EnCompass worked with Oceana, the largest international advocacy organization focused on ocean conservation, as the DC-based NGO’s learning and development partner. Having experienced enormous growth in the last 3 years, Oceana has 16 offices in North America, Central America, South America, Europe and Asia. Beginning in 2015, EnCompass was hired to work with Oceana leadership to develop a learning and development framework to guide on-boarding of staff and a full year of development for new staff, with the goal of creating a “One Oceana” culture throughout the growing organization. EnCompass was also contracted to develop specific training programs, explore and develop on-line resources for staff, and provide technical assistance to the HR team. With EnCompass’ collaboration,...Read More
Project Date: 2015-2016
EnCompass designed and delivered a program that included two interactive face-to-face workshops with individual coaching and action learning activities between sessions, and engagement in an ongoing community of practice. The program targeted the development of General Services and Administrative staff in core management skills outlined in the UN Competency Framework.
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Project Date: 2011-2014
EnCompass provided executive coaching services to support executive directors through one-on-one sessions. The sessions were based on the emerging needs of the leader and were driven by action plans established early in the process. The coaching process also integrated data for each client from self-report surveys (MBTI) and a 360-degree feedback instrument.
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Project Date: 2008- Ongoing
EnCompass co-facilitates two 3-day modules delivered over a 3-month period with Daimler AG to cultivate a leadership mindset with new managers. The philosophy of this leadership program is based on systems theory and incorporates three phases: learning about leading self, leading others, and leading the business. EnCompass co-facilitates an average of 12 cohorts of 15-20 participants each year, and also provides executive coaching to senior leaders supporting targeted development and performance goals. The program is delivered in North America, China, Singapore, Japan, and Brazil.
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Project Date: 2013-2016
EnCompass designed and delivered a virtual mentoring program for women leaders at UNAIDS, the first in the UN System. The UNAIDS Mentoring Programme for Women was comprised of six, 2-hour sessions for mentors and mentees and a coaching component to ensure that mentors have support for particularly challenging mentee situations. Program topics included: best practices in mentoring, including effective feedback, powerful questioning; roles and responsibilities as a mentor and mentee, goal setting, unique areas of development for female professionals, “sticky floors”—self-limiting beliefs and behaviors that keep female professionals “stuck” in technical or managerial roles.
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Project Date: 2013
EnCompass designed and facilitated a two-day all staff retreat for the staff at the USAID/Armenia Mission. The goal was to forge consensus around a new strategic direction, engage in implementing operational changes, and prepare action plans. Retreat design was based on results of an online survey and individual interviews. After the retreat, EnCompass provided a summary report and follow-on coaching to key staff and teams over a 6-month period.
Project Date: 2008-2017
EnCompass has designed and delivered four different global management and leadership development programs within a major organization of the United Nations (UN) in a variety of locations including New York, Geneva, Vienna, Santiago, Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Beirut, and Bangkok. These mandatory programs are delivered to 400-500 senior leaders and managers each year. The programs include multiple classroom modules, 360 assessments, individual coaching to integrate learning.
In 2012, this agency was presented with the Prism Award from the International Coach Federation (IFC) for the use and impact of coaching. According to an evaluation conducted by the ROI Institute, the MDP has had significant measurable impact on job effectiveness, and there has been an 87.6% return on investment...Read More
Project Date: 2009-2012
EnCompass delivered a management learning program (MLP) for a major United Nations (UN) agency that provides services to global locations in the field. Each 12-month MLP was designed to support 30 mid-level managers and includes a 360 assessment, self-study modules, individual coaching, peer learning groups, and a final five-day workshop delivered in Switzerland, Tanzania, and Hungary. An EnCompass team of coaches and facilitators provide individual and group coaching and classroom learning.
In 2012 EnCompass redesigned key components of this program from hard copy to e-learning modules. The e-learning modules include an updated curriculum, exercises for application with immediate feedback, and an assessment of learning in progress.
Project Date: 2012
As part of the learning strategy to develop a common management culture, EnCompass designed and delivered a series of workshops addressing communication skills for managers. Participants practiced active listening skills, and learned how to use a feedback model and an approach for conducting coaching conversations. They also explored probing techniques related to Appreciative Inquiry and advocacy.
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Project Date: 2010-2011
This program for director-level staff included a three-day offsite workshop focused on key leadership competencies, group learning sessions, and an action learning assignment, supported by group coaching. The workshop was designed based on a series of assessment interviews with selected participants. A design team of stakeholders refined the program objectives and developed case studies for use in the program.
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