CP Launches Coaching Capability Program
Utilizing the results of CP’s 2017 Employee Engagement survey, CP recognized the need to coach our emerging leaders to help them engage our new employees. A practised approach to coaching results in more effective leadership, enhanced engagement and heightened performance from teams. Therefore, in 2018, CP launched our Coaching Capability program to create a deep bench of leadership coaches at CP and strengthen the coaching capability within our organization.
Participants in the program make up a diverse cohort of leaders who receive in-depth training specifically dedicated to developing coaching skills and understanding the ways in which coaching is essential to building and sustaining a high-performing team. In 2018, the first cohort included 20 individuals from 11 different departments within the company. Our goal is to have 60 leaders complete the comprehensive training each year, and we achieved this goal in 2018. Furthermore, a select group of CP executives received one-on-one executive coaching and completed a 360-degree feedback program, which compiles feedback from their leaders, peers and direct reports to identify strengths and development opportunities.
“I want us to be a company that equips, invests in, develops and enables CP’s leaders to realize their leadership potential. I want CP to be known as a place where we develop leaders. This needs to be in our DNA, from soliciting and interviewing to promoting and progressing. We have the responsibility to ensure leaders at CP discover their individual leadership potential through development and opportunities. As individuals, we can become better leaders and as a company, we will then be better collectively.”
Keith Creel, President and CEO
The CP Leadership Steering Committee oversees and sponsors the program, from design through implementation and into sustainment.
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