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Impact USA: LTEN Excellence Award Winners!

Impact International, in partnership with Celgene Corporation, Announced as a Winner in Learning Content at the 2016 LTEN Excellence Awards!

Impact International has been named the Learning Content award winner at the 2016 LTEN Excellence Awards, honoring best-in-class learning and development initiatives within the life sciences sector. 

In partnership with Celgene Corporation, Impact designed and delivered a 12-month development experience for selected high-potential, Director-level leaders. Participants were immersed in a leadership journey including 4 live modules, various virtual elements, and an action-learning project where participants collaborated to deliver on real business challenges. Participants had various opportunities to build their skills around effective leadership, executive presence, organizational knowledge, stakeholder management and accelerating high performance team dynamics.

A baseline assumption for Celgene is that developing a bench of high-potential Director-level leaders in a systematic way is critical to preparing the organization for continued and sustained growth in a rapidly changing pharma/biotech business environment.  It was clear from the beginning that Celgene has a strong learning culture. Impact partnered with a seasoned Celgene L&D project team to design a powerful, multi-modular, live/virtual blended leadership program starting in April 2014.

Impact UK: Graduate Scheme of the Year Finalists

BAE Systems have been shortlisted for the Graduate Scheme of the Year Award at the Personnel Today Awards 2016.
This award recognises employers who optimise their graduate recruitment programmes to attract and nurture the very best talent in the most innovative and effective way.
BAE Systems, in partnership with Impact International have developed the powerful and experiential Graduate Developing You (GDY) programme that is now in its third year  - with over 600 graduates completing the programme to date. Complementing on the job learning, GDY offers participants with challenges, development opportunities, skills enhancement and coaching both at a personal and team level. It is split over three modules and spans 18 months. Throughout the three modules, the graduates discover much more about BAE Systems and themselves  - how their style affects other people, how they influence others and help them to do a better, how to react in diverse situations and what their vision is for themselves and BAE Systems in a volatile and complex world.
Quote from BAE Systems Stakeholder – Karen Gregson, UK Learning and Development Lead
“The GDY programme provides a platform for graduates to develop their leadership capabilities and prepare for future roles within the business. It is aligned to the Global leadership behaviours which outline what is expected from our leaders now and in the future.  

Impact Global: John Ruskin School Hosts Japanese Managers

Coniston villagers were amazed as a flurry of yellow safety jackets spread over the school playing field armed with shovels, spades, rakes, saws, pruning hooks and a mechanised “whacker”.

John Ruskin School were taking part in an imaginative leadership development programme and cultural exchange with 13 business managers from major Japanese companies, which included Sony, facilitated by Impact International.

The concept is that the managers get involved in a project that supports the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and benefits the local community whilst working alongside the pupils to learn more about each other’s culture. Two committee members from the Coniston 14 charity road race helped school staff and Impact to oversee the four projects that were chosen:

1. Create an ‘environmental classroom’ and ecological wildlife area in the school field

2. Create a large pond

3. Repair a fence and make a new wooden gate

4. Re-engineer the entrance for 600+ cars for the Coniston 14 mile road race

The materials were mostly provided by Coniston 14 to rebuild the entrance to the field for the cars to safely cross the dampest part of the field. Over 16 tonnes of local quarry stone was spread, levelled and trampled flat by the managers and pupils. They swapped over to help line the pond, cut back the thickest undergrowth, and create wildlife habitats.

The day concluded with Coniston Fire Service assisting to fill the pond ready for planting. The Headteacher Mr Blackburn said “It is amazing how much has been done in a single day. We are delighted to now be able to take students outside into the reclaimed area and progress their ecology studies actually in the environment they are learning about”.

At the end of the day the exhausted managers - some who claimed not to have held a spade for over 30 years - ended the day being refreshed at local hostelry, The Ship.

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