As the governing body of Athletics in the UK, UK Athletics is responsible for overseeing the governance of athletics events in the UK as well as athletes, their development and athletics officials. UK Athletics also represents all Olympians and Paralympians within the athletics world.
UK Athletics acknowledged the need to enhance the skills and knowledge of their teams to effectively prepare them for future managerial roles and aid them to develop a complex understanding of the needs of the business. This allowed UK Athletics to succession plan effectively to ensure that vital skills and knowledge were not lost.
UK Athletics partnered with Gradvert to design a series of workshops to support their teams and help them develop the desired knowledge, skills and behaviours. It was important to spend time with UK Athletics to understand their goals as a business and gain a complex knowledge of how they operate and understand their environment.
We delivered a bespoke development programme that consisted of a series of interactive and engaging professional development workshops.
The programme resulted in the immediate improvement of confidence within the UK Athletics team. Additionally, delegates gained an increased awareness of the responsibilities that managers and supervisors hold within the business.
Additionally, delegates who attended the two-day Project Management part of the programme were responsible for organising and managing the 2017 World Championships. This ensured that the team were well equipped to initiate, plan and execute this momentous event. We have now secured a long-term partnership with UK Athletics and are moving into our third year of working together.
UK Athletics are extremely impressed with Gradvert and the work they have delivered, the attention to detail is genuinely impressive and the time they spent in understanding our business and unique challenges made the training process extremely powerful for those attending. Gradvert has had a significant impact upon our business, with delegates feeling able to deal with both day-to- day and emergency situations with a new confidence and skill space.
After the hard work Gradvert have put into the programme, we would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them to any organisation who are genuinely looking to develop their staff to greater levels of skill and performance.
Ralph Knibbs, Head of HR and Welfare, UK Athletics.