A large university was investing in a group of leaders but was unsure what content was most important. There was also concern that the leaders had been overwhelmed during the COVID 19 pandemic and needed support for their own health and the health of their teams.
The Tandem Solution
Tandem Solutions created a flexible program based on responses to a participant survey. Participants were broken into small coaching groups and after a common start, each group was empowered to decide what content to address and in what order. The groups were supported with a mix of leadership, emotional, and well-being topics to address their specific needs in this six-month program.
With the ability to choose what was most important, there was strong buy-in and accountability for learning. Participants developed deep insights into the subject areas and mastered the application of the concepts. Participants also reported the coaching approach led to stronger relationships and a community of support among their peers.
I really enjoyed the format of the program. Specifically, the format of the coaching sessions really encourage the participants to share openly and honestly, and challenged us to grow through practicing during the session and the 30 days thereafter.