shea, Regional Head of L&D, EMEA, Zurich Insurance

  • Credit Suisse

    We began working with Credit Suisse in 2009, facilitating a team development workshop for the Head of Shared Services Institute. This lead to an invitation to deliver the initial module in a global leadership programme, aimed at Emerging Talent in the bank's Finance Office (CFO).

    The three-day leadership module proved extremely successful and was subsequently followed by a further two-day interpersonal skills module.

    On the back of this success, the programme has been rolled out to other parts of the bank, including the bank’s Risk Office (CRO).

    In each case the programme, which includes an outdoor experiential element and actor-based role-play, is delivered from four regional centres; Zurich, London, New York and Singapore.

    If I had to choose between a full bonus or taking this course,I would opt for the course – certain that I would more than recover this investment in future years through improved performance. 

    Director, CFO, Credit Suisse

  • Inmarsat

    Our first piece of work with this market leader in global broadband communication was in Dubai 2004, where we delivered a team development workshop for the Regional Sales Team.

    Since this time we have worked with a number of Regional Teams and the Executive Board in the UK and mainland Europe.

    I have always found TiA to be trustworthy, professional and pragmatic in their approach.  They listen and are flexible to our changing needs, and their commitment to our business has been exemplary.

    Debbie Jones, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Inmarsat

  • Nationwide Building Society

    Since 2004, TiA have been a key contributor to the Nationwide Graduate Programme, supplying experiential learning and development modules at venues around the UK.

    The modules, which are two and three days in duration, are an integrated part of a two-year graduate management development programme. They take place at critical times in the graduates’ journey through the two years: induction, first leadership role, setting up for success post-programme.

    The content has focused on Leadership, Followership and High Performance Teamwork. We have used a challenging and inspiring mix of outdoor exercises, peer feedback, review and discussion to build the knowledge, skills and confidence the graduates will need in their future as leaders within the business.

    The care and concern TiA show for making the programmes what we want – rather than just ‘what they provide’ – is one of the key reasons we value and enjoy working with them. 

    Jo Freeman, Graduate Development Manager

  • Sainsbury's

    We began working with Sainsbury's in 2004, providing input to the company's Graduate Programme. Twelve months later we were invited to design a three day leadership development module, for a new Talent Programme to be rolled out across the business, aimed at experienced managers. The Leadership in Action module became a cornerstone of this programme which went on to achieve success in the CIPD UK Talent Programme Awards in 2009.

    Since 2009 we have worked closely with Sainsbury's in developing the Leadership in Action module to align with their new Vision & Values and in 2011 it became part of the company's new Store Manager development programme.

    The module itself consists of an intensive 3-day course, using outdoor exercises, peer feedback, review and discussion. A follow-up is held 6-8 weeks after the module to present outcomes resulting from behavioural change, to an audience of peers and senior managers.

    I have taken away more from the 54 hours of this one course than from any before. One phrase to sum it up is ‘life changing.

    Store Manager, Sainsbury's

  • Rolls Royce

    TiA have worked with Rolls Royce since 2009, delivering team development and leadership events for the Nuclear Sector and the IT Division, and as a key provider on the International Business Awareness Course (IBAC).

    Our work within Nuclear and IT has been at Executive Board level, supporting team development. This has subsequently lead to work with the wider leadership team and operational teams within the Nuclear Sector.

    TiA's involvement in the International Business Awareness Course has taken us to a variety of international locations, including Vietnam and India where we have partnered with Darden Business School from Virginia, USA in delivering this prestigious, high potentials programme.

    I use TiA on a regular basis because I can trust them to deliver. They are thoughtful, thorough and very professional and I know that confidences will be fully respected.

    Lawrie Haynes, President (Nuclear), Rolls Royce

  • Accolade Wines

    Our work with Accolade Wines was a natural extension from earlier work we were undertaking when the organisation was known as Constellation Wines. When this business transferred its European and Australian interests to Accolade, we moved across as well.

    Accolade is the biggest wine company by volume in the UK and Australia and the move signalled a shift in focus for TiA as well. While historically we worked with the European arm of the business, it then became about helping develop leaders for a multinational business with global aspirations.

    We ran leadership programmes for Accolade at two levels: senior management and 'third tier' managers. These complimentary programmes ran annually, with one or two cohorts per year, in venues around the UK. 

    This programme has been a life-changing experience, and not something I will forget within a week and go back to same-oldbehaviours 

    Manager, Accolade Wines