Working closely together with the Isabel team, we co-created a learning journey that met a series of specific requirements: it needed to be strongly aligned with the Isabel strategy and values, take a hands-on approach with practical tools and techniques, and offer an enjoyable experience and networking opportunities.
The programme consists of six full days spread over a period of six months, with each day covering a single module. The modules blend Neolis content with internal Isabel elements, and include a selection of guest speakers to bring first-hand experience and inspiration.
Because people learn better when they are emotionally connected, and remember better when they experience content rather than just listening to it, we include a series of interactive activities – Lego Serious Play, group activities and peer-to-peer exchanges all contribute to creating a memorable experience with diverse learning opportunities. During each session, we invite Isabel senior leaders to take centre stage, giving them an opportunity to share their own journey and answer questions from the participants.
To increase the reach of this new programme and create a consistent vocabulary across the entire leadership team, we also delivered a selection of modules to a broader audience, covering all people managers at Isabel irrespective of how long they had been in their role. By blending senior leadership and first-line managers, we foster rich interactions and new connections that can increase cross-team and cross-level collaboration.