Future Leaders - Cohort 3
After an induction day at BVAA HQ in February, and the obligatory ‘get to know you’ supper, the Group proceeded next day into a confidence-boosting presentation skills programme, delivered by BVAA’s Personal Development Consultant, Dr Martin Haigh (Lattitude7).
A few weeks later the Group met at Severn Glocon in Gloucester and were treated to masterclasses in Cryogenic and Anti-surge valves, as well as Project Management. As is traditional now, the Group also reviewed how they have applied their new-found skills and knowledge in the workplace.
Session 3, held recently at Heap & Partners’ site in Birkenhead, was another 2-day special. FLP3s learned of Heap’s unique history and place in the valve industry, and were treated to a Distribution masterclass, followed by a basic introduction to Safety Valves and then how the company manages its product development. Day 2 was another personal development day with Martin Haigh, focussed on ‘Pressing the right Buttons’ - in teamwork and management. This included the oh-so-simple yet frustratingly difficult ‘Helium Stick’ challenge, and practical examples of how teamwork can reduce a process time by a factor of 10!
Already the development improvements are apparent in both individuals and the group as a whole and BVAA is delighted that the ‘FLP’ is having such a dramatic effect on all it touches.
Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 45