Strategic Influencing Masterclass

Nationwide is the world’s largest building society as well as one of the largest savings providers and a top-three provider of mortgages in the UK. It is also a major provider of current accounts, credit cards, ISAs and personal loans. Nationwide has around 15 million customers.

As a top three large employer (Sunday Time Best Company survey 2016), Nationwide invests in its people. Part of their £11 million investment over the pay year (2016) has focused on supporting the development of its leaders.

CHALLENGE

Given the challenge of honing skills and behaviours, Aziz Corporate designed and delivered ‘Strategic Influencing’ Masterclasses for around 115 delegates, with the aim of shoring up the skills and behaviours of the delegates to develop gravitas and confidence, building trust and collaborative working relationships.

BENEFITS

The cohort learned a lot from each other and opened up, creating a strong bond between colleagues from different teams.

Several delegates commented that “it was the most useful coaching they had ever had.”

As a follow-up to the course, all attendees were provided with clear reminders to refer to and work on in the future.

 

OUTCOME

93.75% believed these Masterclasses were a good investment in their development.

Challenge

As leaders progress through Nationwide, they are able to access a range of Senior Executive Masterclasses to support and enhance their performance. Given the challenge of honing skills and behaviours, Aziz Corporate designed and delivered ‘Strategic Influencing’ Masterclasses for around 115 delegates, with the aim of shoring up the skills and behaviours of the delegates gravitas and confidence, building trust and collaborative working relationships.

The Masterclass provided the opportunity to address delegates’ current challenges. A particular theme for divisional leaders and heads of department was around support with structuring and delivering compelling messages for a variety of audiences, as they approach the task of implementing dynamic and progressive change across their business.

The Aziz Programme

STRATEGIC INFLUENCING MASTERCLASS

A series of tailored one day Masterclass programmes was designed to cover:

  • influential leadership and sources of power
  • building trust and productivity even in conflict
  • strengthening gravitas and inner confidence
  • structuring a compelling case for different types of audience
  • practical application of skills and feedback exchange

Benefits

The cohort learned a lot from each other and opened up, creating a strong bond between colleagues from different teams.

Several delegates commented that “it was the most useful coaching they had ever had.”

As a follow-up to the course, all attendees were provided with clear reminders to refer to and work on in the future.

Strategic Influencing appears regularly on development plans. Helga has skillfully supported many of our leaders to understand influencing with greater clarity and provided pragmatic guidance to help overcome influencing challenges.

She has consistently received exceptionally positive feedback from our delegates.

Without doubt one of the best development classes in a very long time, thank you.

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