How Global Giant AECOM Develops Smart Engineers into Solid Leaders

Developing leadership capabilities are essential to ensure focus on the short-term and long-term health of any organization. Effective leadership development enables companies to react quickly to change and to endure in difficult times.

AECOM created their very own “2020 Vision”, which established milestones for tripling their business and becoming a “total solution provider” on every continent worldwide.

With the new integration strategy in place, AECOM began experiencing rapid growth, and a need for leaders to operate beyond their individual business units.

The Goal: “To achieve the 2020 Vision by enabling leaders at all levels of the organizations to lead teams who ‘deliver the plan’, embrace AECOM values, and who make professional development a priority for employees at all levels of the organization”. The relationship with Profiles International is without doubt was a remarkably successful one, so much so, that to date, AECOM are utilizing Profiles tools, the CheckPoint360 and CheckPoint SkillBuilder throughout all areas of the organization.

AECOM value their talent and staff, and have taken it upon themselves to improve and enhance the personal performance of all 45,000 employees.

Executives are highly involved in the implementation of these processes.
The 3 key tools utilized by the organization are:

-Individual and group coaching
-CheckPoint SkillBuilder Series

In-depth details of the process can be found in the downloadable case study.

All AECOM managers are highly trained in these processes and also have a vast understand of Profiles tools and methods for successful implementation. A custom guide is also created to outline the process and recommend next steps with feedback to ensure success.

AECOM and Profiles representatives worked closely together to develop ‘Leadership Development Progams’ that tied directly to the AECOM Leadership Model. The Leadership Model was derived from the CEO’s 2020 vision and from what would be required of leaders in the near future.

The custom Checkpoint360™ assessment was generated from this model and strategies including a 5 year plan was put in place. Employee participants of these assessments noted that the program was outstanding and they were honored to have taken part and excited for the development opportunity in the company. The assessments were matched with a coaching program and Checkpoint SkillBuilder Series.

Many leaders who have gone through these processes have done extremely well, moving to broader positions, promoted and other learning valuables lessons about themselves. According to AECOM’s senior vice president, HR for North America;

“Profiles has established an extended relationship with AECOM through its global business model … Profiles International has become a true and trusted partner.”

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