Trent and Dove

How Trent and Dove made a happier home for its staff

When housing association Trent and Dove asked us to help develop management skills and eliminate the ‘silo mentality’ within their organisation, we moved in and created their first management development programme. In only its second year, it became over-subscribed.

The challenge

Senior managers wanted to develop a new strategy and business plan that could be implemented across the organisation, but felt held back by their existing culture – teams generally worked independently and didn’t share best practice.

Whatever solution we came up with had to:

The solution

After spending time speaking to a range of managers across the organisation to get a good grasp of the issues, we devised a highly interactive management development programme that focused on group work.

This gave employees a valuable formal qualification that was accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Key features included: