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Reflection and Excitement

A message from Christoffer Ellehuus – Head of Strategy Execution  

As I’m sure many of you have done these past weeks, I too have been reflecting on the 2019 year with excitement about what’s ahead for 2020. Mostly, I look back with excitement about our innovations this year to elevate the impact of our learning solutions for individuals, teams, and entire organizations. And I’m equally excited about 2020 and the impact we will have as we join forces with Korn Ferry.

Three things stick in my mind:

1: We set out this year to make significant improvement in our digital learning offering and learner experience and we absolutely did.

While instructor-led training in the class-room remains a critical part of our offer, we also know that professionals are increasingly consuming digital learning as it allows flexibility to consume learning when and where it is most needed. This year we digitized most of our content so that you can consume almost all our training either live or digitally. We also launched The HUB – our new learning experience platform – as the destination to access e-learning, over 500 new pieces of microlearning, assessment tools, and insights from experts. At the heart of this platform is improving the learner experience and usability as part of day-to-day workflow, so that more knowledge is gained and retained.

2: We continued our mission to help build the creative and adaptive mindsets that are critical to successfully execute on strategic projects in the new workplace.

This is why we launched the Adaptive Strategic Execution Program together with Duke Corporate Education in 2018 – to create leaders who are prepared when objectives and market dynamics seem increasingly volatile and where work is mostly done through networks and influence. Across 2019 the number of learners and Adaptive Execution certificate graduates increased more than 10x. Together with great learner and client feedback we are proud and excited about the impact this program is having and look forward to partnering with even more organizations and learners this year.

3: As you hopefully gathered from our communication, earlier in the fall we were acquired by Korn Ferry – the world’s leading organizational consulting firm.

We are very excited to be a part of the Korn Ferry family and the opportunities this creates for our clients. The impact potential we now have when we combine Strategy Execution’s training with Korn Ferry’s world-class organizational consulting, assessment, and professional recruiting capabilities.

I’m looking forward to sharing with you very soon how we will be able to even better help you build project execution skills and accelerate digital transformation initiatives.

To all those whom we have worked with in 2019, thank you for support and as we start 2020 I’m excited for our future together!

Christoffer Ellehuus

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