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Cultivating a culture of learning at Anglo American 

with Future Talent Learning
April 31, 2021

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The Transformational Leadership Programme is 100% virtual and global – a significant attraction for a company with people across the world

Roger Minton, Head of Leadership Development, Anglo American 

Summary

Anglo American is a leading global mining company, employing more than 90,000 people across the world.

The Challenge

With a commitment to investing in development and growing a new culture of learning, Anglo American was looking to partner with a leadership development provider experienced in virtual delivery. The company’s Leadership Academy consists of a number of programmes for high-potential leaders at various levels. One of these is the Achievers Programme for first line leadership talent.

Achievers was evolving from face-to-face delivery to a fully virtual design, giving the programme wider reach and opening it to an audience currently prohibited by travel time and cost. The Leadership Development team had aspirations for this new programme to be fully virtual, globally accessible and customised to reflect the organisation’s purpose, burning ambition and values.

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One-to-one coaching is a real strength of the Transformational Leadership Programme and we value its flexibility. We were looking for a meaningful way for colleagues to be invested in their learning and its application. This approach enables engagement with their coach as frequently as they wish

Roger Minton, Head of Leadership Development, Anglo American 

The Solution

Anglo American piloted the Transformational Leadership Programme for seven learners while working with Future Talent Learning to customise the Achievers programme to develop skills for 150 participants each year.

The programme engages learners through innovative content delivered through experiences and challenges, virtual simulations and gamification. These activities are all designed to equip participants with the leadership skills, behaviours and mindsets to succeed as future leaders with the confidence to apply new learning immediately in the workplace.

Tripartite coaching sessions bring learner, line manager and coach together for proactive discussions, providing an opportunity for the line manager to hear progress, give feedback and connect conversations to wider development plans.

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I’ve been impressed with how eager the Future Talent team have been to customise this unique programme

Roger Minton, Head of Leadership Development, Anglo American 

The Outcomes

Future Talent Learning’s Transformational Leadership Programme has enabled Anglo American to accelerate 100% virtual delivery of its Achievers Programme focused on developing first line leadership skills.

The innovative tripartite coaching model provides a supportive and challenging setting for learner, line manager and coach to check in on progress. The company is experiencing far greater line manager involvement and connected conversations that have “helped to ensure skill development is acted upon with a benchmark for growth”.

Through working with Future Talent Learning on a fully customised talent programme, Anglo American is creating a culture of learning while equipping its future leaders with the skills and approach needed to thrive.

 

 

 

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