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“There are many things that management development programmes ‘miss’.  An effective management development programme has to be relevant to the business, something that can be (and is) practically applied and gives it time to embed.” (source: Eskil ‘Supporting The Management’ survey, 2018)


Eskil Management Development Programme has been designed by Corporate Facilitator and Business Consultant Neil fogarty, delivered on 4 continents

In a piece of 2018 research carried out by Eskil, over 75% of respondents observed that management development programmes failed to align fully with corporate needs; focused too much on certification; and did not set in place appropriate mechanisms to embed new knowledge.

Whether the driver for a new management development programme is to explore growth opportunities or to address / anticipate problems, taking something off the shelf isn’t enough.

There is a need for vocational, flexible management development.

Likewise, the cost associated with management development can be high with training running from 3-10 days in duration costing as much as £5,000 / $6,500 per person.  For a team of 10, this can be a heavy investment in a short amount of time that may or may not give you the right returns.

Whether you choose to run it in-house or through Eskil’s open workshops, the development programme has some key aspects that help to set it apart from many out there.

Building a foundation for success

Run over a 6-month period, the management development programme includes

  • 360-degree psychology assessment
  • 12 days of facilitated training (a blend of serious play, business games, and discussion)
  • Development of Leader Language LLQi®
  • Individual & Collective critical friendship sessions
  • Virtual Classrooms

This is a 120-day programme that builds both hard- and soft-skills for people stepping up into management or looking to build leadership capabilities for their next step up.

Development UnitDetails
Module 1Who are you?  Assessing yourself as a manager and leader
Module 2LLQi : building stronger cultures through your communication
Module 3Strategic Thinking : creating & implementing strategy to support corporate objectives
Module 4Performance Management & Improvement : co-creation of targets; effective meetings; feedback; improvement & turnaround
Module 5Problem Solving & Decision Making : crowdsourcing problem resolution; distributed authority
Module 6Innovation & Change : crowdsource idea generation; implementing solutions
Module 7Managing Relationships – stakeholder mapping; presentation skills

Each module includes:

  • Pre-Wiring where the participant outlines their understanding and experience in the module and a specific work-based issue to ‘carry’ into the session
  • Offsite training with lunch & refreshments
  • 1:1 Critical Friendship
  • Virtual Classroom

The in-house programme includes shadowing of the participants as we track their daily application of new skills.  Each participant also receives their own psychology profile and coaching plan as well as a copy of Leader Language : LLQi.


Rosa Rosanelli attended a Compliance Conference in Norway where Neil Fogarty facilitated sessions for managers on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Neil made a thought provoking presentation at the Compliance conference AIM Norway organized in Farris Bad. Not only it was excellent, but it was almost as if it was not a presentation but a real conversation. It left me enthusiastic about the discussions it brought up.

Rosa Rosanelli
Pratt & Whitney

Leadership Team Workshop

UK Facilitator Neil Fogarty worked with Marina Mesaric Radojcin in the design and delivery of a leadership team workshop in Zagreb, Croatia, 2018

It is not an easy task to facilitate a short workshop and to meet clients desires while creating the environment for insight gathering. It requires great knowledge and skills to pin-point those specific needs. And when you get all that you wanted, even more for some, with loads of fun, then you have to thank Mr Neil Fogarty for delivering The Workshop.

Marina Mesaric Radojcin

Condition : Recondition

UK Facilitator Neil Fogarty worked with key individuals in Cherwell District Council's Transformation team to condition : recondition as they stepped into a commercial mindset

Being mentored by Neil is not always comfortable but the challenges posed are always focused on exposing the underlying currents that constrain or inhibit positive action. There is no room to either hide or procrastinate so whilst I whole heartily endorse Neil as an effective business mentor, beware, he will challenge you and take you out of your comfort zone.

Jonathan MacWilliam
Cherwell District Council

Management Development

As Director of Community Services at Chelmsford City Council, Averil Price retained Facilitator Neil Fogarty as part of a management development programme

I commissioned Neil to design and lead intrapreneurship and commercialism training for senior and middle managers at Chelmsford City Council. The sessions were meticulously planned, tailored expertly to our needs and brilliantly delivered. Neil brings a refreshingly different approach, he is motivational, inspirational and engages expertly with different learning styles. He comes very highly recommended.

Averil Price
Chelmsford City Council

Management Programme

Ivana Jovic is Executive Director at Privredna banka Zagreb (PBZ) where she attended part of a management programme facilitated by Neil Fogarty

I was totally prepared to just another boring session … 30 minutes of role-playing … another 45 minutes of deliberating which shade of red actually I am … and so on … and eventually 5pm will approach soon enough. But from the first introductory minutes Mr Neil Fogarty successfully got my attention and kept it alive till the end of the day. I have got my fair share of various workshops, but not many of them were as vivid as this one and not many of them gave me another perspective to old issues. A day was too short at the end … loads of fun successfully delivered new insights! Thanks Neil!

Ivana Jovic
PBZ, Croatia

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