In January, 30 senior ILO staff gathered in Turin to deepen and expand their leadership through an intensive 5-day programme.
The programme was designed and delivered in close collaboration with ITCILO and ILO, tailor-made to respond to the strategic priority set by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder for "an effective, influential and high-performance ILO". It addressed the challenges of leading teams and change, influence and communication, innovation and impact. Participants were exposed to the latest international thinking on strategic leadership and dialogued with senior managers from the ILO, UNHCR and UNESCO.
Innovative programme elements, such as a jazz session to illustrate collaboration and improvisation in times of change, as well as a cooking team contest, were met with much interest and enthusiasm.
The pilot programme was very well received by participants and ILO Senior Management alike, with a work relevance and recommendation rate of 5.6 out of 6. We look forward to continuing the collaboration in future programmes.