Having been at my work for over four years now, I know how important training and development is, not only to myself but also to the company. I’ve been lucky enough in the past to be part of training that has broadened my scope of emotional intelligence as a manager but also expand my horizons as a digital marketeer and become someone who is immensely proud in what he does and how he does it.
2015 was no different, I was very lucky to start my fourth year at work off by being successful in applying to take part in an intensive development programme called ‘Rising Talent’.
To use it’s official description, Rising Talent enables applicants the company the opportunity ‘to nurture our leaders of tomorrow via an intense combination of learning experiences and support, designed to help you truly Thrive and grow, both personally and professionally.‘
I went through such a shift change when I was offered the opportunity to take part in the Squared programme, and when this year’s entry for Rising Talent came round, I could not let the opportunity pass by.
The application process was quite intensive. I had to submit a written application answering questions to show why I should be selected to be part of this year’s cohort. One of the big reasons I wanted to apply for it this year was because I wanted to take the steps to being able to achieve my goal of progressing within my team, and stepping up to the account director plate!
Over the coming year, I’ll be charting my progress on Rising Talent here and documenting all of the milestones and thoughts I have as part of the intensive modules and sessions our People and Culture department have worked so hard in building.
It’ll be a mad ride but I know it’ll be something that makes me grow as a manager and show to others what benefits Rising Talent has brought to my profile at work.