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Transformational Leadership Development at Forvia

Coniferous forest by the water


'Drive' is an award-winning innovation in leadership development program custom-designed to support transformation at Forvia, a global leader in the automotive industry. In line with their cultural shift project, over 12-18 months ‘Drive’ develops leadership competencies and embeds behavioral change.

In a VUCA world, with megatrends like autonomous and electric cars transforming the automotive industry, Forvia's leadership competencies need to be transformed to enhance innovation, agility, autonomy, collaboration, and entrepreneurship.

The global program involves a dynamic mix of face-to-face experience, virtual experiences, and digital and social learning. Experiential, challenging, and reflective methodologies are used to help participants explore skills outside of their usual comfort zones, practice, and leave with new skills including:

  • Understanding and flexing their authentic leadership style
  • Empower their team for an even better team performance
  • Strengthen communication skills for more impact
  • Lead change effectively to accelerate transformation
  • Foster creativity within teams to solve complex issues

The unique solution was deployed in three university hubs in 2016 to support Forvia in a time of business growth. In the program's first two years Forvia's stock market value increased by 131%, supported by the perfectly timed development program where 2000+ managers completed modules.

Drive won a coveted silver excellence award from the Brandon Hall Group for ‘Best Unique or Innovative Leadership Development Program’ in 2016.

2016 Brandon Hall Silver Forvia
See what our customers say about us
Mats Eriksson
Axess logistics
“The automotive industry is changing a lot and to be able to succeed we need a very aligned management team. Coming to the Lake District really helped, the whole programme has been excellent. We have got closer to each other and understand the dynamics of the group”
David Jestaz
VP Faurecia University
Forvia Faurecia
“Impact’s partnership approach and experiential learning solutions have supported Faurecia people to thrive through an incredibly complex global challenge.”
Armelle Savidan
Global Learning Manager
Forvia Faurecia
“Drive is the cornerstone of Faurecia’s cultural & leadership transformation. Curiosity, creativity and developing acts of leadership are critical to building the future.”