The client is a major high street retailer wanted a leadership programme designed to stretch and challenge experienced and senior managers from across the group. Impromptu were engaged to work with Cirrus, a leading learning solutions consultancy, who designed and deliver the programme content. Impromptu created the business simulation materials.
The role-play element of the Lead to Succeed programme takes the form of a four-day interactive business simulation that runs through the first three modules of this four module programme. A range of challenging role-play based activities including forum role-playing, group meetings, fly-on-the-wall meetings, presentations and a press conference are built into the simulation. The simulation revolves around a large, complex, underperforming fictitious organisation in the retail supermarket sector. Impromptu role-players portray senior executives, including the CEO and Finance Director, from this fictitious £12billion a year turnover company.
The simulation activities provide substantial opportunities for participants to develop a deep understanding of their personal leadership impact, of team development and of strategic thinking and implementation. Real issues of leadership and organisational development are explored in ways that bring these alive for the participants and directly relate them back to their own experience in the work place.