“TiA have been working with Inmarsat since 2004 across a range of personal and team development initiatives, including assignments with regional teams in the Middle East and our Executive Board in the UK.
Throughout this time I have 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
“TiA and I have worked together, for over 15 years, to develop (public and private) board level teams in the Highways Agency, BNFL and Rolls-Royce – with excellent results both for the individuals concerned and the respective boards.I use TiA on a regular basis because I can trust them to deliver: they are thoughtful, thorough and very professional. I know confidences will be fully respected and my teams know that they can work on a very confidential basis.”
Lawrie Haynes, President (Nuclear)
“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.
The end result is overwhelmingly positive, with 100% of delegates on a recent program saying they were "strongly satisfied". Moreover the energy, engagement and discussion over the four days was immense - a real signal that they had pitched the content just right for this audience.”
Aoife O’Shea, Regional Head of L&D, EMEA, Zurich Insurance
“Since late 2009 we have partnered with TiA to provide impactful leadership development experiences for our junior and senior management populations. Whilst there are a number of providers out in the market offering similar services, locations and experiences we have found TiA to be outstanding.
Given that some of the exercises use the outdoors, TiA make sure that the safety, logistics and welfare of our people are all a given. Beyond this, TiA provide quality facilitation and instruction centred on the learning from the experiences rather than the experiences themselves. The reviews are deep and powerful as they draw on peer as well as facilitator feedback and they are aided by reference to well researched leadership models and plenty of real life examples from facilitators who have worked in commercial businesses or quality organisations themselves.
From our evaluation of these programmes, the change in productivity, ability and motivation in individuals has been immediately evident to peers, line managers and team members. It has also increased our levels of engagement and retention over time. Overall, TiA will continue to provide a formative part in our leadership education programme and are highly recommended.”
Chris Mace, HR Director – Organisational Development
“TiA has provided high-performance leadership and teamworking programmes for our annual intake of Graduates since 2004.
The programmes have evolved over the years, and TiA has proved very responsive to our changing needs. This close relationship and the care and concern they show for making the programmes what we want – rather than just ‘what they provide’ – is one of the key reasons we value TiA and enjoy working with them.
These programmes have consistently been very highly rated by the participants and are viewed as one of the highlights of their overall development programme. They feel they gain clear, practical ways in which they can generate higher standards of performance, as well as receiving feedback and constructive challenge on how to put these ideas into practice in their work.
The graduates come away invigorated with ideas for building their future careers as leaders, and an understanding of how to build effective relationships in the wider organisation.”
Jo Freeman, Graduate Development Manager
Willmott Dixon has worked with Training in Action for a number of years. We find that giving our directors the opportunity to take time out and be challenged with a range of stretching exercises, helps to encourage open and honest dialogue, whilst allowing participants to ‘think outside the box’ in terms of strategy. Perceptive and personable facilitation by the Training in Action team enables our delegates to return to the workplace re-invigorated and full of new ideas.
Richard Lee, Group Chief Human Resources Officer
Stagecoach UK Bus have been working with TiA for over seven years, during which time all of our “fast track” management trainees have benefitted from the residential “leadership development & team building” programmes delivered at the East Down Centre.
These learning events consistently generate first class feedback from our trainees, supplying them with people skills and techniques which are then demonstrable throughout the remainder of their management programmes.
The TiA staff facilitate and customise each programme, ensuring that every trainee gains maximum benefit from the event. I would have no hesitation in recommending TiA programmes as an element of any corporate management development initiative.
Matthew Darroch, Training & Development Manager