We would like to congratulate our MDP (Management Development Programme) graduates, Cindy Shing, Kirsty Kirk, Katherine May, Andrew Walton, Philip Macmahon, and Laura Langrick for completing their programme this week! 🎓 As well as Thomas Highfield for facilitating and delivering such a great course!
The MDP includes six modules aimed at developing the skills and knowledge necessary for effective leadership. The programme is Chartered Management Institute recognised, meaning the modules have been mapped against some of the most scrutinised standards in management development. They have worked hard over the last 6 months and it has been an honour and a privilege to watch them grow and develop.
What Vianet Believes
At Vianet, we recognise that great people are key to driving the business forward and delivering outstanding performance. Only by having incredibly talented people who are driven by boundless energy and infectious enthusiasm, and who have the courage to make tough calls, can Vianet be a forward-thinking, high-performance business.
Our MDP is a comprehensive program designed to equip managers with the fundamental skills and knowledge required for effective leadership and team management. It covers a wide range of topics, such as employee engagement, building and managing teams, assertive communication and conflict management, time management, and coaching skills.
An In-Depth Look
The programme starts with helping new managers transition from being team members to team managers by understanding their role in setting expectations, managing performance, and building trust with team members. It then goes on to cover how managers can create a culture of engagement by creating a positive work environment, providing feedback and recognition, and communicating effectively with team members.
We emphasise the importance of building and managing a successful team by understanding team dynamics, identifying strengths and weaknesses, setting goals and objectives, and developing team members. It also helps managers develop the skills they need to communicate assertively and manage conflicts effectively with key stakeholders.
In addition to these critical leadership skills, the programme covers essential time management techniques to improve productivity and manage priorities effectively. Finally, the programme provides managers with the tools to coach and develop their team members to achieve their full potential.
To mark the special occasion, the graduates delivered a presentation to our CEO, the Exec, and their line managers on their knowledge gained over the last few months. A big thank you to all who were involved, mentoring and guiding our graduates through this process. We can’t wait to see what they do next! Great job everyone! 👏 🎓
Our very own Head of Technology, Thom Menzies has been featured alongside other local businesses for our partnership with CyberWhite, a Teeside-based cyber security firm.
Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen met with some of CyberWhite’s clients to discuss the importance of cyber security in helping businesses to grow in the local area.
Working with several businesses across the region, CyberWhite recently facilitated a meeting between Mr Houchen and some of its Teesside clients to discuss the importance of cyber security in helping businesses to grow in the local area.
“The technology space on Teesside is growing rapidly and it’s important that we work collaboratively with businesses to ensure they have the security they need for success in the future.” – Matt Hewison (Director at CyberWhite)
“There is a lot of opportunity for the region to grow and it’s meetings like today that allow us to share ideas and plan for a more prosperous future.
Partnering with CyberWhite has allowed us to plan strategically for the next three years, identifying information security objectives and milestones. The relationship is superb, and the team are really interested in delivering outcomes.” – Thom Menzies (Head of Technology at Vianet)
“It shows that the digital sector can help the industrial sector and ultimately help increase local jobs by spending more money in the local area.” – Ben Houchen (Tees Valley Mayor)