An innovative development programme to enhance the capabilities of high-potential leaders
BASF needed to prepare future leaders in 17 countries for critical leadership roles amidst changing business requirements and a competitive market landscape. The Asia Pacific Programme for Leadership Excellence (APPLE) development programme is an award-winning three-module leadership programme including immersive leadership challenges, VUCA diagnostic tools and a competitive strategy workshop.
The programme aims to enhance participants' leadership capabilities and capacities, equipping them with the self-confidence and capability to have a strategic perspective, be agile, embrace change, foster innovation and coach teams to achieve high performance. The programme enables participants to:
The three-module leadership programme incorporates innovative and challenging projects, along with in the moment coaching to provide 1:1 feedback and reflective follow-up based on the participants’ behavior. Key elements include:
VUCA Q ® - an action-orientated diagnostic tool designed to inform, equip and guide leadership action.
War Games - a competitive strategy workshop where participants analyse BASF from the perspective of their competitors.
Immersive Leadership Challenges - uses a combination of real-life and fictional issues to create high-pressure, complex simulations.
The overall APPLE Development programme was recognised at the 2016 HR Excellence Awards, with a Silver award for Excellence in Leadership Development.