Screenplex - Graduate

Timing:

Admin: 5 Mins

Q&A: 20 Mins

Decision and Justification: 15 Mins

In this exercise the participant takes on the role of a management trainee working for Screenplex, a UK-wide cinema chain.  Screenplex has decided to sponsor a charity as part of its marketing strategy.  The participant is asked to decide which of two charities should receive this corporate sponsorship, taking into account what Screenplex hopes to get out of the sponsorship and what each charity can offer.  (See also Screenplex Analysis and Group exercises).

Typical Competencies Assessed: Analytical Thinking, Decision Making, Influencing and Persuading.

Relocation Request - Graduate

Timing:

Admin: 5 Mins

Q&A: 20 Mins

Decision and Justification: 15 Mins

The participant assumes the role of a Property Consultant working for Universal Business Moves (UBM), a company that specialises in the relocation of businesses to new premises.  One of UBM's clients has commissioned the company to find new office premises for their operation.  The UBM search team has identified four possible office premises and the participant is required to make a final decision on which of the premises is the most suitable for the client, taking into account the requirements of the organisation, the location, facilities, lease arrangements and the allocated budget.

Typical Competencies Assessed: Analytical Thinking, Decision Making, Planning and Organising, Influencing and Persuading, Adaptability.

Legacy - First Line Manager

Timing:

Admin: 5 Mins

Q&A: 20 Mins

Decision and Justification: 15 Mins

The participant plays the role of the manager of Laybrooke Watermill, a historic site which is owned by the Legacy Corporation.  Laybrooke has decided to seek an outside company of caterers to run the Mill Cafe, which is open to visitors throughout the year.  Two companies have been shortlisted and the participant needs to decide which to choose and what needs to be done to ensure a smooth transition to the new caterer.  (see also Legacy Analysis, Group and Coaching exercises).

Typical Competencies Assessed: Analytical Thinking, Decision, Influencing and Persuading, Adaptability