Springboard Program

Community Sustainability at The Heart of Individual Learning

About

Lendlease are an international leader in property and infrastructure. Founded in Australia, Lendlease now operate in around 30 countries and employ 13,200 people worldwide.

Objective

To redevelop a much-loved global program and to incorporate health & wellbeing, personal development and community involvement.

To create a sustainable and enriching personal development experience with real activities and consequences.

To support community partners’ sustainable development by building their skills, knowledge and confidence and to leave a positive legacy in a community.

Solution

Springboard is a five-day personal development program. Participants spend two-days learning about their strengths and reflecting on their personal goals and two days working with a community partner. We run 8 Springboard programs during a given year. During this time we work with a community partner on six, long term individual projects.

Result

Post program participant reviews show.

  • 97% agree Lendlease is committed to employee development (up 45%)
  • 95% view Lendlease positively (up 33%)
  • 92% are committed to Lendlease (up 23%)

Note: Statistics based on survey results from participants 2008-2015

Total respondents = 1135

'The best thing about Springboard is that it delivers an aray of benefits. It builds confidence and leadership, enhances collaboration and team building skills, helps delegates deal with change, and develops greater self-awareness.' - Sonia Higgins, General Manager, Group Social Sustainability and Global Head of Foundation.