Management development programme delivers for BAE

SKILLS Helen Westendorp, Director of Treehouse

Gloucestershire-based creative training company, Treehouse, has completed its first management development programme for BAE’s Combat Air Product Support department.

The Combat Air Product Support department recognised that some of their key technical managers, whilst excelling in their own technical discipline, needed support in becoming better people managers. 26 chosen managers took part in the ten-month programme.

By the end of the programme all managers had learnt to be less involved in technical delivery and more supportive in helping their teams deliver and think for themselves.

“Choosing managers that have the skills and desire to make change happen is the key to the start of any management development programme,”

said Treehouse Director, Helen Westendorp.