senior executive program
general


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This international corporate management program builds value for the operating companies of the Randstad Group. The dynamic and interactive program concentrates on sharing knowledge while focusing on the latest developments in the industry and relevant management skills. The Senior Executive Program (SEP) provides the participating managers with a strong business foundation and enables them to act more effectively and efficiently in today’s business environment.


testimonial

“SEP was the most interesting learning experience I've had so far in my working life. Challenging, mind-opening and deeply stimulating. It covers cutting edge strategy and management topics in a challenging and engaging way. The highly efficient faculty and coaches were great at leading the group of senior executives and captivating them with the knowledge they had to share. I truly enjoyed the full immersion of the in-person sessions, making connections with colleagues from other countries as well as the personal coaching sessions. The program really has everything you can imagine to support learning and personal development. It's a total "must" for any senior executive who wants to transform into a leader of the future."

Marian Canto e Castro - human resources & legal director - Randstad Portugal

 

participants

The SEP-learning journey is designed and intended for colleagues within Randstad who are seen as (high) potentials with regards to further career development, and whose leadership would develop at an accelerated pace through this learning journey. This view should be supported through and reflected in the People Review Process. 

The SEP participant is an inspiring role model, a thought leader who...

  • is future-focused, eager to learn and open-minded

  • has an entrepreneurial mindset

  • is a leading example in behavior related to the Randstad human forward leadership framework

  • is visionary, sets the strategic direction and conceptualizes the vision for the local business

  • has breadth of perspective, and takes a wide view of issues

  • is firm, decisive and courageous in leading change and execution

  • has demonstrated sustainable good performance and business results

  • has a good command of both written and spoken English

  • has HayGrade: ≈20 and up, and has a (high)potential rating in the People Review Process

… and whose future step could be to become:

  • managing director of a small/medium opco
  • global functional managing director
  • management team member large opco
  • (regional) leader GCS or RSR
  • concept leader professionals vertical

* (high) potential rating according to the (functional) people review


objectives

  • Develop deep awareness and reflection of your leadership (Connect people); 
  • Connect to the outside world and identify patterns and  trends in the future of work to set strategic direction (Drives vision and purpose);
  • Act into the human forward promise through delivering on a relevant Randstad Business Assignment (Manages Ambiguity);
  • Show the leadership and VUCA competencies/capabilities required to transform Randstad as a change agent (Manages ambiguity);
  • Firmly lead and execute the Tech & Touch strategy (Resourcefulness);
  • Apply visionary leadership from purpose to influence and lead the business environment (Drives vision and purpose);
  • Engage with your peers across the company to create synergy and understand each other's cultural backgrounds (Connect People).

benefits

After completion of the program, participants will:

  • be able to enhance their various leadership styles - be supported to become more flexible and effective
  • understand the changing business environment of major clients and the change in customer demands
  • have gained knowledge and skills regarding strategy, management and leadership by simultaneously reflecting and strengthening their attitude towards their work and company 

the program In the journey, you will have the opportunity to learn more about strategic thinking, strategy implementation personal & team leadership and how to elevate your ability to engage and inspire others. Your journey will consist of three so-called destinations (modules), each filled with several learning activities. Furthermore, there will be learning elements in between destinations (modules) in the form of online learning, a business assignment, and individual coaching sessions.

module 1: strategy & personal leadership
  • Develop deep awareness and reflection of your leadership (Connect people);
  • Connect to the outside world and identify patterns and trends in the future of work to set strategic direction (Drives vision and purpose);
  • Act into the human forward promise through delivering on a relevant Randstad Business Assignment (Manages Ambiguity);
  • Engage with your peers across the company to create synergy (Connect People). 

module 2: change & organizational leadership
  • Connect to the outside world and identify patterns and trends in the future of work to set strategic direction (Drives vision and purpose);
  • Act into the human forward promise through delivering on a relevant Randstad Business Assignment (Manages Ambiguity);
  • Show the leadership and VUCA competencies/capabilities required to transform Randstad as a change agent (Manages ambiguity);
  • Firmly lead and execute the Tech & Touch strategy (Resourcefulness);


module 3: impact & responsible leadership

  • Act into the human forward promise through delivering on a relevant Randstad Business Assignment (Manages Ambiguity);
  • Show the leadership and VUCA competencies/capabilities required to transform Randstad as a change agent (Manages ambiguity);
  • Firmly lead and execute the Tech & Touch strategy (Resourcefulness);
  • Apply visionary leadership from purpose to influence and lead the business environment (Drives vision and purpose);
  • Understand each others cultural backgrounds (Connect People).


learning philosophy

No learning without action, no action without learning.

In this learning journey, participants will be learning and developing through their own experiences in special projects, through solving problems in real-life situations and through reflecting on their experiences by discussing them with fellow-participants from other Randstad companies.

A Personal Development Plan is part of SEP. Together with the participant, the manager will be responsible for this plan before, during and after the program.

projects

As part of the program, participants will work in teams on a project to find applicable solutions for real challenges of the Randstad group. The project work will provide them with excellent learning and networking opportunities. The expected t result is to show new and effective approaches in the final presentation at the end of the program to the members of the Executive Board and to Managing Directors. Executive Board members will propose the project assignments.

Project criteria will include:
  • strategic importance for the Randstad Group
  • a high-level general management nature
  • sufficient complexity to allow the project to be worked on with 4 or 5 people and still be concluded in a 10-month period Demand for priority setting, practical relevance and innovation 
  • the final aim is to implement the results 

practical information business school

The content of this Senior Executive Program has been developed by the Frits Goldschmeding Academy in cooperation with TIAS school for business and society in the Netherlands, Insead in France and Stand & Deliver in the US.


teaching staff

Lecturers will include professors from Tias and Insead, trainers from Stand & Deliver and guest speakers from Randstad’s Group Executive Board. Randstad staff members will cover Randstad-related subjects.


date 

module 1: 3 - 23 February 2021 (virtual)

module 2:  May 2021 (virtual)

module 3: October 2021


tuition

Program costs: € 22,500 (50% operating company & 50% Randstad Holding)

Accommodation & meeting costs: approximately € 2,300 per module (100% operating company)

Travel costs: to be arranged and paid by operating company


enrollment

The nomination can only be done by HR and participation is not ensured until this has been confirmed by the Frits Goldschmeding Academy. For additional information, please contact the Frits Goldschmeding Academy (academy.frits.goldschmeding@randstadholding.com). 

Please submit and return your final nominations before the 25th of September through completion of this form for each nominee. 

If notice of cancellation is received within two months prior to the first module, tuition will be due in full.