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Learning Network Conference
Our Annual Learning Network Conference returned this month bringing together our global network of associates and friends. The conference continues to be an invigorating and restorative landmark where professionals come together to collaboratively refresh thinking and share ideas.
The theme this year was ‘Tomorrow’s Leadership’. How do we develop our craft and our solutions to meet the needs of tomorrow’s leaders – today? We linked back to the research ‘Tomorrow’s Leadership, Today’s Leadership Development’ which Bath Consultancy Group and BlessingWhite have been supporting, led by Peter Hawkins in partnership with Henley Business School.
As an open space event a mixture of sessions were hosted throughout the two days by participants and BCG/BW consultants, we had the perfect venue- Bailbrook House, a lovely 4 star hotel in Bath.
The Conference was hugely successful and has already received a great deal of positive feedback. Attendees enjoyed intriguing, diverse and informative conversations around the theme. These conversations were wonderfully captured visually by Inky Thinking.
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It’s no surprise to anyone that digital transformation is likely to continue with increasingly profound impact on how organisations conduct business. This disruption is massive, requiring new rules for operating in a digital world as well as changing how employees and customers want to interact with organizations. As a result, businesses need to shift to a new way of working. Read full Edition
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New Book Launch
Leadership Team Coaching
Developing Collective Transformational Leadership
Develop high performing organizations with this popular guide to building strong leadership teams by renowned coaching expert Peter Hawkins.
The fully updated 3rd edition of Leadership Team Coaching brings together the latest research in leadership teams and team coaching along with numerous examples to illustrate how to develop people from disparate groups into a high-performing team. With new international case studies throughout as well as a new chapter on systemic coaching, the book covers the five disciplines of team performance, how to select team members, how the relationship of the coach and the team develops through stages, how CEOs can foster effective teams with shared leadership, how to choose the best team coach and more to facilitate effective leadership teams.
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Leadership Newsletter Launch
GP Strategies monthly newsletter on Leaders and Leadership
Over the past year we have been on a continuing journey of change with the integration of BlessingWhite Europe and Bath Consultancy Group, by leveraging the expertise we have in each business to build an emerging, global leadership development and change consultancy business in GP Strategies. Read June Edition
GP Strategies Releases New Research Report on Employee Engagement
The report, published by our sister company BlessingWhite, a division of GP Strategies, explores what actions and behaviors differentiate highly engaged organisations from the rest. The BlessingWhite model of employee engagement speaks to an organisational environment that allows employees to achieve maximum satisfaction while significantly contributing to their team and organisation-
BlessingWhite Europe strengthens client support with new office move
'We have been on a continuing journey of change over the last 12 months with the integration of the BlessingWhite and Bath Consultancy Group teams into one.'
We are pleased to inform you that with effect from 15th June 2017 the BlessingWhite Europe business will be relocating to:
Upper Bristol Rd,
Bath BA1 3AU
We have been on a continuing journey of change in over the last 12 months with the integration of the BlessingWhite and Bath Consultancy Group teams into one. This is a step in our journey to build a growing, global leadership development and change consultancy business in GP Strategies. As part of this process, we have integrated the operations and project management teams and this team will now all be based in our Bath office.
This will help us to provide a more resilient service to our clients using common processes and systems. We are confident these changes will leave us in the best possible place to serve our clients and to grow the business for the future. Business will continue as usual through the transition but if you should have any queries, please contact;
Peter Dean, Operations Manager
Mobile: 44 (0) 07464493548
Thank you for your continuing support.
Marketing Manager – Europe
Organisation and Leadership Development
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Growing Our Business Together
Staying connected with our Associate Community
Our associate community and wider network, will be joining us in taking their engagement with our holistic business solution to a whole different level over a series of exciting webinars that we are hosting in the coming months.
Chris Smith celebrates 10 years with the business
Join us in congratulating Chris on this mile stone
Chris's connection started even earlier than ten years ago. He was a client at Cable and Wireless and a member of the original LVN group in 2001. Following that he worked as an associate with BCG before coming on board. Over the years he joined the leadership team, the Exec team and the Board. From a client perspective he led a number of pursuits and contributed to many long term relationships – Unilever, Microsoft, Baker McKenzie, EY, Royal Society for Arts Manufacture and Commerce, Cannon, and many others.
Chris’ peers said it best when they wrote that Chris is a man of enormous integrity and client sensitivity. He has always been a steadfast supportive and insightful colleague.
A nice quote from one of our Principal Consultant's Mike Worsley to celebrate #internationalcoachingweek
'When in doubt, never forget the The Miracle Question in a coaching conversation - a method of questioning that a coach uses to aid the client to envision how the future will be different when the problem is no longer present, can unlock that stuck situation like no other question...'
Andy's Mighty Hike Part 2
Last year Andy Russell one of our very brave Senior Project Managers completed his first charity hike for Macmillan Cancer Support, and thanks to all your support his team raised over £1,500! And the event itself raised a staggering £232,918!
In just a few months Andy will once again be faced with another hiking challenge with the aim to raise money for Macmillian.
Prof. Peter Hawkins presents his latest research at The Royal Institution of Great Britain
Tuesday 21st March was an energising evening of insight and co-creating new perspectives. And to talking with friends old and new about the future of leadership and leadership development. Thank you to all those that attended. Read more
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"Tomorrows Leadership: and the Necessary Revolution in Today's Leadership Development"
21st March 2017
You are invited to join us to learn about the new research, “Tomorrow’s Leadership: and The Necessary Revolution in Today’s Leadership Development”, presented by Prof. Peter Hawkins. Register Now Limited Spaces
We have joined the latest 'trend'- and filmed a Christmas themed Mannequin Challenge
From all the team we would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients and associate network for their ongoing business and support.
2016 has seen some great new partnerships for the business and the team are very much looking forward to what 2017 brings.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year
The Microsoft Industry event of 2016 that showcased processes, tools and techniques to Digitally Transform the world of IT!
Our team from Bath Consultancy Group and our sister company BlessingWhite were very happy to contribute this year to a new non technical stream. Gil Schwenk of Bath Consultancy Group presented Performance Coaching and Patricia Henderson of Blessing White presented Managing Professional Growth. You can catch both of these on Techdays channel. https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechDays/Techdays-2016-The-Netherlands/Performance-Coaching
For more information or to arrange a conversation about coaching or professional development, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Bath Conference 2016 'Shifting The System'
Bath Conference 2016
Shifting The System
Set in the beautiful Bailbrook House a Grade II secluded manor house hotel, surrounded by 20 acres of private gardens. Bath Conference 2016 really was in the perfect setting for hosting our guests for two days creative thinking, and thought leadership. Read more...
Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Bath Consultancy Group’s new Authentic Leadership programme is designed for senior leaders Read on and register
Addressing the coaching conundrum
Founder of BCG Peter Hawkins, last week joined Fraser Marlow, Head of Leadership and Research at Blessingwhite for a 60-minute webinar - an overview of the findings from Blessingwhite's recent global coaching survey. The report has now been published please go to the following link to download.
Make the most of your investment in coaching webinar series
A three part series of webinars which builds on our extensive international experience and research in executive coaching and supervision. With sessions hosted by Nick Smith and Chris Smith, these 40 minute webinars are ideal for those sourcing or purchasing coaching within an organisation.
Maximising returns on your coaching investment
Coaching is a significant investment and in tough times every business needs to ensure it is getting the best value possible.
Harvesting learning from your coaching
You can significantly leverage the value of your coaching investment if you create learning for the business rather than just the individual.
Alignment with the business, OD & learning agendas
In the final webinar we explore the opportunities and challenges in connecting coaching to the broader business development agendas.
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Change for sustainability
What are the change challenges of leading around sustainability?
In what way is this change issue any different to any other?
Sustainability affects every part of the business or organisation - from cradle to grave, supply chain to end of life product use, from brand image to corporate reporting, and how leaders make decisions and choices.
It attracts strong feelings - passionate advocates and determined sceptics and many who find it easy to ignore.
We have been reflecting on what makes this type of change process challenging after recent discussions at the Guardian Sustainability leadership workshop with sustainability leaders and after our successful first UK event of the ISIS Academy Masterclass on Change in Sustainability.
Welcome to Danela Ezekiel
Danela has recently joined our team as a Principal Consultant after relocating to UK from South Africa. Danela has extensive experience in leadership development, HR development, team coaching and organisational change.
Danela first became associated with Bath Consultancy Group in 1994, after meeting Peter Hawkins at a conference, firstly contracting us to work for her and then for the last 17 years, working both as a Director in a Leadership Consultancy – YSA (PTY)Ltd and on behalf of us as an associate in South Africa , Danela now joins us as a Principal Consultant.
Danela’ expertise includes guiding organisations through turbulent times. “While I believe in winning the hearts of employees toward change, change initiatives are often solely focused on this and not accompanied by learning and understanding about the change. I have developed interventions for this for many years in various contexts".
Danela has a passion for designing bespoke interventions and development programmes “I get a thrill when I can help Bankers or Engineers access and name their feelings, not to become more human but to assist them to make better leadership and organisational choices.”
Please join us in welcoming her.
In May, Peter Hawkins launched his latest book, Creating a Coaching Culture, and many of you joined us for an evening of wine and interesting conversations.
We held a breakfast masterclass on Creating a Coaching Culture in June, when 30 colleagues from leading organisations explored with us the issues for putting
Coaching Culture theory into practice.
It also provided a networking opportunity and many new learning relationships were formed.
Learning Value Network
Our Learning Value Network continues to meet, most recent discussions centred on trust in global virtual organisations which was aptly described in a colleague's blog.
This network of OD and L&D professionals within a range of organisations has met for over 10 years and is now online in LinkedIn, so do join if you are working in an organisation on OD, L&D or Talent.
Our global network is increasingly involved in our work with 65% of our revenues now outside the UK. We are looking to add to the network in Asia Pacific, especially Singapore and Beijing, as well as in Brazil and South America more generally where we are seeing increased demand.
At our annual network learning conference this year we will see more international colleagues than ever with people coming from from Manilla, Germany, Finland, USA, South Africa and Wales!
As part of this global network, we are providing a wider executive coaching service with a 3rd global client onboard soon – currently 50 coaches provided coaching to 200 clients over the last 3 years and numbers look set to rise especially in Asia Pacific.
Peter Hawkins Joins Henley Business School as Professor of Leadership
Our congratulations to Peter Hawkins who has joined Henley Business School as Professor of Leadership. Alongside his role as Emeritus Chairman of Bath Consultancy Group, Peter will be working at Henley for a day a week researching new forms of leadership development needed to develop the leaders of tomorrow. Peter is also visiting Professor at Oxford Brookes University and at the University of Bath as well as Honorary President of the Association of Executive Coaching and Supervision.
GP Strategies Acquires Bath Consultancy Group
Expanding Global Leadership Development Capabilities Elkridge, MD. November 18, 2010. – GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX), the corporate parent of global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation (GP), announced that GP’s wholly-owned subsidiary, General Physics (UK) Ltd, has acquired Bath Consultancy Group, a niche leadership and organizational development consulting firm located in the United Kingdom. Bath Consultancy generated revenue of $3 million for the year ending April 30, 2009 and GP Strategies anticipates that the acquired business will have increased revenue and be accretive to earnings-per-share in 2011. GP utilized cash-on-hand to fund the acquisition.
Established in 1986 by three members of the University of Bath’s School of Management, Bath Consultancy Group has a reputation for building exceptional customer relationships with leading global companies and for facilitating organizational change, senior leadership development, coaching and team coaching. Its client base includes a range of global organizations and many in the FTSE 100. Its primary services include change consultancy and organization development, executive leadership and management development, executive coaching, coaching supervision and team coaching to a global client base through a global network of associates.
Scott Greenberg, Chief Executive Officer of GP Strategies, stated, “We believe that there will be growing demand for leadership training and organizational development services. Bath Consultancy Group’s capabilities, reputation, and global delivery network will increase our ability to deliver those services to our clients throughout the world.”
What is Learning Transformation?
Learning and development in the private and public sectors is being scrutinised and asked to demonstrate increased efficiency and effectiveness. This has led to a raft of learning functions undergoing asystematic change programme, and the coining of the phrase – Learning Transformation.
So what does a Learning transformation include:
- A different learning model?
- A reduction in learning spend?
- The introduction of a single Learning Management System?
- New learning capabilities and a completely new learning team?
- Everything offshore or outsourced?
It can be any or all of the above. So what is right for you and your organisation?
Why not come along to Learning Transformation Seminar and join the debate. To register and join our 5 minute on line research prior to the event click here…
This interactive event will be led by David Fawcitt and Chris Smith of Bath Consultancy Group, with case studies from two large global learning transformations and output of our research.
This network evening will include discussions around key areas:
- Learning frameworks and models
- Content rationalisation
- Organisation wide behavioural change
- Benchmarking/best practice/metrics
- Learning Systems
- Outsourcing and off-shoring
- Upgrading learning function capability
- Case studies of “live” transformations
- Success factors and things to avoid
Winning Leadership for the New Economic Climate
The banking crisis has had an effect on every aspect of the economy and business - but what is happening within financial sector organisations?
Has the culture of the organisation changed in light of industry events, how is the business responding to the change, are new strategies being effectively implemented and how are leaders coping with taking their organisation and people through the economic crisis
These were some of the key questions that we were asking. This inquiry has enabled us to ask senior leaders in top-tier financial institutions both in the UK and abroad about how their organisations, their people and importantly themselves are faring as we navigate through this period.
There is unprecedented pressure placed on leaders. Operating under external scrutiny, maintaining motivation and morale, rapidly responding to changing conditions and rebuilding trust amongst many stakeholders are just some of the challenges being faced.
This report has asked in-depth questions of a select group of senior financial services leaders. We aim to understand the pressures, and by understanding to stand beside the industry to rebuild faith, morale and engagement so that the banks can thrive again.
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Personal Impact of Economic Crisis in Financial Services
We are all too aware of the affect of the banking crisis on the economy. But what of leaders within Financial Services institutions? How are they coping with the downturn and the loss of trust in their sector? Bath Consultancy Group has interviewed a number of senior leaders in financial institutions and is writing a report on leadership, strategy and culture in Financial Services. David Jarrett tells us more...
News from Bath Consultancy Group
As the world changes apace Bath Consultancy Group has been going through its own transition. David Jarrett is now the Chief Executive with the remit to grow our business to the next level.
In support of these plans, the Leadership Team of Fiona Ellis, Chris Smith, Sue Pritchard, and Mike Worsley are developing our core sectors of High Tech, Commercial, the Public Sector, Financial and Professional Services.