Leadership Development at The Food & Agriculture Organisation

Establishing a working culture that enables high performance


The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is one of the most important humanitarian organisations. Impact worked with the Food and Agriculture Organisation to design an intensive, multi-modular learning course through highly interactive experiential methodology.


In a challenging and multicultural frame FAO recruited Impact to create a leadership development programme with the following aims:

  • Create a high level of self and people awareness
  • Perform “Acts of Leadership” aimed at achieving results through engagement and the use of delegation
  • Establish a working culture that enables high performance 
  • Develop confidence and resilience as a leader within a change environment

Impact designed the Effective Leadership Programme, an intensive, modular learning course to develop "Leading Self, Team, Change”, “Personal Leadership Challenge”, “High Performing Working Environment” through highly interactive experiential methodology, 1:1 coaching session to support leaders to manage real situations and the use of ESCI 360.


“Our aim is to support managers at FAO by offering them access to the most up-to-date thinking in leadership. The Effective Leadership course has been designed with this in mind.” Alison Holmes, Manager & Leadership Programme Manager.