Aberdeen Asset Management - Case study

Aberdeen Asset Management - Case study


Aberdeen Asset Management



Skills Development Programme


Aberdeen after many years of steady organisational growth, has significantly increased its size by acquisition.  They were looking to run their first skills development programme at both staff level, and Management level in 2015 in three locations.


Following a TNA in 2014 when MaST was appointed, the curriculum was devised at two levels.  At level 1 are a number of skills courses and open to all staff.  At level 2 are a variety of management courses.


Aberdeen also needed a partner who could work through the ‘pilot’ phase with them.  Not only with the content being tested but the concept of development in general.  Courses were open to all by self-selection.  That required facilitators to deal in the moment with delegates of all seniority and experience that may have not fully understood the course description or the twin level approach, or the need for pre work.


Aberdeen has been delighted with the response from participants at all levels.  The ‘word of mouth’ is a strong influence in their culture, and numbers rapidly rose.  It has also created a real learning culture, and interest in follow up.  This success has led to a wider range of topics for the future, and MaST being asked to run versions of these topics as special team events by enthused Team Managers.  The success of the programme has led to MaST running it in 2016 in Europe, USA and Singapore.


In addition, MaST has been appointed to provide targeted skills development for their first Talent cohorts.  This is here in London and for their SE Asia Emerging Leaders cohort which we covered from our Singapore office.






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