Michelle Banister MLPI

Approved Accreditation Mentor
Role: Learning and Performance Consultant
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Experience: 20 years

Professional Profile:

Michelle is a senior Learning and Development professional with over 20 years’ experience of working for and with some well-known organisations from the private, public and third sectors. She is a pragmatic and commercially minded individual that works in partnership with clients to achieve their business goals. Prior to setting up her own business (GMD People Ltd) in 2001, Michelle had a successful career working as the Head of HR at Mercedes Benz Financial Services.  As part of the UK Management Board, Michelle was responsible for aligning the HR and L&D Strategy to the business goals.  Prior to this she worked for British Telecom and Volkswagen Group.
Organisations Michelle has worked with since 2001 include Vauxhall Motors, Volkswagen Group, Legal and General, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Hertfordshire Police.  During the past seven years she has also been focussing upon learning technologies to support clients’ L&D strategies and Michelle has gained valuable skills, knowledge and experience working with organisations such as O2 and Sainsbury’s.
Michelle holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Development, a postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies and the British Psychological Society (BPS) Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing Level A and B.  She is also a qualified Coach.

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Recent Projects:

Leadership Development Centre
• Design and delivery of a Leadership Development Centre for 60 General Managers for a specific business unit within the Volkswagen Group. This project formed part of their overall growth plan and was delivered using GMD’s very experienced group of Associates, led by Michelle
Consultancy Support
• Consultancy support for a Membership organisation for the evaluation and assessment of potential suppliers of a new Learning Portal/LMS
L&D and OD Strategy
• Creation and evaluation of learning and development and OD strategies (including the integration of learning technologies) for a variety of organisations
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