"I would like to thank the GRA team for all their help organising our event again this year. The group was double the amount we had last year and we have had fantastic feedback from all staff from the UK, US and India offices. Please pass on our thanks to all the instructors and organisers. It was amazing how they remembered us from last year and it was great to have the same instructors as last year too. I already have staff asking about next year."
Laura, Finance Manager, Healthcare organisation, September 2018
"Our trainer challenged us and our thinking; they were also happy to answer any questions. We learnt valuable tools which are genuinely useful and applicable in the workplace."
Alex, graduate development delegate, Zurich Insurance, September 2018
"The GRA trainer was engaging, explained content clearly and used real world examples and practical situations to bring the theory to life."
Sean Madden, Camelot Global, August 2018
"It's been a wonderful two days full of fun, learning and pushing our boundaries."
Charlie, graduate development delegate, Finance company, July 2018
"Thank you so much to Lori and the team for looking after us, we had an amazing time. The high ropes were tough but we felt no pressure at all and our laser combat session was great fun. The equipment was really light so it made it easier to move around in the heat than other lasers combat I've done and having done paintballing, it was definitely less painful!
Laura Bates, Account Director, Hilton, June 2018
"Our tutor managed us really well, kept us engaged throughout and got us thinking. We all really enjoyed the day, it was challenging in the right way and thought provoking in a number of areas."
Ben, Watford Football Club, June 2018
"A big thank you to Max and the team for a great event – everyone had a great time! It was a great opportunity for our team to bond, collaborate and problem-solve together and most importantly to have fun – all achieved!
Liz, HR Manager, Biotech company, October 2017
"This was the best executive management team event I have been on. It gave me lots of insights on where I, and the team, can improve."
Stephen Bateman, CEO, Derbyshire Health United, August 2017
"I was a total cynic when it came to 'outward-bound' training as I had seen so much that was fun, but not really relevant to learning anything new about yourself. I am very passionate about learning events that have a purpose and being able to demonstrate measurable change in the people who have attended them. Since attending a Leading Change event with GRA, where I saw a level of skill provided by the facilitators to really draw out the learning from the outdoor events that I had not witnessed at anywhere else, I have been waiting for an opportunity to use them. It presented itself this year and we have just completed out first trainee scheme induction event and plan to run one every year for the foreseeable future as they did such a good job!"
Lindsey Arnold, Learning & Development Manager, Telford Homes Plc, August 2017
"GRA were brilliant and I would thoroughly recommend them for anyone who is looking to do a corporate team building event. The staff were so helpful and patient with my colleagues and everyone got so much out of the day."
Anna Frazer, HR Advisor, Prescient, August 2017
"GRA staff were FANTASTIC and the players really enjoyed themselves! Hopefully next time we can spend more time doing some of the other activities."
Sam Zapatka, National Teams Coordinator, USA Soccer, July 2017
“GRA’s facilitators have a lovely balance of professionalism and approachability to what they do. We worked together from the start to design and deliver a series of really experiential workshops as part of our graduate programme. Our own facilitators and the participants had nothing but praise for the knowledge, flexibility and responsiveness that the team from GRA brought to our events and the feedback has been fantastic with many saying it’s the best training they’ve been on.”
Sarah Rudder, Learning & Development Consultant, Thales, June 2017
“Thank you to the GRA team for a great event. Our team had nothing but praise for the team building programme, best one ever!”
Orleen Knight, Office Manager, Opsview, June 2017
"Crucial Conversations is genuinely one of the most interesting courses I have ever been on. Everything I learnt felt like it had purpose and, with practice, will be very useful in both my professional and personal life."
Mark Freebairn, Software Engineer, Cybersource, May 2017
“I would like to thank the GRA team for a very enjoyable and productive experience. It is not often that we engage with a company that is so in tune with what we are trying to achieve, it was such a great understanding of the goals and objectives!”
Gary Marsh, VP for EMEA Sales, Microchip, April 2017
"I would say that the Crucial Accountability workshop was the most valuable training I have attended since doing a Masters in HR 10 years ago! We have seen a real change in how managers step up to difficult conversations, rather than waiting until the situation gets so bad they need to involve HR. We are really proud of the way our mangers have engaged with the skills and are successfully holding team members accountable in a way that is respectful and gets results.”