We are delighted to have been selected by Belgium-headquartered group Etex to be a learning partner in the delivery of their Leadership Academy.
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Etex is a strong global brand which employs more than 15,000 people across 107 production sites in 42 countries.
iOpener began working with Etex in 2016. The Senior Management team were eager for the business to become more people-focused to better support growth. In particular, they wanted to shift the feedback culture to ensure that it became one of their communication strengths.
Following a series of conversations with colleagues from across the group, we understood the current feedback culture. This helped create a workshop for delivery at Etex’s Senior Leadership Conference and a highly interactive workshop to increase both confidence and skills when giving or asking for feedback. Introducing a simple guiding tool for all feedback conversations, which withstood intercultural understanding, enabled feedback to become more of an inherent part of daily activities.
Since then, we have continued to work with Etex across several of its companies to strengthen their feedback culture.
Strengthening our partnership
In this next stage of development, iOpener has been selected alongside some leading business schools and universities to deliver high impact, practical learning to equip leaders with the confidence to tackle the challenges they face. The talent agenda is now focused on developing their top 500 senior leaders from across the world.
Wim Van Roy, Group Learning & Development Manager at Etex said: “We selected iOpener because they are a pleasure to work with. They create customised learning that tackles the real challenges our leaders face. Our leaders prefer practical, hands on learning, and iOpener deliver that so well.”
At iOpener we partner with clients across the world to develop brilliant organisational leaders. These leaders inspire their teams by creating workplaces in which everyone can deliver to their potential. We work with clients across many sectors, from FTSE 100 listed organizations to boutique start-ups.
And we develop talented senior leaders in partnership with the world’s best business schools. Our targeted interventions built upon The Science of Happiness at Work™ increase innovation, productivity and decrease sick-leave and staff turnover, positively impacting the bottom line.