We are the exclusive UK and Republic of Ireland licensee for the full suite of VitalSmarts training programmes: Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability and Influencer. These award-winning training programmes have helped over 1 million people worldwide. They are based on over 30 years of social science research and supported by four New York Times best-selling books of the same titles. Based in Provo, Utah (US), VitalSmarts and their global licensee partners help organisations realise significant results using a proven method for driving rapid, sustainable, and measurable change in behaviours.
St. George’s Park
We are the Official Leadership Partner for the English Football Association at its St. George's Park National Football Centre. Set in the National Forest, in 330 acres of beautifully landscaped parkland, the centre is the training base for the 24 England football teams and features a 228 bedroom Hilton hotel. When opening the Outdoor Leadership Centre, St. George’s Park Chairman, David Sheepshanks CBE, said: “Not only will the outdoor centre help develop winners with integral leadership skills, but it has everything in place to be able to help challenge whether a team’s commitment, trust and risk-taking meets the requirements of their role. It will help our clients learn both key individual and team building skills for every day working life.”
We are an official partner of De Vere at its flagship conference facility Wokefield Estate, Reading. Our Corporate Outdoor Learning Centre is based within the grounds of the hotel. Wokefield Estate blends the charm of a traditional mansion house hotel in Reading with the amenities of a modern executive centre to offer a fabulous choice of accommodation and superb leisure facilities, including a US PGA-standard 7,000-yard championship golf course. Wokefield Park is a great base to explore Berkshire with its many attractions and places of interest and is easily accessible from the M4 and close to Reading for direct trains from London.
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Hilton Hotels & Resorts are a site partner at St. George's Park and we are delighted to have such a close relationship working together. Operating a flagship hotel within the immaculate grounds of the National Football Centre, Hilton provides a range of accommodation options to suit guests’ varying needs, all backed by the unsurpassed commitment to hospitality for which Hilton Worldwide is globally renowned. Centrally located in the country and easily accessible by road, rail and air, the hotel is also an ideal venue for major conferences, meetings, and incentives. Boasting state of the art audio visual equipment as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and parking, Hilton at St. George’s Park offers a choice of 14 flexible meeting rooms, a tiered lecture theatre and the Sir Bobby Robson Ballroom for up to 500 people.
The Ken Blanchard Companies
We are proud to be The Ken Blanchard Companies® exclusive Level 2 Partner in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With over three decades of helping leaders and organizations, more than 20 million books in print, programs offered in more than 12 languages and clients across six continents, The Ken Blanchard Companies is recognised as one of the world’s leading training and development experts. As the innovator of Situational Leadership® II—the most widely taught leadership development system in the world—their behavioral models add a situational context to the training experience so individuals learn to be more productive in real-world scenarios and make the shift from learning to doing more quickly and effectively.
Grahame Robb Associates are proud to be a European Ropes Course Association (ERCA) Certified Training Body. We are able to deliver a variety of ERCA syllabus ropes course qualifications at our two outdoor learning centres located in Reading, Berkshire and Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire. We offer public programmes for outdoor instructors to develop their skills and bespoke programmes for organisations who wish to be trained to ERCA-standard on their own site. For more information regarding the ERCA qualifications we offer, please visit: http://www.gra.uk.com/erca.
McGraw-Hill Education are our publishing partner for the New York Times best-sellers Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability and Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change. McGraw-Hill Education partners around the world with students, educators, administrators and other professionals to deliver engaging, adaptive and personalised solutions that improve performance and results. McGraw-Hill Education employs more than 6,000 people in 44 countries and publishes in more than 60 languages.
We are an accredited partner of Profiles International. Profiles’ people management tools are designed to help organisations to make the most of their key strategic advantage – their people. Through job matching, you can recruit or promote people who best match the desirable skills you seek. Their powerful and dynamic people management tools provide easy-to-read reports, which can be interpreted quickly by Human Resources professionals, directors, managers and employees alike.
We are an accredited partner for Bespoke PDR. The Bespoke PDR system is a web-based employee feedback and appraisal system designed to collect feedback all year round. The system has been developed by performance appraisal experts and is accessible from any internet enabled device including tablets and smart phones. The system allows employees, managers, colleagues and external observers to provide 360 degree, continuous performance feedback throughout the year.