The Leadership Development Programme aims to enhance on-the-job learning and boost candidates’ employability.
The aquaculture industry has set out clear ambitions to double output by 2030, along with the strategic priorities for achieving this growth – strong leadership and a skilled workforce, amongst them. The Leadership Development Programme, with its mix of on-site learning and personal development, is designed to deliver both, shaping confident, capable, commercially-aware employees who are able to advance into leadership positions as soon they become available.
Delivered by Skillfluence, expert trainers who specialise in programmes specifically for scientists, the Leadership Development Programme comprises a series of personal development workshops, one-to-one coaching sessions and special projects. The next session will begin in November 2019.
Topics covered will include everything from core business attributes including time-management, communication and effective presentation skills, to added-value learning such as understanding the regulator’s role and the importance of a strong customer focus.
The SAIC Leadership Development Programme is the latest in a suite of skills-oriented programmes which includes undergraduate internships, funded MSc places that involve industry-led applied research projects, postgraduate conference grants, and ‘Managing and Leading the Team’ training for first-time managers.