Caryn Bedford, Talent Development Lead of Peckham Inc describe their us of the Planning Game in Leadership Development.
We had a great time using the Planning Game!
We recently created a leadership development program for mid-level leaders called iThrive. We had 20 participants who received training and participated in workshops aligned with our values and leadership competencies. One of the competencies is Business Acumen. We utilized the Planning Game to expose everyone to the business and financial decisions required to meet production and revenue goals in our business lines. This game was exciting and fun for some of our participants as it was similar to their day-to-day work while for others, such as those in our human services department, it was confusing and quite challenging. The debriefing questions were critical to enabling everyone to apply the principles to their work. Many participants said that this game was the most significant activity they encountered during our “Leading Organizations” segment.
Peckham Inc.(www.peckham.org) is a rehabilitation counseling organization with over 3,000 employees in 8 locations and 3 states. Our mission is to provide a wide range of opportunities to maximize human potential for persons striving for independence and self-sufficiency. We have multiple business lines including environmental services, call centers, apparel manufacturing, logistics and farming.