One of the most significant challenges being faced by organizations is putting right people in the right role in the right time. The Catalyst uses a range of offline and online simulations to assess talent based on given organizational competencies whether hiring from outside or promoting within.
The Catalyst Simulations can be customised for any industry. During the simulation, the participants are immersed in a situation facing business challenges similar to the one they would face at work.
During the simulation, some of the experiential exercises that would be involved are:
- Formulating and presenting their Strategy for driving the business
- Making real-time Decisions to drive the Execution of their Strategy
- Create the Foundation to support the Change required to Drive the Business forward
- Motivate and Inspire Teams to Succeed through Ambiguity, Uncertainty, Volatility and Complexity
Some of the competencies which can be assessed through our online and offline simulations are:
- Team Leadership
- Managing Change
- Time Management & Prioritization
- Planning & Organizing
- Creative Thinking
Some online and offline simulations used by The Catalyst for Talent Assessment are:
Tactile simulation games based on MTa Learning Tools are flexible and adaptive and can be used to assess a range of competencies from time management, change management to team leadership and decision making.
The Participants are divided into teams of 4-5 each. Each team showcases their manufacturing capabilities by doing toy production of the 4 given toy designs in the stipulated time. Each team member will play the role of a Product Head turn by turn and will be responsible for manufacturing of toys of one design each. The other members will play the role of the production staff and follow instructions of the product head. Disruptions are introduced to challenge them at regular intervals.
The Participants are divided into groups of 4 each. Their objective is to create a required model/ prototype specified in the game. The game progresses through 4 stages. Various challenges are introduced at different levels. Team that showcases best production capacity in line with the requirement and adhering to quality standards emerges as the winning team.
The Participants are divided into groups of 4-5. Each team has to cook up a given recipe with the given ingredients. Some of the critical ingredients are available with other teams which they need to collect through influencing and collaboration. Various other challenges are introduced at different stages which push teams to think creatively and collaboratively to emerge as a winner.
The First Quarter
The First Quarter is an online simulation used for assessing leadership capabilities on three critical parameters of Business, People and Customer. It can be played as both individual as well as team game where participants need to take some crucial decisions pertaining to day to day challenges of a leader in his/her role.
Farming for Growth
This is an online simulation where teams compete with one another to acquire a high profile client. Competencies like building trust with clients, negotiating for win-win outcomes and agility come to the fore.
Simulations are designed to assess specific competencies. The simulation content, roles and examples are customised based on the need of the client. Standard assessment and observation sheets are created for recording observations and to eliminate bias in the assessment process. Certified assessors are used for running the simulation and are trained on the tool being used and the competencies which are to be assessed.
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I have had a chance to work with The Catalyst Training on a couple of capability development projects for PVM India. They bring a lot of depth to the initial brainstorming sessions, which help us identify the right training needs for our people, resulting in creation of apt programs for the organization.
The Catalyst team truly partners with the participant group, leadership and learning advisors at every stage of the program design and delivery, creating impactful sessions which benefit not just the participants with the classroom learning, but also strengthen their understanding of concepts in the long-term, giving true value to “capability development”!
Saumya PandeyHRBP - Corporate Functions, Perfetti Van Melle India
It has been a highly enriching experience working with The Catalyst. They helped us develop best in class Leadership intervention for the middle level managers.
Design, Content and Relevance have been perfect and the delivery has been exceptional. The participants have been able to deploy the concepts learnt and have reported enhancement in leadership ability.
The Catalyst team is highly professional and are experts in the area of learning. Working with them has been a great learning experience for me and my team.
Thank you Priti for a wonderful session today. I have to thank you for the seamless session.
Soumi BasuParticipant, Batch 2
Thank you for the workshop, and the additional materials. I am glad I attended. This is the first step for me, but I would like to stay in touch and maybe work with you a bit more in defining/refining my purpose and so on.
Prashant DixitParticipant, Batch 2
We have finally completed the Virtual Learning Workshop (Module 1 and 2) for the JM and MM band and had close to 350 participants who have attended the sessions. A big thank you to you and the team for the wonderful virtual learning workshop. It is always a pleasure to partner with Catalyst for the latest cut edge learning experiences. You guys have been extremely flexible in terms of the dates and digital platforms and we are very grateful for the same. A huge round of applause to the facilitators for their energy and engagement. We have received some excellent feedback. We look forward to more such partnerships with you.
Shailee MandaleL&D head, Tata AIA
There are very people who give you the trust n confidence of understanding your organisation’s need and delivering a program how you would have envisioned it…that’s precisely what Priti did ! With a small brief of building a business communication skills program for a diverse pool of factory employees across grades, experience, functions, locations n culture, Priti was able to turn it around in a short time and deliver the 3 month intervention across our sites extremely well with great stakeholder feedback. Even more commendable was how she ensured the post session processes were closed and we didn’t stop till all success metrics were tracked and achieved.
Arunesh KumarFactory HR Manager, GSK
I had worked with Priti few years ago in the area of capability development of Sales Field Force. Priti brought in strong conviction and articulation based on her sales experience, which was critical to the success of the initiative. Her ability to build trust with participants in the workshop and expand their thinking to considering new ways of working – was brilliant.
Sudha PatnaikHR Effectiveness Lead, GSK
Priti and her team from Catalyst have truly been a catalyst in developing the emerging leadership at MMTC-PAMP. Their in person approach, innovative methodology and customised development program for each participant have already started showing promise of greater things to come. Way to go, Priti. We’re so glad to have found you.
Vinod ThapliyalCOO, MMTC-PAMP
I’ve worked with The Catalyst on few business critical projects, covering Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Assesment and Development centers, and in the field of D&I. Priti brings a deep understanding of these subjects along with her passion to create desired impact. She and her organisation has been a valuable learning partner for us.
Amit SharmaL&D Head, CHOICe
The Catalyst has been instrumental in working with the L&D team of MMTC-PAMP to develop and deliver Leadership Development journeys for a group of 60 emerging leaders. There have been visible positive outcomes from these journeys which contributed not only in many intangible ways but also led to measurable business results. I highly appreciate her sincerity in understanding the needs of the organization well and collaboratively customizing solutions. Her involvement throughout the intervention has been incredible. The team created innovative workshops based on experiential learning, which involved the participants throughout with no dull moments. These workshops were focused on objectives and beautifully come together with action plans in the end. It has been a pleasure to work with The Catalyst and I look forward to more.
Saily JagtapL&D Head, Sony India
Working with Catalyst has been a very rewarding and a smooth journey. Extremely meticulous, delivers as per promised, even if I used to forget something , they would always be there to give me a reminder. The team members are very pleasant to talk , I have had all my manpower queries answered during my interactions with them. Thank you Catalyst for supporting GSK for all its manpower projects
AnandikaHR Head North India, GSK
Thanks a lot for the rock solid support you have been extending to PepsiCo in referring top notch talent for Sales Trainee positions
Thanks to you and team for delivering the project as per timelines and to the expectations. Overall a good job done and excellent customer orientation visible in overall approach
Amit SharmaTraining, Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance
Just saw the presentation on LTO – Would like to offer my congratulations to you on a job very well done. Trust me – It is rare that an idea given to people – is understood perfectly and executed flawlessly. You have done both !! … Well done
Gaurav GuptaHR Director, Carrefour India
The ‘Leadership in VUCA times’ program has made great sense during these times. They are well positioned and keep us on track in these tough times. Great Sessions in these challenging times. Planned some measurable goals.
A big thank you to The Catalyst team for the wonderful virtual workshops. Its always a pleasure to partner with The Catalyst for the latest cutting edge learning experiences.
TATA AIA Insurance
Despite being in the virtual world of interaction, the kind of training and module and smooth session that is being created by The Catalyst team is remarkable. We liked most of the activities being played during the virtual sessions to make things more clear and understandable.
I like that the session includes various exercises on how to deal with situations commonly occurring in the professional environment. It helps me to understand what would be an ideal approach to take in such situations. The content was very relevant to us and the session in my view, was quiet impactful and has left food for thought.
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