McCain Foods is a leading food manufacturer with 53 plants on six continents. Although there were dozens of regional leadership curriculums and performance management systems used globally, there was only limited commonality among the programs and none had direct links to McCain's business strategy. As a result, there was no universal leadership language and also no tie-in to the behavioral expectations of leaders across the organization. The McCain Learning Centre (MLC) was asked to develop a curriculum to change that. The effort had three specific goals:
The MLC engages a performance methodology and systematic approach to program development that encourages both continuous improvement and learning reinforcement through an end-to-end process. It used that process to develop its leadership curriculum incorporating MLC's Four-Step Formula for Learning Success:
MLC succeeded in its stated goals, with more than 320 senior leaders participating in Leading Growth sessions with the president & CEO and Chief Human Resources Officer and more than 2,000 employees participating in Leadership Essentials since its global rollout year-end 2009. To date more than 250 McCain leaders have been certified to teach Leadership Essentials. Promotions from within are up, and the company has met its goal of having two leaders identified from within for every role two levels below the president and CEO.
To develop a unified leadership curriculum based on business strategy and behavioral expectations.
Using the McCain Learning Center (MLC) Formula for Learning Success, created Leading Growth, Leadership Essentials and the McCain Radio Network.
The programs have reached about 2500 leaders at all levels, promotions from within are up, and successors have been identified for most positions.
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