Bespoke Academies

Professional development programs that are linked to your bottom line.

No more hit-and-miss training initiatives.

What is a Bespoke Academy?

A Bespoke Academy is a development program of a longer duration (3-18 months), aimed at achieving a set of strategic development objectives for a select group of professionals. To do this, we draw upon all of the tools in our toolbelt, such as Virtual Workshops, Corporate Retreat Boot Camp, Smart Courses, in-person training, learning videos, back-at-work tasks, company-wide and large-scale projects, simulations, coaching, questionnaires. This and much, much more, all tailored to your needs.

Our Academies

HiPo Accelerator

What

Long-duration academy for accelerating your high potentials and preparing them for future leadership positions. Increasing your bench-strength and delivering bottom-line results!

More

This is a highly customized, blended learning program like no other. Whatever it takes to enhance their skills, behaviors, and experience! We bridge the skills-gaps between current reality and future needs, and we focus on creating change agents for your organization.

How

This is the ultimate application of all the tools in our toolbelt. Constant interactions will keep HiPos focused on practical applications of what they learn and experience. The program is based on a progressive 4-stage journey: Self-awareness, Personality, Leadership, Business. Everything comes together for the last part: a 6-month Innovation Sprint.

Team size

≤ 25 (High-Potentials)

Duration

12-18 months

Optimizer

What

Medium-duration academy suitable for immersing large groups in specific content, upskilling them, and fine-tuning their performance.

More

A blended learning and customized approach to delivering fast-paced skills enhancement to large groups of professionals that require an extra boost for full alignment with company goals, behaviors, and values. We help you select the right duration and content, communicate the program internally, and run it for you in full.

How

We take professionals through a cycle of intense micro-learning and back-at-work tasks. All in the virtual world, with optional in-person touchpoints. Whatever it takes to ensure engagement with the program, transfer of learning to the workplace, and content aligned to your company’s strategic HR goals.

Team size

≤ 200 (All levels)

Duration

6-12 months

Team Supercharger

What

Short-duration academy suitable for specific teams that need a boost in alignment and trust, a recognition of individual contribution, and a push to perform as a solid unit.

More

A blended approach to synchronous/asynchronous team development, whose aim it is to build solid teams. We break them down as individual team members, and put them back together as a unit of professionals working in unison to achieve their common goals.

How

Whatever is needed to shape your team up from a bunch of individuals to a well-oiled machine that thrives on the personalities it’s made up of. Online courses, live workshops, work-based tasks, assessments, coaching. We help you select the right touchpoints and duration based on your team’s needs and your organization’s strategic HR objectives.

Team size

≤ 12 (business unit, department)

Duration

3-6 months

Skills Immersion

What

Short-duration academy suitable for specific teams that need to upskill and then immediately apply the learning in the form of creating specific work output for the organization.

More

This Academy is all about upskilling a group of professionals and working with them to produce company-specific output while they learn. It’s a 2-in-1 approach to development that brings about real tangible results related to the company’s objectives.

How

Here’s how we ran Skills Immersion Academies for some of our clients:

 

End-of-year company Presentations: We taught presenting, while coaching the team to create final presentations to be shown at their end-of-year VIP.

 

Competency Framework design: We taught behavioral evaluation, while facilitating the team to create a final competency framework for their company.

 

Structured Interview Guides: We taught behavioral assessment and interviewing, while facilitating the team to create specific job role Interview Guides.

Team size

≤ 20 (All levels)

Duration

1-3 months

Why our Bespoke Academy Programs work

Multiple
touchpoints

Non-stop synchronous and asynchronous interactions that create an intense learning experience, where professionals fully commit to change and grow within the company.

Customized to professionals' needs

Learning touchpoints and interactions are customized to each professional's personality and needs. Everyone develops according to their own skills-gaps and future goals.

Bottom line
results

From kickoff to graduation, we push professionals to tackle real company challenges and deliver on your organization's strategic needs and bottom line results. No fillers. No fluff.

FAQs

A Bespoke Academy is a development program of a longer duration (3-18 months), aimed at achieving a set of strategic development objectives for a select group of professionals. To do this, we draw upon all of the tools in our toolbelt, such as Virtual Workshops, Corporate Retreat Boot Camp, Smart Courses, in-person training, learning videos, back-at-work tasks, company-wide and large-scale projects, simulations, coaching, questionnaires. This and much, much more, all tailored to your needs.

A Virtual Workshop is an intense, one-off synchronous training event of short duration (8-24 hours, split into a series of 4-hour sessions) that is aimed at quickly up-skilling professionals on a certain topic or serving as a learning refresher.

A Smart Course is an asynchronous development program, of medium duration (2-8 weeks), aimed at immersing professionals in personalized content and self-directed learning paths, in order to master a specific topic, completely customized to their personality and behavioral style. Smart Courses include: personalized videos, back-at-work tasks, assignments, coaching messages, simulations, and other mechanics.

A Corporate Retreat Boot Camp is an in-person, team development intervention, taking place in our Cyprus training grounds. There, we take professionals through a targeted workout of communication, inter-reliance, and self-management, by immersing them in outdoor, team problem-solving exercises that surface the behaviors we want to address. As such, the Boot Camp’s agenda is constantly being adapted to professionals’ progress through the exercises. And this is how we offer real-time assessment and development of each professional’s unique needs.

You’ve already defined your strategic HR objectives, but this time round, you are looking for a different way to bring them to life.

You’ve probably been searching for something that “changes things up” in how you handle long-term, scalable, and strategic development initiatives. You want to do more than up-skill your professionals. You want to see direct impact immediately and tie things back to work in a systematic way. And you want to have a way of measuring impact.

You are in the right place. Get to know our work and how we can help you by scheduling an introductory consultation with our team.

The entire process from “interest” to “launch” of a program, typically takes 2-3 months, depending on your vendor approval process. Here’s an overview of the main steps:

  • Step 1: Contact Enterprise Sales. We’ll discuss your team’s needs, your objectives, and ensure we have the right product for your needs.
  • Step 2: We discuss your internal communication activity as it pertains to Senior Leadership buy-in.
  • Step 3: Begin vendor approval process, NDAs, contract, etc.
  • Step 4: Design of academy (timeline & touch-points).
  • Step 5: Approval of design and commencement of onboarding logistics
  • Step 6: Launch

The case of the undercover change agents

Here’s how we helped a client kickstart the change their culture needed, by running their HiPos (high-potentials) through an 18-month Bespoke Academy; our flagship of Academies, the HiPo Accelerator. Find out how we transformed professionals into undercover change agents and brought about real business results.

What if you could deliver bottom-line results?

…and meet your L&D objectives at the same time!

HiPo Accelerator

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Optimizer

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Team Supercharger

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Skills Immersion

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