Lucite International is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of acrylic-based products. With manufacturing, sales and distribution capabilities across EAME, The Americas and Asia Pacific, they manufacture and supply some of the world’s best known branded acrylic products, which make a significant contribution to a wide range of growing sectors and geographic markets. After being acquired by Mitsubishi Rayon Group in 2009, they strengthened their global reach and market leading position. Against this background, Lucite recognised that they needed to take a consistent approach to talent development by creating a leadership programme that would give them both depth and breadth in an influential group of senior leaders. VBL was asked to design and deliver a Senior Leadership Development Programme that would develop global leadership capability and support the strategic business growth of the organisation.
The objectives of the programme are to:
The programme is delivered to multi-national groups of managers from all three regions in which the company operates.
Initially VBL worked with the CEO, the Global Human Resources Director and other senior leaders within Lucite International to really get to know the company and how it worked.
This meant understanding Lucite International’s vision and values as well as the business culture of the organisation. It also meant confirming and validating the key behaviours and attitudes that would create successful global leadership in Lucite International and establishing how the Senior Leadership Development Programme would underpin the strategic development of the organisation. This initial work also helped Lucite International to confirm their Leadership Attributes around which the final programme would be designed.
Based on this understanding a two week tailor made leadership programme run as two separate modules separated by six months is being delivered which includes:
VBL is measuring the on-going results of the programme using data produced by the VBL Performance Pulse. The report focuses on the learning from the programme, the behavioural changes that have occurred and the results achieved by the programme. So far it has shown that:
Some of the results that have so far been achieved are:
"VBL impressed us with their very personal approach to leadership development when they pitched for the business and they have delivered. They work very closely with our delegates over a prolonged period either side of the formal training sessions and, have developed very good relationships with a number of our senior team. As a result they obtain a very good overview of our business and some of the issues we are dealing with, and are able to offer helpful perspectives and advice in addition to the training itself, which is much appreciated.”" Kevin Leith, Global HR Director for Lucite International