Navigator program

The Navigator program is our Nordic development initiative for future leaders. The program is based on NRC Group's leadership principles and skills that are critical for succeeding as a leader.

This is the Navigator Program

The Navigator Program is our internal Nordic leadership development initiative for talented and ambitious emerging leaders within NRC Group. The goal is to build confidence and strong leadership skills in employees in the beginning of their career, with the ambition and potential to take on leadership roles in NRC Group in the future.

The program is based on NRC Group's leadership principles and skills that are critical for succeeding as a leader. NRC Group's leadership principles outline the key expectations for leaders at all levels within the organization:

  • Live our values
  • Share knowledge to improve
  • Motivate, develop, and inspire
  • Cultivate a commercial mindset
  • Respect and include
Program over nine months:
Three in-person gatherings
Four one-on-one coaching sessions
Five digital sessions in learning groups
Two digital events with all participants
Two webinars
Two meetings with top management

Skilled leaders drive innovation, foster collaboration and inspire excellence and are essential for achieving NRC Group’s strategic goals.

Marianne Ulland Kellmer, EVP & Group Head of HR and Digitalization at NRC Group.

One of NRC Group's core leadership principles is to "Motivate, develop, and inspire." The Navigator program helps participants understand how to implement this principle in practice. Through a series of exercises, the participants test methods that can make them trustworthy leaders whom employees feel comfortable being honest with. One such method is the art of giving feedback effectively. Navigator participant Tobias Kumlin emphasizes that both giving and receiving feedback require practice.

Learning to Listen Actively

The Navigator program is designed to enhance leadership skills, focusing particularly on the importance of active listening. The participants learn to manage their emotions and listen more effectively. The program equips them with essential tools for leadership roles, emphasizing the value of staying calm and receptive.

Sharing Knowledge and Experience

The Navigator program sessions are designed to be dynamic and interactive, encouraging participants to actively share their experiences and challenges. The program emphasizes the importance of active listening as a crucial leadership skill. Leaders are trained not only to provide answers but also to help employees discover solutions on their own, fostering deeper engagement and trust among team members.

These sessions create a space for real engagement, where participants bring genuine topics from their daily lives into discussions. The program also focuses on building self-trust and confidence, even when tasks seem difficult. Coaching is highlighted as an essential method that participants are encouraged to use in their work environment.

Through these shared experiences and the practice of active listening, the Navigator program consistently develops capable and confident leaders within the organization.

It's really cool to be a part of this. I want to develop myself and feel honored to have been selected to participate. 

Tobias Kumlin

Site manager NRC Group Sweden

I like to do something new, preferably in a new way, and colleagues are important to me.

Petra Brunnila

Project Engineer NRC Group Finland

It is very good that NRC Group recruits its people internally and invests in them.

Martin Dovland

Project Engineer NRC Group Norway

This is exciting. When I return to work, I will try to use the tools we are learning here.

Glenn Andersson

Site Manager NRC Group Sweden

This is very educational. I enjoy motivating and working with people so that they succeed.

Mari Hovelsen

HSE-Q manager NRC Group Norway

Fostering Leadership Excellence

The Navigator program is designed to encourage participants to share knowledge and build lasting connections, supporting their development even after the program concludes. The group is composed of individuals in diverse roles, fostering a rich environment for mutual learning.

Being selected for the Navigator program is seen as an honor, offering a unique opportunity for participants to develop their leadership skills within NRC Group. The program goes beyond traditional training sessions, focusing on cultivating leaders who can motivate, develop, and inspire their teams through trust and effective communication.