Name: Katherine Naisbitt
Company: YDBC Ltd
Course attended: Role of the Managing Director Course
Managing director training. Katherine Naisbitt, from the YDBC Ltd, recently attended our 2 day Role of the Managing Director course with the view of developing her skills and knowledge around leadership and roles and responsibilities involved, as well as source solutions for some challenges her organisation were facing.
Read what she had to say about her learning experience below…
YDBC Ltd, originally set up in 2009 and provides professional, friendly and a straightforward approach to project management. Ensuring that your project meets the ever-changing demands of the Building Regulations. Our aim is to make sure projects run smoothly from concept to completion.
The learning objectives and challenges:
YDBC ltd is heavily regulated by a governing body and this governing puts limitations on the speed of our growth. However, being regulated in this results in a positive impact on the service offered to the end clients.
I’ve only recently acquired the company, but I believe the main challenges facing our company are business growth (for the reason above), recruitment and change management. Aside from looking to find solutions for the these challenges, another motivation of mine for attending the course was to be develop my skills and knowledge around leadership and roles and responsibilities involved.
The learning experience:
I found the Role of the Managing Director course to be very affirming. I was pleased to be taking away new ideas that I can look to implement within our business that will hopefully support with our growth, as well as encouraging existing and new staff to be more involved in the vision of the company.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course, I felt the number of delegates complimented the course well and with us all from diverse industries which made for a lot of engaging conversations. The tutor was fun and engaging kept up momentum and I enjoyed the teamwork segments.
Attending this managing director training has already made a difference, giving me more confidence to lead the company forward, speaking with the regional managers and having weekly meetings keeping them updated and being positive when good things have happened.
How has your training benefited you so far?
I found the change curve and ways of managing change very interesting. This element of learning will deeply impact my role and my dealings with team members and wider staff.
My role in projects means I am constantly adapting to change and encouraging others to embrace new innovations and practices within the workplace. This is not always met with enthusiasm, so by having these new skills I feel I will be able to harness the same level of enthusiasm within the teams.
The theory of managing change and the stages which can be recognised will aid my future dealings of change and have already had a positive impact when engaging others with new developments. This has improved my empathy and understanding and challenged me to manage change in new ways which has been met with positivity and aided my team to move towards “acceptance” more easily.
By attending the course, I have seen a difference in my confidence, willing me to lead the company forward, speaking with the regional managers and having weekly meetings keeping them updated and being positive when good things have happened.