Two-Track Leadership Training Delivers Value for Multinational Consumer Products Giant
This leading consumer products company considered it imperative to be a high performing organization with a strong bench of ready leaders – yet lacked a consistent global program for leadership development.
To address the lack of market ready leaders, Right Management identified and tailored programs for two distinct populations: Emerging Leaders and Informal Leaders.
Comprised of promising first-line leaders and team managers being considered for promotion, Emerging Leaders were nominated by their managers based on pre-defined selection criteria.
Defined as individual contributors with strong leadership instincts and a desire to move into a supervisory role in the next three to five years, Informal Leaders were also nominated by their managers. Both programs were based on the client’s cultural framework – centered on a “power of people” philosophy, combined with Right Management’s insights on leadership competencies.
The programs, which ran from six to nine months, used a blended learning approach combining interactive sessions (delivered virtually and face-to-face) with self-study and peer group action learning. This served to enhance formal and informal learning and catered to a wider variety of learning style preferences. To ensure that the behaviors were practiced, participants’ managers were engaged as coaches, attended the kick-off event, and received customized coaching toolkits to provide guidance to their employees.
Experiential learning aligned to the strategy and business environment led to tangible business improvements and a return on investment for this initiative. The programs have become highly integrated to the company’s overall leadership development strategy.
1,300 Emerging and Informal Leaders have graduated in the last four years.
The program is currently delivered in multiple U.S. locations, Canada, UK, France, Poland, South Africa, China, Australia, and plans are to expand into Mexico, India, Spain, Russia and Singapore.
Program participants rated the content, benefits, value and quality of the program at least 6 out of 7.