Our partnership with Mercuri Urval

Solving your challenges of today and tomorrow

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Two global organisations in seamless partnership delivering highly effective assessments, thought leadership and breakthrough learning interventions.

Cranfield University

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Cranfield School of Management is one of the oldest business schools in Europe and is globally recognised for its excellence in leadership development and for our powerful industry links.

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Mercuri Urval

Mercuri Urval is a leading global executive search, professional recruitment and talent advisory firm, operating in over 70 countries and offering solutions that are thorough and evidence-based, through a quality-assured consulting project. Each year our experts deliver thousands of leadership advisory, leadership assessment and leadership development services for clients worldwide.

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Imagine the power of creating and delivering a bespoke development programme using deep insights from each individual within your organisation.

Working with our partnership offers a unique opportunity to achieve your organisational goals and ambitions by combining Mercuri Urval’s leadership assessment tools and diagnostic capability with Cranfield’s experience in designing and delivering executive education.

By understanding and aligning your organisational context and strategic objectives with deep insights into the potential and the challenges of your people, we co-create with you a powerful customised solution that is based on scientific assessment and learning excellence.

What our partnership delivers

Maximising your success through deep organisational insights

We will work with you to establish what is right for your organisation and deploy the appropriate diagnostic tools at the right time for your needs, whether that’s an enterprise-wide programme or one focused on a particular division, jurisdiction or function.

Data from Mercuri Urval’s leadership assessment tools and Cranfield’s diagnostic interviews captures vital information that will enhance the impact of your investment and maximise the success of your objectives at every stage of your programme development and delivery:

  • Identify trends, strengths and weaknesses within your organisation.
  • Offer analysis of the cultural and organisational context.
  • Clarify and establish the learning inputs and interventions required to achieve your goals.
  • Create a common language and platform to build from during programme design and delivery.
  • Design programmes that will deliver optimum results for your organisation and your people.
  • Provide our programme delivery teams with invaluable insight into each cohort and individual they are working with.
  • Support participant engagement and understanding during programme delivery.
  • Provide insight for senior leaders and line managers.
  • Achieve return on your investment through the delivery of transformational development that is aligned to your business metrics.

How we work with you

Tripartite Discovery Process

Tripartite Discovery Process

During the tripartite discovery process we:

  • Work within your specified context to solve your problems and ensure success.
  • Interpret your unique reality using science-based diagnostic tools, data and interviews.
  • Give evidence-based options to move beyond your current reality.
  • Co-create with you a culturally adapted solution for your organisation.
  • Deliver and manage your unique programmes, and report back to you during and after delivery.
  • Evaluate live performance data to flex your programmes during delivery which leads to high-impact success. No one else works like this.

Roadmap to Your Future Success


Solving your challenges of today and tomorrow

Working with you to deliver your goals

» Move from your current position to a future desired state.

» Find a way forward at times of change.

» Solve a burning platform.

» Access highly effective assessments and expertise for breakthrough solutions that increase chances of success and reduce underperformance.

Partnership Capabilities

Access our world-class resources

Quality assured

Combination of Triple Accreditation (Cranfield) and ISO 10667 (Mercuri Urval) certified methodology guarantees high-quality learning interventions for leader.

Deep knowledge and expertise

In assessments, analytics and learning design utilising global experts with local knowledge.

Regular evaluations

Effective client-focused programme management drives agility, astuteness and responsiveness and mean we can pivot in-programme to ensure your needs are met.

Open Programme portfolio

Can be modularised into tailored, insight-driven solutions at lower costs.

Leverage our experience

Precisely configure your programme using proprietary assessment tools, experts, proven methodologies and world-leading research (REF 2021).

Strong brand reptutations

Lead to comfort, confidence and kudos across your organisation.

A unique approach for strategic success

Partnership Capabilities

Our promise to you

A solution exclusively designed and impeccably executed

Tailored solutions

We create bespoke solutions tailored to your need, location and culture.

Results that outperform

Our reliable leadership advice and learning interventions deliver your desired business goals and results.

World leading expertise

Quality-assured services from established organisations you can trust, externally validated and accredited.

Designed for impact

Research-led methodology and evidence-based tools to maximise your return on investment.

Diverse, ethical, reliable

Proprietary procedures and tools are deployed to create high-quality solutions that are diverse, ethical and reliable.


Get maximum impact from your learning strategy

Engage with our consultants to develop a learning strategy that will deliver on your organisational goals.