Training needs analysis highlighted a real demand for resilience in the senior leadership team of 120. Any solution had to pay a high return for any time investment, have high impact and meet the needs of a demanding audience who were regularly exposed to various leadership development investment from the organisation.
120 leaders attended a bespoke modular Resilient Leader programme. Cohorts were staggered to allow operational flexibility and benchmarks were obtained. All leaders were profiled to understand their personal stance to navigate change and risk before exploring habits, beliefs and behaviour. Everyone had full access to online and app-based resources.
So, what was the impact?
% saw a direct link between skills and a great culture
% saw a direct link between skills and mental health
% understood of how to deal with disengagement
A lasting and far-reaching impact.
Such was the impact of the leadership focus that this programme was extended to include a further 700 people across four geographic locations. The organisational outcomes are still being monitored across four phases.
" From the moment we met the team from Resilience Development Company they stood out. They were the only people who talked about resilience in terms of a skills base, business outcomes and clearly demonstrating return on investment. They deliver exactly what they say they will deliver, and they do it in a way that really resonated with our senior team. So much so that we are now extending this to everyone in our division. That's another 700 people."
Learning & Development Manager
What did leaders like you say about their experience:
" Personally, the resilience leader programme has made a significant difference to my personal growth and development. I have much better self-awareness and awareness of the impact my leadership style can have on other people who are different to me. "
" The impact of this course and your work should not be underestimated. Recognising the changes in leaders who have attended the course has been very interesting and I can see this in different meetings I attend. I do believe if all the workforce had access to the course this would make for a more harmonious and productive work-place. "
" I find I am applying the skills in all aspects of my life which has a fantastic positive impact on me and those around me. Managing a busy life and work-load seems easier! "
" I've seen significant change in certain individuals. Change that I would never have expected to see in senior people. Their level of authenticity has increased and even the language they use is different. That's all down to the Resilient Leader programme. "
“ The way I engage with team members has greatly improved and the way I approach certain aspects of my leadership has changed for the better. "