4 Components of Delivering a Successful Development Center
Designing an immersive and insightful development center experience that delivers your target learning outcomes and engages participants.
There are many different types of development center – from those aimed at senior business leaders to those targeted towards early career apprentices – designed to address different strategic purposes across a wide range of industries. Whatever the target outcome, our experience has shown that pairing a robust, objective approach with an immersive, reflective and engaging experience brings out the best in the participants – which in turn helps the organization to thrive too.
Well-designed development centers encourage participant self-insight to explore current performance, future potential and development gaps, and should by their nature deliver a positive impact. A key instrument in the talent management toolbox for group-wide career and personal development, development centers are typically a one- or two-day event with a mix of observed and assessed group and individual exercises, where participants are actively involved in the assessment of their own behavior as part of their professional development.