Winning in today's markets requires new ways to think about business and deliver results. The Executive Challenge Course (ECC) is a breakthrough program designed for one purpose: to have global executives achieve significant goals in their business.
During this 10-month program, leaders take on the challenges and deliver the outcomes most critical to their business–exciting breakthroughs that may seem unattainable today. And along the way, they learn a proven framework that will enable them to deliver breakthrough outcomes over and over again into the future. Executives begin the process by learning Gap International's methodology for producing breakthrough results, refined and proven over 35 years. They design and commit to a desirable, purposeful outcome that may seem impossible today—this is what makes it a breakthrough.
Each successive program meeting builds on the last, and provides concentrated learning, practice, and application to the real-time business issues that emerge. The program leaders relentlessly pursue the change in mindset needed for each executive in each session. Participants challenge and contribute to each other. Over time, they discover how much they can achieve and the significant impact they can have on their organizations.
The Executive Challenge Course is a transformational growth experience. Leaders emerge significantly changed—with new inspiration, breakthrough execution abilities, and leadership strengths—having produced significant results in their business.
- A reliable approach to produce exceptional results that can be replicated in future endeavors
- Effective execution of large initiatives that significantly impact the business
- A performance mindset that gives people new leadership strength to overcome the inevitable obstacles that arise with committing to breakthrough goals
- A peer group that will challenge assumptions, test limits and celebrate wins
- Proven methods to shift mindsets and impact business performance
- Renewed ability to communicate, engage and inspire others to deliver bold growth objectives
Client profiles include executives and teams that are growth-oriented and dedicated to taking their business and their own performance to the next level. With 15-25 executives in each group, the program leader-to-participant ratio affords ample time to focus on each executive's business goals and outcomes.
Sales Director of a Large Spirits Distributor
Breakthrough Project: This Director took on the initiative of developing an industry-leading sales force to transform the business into the best luxury brand in the world.
Result: As a result of participating in the Executive Challenge Course, this leader assumed more responsibility, empowered his sales team to a new level, and produced an additional $3 million in new revenue.
Return on Investment*: 59x
Manager for a Large Energy Company
Breakthrough Project: While participating in the Executive Challenge Course, this manager revolutionized the capital allocation process by developing an optimizer tool to help select which projects to fund.
Result: The development of the optimizer tool allowed the company to identify projects that the company should continue to fund. They saved $6 million that would have otherwise been lost in poor performing projects.
Return on Investment*: 47x
Vice President for a Large Construction Company
Breakthrough Project: This Vice President wanted to create a community of leaders who were committed to zero injuries in the workplace. It was an initiative to establish an executive safety council that would take ownership of the organization to decrease employee related injuries.
Result: Through participation in the Executive Challenge Course, this leader was able to save $4 million due to decreased injury incidents and related inventory damage.
Return on Investment*: 24x
Manager for a Food and Beverage Conglomerate
Breakthrough Project: This leader took on transforming the architecture of the plant floor. He developed a more efficient, thin, portable device to track client orders and other details. These devices replaced the bulky PCs that were currently being used and thus greatly increasing the efficiency on the plant floor.
Result: The company saved $3.3 million over the next five years in North America.
Return on Investment*: 61x
Sales Representative for a Large Medical Device Manufacturer
Breakthrough Project: This individual took on the initiative to become the highest volume sales representative in Michigan.
Result: This sales representative produced more than $500,000 over his yearly quota. Additionally, he was on track to achieve $6 million in sales the following year. His leadership role also expanded. He established a forum for new sales representatives to share their ideas and grow their own territories.
Return on Investment*: 4x
*ROI statistics are calculated based on pre- and post-project analysis of quantifiable metrics determined by the individual participating in the course. ROI numbers were calculated and confirmed by the participant using an independently validated process developed by the ROI Institute.
3-day launch session in Philadelphia
8 online sessions over 10 months
2-day session in Philadelphia halfway through the course
Upcoming Launch Dates
March 28-30, 2017
June 27-29, 2017
September 26-28, 2017
November 28-30, 2017
January 30 - February 1, 2018
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