With three development programmes available for the First Line Manager population across Kier divisions (Construction, Highways and Housing Maintenance), the challenge was to bring all the programmes together to offer one group-wide First Line Management Programme, providing consistent development to an agreed standard, whilst still addressing local needs through contextualisation.
Following a period of intensive consultation with key sponsors and stakeholders in Kier, it was agreed that the new programme would consist of a cohort-based schedule of development activity over an 8-month period with practical and mixed-media content, and:
- 7 collaborative workshops (including the Insights Discovery Tool and an equality Board Game)
- 6 post-workshop assignments (with challenges and workplace transfer tasks to expand on topics from the Programme)
4 post-workshop marked assignments, leading to an ILM Level 3 Leadership and Management Qualification.