Our Deliberate Leadership Program has two ambitious objectives. On one hand, it offers the opportunity to learn the essentials of people management in the framework of five one-day training modules. On the other hand, it aims to ensure that this knowledge actually gets built into the daily management practices of the participants. In order to achieve these two goals, participants select, after each module, which take-aways were the most relevant for their current work situation, and alter their behaviour accordingly. They report back to the learning group at the beginning of the next modul what they have experienced.
One or two weeks after each training day, follow-up coaching sessions help participants refine development goals and make specific commitments for action that lead to making clear progress towards those objectives.
Over the last five years, more and more of our client companies have placed an emphasis on harnessing digitalisation in various fields of their business operations, including training and development. The need has arisen for participants to be able to follow up their progress with a digital tool during their leadership development program, and access previously learned materials quickly and easily in a convenient format afterwards, when they face people management dilemmas. For this purpose, we have blended our mobile microlearning app, Act2Manage, with our well established, in-person Deliberate Leadership Program.
Usage statistics have unequivocally proven that the mobile app significantly increases the learning activity of our participants, as well as the number of commitments they make based on their key learnings. Moreover, they don’t just focus on the topics included in the program curriculum, but engage in various other subjects included in the advanced or professional levels of the app.
Several behavioural science research studies have provided evidence that even small commitments significantly increase the provability of behavioural change, which is probably the most relevant KPI of leadership development initiatives.