PwC’s Genesis programme fast-tracks its leaders

European mentoring & coaching council annual conference, 15-17 november 2012, bilbao, spain Reflection, showing vulnerability, “real play”, top-level sponsorship and a blended learning approach, including multiple coaching offers, are key to the success of PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC)’s award-winning leadership development programme, Genesis Park. The organisation’s elitist fast-track ‘mobile’ programme has seen nearly 800 alumni graduate globally since it launched in 2001. Coaching, delivered in a number of ways, is at the heart of it. Alumni from more than 40 countries and of 22 nationalities have gone through the intensive 10-week part-residential programme. It aims to speed up the development of the […]

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CIPD report: Asia raises skills through coaching

By Liz Hall Coaching and mentoring are gaining prominence as ways to raise skills in Asia, according to a report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management. Coaching and mentoring are the most cited methods of raising skills (57 per cent of respondents). Raising skills is a priority for 88 per cent of 1,088 respondent organisations from across Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan. Meanwhile, coaching by line managers is considered the most effective learning and development approach (32 per cent), followed by in-house development programmes (29 […]

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