Earlier this month, Keogh Consulting was nominated as a Finalist in the 2020 Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD) Awards, in the Best Leadership Development Program category. These awards aim to set benchmarks in the Learning & Development spectrum by recognising quality and innovation.
Senior Consultant Yvette Henderson, who had been involved in the project, to design an Emerging Leader Program for GPA Engineering, reflects on what the nomination means to her.
“As a leadership program developer and facilitator, I generally get feedback on the work I do directly from my participants. The thing I love most about my work is the connection I make with individuals, who inspire me by their keenness to grow and develop in the leadership space, as well as in the area of self-fulfillment. So for me, I’m not too concerned with feedback surveys that put people on the spot, before they’ve even had a chance to absorb learning. I prefer to see the longer term results. The shift in people’s capability, their improved wellness, and their ability to take on more senior roles and get rewarded for their efforts. I love to get feedback from their leaders, about the positive changes they’ve noticed in their people that have attended our programs. Increased confidence, capacity to take on more complex work & increased desire to contribute to their organisation, are some of the outcomes.
Being Finalist in an AITD award category demonstrates that our work is pitching alongside the best! We didn’t take out the eventual Winner title, but that’s not necessarily what’s most important. It’s knowing that your work has been regarded as worthy, and it’s validation that we are adding value at a high level and competing with the best in the business. It encourages us to strive for more, step it up a notch and reach the point of excellence. Not for us, but for our clients. The people that make our business worthwhile.”
Find out what Yvette and the Keogh team achieved for GPA Engineering in our Case Study.