Leadership and management development fund
The guidance, information and resource on this page are from projects completed by large construction companies, with more than 250 directly employed staff, who benefitted from CITB's Leadership and Management Development Fund. The objective of this fund was to enable those construction companies to invest in developing the leadership, management or supervisory skills of their staff. We hope you will find the resulting guidance, information and resource produced by these construction companies useful.
The application window for this fund has now closed. For queries regarding this fund, please email L&MFund@citb.co.uk.
By clicking on each Company, you will be provided with a summary of their funded project. As well as a downloadable file which includes the resources developed through the funded programme.
Company name: AB2000
Company size: 250 - 500
Description of project: CITB funding enabled AB2000 to establish a Leadership & Management programme and framework which aligns to business objectives. Whilst establishing a shared vision of what good Leadership & Management looks like against personal performance and business performance. Deliverables include: AB2000 Leadership Programme, Time Management, Commercial Management, Delegation skills, Communication skills, Teamwork and Team Building.
Company name: Alfred Bagnall & Sons Ltd
Company size: 600
Description of project:
This project will focus on developing a coherent Leadership & Management training programme for Alfred Bagnall & Sons Supervisors, and Branch Managers.
Deliverables include - Assertive Communications and Lesson plans for 'Leadership & Management behaviours' 'Building highly effective Supervisors' 'Building highly effective Leaders'
Company name: BAM Nutall
Company size: 1000+
Description of project: The Programme supported managers to meet one of the BAM’s primary values which is to recognise their employees as their greatest asset. The funding enabled BAM to move with the times by updating and migrating all of their existing management and leadership training to online delivery, as well as considering other delivery methods like augmented or virtual reality.
Company name: Barratt Developments PLC
Company size: 1000+
Description of project: The funded project focused on developing the skills and capabilities of highly performing graduates displaying core leadership and management competencies within Barratt Developments 6 main business disciplines (Construction, Sales, Finance, Technical, Commercial and Land). Creating a pipeline of talent for the organisation to use both now, and in the future.
Company name: Bell Decorating Group
Company size: 1450
Description of project: Bell Decorating created a bespoke programme called 'First Line Managers Training Programme'. The programme has been based on the widespread knowledge that First Line Managers require support with managing the transition from having a trade/skill to becoming a leader.
Company name: Berkeley Homes
Company size: 250+
Description of project: CITB funding enabled Berkeley Homes to streamline and improve the communication between the management and staff in the lower ranks of the business, to equip the managers with the core skills to manage and build teams of motivated people that feel highly valued, engaged and supported in their roles.
Deliverables include: 6 workshops. 1 The People manager, 2 Managing difficult situations, 3 Developing the team, 4 Managing for results, 5 Balance and wellbeing and 6 Selecting for success.
Company name: Bouygues
Company size: 1000+
Description of project: Bouygues focussed on Leadership & Management training to ensure that Senior Management understood the real impact of site quality on the sustainability of the whole business. Bouygues wanted to:
- Significantly reduce snags through defects and latent defects
- Witness a step change in organisational behaviours
- Experience a return to 'pride in the job' across project teams
- See a greater bond of trust established across project teams which would be built on consistent quality delivery
- A change in behaviours at design and procurement, so it is always focused on quality.
To achieve this Bouygues delivered training through the 'GET IT RIGHT INITIATIVE', and conducted numerous sessions through a 'Leadership meets' programme. Where key leaders and speakers from across industry came to discuss Leadership & Behaviours with course participants.
For further information on the training that was delivered through GIRI, please click here.
Company name: Brown and Mason Group Limited
Company size: 300+
Description of project: CITB funding enabled Brown and Mason Group Limited complete CCDO Supervisor & Managers courses, allowing them to achieve the NVQ qualifications in a much shorter timeframe. Many of the delegates had been promoted into these positions because of technical knowledge and skills but had fallen behind on where they needed to be with their CCDO cards. Therefore, the funding helped deliver this is a well-structured, and much shorter time.
Deliverables included: CCDO Supervisor and CCDO Manager, along with NVQ Level 4,6 & 7 in Demolition using CITB Approved Training Providers Graffa and Perses
Company name: CALA Group
Company size: 1000+
Region: England & Scotland
Description of project: This project set out to develop and deliver a pilot ILM L3 Award in Leadership and Management Practice for the Construction and Built Environment Sector. The pilot aimed to support the future of CALA's Construction Academy, enabling them to continue delivering in a post-Covid environment. Funded modules include: Difficult conversations, Difficult situations, Leadership & Management, Leadership & People Management, course handouts and a final module for the ILM.
Company name: Gleeson Developments
Company size: 600+
Description of project: CITB funding enabled Gleeson Developments to have a renewed focus on training and development, with a particular emphasis on the succession planning of leaders and managers, following the appointment of a new CEO in 2019 and a period of rapid growth for the organisation.
Deliverables included: Effective Communication, Absence Management, Employee Wellbeing, Performance Management, Employment Law to run alongside a Level 3 ILM Diploma for Managers
Company name: GRAHAM (London)
Company size: 1400+
Description of project: CITB funding enabled GRAHAM (London) to target on developing project teams’ leadership and project delivery ability. Deliverables include: Timist Presentation, Wellbeing at work, Improving Productivity, Client Value and Profitability in the supply chain.
Company name: GRAHAM (Northern Ireland)
Company size: 1400
Description of project: CITB funding was to give GRAHAM (Northern Ireland) a strategic succession plan to safeguard the future of the business by using the expertise of their existing directors and external partners to mentor, support and inspire future leaders by passing on skills, behaviours and expertise to future senior leaders.
Deliverables include: 4 modules – Leading & Managing Strategically, Leading & Managing Externally, Leading & Managing Processes & Systems and Leading & Managing Internally.
Company name: ISG Ltd
Company size: 750+
Description of project: CITB funding enabled ISG to develop their largest pool of managers, 'leads others', to be ambassadors and leaders of their company values.
Deliverables include: 1. Understanding Personality Styles, 2. The role of the Manager, 3. Vital conversations, 4. Developing people, 5. Planning and organising, 6. Problem solving, 7. Impact, Influence and Negotiation, 8. Stakeholder management.
Company name: J Murphy & Sons Ltd
Company size: 3500
Description of project: CITB funding enabled J Murphy & Sons Ltd to provide front-line supervisors and managers with a new focus, where equality, diversity and inclusion strategies create inclusive work environments, tackle underrepresentation through diversity of thought and direct collaboration with people at project level to bring about positive change.
The One Murphy Big Inclusion Programme , they have created, will drive cultural changes within the organisation.
Deliverables include: The One Murphy BIG Inclusion programme, board game and cards.
Company name: Keepmoat Homes
Company size: 1140
Description of project: CITB funding enabled Keepmoat Homes to invest further in their leaders and influencers, to empower and develop them further across the business, to enable them to better manage change, improve business processes, use of systems, information and to collaborate more effectively.
Deliverables include: 3 modules (You, Team, Results) for Leading Change & Adding Value
Company name: MACE
Company size: 4000
Description of project: CITB funding enabled MACE to upskill 1200-line managers to adapt and build remote management and leadership skills and behaviours to ensure teams operate successfully in a remote environment. Deliverables include: Foundations in Managing Remotely, Managing productivity and engagement remotely and Managing performance remotely.
Company name: McCarthy & Stone
Company size: 350+
Description of project: CITB funding enabled McCarthy & Stone to support one of their Behavioural Pillars by launching an EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) programme to their managers. Deliverables include: 8 short videos, around communication, interviews, meetings, performance review, and micro behaviours.
Company name: Morgan Sindall
Company size: 2400
Description of project: This funded project benefitted not only on the individuals taking part, but also had an impact on the teams they work with and the supply chain. The programme linked to the business strategy and the cultural outcomes they wished to achieve. By focusing on four key areas: Trust and belonging, listening and communicating, coaching and developing, and, being innovative and inspiring.
The resources available include: Pre and post-work for the trainees to carry out in advance of the programme, Welcome & Introduction, Stepping up to Management, Coach & Develop, Trust & Belonging, Innovate & Inspire, Listen & Communicate, and a Learner log to enable the trainee to log their learning throughout the duration of the programme.
Company name: Sir Robert McAlpine
Company size: 2500
Description of project: CITB funding enabled Sir Robert McAlpine to launch a new Management development Programme aimed at Level 5 & 6 Managers to equip them with some of the essential tolls and skills to support their direct reports performance development, improve employee engagement and retention.
Deliverables include: Understanding my Impact, Developing the skills to Deliver, Developing the Skills to Engage and Leaving a lasting Impression.
Company name: Vinci
Company size: 1000+
Description of project: Vinci delivered a Skills Development Programme for Supervisors and Managers which has been developed by the Get It Right Initiative (GIRI) – a group of industry experts, organisations and businesses invested in eliminating error and improving the UK Construction Industry. The programme comprised of two modules aimed at frontline Supervisors/Managers, with a specific focus on preventing error by placing emphasis on planning, effective communication and enhanced decision-making.
For more information on the Get It Right Initiative, please visit the GIRI webpage.
Company name: Willmott Dixon
Company size: 2115
Description of Project: Willmott Dixon received funding to help them develop and deliver a blended learning approach for:
- An updated and enhanced leadership and management programme for new and upcoming/ middle managers, enabling them to adapt to short and long-term business changes. The modules and programmes delivered as part of this included: Authentic and Compassionate Leadership and a fully comprehensive new Coaching School within Willmott Dixon. As part of the Level 3 Coaching Qualification, there is also a folder filled with case studies, opinion pieces, Coaching advice and expertise to support a new Coach in carrying out their role effectively.
- A tailored virtual leadership programme to support and embed new ways of working post Covid-19. The modules delivered as part of this programme, included: Kitbag modules (Exceptional 1 2 1's, Building Great Teams, Direction & Delegation, Leading a remote team and The mind of the Leader). These kitbag modules are essentially a toolkit for Managers to utilise with their direct reports. Finally, as part of this programme; Willmott Dixon delivered a Virtual Leadership Module to support management in leading a team in the new virtual environments that they are tasked with working in.
Company name: Willmott Dixon Interiors
Company size: 267
Description of project: The purpose of this project was to support the establishment of a Future Female Leaders Academy in association with Cambridge Executive. It set out to develop a bespoke offer for female managers looking to progress into senior leadership roles. This programme received a large amount of praise for its contribution to promoting inclusion and diversity in the workforce. Due to its success, the programme will continue to be ran by Willmott Dixon Interiors into the future. Resources provided include: Pre programme Women in Leadership research, Women in Leadership Programme brochure, programme summary, Women in Leadership evaluation, Programme kick of presentation, Mentoring masterclass presentation, mentoring agreement template, personal development plan template and mentoring delegate communications.
Company name: Wolfkran Ltd
Company size: 300+
Description of project: CITB funding enabled Wolfkran Ltd to align talent, improve performance, productivity and sustainability by enlisting their new management team on a leadership development programme following a period of restructuring for the company
Deliverables include: Wellbeing, Performance, Appraisal Skills, Inspiring and Motivating, Project Management, Presentation Skills, Fairness, Inclusion & Respect
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