executive development

leadership academy

An immersive programme to build leadership capabilities that drive organisational performance and adaptability

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Limited time away from the office

Immersive training experience with "labs"

Individualised to embed new capabilities


programme content




We specialise in capability building to drive peak performance in a disruptive context. Our programme content provides the leadership capabilities necessary for business transformation and organisational performance.

All programmes are fully customised to deliver against your organisation's specific business needs. We provide selected programme content below.

Contact us to learn more about relevant programme content for your organisation.


Learning agility in leadership


Learning agility is the most in-demand business skill of the 21st century. It is the ability to rapidly and continuously learn, unlearn and relearn information, practices, processes, and models; and the subsequent ability to apply this learning in new and changing contexts to achieve the desired outcomes.

There is a direct relationship between learning agility and success in leadership. We assess leaders' learning agility and provide personalised capability building.


Resilience in complex environments


Complex environments demand high levels of individual resilience and bandwidth. Leaders face a high volume and velocity of work, for which multiple, changing variables and scenarios must be considered. It is tougher to motivate teams within uncertain, complex environments, and there is more pressure today to deliver results with lean budgets.

We link leaders' psychometric assessment results to carefully-articulated strategies that enable them to develop and leverage higher resilience and bandwidth.

Strategic Communication and Leadership


How can you leverage your verbal and non-verbal communication style to impact and influence stakeholders across the organisation? We provide insight into building rapport and relationships with different personalities. We focus on how to achieve strategic leadership goals by creating buy-in and managing multiple stakeholders.

We provide leaders with the opportunity to practise tactics and strategies they might feel uncomfortable using in real-world situations. We challenge leaders to master how they use their non-verbal and verbal communication.

Leading Difference


In a post me-too world influenced by social media, there is increasing scrutiny and openness to acknowledge and celebrate differences. In this climate, leaders have come under increasing pressure to focus on risk management and the blanket achievement of neutral and equal treatment.

We shift the dialogue towards how to leverage diversity, inclusion, and equality of opportunity in service of exemplary employee experience and business growth. We provide leaders with the language and capabilities they need to create psychological safety, and to bring valuable differences to the surface where they can act as catalysts for stronger team performance and innovation.

Managing People in Business Transformation


The success of business transformation depends in large part on a) engaging employees to work towards a new shared vision of the organisation's future, and b) motivating them to keep going through the peaks and troughs of the change process.

We provide leaders with the behavioural insight and communication strategies to mobilise employees in support of business transformation. Skills training includes how to craft inspiring narratives, how to leverage allies, and how to anticipate and manage resistance to change. We deepen leadership capabilities to transform mindsets across the organisation.

Negotiation and Conflict Management


Effective managers and leaders are familiar with the strategy and psychology of conflict and can negotiate effectively with internal/external stakeholders at all levels.

We provide advanced tools to analyse negotiations and potential conflicts, and provide the skills to effectively guide them towards the desired outcomes. We provide leaders with immersive experiences to practise tactics they may feel uncomfortable trying in an actual conflict. In this module, we expand and deepen leaders' capabilities in negotiation and conflict management.




how it works




  • An 8-month programme that convenes up to 30 executives from the organisation
  • Four in-person immersive training sessions, 3 days each
  • Ongoing monthly coaching sessions and executive development clinics
  • Ongoing digital experiences (webinars and courses) plus expert and peer coaching
  • Ongoing business application through between-session activities and digital learning

Leadership Academy challenge project: A capstone project that challenges executives to deliver a transformational project individually or in small groups

Executive profile: Leading, or being developed to lead, a business unit or functional area

Executive time commitment: Approx. 4-5 hours per month outside of in-person trainings




analyse
develop
deliver
embed
Business application

Conduct pre-academy audit, including stakeholder interviews

All content within the leadership academy is customised for the organisation's specific business needs

Executives deliver leadership academy challenge project by end of training

Executives join leadership academy alumni network to continue to leverage peer insight and collaboration

Leadership capabilities

Executives take psychometric and 360-degree assessments

All training within the leadership academy is personalised for maximum impact per executive

Executives participate in four in-person immersive trainings, plus ongoing individualised coaching and digital experience

Executives implement a personalised, outcome-focused plan to deliver against their career and legacy-building goals

Embed results

Allocate executives into small groups within cohort (based on pre-academy audit and psychometrics)

Small groups within the cohort, training methods, and the digital experience are customised to maximise sustained impact after the leadership academy

Executives use monthly executive development clinics, and engage in peer-to-peer expertise sharing during immersive training

All leadership academies are specifically designed to embed capabilities that drive business transformation and organisational performance

Analyse


We conduct a pre-academy audit, including stakeholder interviews, and psychometric and 360-degree assessments


Develop


All content is customised for the organisation's specific business needs. All training is personalised for maximum impact per executive


Deliver


Executives participate in four in-person immersive trainings, and ongoing blended, individualised coaching and training. Executives deliver a challenge project and engage in peer-to-peer expertise sharing and collaboration


Embed


Executives join alumni network to continue to leverage peer insight and collaboration





case study




Building leadership capabilities at AB InBev

We developed a leadership academy to equip next-generation leaders for business transformation and organisational performance at AB InBev.


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