On operations, in barracks and across the contemporary operating environment we adapt our programmes and performances pushing the boundaries – to meet the needs of the Army’s changing workplace demands.
Through our involvement with the Army we have been on the journey through Army Reform, the creation of Field Army and Home Command and the work on A2020. We ensure that all the training covers every bit of the military ethos, includes the formal directed values as well as the reality of the informal cultures.
We painstakingly conduct extensive research into the Army’s workplace experiences. Our step by step, face to face approach means that we are confident that we have and will continue to change the Army’s workplace for the better, improving performance, improving morale as well as saving time, money and unnecessary process.
RESPECT FOR OTHERS PROGRAMME
Two discreet programmes have been developed for:
– Field Army, Home Command units and any other Regular or Reserve unit.
– Army personnel and civilians working in a HQ staff environment.
Both programmes blend the narrative from the scripted drama interventions, with professional facilitation rooted in a thorough knowledge and understanding the Army’s ethos and ambition ‘to grip the culture’ and drive cultural and attitudinal change, across all ranks and grades.
Respect for Others training is highly interactive using actors and facilitators to present scenario-based situations to an audience that will make them think about Diversity and Inclusion, Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination and other interpersonal issues in a new way.
ADVANCED LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
The Army is committed to providing the necessary training and skills required for promotion. The aim of the mandatory Advanced Leadership Development Programmes (ADLP) is to improve the performance of soldiers both in barracks and on operation, by preparing them for the tasks and responsibilities they will undertake during their military careers. As part of this they will be trained on the leadership and management expectations set by the Army. Our role in this is to deliver an interactive scenario based session incorporated into both the Senior Non-Commissioned Officers and Warrant Officers courses exploring; managing diversity to achieve operational effectiveness; developing inclusive teams; promoting support and empathy; and respect for others.
The training explores the benefits of well led diverse teams to Army operational effectiveness. It covers the Army’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, building confidence around diversity issues and adopting an inclusive approach in the workplace, tackling inappropriate behaviour in all its forms and the role of leaders to create the right inclusive culture.
The big picture was to build a pool of 180 trained facilitators who can confidently and effectively conduct and run Focus Groups that will allow personnel to feel confident and able to express their honest views and opinions of the ‘climate’ of their unit/establishment.
Objective: To equip participants with facilitation, assessment and reporting skills to run focus groups that create an encouraging and impartial environment, allowing personnel to confidently articulate their honest views, lived experiences and opinions on a range of themes to ascertain the ‘climate’ of their unit/establishment.
“Genuinely one of the most appropriately targeted and resourced courses I have attended in a long time. Extremely well delivered and enjoyable.”
“Good professional delivery. Relaxed style. The course was a “breathe of fresh air” as opposed to normal Army lessons/courses.”
“One of the best courses I’ve been on.”
PHASE ONE TRAINING
Ensuring the Army’s newest and youngest recruits understand and respect the values and standards set by the Army is an important part of this training. For many recruits joining the army at 17/18 years old, will be the first time they will have met such a diverse range of individuals.
We run a session introducing diversity and inclusion as a specific subject area and helping recruits to understand what the Army requires of them throughout their careers. It has been devised as a tool to change and develop attitudes, behaviour and culture through early career intervention.
It is also intended to encourage and empower individuals to lead by example and to challenge inappropriate behaviour whenever and wherever it occurs.
HEALTHY LIVING PROGRAMME
“Pitched at the right level and engaging throughout, offering a soldier’s eye view of realistic and knotty issues and events around alcohol. It was felt by all who attended that the actors used words and phrases that real people would, enhancing realism and credibility of the entire event. This reinforces the message already out there that this is not the fun police on crusade, but informative and thought provoking.”
Capt C Davidson | UWO | The Light Dragoons
“From a UAA [Unit Alcohol Adviser] perspective I thought the training was fantastic, it was really good to see the soldiers interact with the team! Since your training I have had several soldiers step up and volunteer to became AAPs. Really well delivered and all ranks took away some valuable training.”
Capt. J Gascoigne RA | UWO | 5th Regiment Royal Artillery
“We were very impressed by the ‘Respect for Others’ training and I thought the team were outstanding. It was easily the best training I have been involved in and the atmosphere during and after the training was electric.”
6 Regt Royal Logistic Corp, Dishforth