Session on 25 October 2019 12:10 UTC - View on timetable
How did the European Commission integrate coaching and mentoring into a global corporate programme?
In the European Commission, the current Commission set a target of 40% of women in management positions. In order to support our efforts to reach the objective, we have put in place our pilot Female Talent Development Programme in 2018. The initiative was welcomed and the programme launched again in 2019.
The FTDP offers participants a unique opportunity to:
- Connect with senior managers/mentors from across the Commission
- Understand their managerial strengths and areas for improvement
- Benefit from the assistance of coaches with regard to the practical management challenges they encounter in their current role
- Follow trainings directly relevant to their current role and aspirations
- Network with participants from other DGs and services and with participants from the first pilot.
Valérie Reyser works in the Directorate General for Human Resources and Security, in the Middle Management unit. The unit is responsible for the development of the Commission policy relating to this population, and for its application. Valérie is in charge of several strategic areas such as:
- The Female Talent Development Programme – the design, the coordination, the communication and the facilitation of events for the participants, their mentors and high level speakers and guests
- The Commission’s middle management network – from analysing the needs to setting up the network, involved in the design and facilitation of network meetings for middle managers
- Management development – conceptual paper to structure and steer the efforts towards managerial excellence, defining what management development is, how managers can develop and how the various actors interact
- The mobility – analysing and outlining the various options (and pros and cons) to promote the mobility of middle managers.