Navigator – The Work and Personal Development Programme for Men
The first programme in the UK to be specifically researched and developed for men in non-management and junior management roles.
Navigator is a specially designed work and personal development programme for men, that enables those in non-management and junior management positions to identify clear, practical and realistic steps that they want to take at work and at home. Once recognised, the Navigator development course helps them to develop the skills and determination to help them to achieve career goals personal aims.
Developed in response to the phenomenal success of its sister development training programme for women – ‘Springboard’ programme for women, this powerful and pioneering development course has been successfully used by over 5,000 men in non management and junior management roles across many different industries. It’s delivered, to great acclaim, through a specially trained network of licensed trainers.
Who is it designed for ?
The Navigator Development Programme is designed for men from all backgrounds, ages and stages of their lives, who want to examine their home and work life in order to take their next steps more consciously.
For employers, the Navigator programme enables them to develop staff to their fullest potential, is quick and easy to implement and can be a component in any Diversity and/or gender initiatives. For even greater impact, run the Springboard and Navigator programmes in parallel.
What results can I expect?
The results relate to the objectives each man sets himself on the first workshop. Many men use the programme to get results at work, such as new qualifications, promotions, new skills, a new attitude to change and a massive boost of energy, motivation and determination.
Other men focus on results in their personal life, such as sorting out difficult relationships, improving health, dealing with stress and gaining a work/life balance.
Some men steam up their career ladder after attending the Navigator development programme for men, whilst others stay in the same job but with an invigorated sense of purpose and a more positive attitude. Overall, Navigator aims to help participants with:
What does the programme consist of?
The format of the Navigator Programme is tried and tested, with its principles grounded in reality. Navigator has an impeccable track record in an extraordinarily wide range of situations.
Delivered over three months, it consists of five simple, yet powerful, ingredients:
- A superb, especially researched and written workbook, regularly up-dated and embracing all the material for the entire programme
- Four action-packed one-day workshops spread over three months
- The provision of real, relevant and inspiring role models
- The encouragement of effective networks within the group
- Peer coaching to enable long term, sustainable progress.
Managers have said: ‘Following Navigator, men are much more focussed on their careers, rather than seeing work as ‘just a job’. It has broadened their horizons and shown how they can make things happen for themselves, rather than waiting for things to come to them.’
We have an abundance of evaluation evidence, gathered from a wealth of organisations over many years. Here is just a flavour of the fantastic results you can expect. Contact us for more detail.
- 84% of past participants say they have ‘a more positive attitude’ since attending the Navigator development programme for men
- 82% say they have ‘better decision making’ skills
- 82% say they have ‘better communication skills’
- 29% have received a performance related pay increase or bonus for which they credit the Navigator development programme for men.
Navigator is one way men can develop a much needed new sense of identity at work as well as a better balance between home and work.
The Independent newspaper
We use Springboard and Navigator as they boost substantially the personal and professional development of our staff.
Sinead Rafferty, Training and Development, First Trust Bank
Navigator is a fundamental part of our programme to equip younger or more junior staff with the skills and confidence they will need for more senior jobs with us or elsewhere. It links both to our target of lowering the age distribution across the council and increasing the number of staff from a BME background in more senior posts.
George Bishop, Director of Personnel and General Services, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Following Navigator, men are much more focussed on their careers, rather than seeing work as ‘just a job’. It has broadened their horizons and shown how they can make things happen for themselves, rather than waiting for things to come to them.
Navigator has improved my personal effectiveness both at home and at work. I feel more confident and motivated than ever before. I’m enjoying my work once more; but more importantly, I’m enjoying life once more.
David Werritt , Wakefield Metropolitan District Council
An excellent chance to stop and think about where you are going personally and how that relates to your career. I found the course very interesting and hugely enjoyable.
Rob Moor, Improvement, Performance & Scrutiny, CSCI
Using the material within the course, I was able to present clear thoughts to the interview panel on how I wanted my career to develop away from laboratory work and into supervisory management. I doubt very much that I would have been successful without using the Navigator material to give me an edge.
Simon Ward, Birmingham University
An excellent programme for self-development insight. I would recommend the programme for men from all walks of life; it is for everyman.
Mike Holmes, Wakefield MDC
The Navigator programme has opened men’s eyes to personal development and given then the confidence to ask for what they need. Navigator has shown that men deserve to get support and will give it in return.
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
From my point of view, Navigator has been brilliant, especially as a younger member of the group starting out on my career path. The course has given me much greater focus on what I want and a lot of help with how to go about getting it.
Richard Jones, Suffolk Police
Very beneficial to have a same-sex training course with a professional trainer.
Brian Hickey, Cheshire Police