Future Leaders Gaining Recognition

In the last issue, we highlighted to readers our unique initiative to develop our industry’s own talent – the BVAA ‘Future Leaders Programme’ (FLP).

Future Leaders, Cohort 2

Impact of LEAN manufacturing simply yet brilliantly illustrated at Koso Kent Introl

Future Leaders at Rotork

Future Leaders at Parker
That article was mainly focussed on Cohort 1, but over the spring and summer, Cohort 2 of the FLP have been participating in regular sessions. Indeed, by the time this issue of the magazine is published they will be gearing up for their ‘final presentation’ to the industry’s senior executives at our Annual General Meeting.

To recap, the programme delivers to delegates a unique set of experiences; a comprehensive personal development programme, free BVAA Technical training, a series of ‘hosted’ days at members’ premises (product awareness/knowledge sharing/best practice) and customised visits to industrial centres of excellence, to name but a few aspects.

A key bonus however is that the FLP is rapidly gaining traction and recognition in the wider industry as a hugely desirable programme upon which to place valve industry people with talent and drive. Indeed, a Cohort 3 is already being recruited for 2018, and we have already largely filled the limited places available.

BVAA CEO Rob Bartlett comments, ‘Cohort 2 have met several times over the spring and summer, indeed it is generally necessary to hold a monthly gathering in order to fit it all in! After each session, highly professional Visit Reports are generated by the delegates, to their own CEOs and BVAA’s Board, to illustrate to them the quality and comprehensiveness of not only the days themselves, but also the ways in which the content impacts on the delegates and on how they have benefitted from – and continue to utilise – their training and experiences.

It really is most enlightening. However, as with last year, we are also taking forward ideas on how to improve further the course.

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 43

Spring 2020 // Issue 52
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