Needs Analysis and Objectives
- Analysis of company development needs and gaps for strategic positioning and objectives through Active Development Design® process
- Target setting and creation of commitment and interest among key stakeholders
Truly custom designed learning means that we take your vision, values and strategic goals as the starting point. In our process, those goals are turned into program objectives. Every design, program and element is intended to move the participants and your company towards the objectives. This way we ensure that we can measure the impact of the learning process.
In today’s world we do not separate between a physical and a virtual learning experience. In our programs, both physical and digital elements are integrated to produce the overall learning flow. Each element, be it physical or digital, supports the integrated learning process to achieve the objectives of the program.
Partner with us when your company needs support in implementing a new business strategy, manage organisational transformation or grow your business.
We work globally together with businesses to co-create dynamic custom designed learning solutions that directly address their business challenges and have a true business impact. We help our clients with initiatives ranging from shorter leadership development processes to building up their internal corporate universities. We also conduct easy and efficient consulting processes to support HR in creating or re-designing the company’s leadership development portfolio.
Some of the capabilities we can offer are:
Our methods are designed to be eye-opening experiences in which program participants are active agents producing novel insights. Some of our methods include:
Leadership and communication
24 h leadership principle workshop
Bermuda triangle of communication
Dark room experience
Emotional intelligence game
Performing leadership with choir
Workplace Big5 assessments
Team management systems
Strategy and decision-making
Leading in complexity
Systematic Innovation workshop
Change Pro simulation®
Contact us to learn more about what we can offer and find the best learning solution to suit your company.
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The Marketing Mindset Program inspired us to take bolder actions in our marketing communications. Our people were left with a motivation to aim higher with the support and tools we gained with Hanken & SSE.
“We have been delighted by the excellent level of the process and resources. The project we did with Hanken & SSe has enhanced both our internal dialogue and inspired us to reach the peak and has supported the execution of our strategy.”
“What contributed to the success of the program was to have a reliable and high quality partner to work together with. Being able to trust that the program meets our needs and wishes was vital.”
“We are very satisfied with the outcomes of the program and the impact it had on our business.”
“The Hanken & SSE Executive Education Luxury Cluster-program crystallised our own capabilities, it also gave us focus on our own unique selling proposition.”
“All participants were positive and happy with the learnings of the program, they are using the obtained skills in their everyday work. Partnering with Hanken & SSE helped Lactalis to meet the set expectations and to make CIS Management teams more efficient in their everyday work and in achieving business targets in front of them.”
“Each team member gained a lot of new knowledge as well as had room and the opportunity to develop one’s own thinking, they were able to internalise the strategy and reflect on one’s own modes of operating.”
“Together with Hanken & SSE we co-designed and executed a three-step development process. The high-quality program set the expectation for the participants, which the program as a whole reclaimed.”
The program is suited for finance professionals, specifically established business controllers with 3-5 years of experience who are looking to develop their role and work comfortably in English.
Prior to program commencement potential participants will be interviewed to ensure the right fit for the program.
UPM believes that competence, integrity and the drive of our people make us unique. Our challenge is to unleash the potential of the global Stakeholder Relations organization to have a unified marketing mind-set across our different teams. Although most of the employees are not working in direct contact with marketing related tasks, everyone needs a marketing mindset and related skills in their work. Together with Hanken & SSE, we wanted to see how marketing can create value for the business.
Our Stakeholder Relations function chose Hanken & SSE to draft a completely digital marketing programme for all our team members globally. 80 employees explored the fundamentals and current trends in marketing, while applying the lessons to their real-life business cases along the way. Finally, 25 were selected to attend a live workshop to gain even more insights and practical tools for storytelling, digital marketing campaigns, sustainability communication and pitching.
Participants were inspired by the new marketing insights and how they could use it in their daily work to create impact. The program has not only ignited lively discussions around marketing but also given tools for new marketing approaches and projects. It was pivotal to have an understanding and encouraging partner to generate this marketing mindset program.
Fingrid is responsible for the Finnish electricity transmission grid, the most important infrastructure of our society. Every day Fingrid employees can see the impact of their work on the lives of all Finns: Finland is powered by electricity. In line with international cooperation and the expanding electricity market, our work also has a more and more prominent international dimension. We already belong to the leading companies globally in the industry, but our aim now is to reach the peak! We are investing in competence development all the time, and this time we wanted our top executive team to sharpen their competence in the most relevant business topics of the future.
Hanken & SSE captured our need and was able to propose a process to exactly meet our targets. We created a learning process that combined the field specific expertise provided by Hanken & SSE and our company’s strategic targets in a compact manner.
We have been delighted by the excellent level of the process and resources. The project has enhanced both our internal dialogue and inspiration how to reach the peak and has supported the execution of our strategy.
Inspired and skilled personnel as well as smart ways of working are the basis for our success. We wanted to develop people leadership and business skills of YIT leaders to better meet current and future needs. We also wanted to increase collaboration and interaction across YIT by both having strong team working elements in the program and also creating networking opportunities for people. Listening and understanding our customers better has been and is one of the core themes of the program as well. We felt that Hanken & SSE had true interest in our business and challenges and had a proactive and solution oriented approach. We particularly appreciated the active support and professional discussions in designing the program to truly meet our needs. Being open and responsive to our feedback and needs. Also the good reputation as a business school and executive education provider effected our decision.
The solution was an intense and high quality cross company leadership program which is a well balanced combination of leadership, customer understanding, team working, strategy and finance. The program is challenging and inspiring for the participants and of benefit to YIT.
YIT Challenger Program supports our strategic focus areas by increasing the skills, capabilities and understanding of YIT leaders to better lead people and business. Through that we were able to create excitement and pull from the organisation towards the program. What contributed to the success was to have a reliable and high quality partner to work together with. Being able to trust that the program meets our needs and wishes was vital.
Kovanen Corporation wanted to fine-tune its service concept in order to reach the highest possible service quality level. To do that we decided to take part in the program Excellence in Customer Experience – Luxury Cluster that we came across, delivered by Hanken & SSE Executive Education.
During the program we shaped our brand, our value proposition, our core values, our way of working and we also focused on improving our digital services. We also benchmarked international brands in order to develop our service processes. Thanks to the program we were able to clearly define our brand strategy, which we believe is very important especially considering pending regulations that are coming into effect. As a result, we are stronger than ever in our customer service and clearly on a positive growth path, better equipped and ready to meet an even more challenging future!
We are very satisfied with the outcomes of the program and the impact it had on our business. In addition we very much enjoyed meeting and networking with the people from other companies taking part in the program. That valuable network was a great benefit of the program.
We took part in the Customer Excellence – Luxury Cluster program to develop and enhance our business and focus on our unique selling points.
The Hanken & SSE Executive Education Luxury Cluster-program crystallized our own capabilities, it also gave us focus on our own unique selling proposition. Through the program and its networking opportunities with other participants, it has been easier to take the strategic next steps towards growth. The Luxury Cluster Finland program is a great international tool for companies with a global clientele, who are committed to develop excellence in customer experience as a competitive advantage.rience as a competitive advantage.
Lactalis was looking to invest in individual development plans of management team members from eight countries across the CIS zone. More specifically develop strategic thinking, leadership, people management skills, finance and change management. We had previously worked with Hanken & SSE on a successful management team program, they are very quick and to the point. so when a new need was identified we chose to work with Hanken & SSE again.
A program covering all the identified development needs was run in 4 different locations of the CIS zone. On top of live learning, we agreed on running interactive activities to support the learning process. Participating executives were divided into groups and assigned an actual business project. At the end of the program each group presented the results of their project work to the CIS GM and received positive feedback for their efforts.
All participants were positive and happy about the learnings of the program, they are using the obtained skills in their everyday work. Partnering with Hanken & SSE helped Lactalis to meet the set expectations and to make CIS Management teams more efficient in their everyday work and in achieving business targets in front of them.
Increasing competition and changes on the market calls for a completely new way of doing business, while maintaining key strengths. We needed to change our leadership style towards a more participatory one, a more people-centric and future- oriented way of viewing the business. We aimed to enhance leading people with a goal-oriented approch. Gasum Academy started early 2016 and its objective was to support and develop a goal-oriented approach to implement and execute the new strategy.
Because we wanted to have a One Gasum thinking, create new ideas and enhance positive thinking and a solution-oriented mindset, it was a clear decision that Hanken & SSE would be our partner. Their development programs are of high quality and this was the most essential criteria for us. Hanken & SSE offers new knowledge based on research and top subject matter experts in their field that challenge to both new ways of thinking and new methods.
Each team member gained a lot of new knowledge as well as had room and the opportunity to develop one’s own thinking, they were able to internalize the strategy and reflect on one’s own modes of operating. From a company perspective, we achieved a One Gasum way of thinking and a joint view of the comany’s position, strengths and direction. We were able to network and reach joint thinking models. The leadership practices and the sales culture were unified and we had a lot of great conversations that have since been transferred into practice.
Preparing for future manager and leadership succession
Skanska’s goal is to recruit the best possible professionals and develop them further in their career. With retirements, replacements and to ensure Skanska’s future business profitability and excellent projects across our business areas, we need experts for the future. We want to ensure that we continue to have skilled staff to implement our business strategy and challenging projects.
Together with Hanken & SSE we co-designed and executed a three-step development process
As a result of our co-operation, we conducted a high-quality, future oriented management development program. The high-quality program set the expectation for the participants, which the program as a whole reclaimed.
The Gap finder process is used to create an in-depth understanding of the development needs of a company regarding its competence development or for example objectives or outcomes of a program.
The outcome of a 3-5-week gap finder process can be: