Leadership in Action

Senior and middle management leadership programme


Xelion is the Italian investment banking division of the Unicredito Group.


In early 2006, Xelion began to develop a senior and middle management leadership programme for 50 managers from central functions and sales. It needed to be innovative and challenging, with a focus on active leadership.


Impact Italia responded to Xelion’s needs by designing a Community Action Programme, to bring together the business and its communities for mutual benefit and learning.

The participants worked on a real project requiring them to design and lead a fundraising campaign taking place in 100 Italian piazzas to generate 500,000 Euros.


The managers were deeply affected by the community experience and the real consequences of their leadership actions. The community partner directly benefited from Xelion’s expertise and energy and the improved competencies of the managers.