In early March, Lane4 and the EDF people development team were mid-design with the programme. It was to be a 6/7 month blended learning journey including an immersive, face-to-face business simulation – something new and experimental for EDF UK. The training would be intimate, with small cohorts of 12 being taken through various touchpoints over approximately six months.
At this point, however, Covid-19 hit. The face-to-face components of the programme were immediately rendered impossible and the People Development team at EDF had to make some quick decisions about the best way to support their people through this incredibly difficult time.
Many EDF employees are key workers and so great leadership skills are critical to supporting them in times of crisis. This, in addition to the significant ongoing transformation across the business, led EDF to decide that the planned Leading Leaders programme should continue after being adapted to wholly virtual/digital delivery.
The objectives for Leading Leaders remained the same and Lane4 worked in close collaboration with EDF to ensure that the new version of the programme would still provide a great learner experience in a digital environment.