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ITN Mark Education announce three more graduates

ITN Mark Education announce three more graduates from their successful Evolve leadership and professional development training programme

Tania Jordan, Programme Manager for ITN Mark’s successful Evolve leadership awareness and professional development training programme, has announced the graduation of Natalie Weaving, Charlotte Merton and Laurence Hewetson from the Evolve 2 Training programme.

The programme was originally launched in 2008 and was designed to unlock potential and ensure that those people who were successful in gaining a place on the coveted course, would go on to realise their potential within the company.

Each graduate was presented with an Evolve 2 trophy in London on Wednesday 28th September, by MD, Eddie Austin:

Eddie said: “The foundations of the ITN Mark Evolve programme are designed to give high performing sales staff a pathway to career progression whilst at the same time strengthening the business succession planning and I am extremely pleased to be able to say that this year’s Evolve programme is no exception.

Each of the graduates on the Evolve programme has been on a challenging journey of self and business discovery and I am very proud of the growth and success that they have achieved.

Evolve will continue to unlock individual potential as well as afford each successful colleague within the business the tools with which to grasp the leadership opportunities that exist within ITN Mark Education.”

Programme Manager, Tania Jordan, said: “The Evolve programme, originally intended to attract and develop potential managers in the company, has & lsquo;evolved’ to become a much wider opportunity for those applicants with the drive, desire, determination and commitment to become a leader at ITN Mark. The recent graduates found the personal development as valuable as the professional and have each experienced a challenging yet positive journey over the past 18 months. I'm delighted with the success of the programme so far, in terms of graduates’ personal and professional development. I know that that it has given them the tools to recognise their strengths and use them to identify and achieve their career goals.”

Charlotte Merton has been with ITN Mark since 2006, having joined as a trainee consultant and she currently runs the largest SEN desk, peaking at around 250 days. She is shortly due to start her new role within the company as SEN Business Development Manager.  She will work with the existing branches to help them build their SEN business.

Charlottesaid the Evolve programme gave her “the confidence to be happy with who I am, provided me with business acumen skills and increased my integrity”.

Natalie Weaving joined ITN Mark’s London City office in July 2007, working on the School Support and SEN desk and transferred to Southampton branch in January 2010 as a Team Leader. She has since been promoted to Branch Manager and feels that the experience of the Evolve programme has improved her communication skills, confidence and the ability to empower others.

Laurence Hewetson joined ITN Mark in October 2007 and is now enjoying his position as Principal consultant in the Bristol Office. Laurence commented that this role offers him great variety and “the goals I get to set myself on the wider company forum, fuel my ongoing enthusiasm and motivation. Through Evolve, I developed into who I really am rather than who I thought I should be. Wrong seat, right bus’

The graduates started the Evolve 2 programme in 2009 and have all completed their long and challenging journey through the training programme.

Tania Jordan also announced that, following the assessment day for the new Evolve 3 programme which took place last Thursday 29th September in London, the successful applicants are: Jon Bell (West London branch), Kerry Gird (South London), Priya Parmar (London City), Sian Oliver (Bristol) and Shamina Khatun (Birmingham).

Their 18-month training programme of personal and professional development and leadership awareness will start in October/November 2011. They each had to complete a gruelling day of presentations, exercises and interviews in order to secure their place on the programme.


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