Morgan Advanced Materials identified a need to create sustainable, high-performing teams of capable leaders to deliver today’s strategies and objectives whilst growing the future of the business.
Impact partnered with Morgan to design and facilitate three tiers of unique leadership development. Each tier involved a 14–24-month blended development journey for senior leaders, middle managers, and graduates.
The programmes were successfully translated into fully virtual delivery due to COVID-19, having originally used blended delivery methods, including three face-to-face modules for each cohort. The programmes have pushed the boundaries of experiential, synchronous virtual learning.
The core objective of the leadership development programmes was to empower participants to deliver leadership and change across the organisation. The virtual solution needed to accelerate participants’ leadership capabilities, equipping them with the skills to manage change in a volatile and uncertain business environment.
The solutions combined landmark face-to-face modules, powerful virtual experiences, strategic business challenges, self-led online learning, podcasting, peer coaching, mentoring and mobile-first learning technology.
The virtual aspects of the programmes incorporated Impact’s digital learning app, air. The use of ‘air drops’ on the app enabled customisation of learning activities. Learners were prompted into action through relevant provocative content, workplace and external encounters, reflection exercises, skills packages and toolkits.
The solution won a Silver Learning Technologies Award in November 2020. The judges were impressed by the innovative use of a rich variety of learning technologies, leveraged through Impact’s learning app, air.
- 100% of participants identified things they are now doing better or differently
- 100% of participants reported using the core skills at least monthly
- 99% of participants rated the modules as good or very good