Orange Business Services is a global provider of high end IT and communications solutions to large multinational corporations. A division of France Telecom, they operate in 166 countries, employ over 29,000 people and serve over two-thirds of the world’s largest companies.
What did the client need?
In 2003 Orange Business Services decided that they wanted to instigate a talent programme that would help to retain and develop their top talent across their EEMEA region. This programme would have the dual objective of both developing the delegates to excel in their current roles as well as preparing them for future leadership roles in the organisation. The programme was also expected to increase pan regional understanding and collaboration.
How did it work?
The Ambassador Programme operates on an annual basis whereby the regional leaders nominate a number of potential delegates who are then assessed against stringent criteria. The successful candidates then meet for a launch team building event, attend a series of high quality training programmes on a range of subjects, input as a team to a number of live business challenges and also receive 10 hours of personal coaching.
What did Positive Momentum do?
Positive Momentum delivered four key components of the programme:
An innovative launch team building event
An advanced presentation skills event held in a theatre in Copenhagen
A two-day leadership seminar
10 hours of personal one to one coaching for each delegate