Participants will receive the brief, various resources and be introduced to the TIE process. A chance to think through questions they may have and prepare for the next stages of the TIE programme.
To ensure a highly successful placement this bespoke virtual training with our highly experienced international development trainer, and accompanied by our TIE Development training guide, will help private sector employees get under the skin of International Development.
At TIE we believe that successful leadership is empowered not only by self-knowledge of strengths and weakness, but more importantly, by the clarity of the participant’s purpose and values. At this stage, participants will take part in a team coaching session with our Leadership Coach. This is an opportunity for them to mentally and emotionally prepare for the placement, to clarify motivations, discover natural leadership styles and learn what nurtures or comes in the way of his/her leadership superpower, preparing him/her to meet the challenge. We will use a team styles analysis to help to understand each other, as well as apply a Team Charter. Through the session practical tools will be touched on to help participants get the most out of the team dynamic, more effectively manage the team, and align them towards a shared goal.
All of our placements have a briefing and preparation element to them. Here the team will be introduced to their main point of contact at the organisation; will learn more about the organisation and about the current situation in the country that the organisation is based in; they will better understand the local development needs; and the roles, expectations and availability of their main point(s) of contact. This is an opportunity for the participants to ask the questions they prepared, and for TIE to really hit home best practice of working virtually internationally.
This assignment will last for 6-weeks, and a 10 – 15 hours a week work commitment is required. The team will work with the Organisation and sometimes may share their time with other stakeholders involved in the project. And then it’s really over to the team to run the show. We leave it up to them to manage their time and to figure out when they will connect. All parties have earlier agreed the predefined objective, and a rough time-line, but now is the time for theory to stop and the practice to kick in. Our task now is just to let them get on with it because this is where the magic happens…
To ensure everything is running smoothly, we will have two check-ins during the 30 days. One is at the end of the third week. And the second at the end of the fourth week.
Towards the end of the placement TIE meets with all stakeholders to assess the process, the results and the leadership of the professionals. The intention here is to understand the outcomes, how everyone benefited, what they learned, and what could have been done differently.
Here the individuals will connect with their line managers, or talent team and share their learnings and how they will apply this new learning to their workplace.
This is a chance for everyone to reflect as a team and as individuals on the objectives of the programme in terms of leadership and team skills, what they have learnt, and on their professional and business objectives. The purpose of this coaching session is to help the participants sustain positive change for themselves and help them channel the impact in their business, roles and teams.