Cigna identified a need for a senior leadership development programme in 2013, and nine years later the programme is still flourishing. As well as augmenting their developmental opportunities for senior leadership, Cigna also wanted to address bench strength gaps, empower senior leaders to embrace their strengths, and to help them be more fulfilled and effective in their roles.
Specific topics that the programme identifies and covers include:
- Emotional intelligence
- Leadership agility
- Leading team performance
- Executive presence and brand
- Cultural awareness and DEI
- Resilience and wellbeing
- Leadership action
- Strategic leadership
- Innovation and risk
- Leading technology
The solution combines a variety of experiential learning strategies, including immersive leadership challenges, executive coaching, content-specific skill sessions, and real-life work experiences.
Alongside this, peer-to-peer consulting and coaching sessions provide a self-driven component of the solution, giving participants the opportunity to leverage their expertise to help each other learn, as well as developing their feedback skills.
Participants also take part in local and global market journeys. These 7–14-day experiences are designed to raise participants’ cultural awareness and sensitivity, as well as prompting reflection on their own biases and how this impacts their leadership.
“Due to the ever-changing technology environment, the programme has continued to evolve over the past decade. TSLP is able to adapt to the current talent needs of the organisation in a deliberate and timely manner. Remaining flexible as the industry changes, keeping alumni involved to mentor and advocate for current participants and tracking progress in measurable and actionable ways are aspects of the programme that continue to establish a track record of success.
TSLP continues to offer a best-in-class leadership development journey, creating bench strength for future technology senior leadership positions.”
– Natasha Hepburn, Director of Technology Leadership Development