What our clients say about us...
"An outstanding "Improving Financial Confidence" programme.... a good momentum whilst taking enough time to ensure the concepts were embedded and understood. I would recommend this programme without reservation."
"An excellent course, from which I have received a great deal, and expect to get more as time goes on. All the tutors have been interesting, engaging and very knowledgable. I would happily recommend this to others" Bridging the Gap attendee
Rob Mc Kay,
Investor Development Manager,
South East England Development Agency
“Excellent Course! Has made a big impact on me.” Bridging the Gap attendee
Head of Pupil Access,
"The course tutor on the "Improving Financial Confidence" course was excellent, very informative. Alison knows her subject extremely well, she never made us feel stupid. Very well received."
Business Operations Director
"An excellent course that provided new knowledge and food for thought. I need now demonstrate my learning and put it into practice." Bridging the Gap attendee
MPH Transition Manager
"idm have worked on a module of Kier Group's Executive Leadership programme, a programme recognised as the UK Winner of the Year in the 2008 National Training awards. Idm play a crucial role in developing strategic thinking skills in our directors and senior managers; not only do they support the development of our people into their board level roles but give some very practical skills and tools that our people can immediately apply to their business setting. This programme has resulted in an outstanding return on investment for our company."
Head of Organisation Development,
"Very much enjoyed the experience and the company of the course tutor and candidates. Would recommend that others attend the 'Improving Financial Confidence' course."
Pochins Construction Ltd
"I felt that "Bridging the Gap" gave an extremely useful overview of the different aspects of becoming a director. It successfully conveyed the differences in thinking between management and directorship. The location was excellent and provided the perfect backdrop for people to forget their day to day obligations and place themselves in a Director's mindset. The tutors all had interesting backgrounds and helped the delegates visualise the circumstances they may find themselves in as a Director and gave helpful feedback on specific questions on finance, strategy and corporate governance. I would highly recommend the course for anyone being considered groomed for Director level positions and I would like to thank the team at idm for an enjoyable and informative 3 days." Bridging the Gap attendee.
Sam Turner CEng MIMechE
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing.
"Since undertaking the mentoring process I have subsequently changed role twice, and gained promotion. Undertaking this process has allowed me to become more confident in my capabilities. I have developed many of the aspects needed to undertake the key strategic and leadership roles of a Director. I have been able to expand my horizons, utilise new processes and tools, and develop ways of thinking and problem solving that made me a better leader. As a result of my mentoring, I found transferring to a new part of the business easier to deal with, and became influential more quickly."
Deputy Managing Director,
"Great Course intense and fulfilling left me wanting more." Bridging the Gap attendee
Chief Operating Officer,
"I came away with a passion for stakeholder communication, a determination to get to grips with Board Governance and a desire to embed coaching and mentoring into my organisation. Even when the initial post training euphoria wore off, months later I am still going back to my notes for reference." Bridging the Gap attendee
Director of Standards Qualification and Reform,
Energy and Utility Skills
"Excellent use of Synergies and comparisons to make things clear. Had several "ah ha" moments...very mind provoking. Bridging the Gap gave a great insight in to how we can continually measure our performance and progress." Bridging the Gap attendee
"Good content giving a good overview of what is required to operate at a Director Level." Bridging the Gap Attendee
Project Team Leader
"The Bridging the Gap programme was superb and we return to school with new ideas, a real understanding of how to manage change and the confidence to make some brave decisions. The whole experience was excellent - many thanks and hope we can work together again."
Penistone Grammar School
"A concentrated opportunity to focus or refocus on the real issues facing the Board, in very pleasant surroundings.Exceptionally high quality of Tutors." Bridging the Gap Programme March 2009
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