Emerge have developed a virtual solution that maximises learning and minimises time away from work. We have recognised that many organisations cannot release people from their job for days on end and needed an alternative method for developing them that was just in time, relevant and sustainable.
Development Bytes is a different way of helping your people develop. It is a flexible and tailored programme of between three and seven months. Each month delegates focus on a topic, for example Difficult Conversations. Each Monday they receive a short video for the first three weeks of the month related to that month’s topic. The video introduces an activity that the delegates need to complete and directs them to the Emerge Learning zone for more information.
The weekly activities are designed to fit into the delegates normal working week and very often are just different ways of approaching tasks they should be doing anyway. For example, a manager may be asked to think about conducting a feedback session in a more eliciting rather than directive using a feedback model.
At the end of the month the delegates all get together on an Action Learning Call to discuss their progress, successes, issues etcetera. The skilled Emerge facilitator helps the delegates to reflect on and process their learning from the month’s activities and then create plans for the future.
Delegates have access to additional content on their Development Bytes journey by the Emerge Learning Zone where support materials are made available to help them complete the activity. These materials include further reading, questionnaires, templates for planning, videos, and e-learning modules. We also send the delegates manager an e-mail every week explaining the activity the delegate will be doing, providing them with some relevant information and suggestions for how they could support their delegate.
There are two different delegate tracks of Development Bytes, one for Managers and one for Individual Contributors. The monthly topics are listed below, and you can pick and mix the topics depending on the outcomes you want to achieve and the audience you have. You can also decide how many months of Development Bytes you want to include in your programme.
The Monthly Topics include:
Developing and Inclusive Culture
Coaching for High Performance
Managing Remote Teams
For individual contributors:
Networking and Visibility
Working with Change
Managing My Own Development Motivation
What Our Clients Say
It was a real pleasure to finally meet up with you on Wednesday.
I just wanted to pass on my thanks for your help in defining the programme and, more importantly, in facilitating a really stimulating and engaging day. As promised, you did get us all moving and thinking.
For me it was a really positive and successful event, not least because of the passion and participation of the entire team, which was largely down to your own involvement. It wouldn’t have been half as successful without you.
Many thanks again,
Head Of Logistic Support UK
Passion And Participation
Thanks for this. We Thoroughly enjoyed the day and the exercise were well received and fitting to the theme. I've heard lots of comments about how they didn't just have fun but learnt lots from the whole event too.
Head Of International Team
Trust Team Building Event
Thank you for a fantastic session yesterday. Feedback from the team has been very positive, with lots of food for thought! Looking at our energy levels this morning, I can only imagine how exhausted you must been by the end of the day – although you would never have known it. The enthusiasm and energy with which you led the day was fantastic. I think we got a good balance of activity and presentation, and the examples and humour resonated really well to bring each section to life in a very real way.
Fantastic Team Session
I wanted to say a big THANK YOU for yesterday.
The feedback has been universally positive, and the team have taken a lot from the session. Much of what we covered has really resonated, and the tone and energy of the workshop was perfect.
Thanks so much for all your input
Vice President Technical Services
A Big Thank You
I wanted to take the time to drop you an email to thank you more formally for the last 2 days. I was, as you may have noticed, slightly concerned on Tuesday morning about how the delegates would respond to the agenda and programme we had designed. I was blown away by how well they did. I had comments at the end of Wednesday from a number of people that this was the best management meeting they had ever attended. That’s testimony to the superb work you did as facilitator, engager, challenger, developer and energiser. I am very grateful to you for all your efforts both on the 2 days but also over the past weeks in designing and developing.
Eileen Girling - Regional HR Director - Crown Worldwide
Best Management Meeting Ever!
Thank you for an engaging development programme on advanced presenting skills - 'Dynamic Design & Delivery'.
Although I've attended this sort of training before, this course gave me new ways of thinking about what I do, innovative facilitation techniques and ideas from the latest research in psychology. I would call this a real game changer in terms of equipping me with a whole load of skills that are already giving me different positive results when I present. Highly recommended.
Lead Technical Manager - Automotive
A Real Game Changer
I just wanted to say thank you for everything for our Space2B event last week. We have been inundated with emails saying how much everyone enjoyed it and how they connected with the topic. It was great to see the ripple of nods going around the room as you spoke. It was one of the first events where we’ve had a senior women stand up and say I’m not perfect and there are areas where I have had to work hard on and I think that was really impactful and empowering.
It was great working with you and watching the event develop into such a success. What I thought was particularly special was to see the transformation throughout the group after learning new tools and techniques and creating an environment where they felt open to discuss aspirations and barriers.
B&P Manager - Defence Industry
Space2B - Women In The Workplace
The coaching programme was perfect, with so much relevant material that we can use in all aspects of our management roles to help transform the bank. I am happy that we had time to practice what we had learned and receive feedback from Mr. Justin - I wish every bank branch had him on site every day!
Senior Retail Customer Service Manager - Banking, United Arab Emirates
A Perfect Coaching Programme
The feedback from the team was extremely positive following the session with Emerge. On our journey over the last few years we have encountered a number of inspirational people who have really helped us (in different ways) to grow and get better and stronger. The session yesterday and how Gillian brought her experience and professionalism to it was definitely one of those occasions. It was very timely and useful, and we have a clear plan of action and I look forward to us all being in a much more positive place by the next time we meet.
Head Of Business Operations - Financial Services
An Inspirational Event
I want to say a massive thank you for the session last week. I really enjoyed it and found all of the Emerge material so useful. Julie is a great trainer – I love her relaxed style and her knowledge and insight shines through.
ILM Level 5 Coaching & Mentoring
Along with a member of my team, I recently attended an Emerge leadership programme. At the start I had some doubts (which I shared with the facilitator who was very professional and open) as I have been leading people for many years. However, I have completed the 4 days face-to-face training and the practical work in between, and found myself utterly enjoying the learning and the real life things I have started to change. I am already getting some positive feedback from my team, my manager and some of my customers. The course, the facilitator and the support from Emerge were first class - thank you.
"We have been working with Emerge now for a few years and during that time they have continually demonstrated their commitment to understanding our business needs and have provided solutions tailored to those needs in both training and consultancy. They completely work with us in partnership from design to delivery. I would have no hesitation in recommending these a highly experienced team, innovative, flexible, great quality training and fun team to any organisation."
HR Director - Media Sector
Commitment To Understanding
“As a Professor, I don’t really see my job as a people manager – I am a specialist and an academic
and I don’t really enjoy managing day to day people issues. After attending a leadership and
coaching programme run by Emerge, I have changed my opinion and see coaching and inspiring people to raise their game pro-actively as a good way of helping me spend more time on the things I enjoy, rather than having to ‘manage’ them! A real eye-opener and engaging course – thanks.”
Professor, UK University
A Real Eye-Opener
“Useful time away from the office to focus on management skills which are normally just assumed”
Leadership And Management
“The team of coaches from Emerge have built a very strong reputation and brand within NBAD – and are viewed as partners by both Human resources and business leaders alike. Their professionalism and tenacity to support their client- both NBAD and individual executives has been outstanding. This partnership has been instrumental in building our culture of learning and growth – and enabling our business to achieve our strategic objectives.”
National Bank Of Abu Dhabi
We have been delighted with the quality of coaching and the outcomes achieved, Emerge have high calibre coaches that are able to truly change behaviour and help people to think more strategically. They also have excellent processes that they use to ensure that coaching is regularly reviewed and that outcomes have a real impact on the business. We feel that the coaching Emerge has delivered has made a real difference to our organisation.”
We've been using Emerge for several years and I am always impressed with their professionalism and pleased with their delivery. So many consultancies listen to what you think you need and then shape this into something that they already have - Emerge are different they take time to really understand what you're seeking as a client and then check that they are really meeting your objectives. This coupled with some great trainers and facilitators, great admin back up and an open approach to doing business, is why we've kept using them and intend to in future!"
HR Director - Pharmaceutical Company
I really enjoyed that training session! Very informative and you were brilliant
That was by far the most informative and useful training session I’ve attended since I started at VM
Thank you Rob. It was a great day - and your reminder on involving the team and using their 'motivational colours' is very timely as we are planning our first actions for Monday!”
Created a safe environment to question ideas and thoughts
Excellent, engaging and polite, really made the group integrate well