A national development programme which aims to nurture young people with high potential and benefit Ireland has been launched by a consortium of leading employers.
The Talent Rising National Development Programme has been designed by cut-e, the international assessment specialist.
The Bank of Ireland is the founding patron and the other organisations involved are professional services firm Accenture; Bord Gáis Energy, the energy supplier; Chanelle Group, the pharmaceutical company; Fonua, the telecoms service provider, and Jameson, the whiskey distiller.
“Talent Rising is a not-for-profit initiative that’s designed to develop early career, high potential individuals who have been nominated by their employer,” said David Barrett, Chief Operating Officer of cut-e.
“The participants will gain a greater understanding of their strengths, their values, their preferred style of working and how they are perceived by others. They will also collaborate together to address an issue of national importance. So as well as providing a unique development experience for the individuals involved, this programme will promote innovation and entrepreneurial thinking, and it has the potential to benefit Ireland too.”
In the eight-week programme, 12 rising stars from leading Irish businesses will receive one-to-one coaching and they’ll take part in onboarding self-assessments, 360-degree feedback initiatives, a development centre and weekly learning and development sessions that will enhance the skills and competencies they’ll need in their future careers.
Presented by subject matter experts, the weekly learning sessions will cover aspects such as design thinking, developing ideas, self management, career management, working with others and presenting with impact.
The participants will also work in teams to identify a specific social or economic challenge facing Ireland. Each team will develop ideas and present their own solution to their chosen challenge, to a panel of senior Irish business leaders, on 1 June.