Following on from the GOLD™ program, GAIN™ focuses on the leadership of innovation and creating sustainable competitive advantage whilst building on the desire of participants to learn from and work alongside peers from different local companies.
In 10 months, GAIN™ integrates learning from a two-day Overnight Experiential with Masterclasses, competing in our online Planning2Win business simulation, Think Tanks and monthly action learning sets before delegates spend 12 months working on a practical, business-based innovation project, receiving both on-going pragmatic support and university tutorial support.
GAIN™ builds on a business leader’s learning and development from the LEAD™ and GOLD™ programs, addressing the quest to keep leadership and strategy fresh and to move towards creating sustainable competitive advantage for a delegate’s business.
After graduating from GAIN™, you will possess the insights and confidence in your own leadership and business strategies, the knowledge and skills to keep them live, real and relevant, and demonstrate the self-assurance to be a trusted advisor to other businesses.
GAIN™ enables you to build on the skills learnt and acquired during LEAD™ and GOLD™ to investigate what innovation and continuous improvement mean to you and your business whilst further developing your strategic leadership.
Delegates who have successfully completed LEAD™, GOLD™ and GAIN™ can apply to the University of Gloucestershire to obtain an MBA by completing a work-based project.
Chief Executive, Target PR
I’d never really considered innovation in my role; we talked regularly about strategies for business development but never innovation. Exploring the subject has not only brought real insight for Target, it’s helped me to see my clients’ businesses in a whole new light. GAIN™ is the most optimistic and exciting experience. I’ve changed so much through LEAD™ and GOLD™, now I have the confidence to think, and act, differently about what’s possible in Target’s future, shaping our offering to be more distinct.
Managing Partner, Randall & Payne
If you’d asked me a year or so ago to describe an innovative company, I’d have thought of Apple, or other high-tech manufacturers creating big, radical changes. But then a GAIN™ masterclass completely changed my mind. Innovation can be achieved in many different ways, not just through big bang inventions. It comes back to employee engagement and one of the challenges of leadership, to create the direction of travel.
CEO, Gloucestershire Engineering Training
On GAIN™ you take a helicopter view of the business as a whole, looking at it from all directions to understand your USP and brand then explore innovative ways of continuing and growing the business' success.
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