Our Solutions

People are the most powerful resource in any company. We believe that immersive experiences can bring out the very best in people, so they can drive change within their organisations to shape a better future.

Each experience is part of a programme designed to deliver measurable impact against a clearly defined objective. These programmes fall into three areas of activity:

 

Corporate Volunteering

Today’s workforce expects their company to behave responsibly and provide them with opportunities to use their skills outside of their day jobs. Our global corporate volunteering programmes enable companies to tap into that passion and help drive positive social and environmental change. These experiences develop deeper employee skills and expertise and create stronger bonds with their companies. Our approach ensures a triple win: for society, for the employees and for the company.

Leadership Development

Tomorrow’s leaders operate in a world of uncertainty with rapid changes and significant disruption. Our experiences challenge participants at a visceral level to engage with the world differently and embrace new perspectives which drives shifts in behaviours and attitudes. Leaders return with new skills and tools and the ability to navigate uncertainty with confidence.

Purpose Brought to Life

Forward thinking companies are embracing purpose-led business strategies that address the real needs and concerns of our changing world and provide focus and meaning to those that work with them. Our programmes take people through an emotional immersive experience either bringing current strategy to life in a totally new way or preparing teams before they design new strategy.

 


 

Case studies

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Credit Suisse

Design

Credit Suisse wanted to strengthen their corporate engagement with two global citizenship initiatives focused on education and financial inclusion and saw volunteering as a way to achieve their goals.

Delivery

Each year, programme partners identify assignment briefs in conjunction with Emerging World and Credit Suisse. Suitably qualified employees can apply to undertake these assignments which last from 1 to 12 weeks. The learning exchange flows both ways between participant and partner and has been integrated into employee training and talent programmes.

Impact

Since its launch in 2010, over 400 employees have completed assignments in over 50 countries around the world. Assessment is carried out a year after they return with 98% gaining learning directly useful for their current role and 88% believing the programme sparked new ideas for business improvements.

Salesforce (Virtual)

Design

Salesforce required a senior executive development experience focused on Authentic Leadership & Purpose that could be delivered virtually. The programme needed to challenge leaders to understand their leadership and the kind of change that was possible for them.

Delivery

Over 4 half-day sessions of 4 hours each, leaders worked in small groups with non-profit partners. They used Action Learning to tackle challenges faced by their partners while integrating learning in four areas related to change – curiosity, empathy, perspective and power. Sessions included a range of virtual immersion activities that brought things alive and broadened participants’ understanding of the challenge.

Impact

150 leaders from across the world supported 28 non-profit organisations through the experience. The programme helped the leaders to gain new perspectives which is helping the leaders to drive change and impact in their organisation.

ServiceNow

Design

As part of their 2021 Executive Leadership Summit, ServiceNow needed an engaging Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIB) intervention that could be delivered virtually.

Delivery

Over the course of two sessions, leaders were split into 29 small groups with each working in parallel during to tackle a challenge presented by different non-profit organisations. Participants identified inclusive leadership skills they wanted to work on during the engagement and got feedback on how they showed up from their peers. The programme applied Action Learning in a virtual setting.

Impact

200 senior ServiceNow leaders participated in the experience and provided positive feedback on how they had improved their inclusive leadership skills through the engagement. The 25 non-profit organisations, working to address issues of systemic inequality, were all helped in tackling their most urgent challenges.

Salesforce (Team Development)

Design

Salesforce required an experience to enable the Salesforce Essentials and SMB team to connect with each other through values and causes that inspired them, creating deeper connections at a more visceral level.

Delivery

The 3 Day experience took 18 team members from the San Francisco Bay Area to Oakland, California. The team worked with three inspiring partner organisations connected to themes that were relevant for the Salesforce team.

Impact

The programme helped the team identify ways in which they could work more effectively to achieve success and ultimately brought the team closer together. This is helping them to drive change and impact in their area of work.

Peer Learning Coaching Circles

Design

The Emerging World Peer Coaching Learning Circles programme was designed to support the ongoing learning and development of leaders within our partner organisation network. A select group of senior leaders from purpose-driven, non-profit organisations participated in this Experience.

Delivery

The programme was delivered virtually across 5 collaborative 2.5 hour sessions. Participants developed their leadership capabilities by helping each other to address real-life challenges that they faced in their organisation. The programme facilitated engaging and authentic dialogue relevant to navigating today’s world.

Impact

In this truly global programme, partners from 3 continents experienced positive developments in leadership skills and competencies. Participants felt the input from other partners added value to their own learning and 100% agreed that participation in the programme will have a positive impact on organisation outcomes.

Salesforce

Design

Salesforce needed a purpose-led module as part of their executive leadership programme, ‘Leading Ohana’.

Delivery

Leaders participate in a 5-day immersive module focused on leveraging their skills to give back to compelling purpose-driven organisations in diverse locations such as Detroit, Ho Chi Minh City & Nairobi. Sensemaking focuses on how participants integrate the new perspectives from this experience into their leadership upon return.

Impact

Over 133 senior leaders have participated in the experience across 4 cohorts. The module has become recognised as the ‘turning point’ for many while 100% of partners felt their organisation had been strengthened through the module.

Microsoft

Design

MS wanted to shift attitudes towards Africa within the wider company and increase skills in its African partner ecosystem. The solution was to design a unique programme that provided MS employees all over the world with an opportunity to use their skills to support African businesses and startups.

Delivery

Opportunities are identified locally by MS African staff and range from 1-2 week intensive projects delivered in person in Africa, to longer term coaching and mentoring engagements delivered virtually. Employees apply to undertake the opportunities and are supported through their journey using a customised electronic platform that enables scalability and quick fulfilment of partners needs.

Impact

A comprehensive M&E framework assesses the success of the programme, with 400 in person exchanges and 300 virtual, supporting more than 650 partners across 33 countries. 99% of participants reported positive developments in their leadership.

MARS

Design

MARS asked for support to enhance their Ambassadors programme which enables employees across the globe to develop their skills and capabilities whilst building strong partnerships.

Delivery

The programme takes teams of up to 7 who spend a week in communities across the MARS global supply chain, as well as individuals on longer term 4 week assignments focusing on business aligned issues.

Impact

MARS tracks the impact of Ambassador Programme Assignments to ensure employees, line managers and partner organisations are maximising the engagement. 84% of employees strongly agree that their job satisfaction has improved as a result of participation.

Kuwaiti Petroleum Corporation

Design

KPC required an end-to-end leadership programme that helped senior leaders reframe their potential future when looking through a low-carbon lens. An immersive learning journey was created with 3 modules consisting of ‘seeing, being and making the change’.

Delivery

71 managers from across 9 different operating companies participated in the 3 module programme in London, Mumbai and Copenhagen.

Impact

A customised assessment was developed before and after the programme to measure progress across 20 different dimensions. There was positive movement in 18 of the 20 and 82% felt the programme had a positive impact on business results.

Maersk

Design

Maersk required a powerful immersive experience that would help bring to life its redefined corporate purpose for new talent starting their careers with the company.

Delivery

A 7 day immersion in Kenya was delivered that enabled participants to connect with the positive impact that trade has on communities. The module challenged the participants to experiment, explore and engage with local culture, communities and work on real business challenges as part of their learning.

Impact

The programme supported 63 young executives across the 7 days, working in teams with coaches and partner organisations. 97% reported an enhanced ability to function in intercultural environments and 78% felt the experience deepened their understanding of the corporate purpose.

Virtual Open Enrolment

Design

Navigating in Turbulent Times was Emerging World’s first fully virtual open enrolment immersion experience. The INmersion approach applied Emerging World’s Principles of Immersive Learning to create a powerful experience that emphasised personal growth, learning and solving real problems and challenges.

Delivery

The 6-week programme incorporated 25 hours of interactive engagement to develop the skills, perspectives and support network needed to succeed in the current context. The experience incorporated a range of session formats including individual reflection and action learning.

Impact

The global programme brought together 16 social change leaders from 4 continents. 83% of participants said that their learning will help shape better future and 93% felt more confident in their ability to manage uncertainty.

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