Graduating the first Executive Development Program at Xylem: A New Approach to Global Leadership
Ontos had the pleasure of designing and delivering an Executive Development Program for our global client Xylem, Inc., who is committed to its vision of investing in its people to transform the business.
Xylem participants enjoyed a customized 4 track program including the Business Learning Forums, Personal Learning Forums, Strategic Project Teams (SPTs) and Individualized Executive Coaching. The SPTs applied business and personal learning tools to current business global initiatives within the company.
These global leaders come from different corners of the world and experienced an 11-month program, meeting in 3 strategic global locations on 3 different continents . Three of the 5 objectives were:
- Speed the company’s transformation
- Drive connectivity between people and the business
- Accelerate the company’s overall leadership capability
Faculty included David White and Lisa Koss, both Principals of Ontos, Associates Mary Ann Rainey, Eric Rait, Robert Kegan of Harvard School of Business, John Boudreau of USC School of Business, and Paul Kinsinger, formerly of Thunderbird School of Global Management.
The Executive Development Program continues with 3 more cohorts in progress or beginning before the end of 2016.