Over the next 12 months, around 400 of the Co-op’s senior leaders went through the programme, preparing for the experience with 360° feedback. Co-op Food’s executive team was the first to participate and a member of the team has introduced every workshop since, demonstrating their continuing, active commitment to the programme.
Helen notes, “It was the first time for many Co-op Food leaders that they’d been on a programme of this nature and we needed it to be innovative, creative and exciting, with delegates having a memorable experience and taking their learning with them into the future.”
To this end, a number of influential Leading Champions were selected to drive the programme from within the organisation. These champions took part in focus groups and their feedback informed the design of the programme. Lane4 helped to develop these change leaders’ facilitation skills and provided guidance to help them in successfully delivering parts of the programme, alongside Lane4 consultants. Champions have now adopted action learning groups to support delegates going forward.