Embedding


It’s not just what you know, but how you practice what you know that determines how well the learning serves you later.
— Peter C. Brown, Make It Stick

Leadership development programmes can have a poor reputation for leaving no more than a warm glow unless real effort is put into embedding and sustaining the change for the long term. Thompson Harrison works alongside change agents within organisations, to develop the in-house capabilities to support the change for the future, to embrace new language, to be advocates for alternative ways of working and to continue to evolve the organisation. The oft-forgotten embedding phase takes the form of follow-up ‘teach the teacher’ workshops, if needed, with the individuals who are charged with sustaining the learning. Maintenance work is an unsung part of leadership development practice and what remains is the test of a really successful development intervention.