Unlocking the full potential of FrieslandCampina’s young leaders, that is what our LEAP journey is all about. We don’t want to drive a "one-size fits all" approach to leadership; instead we want authentic leaders who inspire with their purpose and who stay true to their nature. How does the LEAP journey support in this?
Understanding the organisation
As a leader, it's important to understand our organisation. You need to have a holistic perspective, and everything you do needs to fit the larger organisation's ambition. During the journey, participants are introduced to different stakeholders; they identify the most important stakeholders along the entire value chain, speak with senior managers, and visit one of our member dairy farmers.
Participants follow different workshops and inspiration sessions, they work with peer coaching groups, and on-the-job assignments to directly apply their learnings. Part of the journey is a four day leadership simulation, where participants engage in a strategic game, running a fictive organisation as the leaders of the business, and compete with each other. This way, participants can apply everything they have learned into practice, dare to experiment, and embrace a commercial mindset.
LEAP means to jump or spring a long way, to a great height or with great force.
The LEAP journey has been co-developed with and is facilitated by BTS