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A Proven Methodology

How do we ensure that what we do creates a guaranteed return on your investment?

At the core of Performance Development Groups development process is a four stage approach that coaches your team through a proven performance improvement cycle.

 PDG Proven Performance Improvement Cycle

1. Measurable Outcomes

A key to any development activity is to understand and document the measurable outcomes desired.

The first stage we undertake is to meet with your key stake holders in order to get a clear understanding of the current business situation and how the individual or teams increased effectiveness can contribute to improved performance of the business.

2. Buy-in

All participants and their line managers are interviewed by the programme coaches in order that we fully understand the business challenges and situation that your team and individuals face.

Goals are documented and agreed upon and are consistenly referred to during the development process.

This is essential in ensuring that the context, personal coaching and training room experience for your team is highly relevant to their day-to-day situation.

3. Tools and Techniques

Delivery of techniques and concepts becomes much more powerful when we have achieved a full understanding of your business and individual challenges.
Our programmes feature practical hands on tools and techniques that are designed to help you tackle your day-to-day challenges. Our trainers have hands on business experience in each of their subject areas and their coaching comes from proven experience not academic theory. This ensures they can relate to your issues and provide ideas and techniques that are highly practical and of immediate value.

4. Application

Fundamental to the PDG approach is hands on application-based training. Our programmes feature business application projects between sessions, strong coaching in the training room and accountability. We ensure that accountability is fixed at a number of levels.

  • Participants - to apply the concepts in their place of work.
  • Training Material - Participants will test the relevancy and context of the programme content where it matters, live in their specific job situations.
  • Trainer/Coach - Our trainers will be available throughout the project, between meetings and at the end of the process when we will sit down with you and measure the effectiveness of what we have delivered for you.

Post programme support is an option either through one-to-one coaching or via the award winning e-Learninig Leadership Academy.

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"This leadership course has been the single most influential programme of self improvement I have ever had the good fortune to attend.” 
Richard Jackson, Operations Manager, 490 Ltd
''Lena and Michael are not only great trainers they are absolutely focused on ensuring that the course delivers the results that you are striving for. Personally, having attended the Leadership and Personal Excellence course I believe I now have a leadership toolkit which will be indespensible for my future career and the course has helped re-ignite my motivation for self development.'' 
Philip Sharp, Managing Director, Great Lengths Hair
“As a professional speaker interested in self development I attended the course with a small amount of skepticism. From the constant video feedback and coaching I have raised my game in terms of delivery, skill but most importantly ‘Belief’ ”. 
Deirdre Bounds, Entrepreneur and Motivational Speaker.
“Whether it’s Leadership and Management Effectiveness, Teambuilding, Customer Care, Networking or Sales Improvement and Presentation Skills, the PDG team thoroughly immerse themselves in your culture, your clients and your objectives to deliver a training programme which is truly bespoke for your business.” 
Peter Dunlop, Managing Partner, Sanderson Weatherall.
“Exceedingly good course. Did more than it said it would do on the tin. Well worth going on it. Be prepared to be challenged”. 
Matthew Hansard, Head of Trading Information, Morrison’s PLC.
"The best training I have had for over 40 years" 
Phil Flanders, Regional Director, Road Haulage Association.
'I participated in coaching sessions led by Sarah Shafi over a period of about 6 months. This was at a stage in my career where I was reviewing the next steps in my career pathway and exploring how to move forward in a way that really utilises my natural skills and preferred working styles. I found the sessions extremely helpful in facilitating reflection on progress and planning for my future. They enabled me to understand myself better and to be far more focused in my future career planning. I felt empowered to make some important decisions and take some important ‘next steps’. It was a thoroughly positive experience.' 
Geraldine Sands, Assistant Director of Nursing; NHS England



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