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Grow - The Idea

Growing together as one company - Messe München starts its first Global Development Program “Grow”! ​

The idea is to identify our high potentials across the Messe München Group. Within a customized program the selected talents will get individual development assessments, concrete and detailed ideas for development paths, joint development measures and opportunities to network with their global peers. And of course, their names will be transparent to our Executive Board and international Top Management.​

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Goals

Goals High Potential Development​

  • Supporting corporate strategy: we create „Champions“​
  • Increasing employer attractiveness​
  • Identifying high potentials and make them visible ​
  • Sketching Out individual development paths​
  • Strengthening ownership for individual development​
  • Strengthening the strategic talent pipeline​
  • Ensuring high quality of job placements​

Philosophy

Our Career Philosophy

The employees own and drive their own career.​

A career at Messe München is about continuously expanding one's knowledge, skills & behaviours to be a better and successful professional.​

Therefore a career with Messe München can mean:​

  • Staying in a role for a long period and being proficient and successful in your role or area or expertise. ​
  • Moving between roles or expertise areas on an equal or higher valued level.​
  • Staying in a role successfully but contribute / learn by doing projects or short-term assignments outside your current role.​

Career is the result of individual choice, continuous successful performance, situational circumstances and the availability of positions.​

Target Group​

The program appeals to all high potentials across the Messe München Group - regardless of hierarchy, project or functional levels. From Operator to Senior Manager, from Project Assistant to Cluster Manager/Project Group Leader, everyone who meets the requirements has the opportunity to participate. 

“High potentials consistently and significantly outperform their peer groups in a variety of settings and circumstances. While achieving these superior levels of performance, they exhibit behaviors that reflect their companies’ culture and values in an exemplary manner. Moreover, they show a strong capacity to grow and succeed throughout their careers within an organization—more quickly and effectively than their peer groups do.”

International Consortium for Executive Development Research and Harvard Business School

Formal

High Potential Profile

  • For at least one year within the company.​
  • Higher education or comparable formal education.

Performance Potential

  • Has outperformed in project work at Messe München or achieved outstanding execution in other complex tasks.​
  • It is believed that the candidate is able to take over a more complex task with more importance for the company on a higher responsibility level in the foreseeable future (e. g. 12 or 24 months) and with relatively little effort for the development of the necessary new skills.​

Personal Social Skills

  • Acts in accordance with corporate values and leadership principles, acts as a role model.​
  • Is able to provide trust and security to other employees and managers.​
  • Always behaves correctly even in tense work situations.​
  • Does not shy away from challenge and proactively adopts topics. ​
  • Engages beyond the usual measure.​
  • Has an above-average speed of execution​.
  • Is driven by an extraordinary will to succeed.​
  • Is a problem solver, develops creative ways in tackling challenges (active agent).​
  • Is able to quickly get in line with the subject matter and to further expand/professionalize it.

Business Skills

  • Has awareness of the business, thinks wider and more entrepreneurial and is willing to switch perspectives.​
  • Posesses a digital savviness.

Application Process

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Identification & Selection Process

Here you see the detailed identification and selection process

Identification and Selection

Program Run

The program starts with a Kick-Off event in Munich, where all selected HiPo‘s meet for the first time: networking and discussing development opportunities will be in focus.

Here you find more content details.

Individual Development Plan
Which target group does the program address?

The program appeals to all high potentials across the Messe München Group - regardless of hierarchy, project or functional levels. From Operator to Senior Manager, from Project Assistant to Cluster Manager/Project Group Leader, everyone who meets the requirements has the opportunity to participate. 

How should I apply?

The initial impulse for your application could come from various sources: from yourself as a self-nomination, from your line managers or managers/ colleagues from other departments.

In either way, it is you applying with the following documents:

1) A motivational letter (guideline can be found in FAQ section)

2) The filled and signed HiPo profile (template can be found in Download-Section)

After completion, please send the documents to the E-Mail address grow@messe-muenchen.de with your responsible Line Manager and your HR Business Partner in copy.

How should a motivational letter look like?

The formal requirements of the motivational letter are:

  • Max. two written pages
  • In english language
  • Free choice of format
  • Photo

Suggestions for content, for example:

  • Why do I fit into the program?
  • Why do I want to be part of the program?
  • What are my ideas for my development path? Where do I see myself?
  • What is my personal success story at Messe München? Which skills have I applied?
  • What personal contribution would be indispensable for the network?

Who should be named as a Reference Person?

The Reference Person should be able to assess your performance as well as your potential. Thus, the colleague could stem from a joint project or special assignment you have been working on. Ideally he/ she is in a more senior management position from a different department or location.

How does the timeline look like for the first run?​

The expected schedule:​

​1) End of March 2019: Deadline for applications​
2) May 2019: Potential Check I​
3) July 2019: Potential Check II​
4) August 2019: Final approval and communication of selected HiPo‘s​
5) October 2019: Kick-Off Event in Munich with all HiPo‘s​
6) March / April 2020: Individual evaluation Check Point​
7) September 2020: Second event in Munich with HiPo‘s​
8) March 2021: Final evaluation and next steps regarding development possibilities

What happens in case of rejection?

If you receive a rejection, you will still benefit from your application: you will get to know your personal strengths through the online tests and in an interview your individual development will be taken care of. And don't forget: simply apply again in the next round! 

What are the main contents and formats of the program?

According to the open target group, we expect to have a heterogeneous talent pool. Thus, the program will be customized based on individual development plans.

During the Kick-Off event the individual development plan will be created for each participant with regard to the multiple assessments which has been made during the scoring process as well as the own development target perspective.

The discussed development measures are then dependent on the individual needs and conditions of the entity. Only two networking events in Munich as well as a CSR project are mandatory. During the 18 months of the program we will be very flexible and try to dynamically adapt the development activities to the needs of the individuals and the group.

The formats of the development measures range from classroom sessions, online programs to self-directed learning modules.

How about the resources that have to be spent during the program?

As the program is individual based it is difficult to sketch the amount of development measures. Yet, you should consider around 8 working days for training and development actions. These measures will be counted generally as working time. Further efforts are depended on your individual engagement off-the-job.

What is my personal benefit of being part of the program?

The final identification as a High Potential and the admission to the development program is subject to continuous evaluation. The assessment as a potential can change from year to year. Therefore, there is no automatism with regard to the placement of vacant positions. It is the result of continuous successful performance, situational requirements and the availability of positions.

Nonetheless, participating the program offers you the advantage of a target-oriented development. It opens options by having your name transparent in the HiPo-Pool which will be an interesting source when looking for internal job placements. And, not least, you benefit from an interesting international Messe München HiPo-network.

How about confidentiality?

The selection process will be strictly confidential. Only yourself, your line manager, the reference person and HR will be informed because of their tasks during the selection process. It depends on you if you want to further communicate your application or not. As soon as you are selected for the program, then your name will be made transparent.

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Contact

Bettina Merkle

Bettina Merkle

Head of HR Development

Alexander Toro Alvarez

Alexander Toro Alvarez

HR Business Partner Subsidiaries