A global chemical company needed to enhance its leadership bench to address aggressive business growth goals and future leadership needs and challenges in the organization.

Cambria co-developed an accelerated leadership development program with the company, which included two weeks of substantive training focused on strategic thinking, strategy execution, innovation, and leadership ethics. The program also included an action-learning component that challenged participants to develop recommendations for real strategic issues that the corporation needed to address. External coaches provided individual coaching to all participants throughout the program and team coaching to the action learning teams. Participants created individual development plans with their coaches, which they implemented back on the job. They also enhanced their strategic thinking and execution skills, improved their personal leadership skills, and developed networks of global relationships with fellow participants and senior managers.

The corporation implemented multiple recommendations from the action learning projects. Half of the initial program participants were promoted within three months of completing the program because of their accomplishments.