Aurivo is a globally focussed agribusiness with leading businesses and consumer brands in dairy ingredients, consumer foods, sports nutrition, animal nutrition, agri and lifestyle retail stores and livestock marts. Aurivo has a strong ambition that is supported by a robust business model and strategic plan that positions the business for sustainable growth, creating value for its members.
“Aurivo’s executive team completed an Executive Leadership Programme in Smurfit in 2017. The lecturers and professors were top class and thoroughly engaging. The course content was developed specifically to our needs, providing thought-provoking and practical take-aways in leadership, strategy and communications. It was an extremely beneficial team learning and development experience which will stand to Aurivo on our journey of growth into the future. The programme was coordinated in a very professional and efficient manner; the teaching facilities were of an excellent standard and the quality of the food and refreshments was an added bonus.”
Lydia Mahon, Head of Group Human Resources.
The Aurivo Executive Leadership Programme was custom-designed for Aurivo’s Senior Leadership Team and set out to answer the following questions:
- What are the likely needs and challenges of the business in the coming 3-5 years against the backdrop of the wider macro dairy environment?
- What are the leadership needs and development requirements of the leadership team to successfully meet these needs and challenges?
The Aurivo Executive Leadership Programme was designed to determine key priorities for the leadership team for the coming 3-5 years, the critical leadership development needs to deal with business priorities effectively, and a succession plan for the leadership team. The programme was designed around content and topics that were specifically selected as appropriate for Aurivo’s business, included relevant psychometric assessments and there were practical deliverables and outputs from the workshops.
Aurivo sought to develop a bespoke programme to address their specific development objectives. Through the use of taught modules and additional workshops, the Executive Team at Aurivo was exposed to a variety of content and teaching methods from world-class faculty, all of whom contributed to supporting them in achieving their defined objectives. As a result of the success of the programme, Aurivo approached UCD Smurfit Executive Development to design another programme for the company, tailored specifically for their Senior Managers. The Aurivo Management Excellence Programme is an accredited Diploma, providing this particular group with the necessary skills and tools to support the Executive Team in fulfilling their objectives for the business.