Building the next generation of management talent

Building the next generation of management talent

The Challenge

Autotrader.com launched a 3-year initiative to identify high potential managers from across every division and function and provide them with a common core of problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills. Kenning was their partner from the early stages of design through program delivery.

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How Kenning Helped

Each year, roughly 30 nominated managers were grouped into cross-functional teams tasked with solving real business problems. After a one-week bootcamp focused either on strategic  or operational problem solving, teams worked their problems for 4 months before presenting recommendations to a c-suite steering committee. Kenning provided real-time coaching to teams and individual as well as providing advanced workshops on executive communication and collaborative sense-making.

“Mark and his network of consultants brought a depth to our leadership programs that challenged our leaders in unexpected ways. Deep experience and knowledge in strategy, collaboration and systems thinking inform Mark’s work. All of this is positioned within real business problems. If you want meaty, in-depth training and coaching that pushes learners to think in new ways, I recommend Mark and Kenning Associates.”

Marjorie Pomper, Head of Learning & Development

Autotrader.com

The Results

Participant feedback was overwhelmingly positive, but the real legacy of the initiative was the enterprise-wide impact of the dozens of projects whose recommendations were enacted and the cadre of nearly 100 managers who became the heart of Autotrader.com’s leadership bench for years after the NextGen Leaders Initiative’s conclusion.

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The Challenge

Autotrader.Com launched a 3-year initiative to identify high potential managers from across every division and function and provide them with a common core of problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills. Kenning was their partner from the early stages of design through program delivery.

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How Kenning Helped

Each year, roughly 30 nominated managers were grouped into cross-functional teams tasked with solving real business problems. After a one-week bootcamp focused either on strategic  or operational problem solving, teams worked their problems for 4 months before presenting recommendations to a c-suite steering committee. Kenning provided real-time coaching to teams and individual as well as providing advanced workshops on executive communication and collaborative sense-making.

“Mark and his network of consultants brought a depth to our leadership programs that challenged our leaders in unexpected ways. Deep experience and knowledge in strategy, collaboration and systems thinking inform Mark’s work. All of this is positioned within real business problems. If you want meaty, in-depth training and coaching that pushes learners to think in new ways, I recommend Mark and Kenning Associates.”

Marjorie Pomper, Head of Learning & Development

Autotrader.com

The Results

Participant feedback was overwhelmingly positive, but the real legacy of the initiate was the enterprise-wide impact of the dozens of projects whose recommendations were enacted and the cadre of nearly 100 managers who became the heart of Autotrader.com’s leadership bench for years after the NextGen Leaders Initiative’s conclusion.

For more information contact:

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