The Regenda Group proudly celebrated our aspiring leaders in a graduation ceremony with the LEAD class of 2023.
LEAD, which is in its 8th year, is designed to encourage ‘Leading, Evolving, Achieving & Developing’ within aspiring leaders – regardless of age, service length or job title. LEAD is a bespoke programme delivered in partnership with The Learning Foundry who provide Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) accredited qualification as part of the programme.
The graduation day was hosted in the newly renovated and historic home of Cain’s brewery, where graduates, their managers, programme mentors and members of the Regenda Group Executive Team, met for lunch, networking and to hear from coach and inspirational speaker Tim Roberts.
“As a coach I can’t stress enough how important it is to continue to build your self-awareness. People will always remember the way you behave and the way you made them feel not the targets you set or tasks you completed – so self-awareness is one of the best leadership qualities to have.
It’s great to hear about how the LEAD class of 2023 have developed in this way. I look forward to seeing how they take what they have learned on the LEAD programme forward to help others like them in the future”.
As well as the graduates receiving their certificates for the newly introduced ILM qualification, awards were also presented for ‘Best LEAD’er’ won by Emma Riley, Marketing and Communications Officer and ‘Best LEAD Mentor’ won by Gill Kelly, Managing Director of M&Y Maintenance and Construction. Housing Officer Chelsea Moorcroft was selected for a 12 month mentorship with Group CEO Michael Birkett, which demonstrates as part of our commitment to ongoing professional development.
Michael Birkett, Regenda Group CEO said
“Regenda have delivered the LEAD programme for 8 years now, and every year I am inspired by the personal journeys and achievements of the people on this programme. Part of our purpose is creating opportunities for people; the LEAD programme is just one of the ways we help our staff to realise their potential. I can’t wait to see what’s next for this brilliant group of people and I look forward to continuing our work with The Learning Foundry to develop the next generation of Regenda leaders”.
Emma Riley, winner of the ‘Best LEAD’er of the year award, nominated by fellow colleagues commented on what she’d learned from the programme:
“I had an idea in my mind of what leaders should look like. But I’ve learned different leaders bring different skill sets. Working on a live project with other colleagues that I had not met before, taught me how our differences are our strengths and that makes for a more well-rounded team, where people can be themselves and achieve their aspirations.”
If you like the sound of working at Regenda, and want to know more about the development opportunities we have for staff, find out more here: www.regendagroup.co.uk/join-our-team