In Part 1, we focused on the four principles that should be considered when finding or creating professional development (PD) training for high-level executives. In Part 2, we will make suggestions on how to put the principles to action.
Case Study Learning
High-level executives are already acquainted with the case study method, which is a business challenge. Case studies enable learners to challenge themselves in a different setting. Additionally, facilitated case studies strengthen leadership skills (change management, relationship management, influence), provide feedback, and improve one’s efficiency in decision-making.
Business simulations are, oftentimes, in the form of gamification. Learners are able to simulate a business challenge (similar to the case study method) and resolve the issues hands-on. This shapes problem-solving behaviour and develops the learner’s ability to strategize in a timely manner.
A great strategy to be one step ahead of competition is to be in their shoes. Putting an executive in the mindset of the direct competition and presenting him or her with the challenge of finding the weaknesses of his or her own company allows flaws to be recognized. Although this is the same learner, he or she will have a fresh perspective of the company and how to move it forward.
Scenario Planning Simulation
Oftentimes, there are barriers to planning an event or implementing a new product. With scenario planning simulation, learners are able to knock those barriers down and organize something completely new and innovative. This refreshes the creativity in top level executives and enables them to be open-minded to the possibilities of the company’s growth.
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