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Peddle Thorp

by | Dec 4, 2021

Peddle Thorp Career & Leadership Development Program 2022

The following information answers your question about this program and how to apply.

Why are we doing this Program?

All members of an organisation influence themselves and each other through their behaviours. Behaviours are driven by past learning as well as by underlying beliefs and values. Peddle Thorp views leadership broadly and considers all team members to have leadership qualities. This program is a whole-of-organisation approach to enhance our organisational culture and upskill our people regarding self-leadership and collaborative communication. 

Who is facilitating this Program?

Jeremy Gates and Dr Rachel Hannam from Enact Solutions are HR consultants and communications experts. Together they will be facilitating the whole program. Rachel is an organisational psychologist who also owns North Brisbane Psychologists which currently provides confidential EAP services for Peddle Thorp.

How will the Program kick off?

The first Cohort of this Program will officially begin the Program with a 360-Degree Feedback process. 360-Degree Feedback is a system or process in which employees receive confidential, anonymous feedback from the people who work around them. This typically includes the employee’s manager, peers, and direct reports. A mixture of about eight to twelve people fill out an anonymous online feedback form that asks questions covering a range of interpersonal and workplace competencies. Through the process, participants gain a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses. 360-Feedback is useful for managers and non-managers alike. It helps people be more effective in their current roles, and helps them understand what areas they should focus on if they want to move into a management role. The survey takes each person approximately 10 to 12 minutes to complete. The finalised reports will be emailed to your Consultants (Jeremy and Rachel). Electronic copies will be emailed directly to you (and no one else) before the first workshop and you will be invited to contact us directly if you want to discuss the report individually at the start of the Program.

What is the time-frame for this Program?

We hope to kick-off the Program in February 2022 and it will officially finish around August 2022. After that time, a second Cohort will begin. Offers for Cohort 2 will take place around April 2022. We hope that with enough interest, Cohort 2 will begin in June/July 2022.

What contents will the Workshops cover?

Jeremy to add some content here…..

How do I apply?

Register your interest in the Program here (we need a clickable hyperlink to a fillable pdf here asking for 1) name, 2) current role, 3) when started at Peddle Thorp, 4) why do you wish to undertake this program / what do you hope to gain? 5) how can you see yourself using the knowledge and skills gained?).

How much time is involved?

The Program involves two half-day workshops per month (on Friday afternoons) for the first half of the program (Feb/March/April) followed by just one half-day workshop in the second half of the Program (May/June/July). This is called the ‘mass-and-fade’ model of learning, where learning starts off more intensively and ‘fades’ over time. We will offer you activities or homework between workshops if you wish to learn more. We will also be offering two individual coaching sessions over the course of the Program to discuss your 360 Degree Feedback results and professional growth plan to support implementation of your learnings.

When will the final Cohort be announced?

Some time during January 2022.

Where will the Workshops be held?

At Peddle Thorp’s Brisbane Office. We are looking into ways to include staff in other locations, including via video. 

How many people in each Cohort?

Approximately 10-14 people is best for optimised learning.

What will I get out of this?

This is a developmental opportunity. At no point will your results from any survey or questionnaire or anything you say or do during the Program be used to evaluate your job performance. You will gain insights into your strengths, your areas for growth, and your underlying values as well as be supported towards your professional goals. The material you learn is also likely to help you in your personal life as well, since the focus is on getting to know yourself more and interacting more effectively and authentically with other people.

What if I miss out on the first Cohort?

We are hopeful that a second Cohort will begin about half-way through 2022. 

Will my bosses be involved at all?

Not directly; they will not be at the workshops. And they will certainly not see your 360 Degree Feedback Results. However, we will be running workshops with Wim, Brett & Peter as well to ensure they have the same content and language as you, to share the knowledge across the organisation.

Can I speak to the Facilitators before I apply?

Of course. Please call Jeremy on 0425 333 369 or Rachel on 0478 789 321 to find out more.