Working with BP from the inception of the FLP meant that when those hand-picked 40 people joined the business, we already had their first four years of development mapped out.
The initial approach focused on their personal development, creating bespoke training for each individual, expanding their skillsets and making sure they had the technology they needed to connect with people in the business. We also helped BP design the best ways to bring the whole FLP team together from around the world, virtually and in person.
Everything was planned down to the smallest detail. We kicked everything off in July 2012 with a four-day induction programme for all 40 of the team, along with senior leaders from around the world, which we designed and facilitated to create maximum impact.
First off we helped them to orient themselves in the business they had joined, looking at how BP is structured globally, its strategy and operations. We also helped the team start to think about itself as a real community - and how together they could become a sum greater than their parts.
They met key leaders in the business, not only so they could get to know them, but also learn about how to develop themselves practically in the business. We also helped them develop their personal influencing skills and challenged them to think about the impact they could have as leaders in the business.