Enhance your people managers’ skills through hands-on practice and AI-enabled conversations with direct reports.
Coaching and Communication Practice for People Managers
Management Challenge is a team-based leadership development simulation in which your people leaders practice their management skills in realistic scenarios with employees. Participants put their coaching and communication skills to the test in a fast-paced business competition where they engage in critical employee conversations.
Our participants were more likely to remember what they learned and apply it to their leadership in a way that makes sense to them.”— Lynsey Reys-Nickel, DELL TECHNOLOGIES
Sr. Advisor, Learning & Development, Talent Development
Why Management Challenge?
The demands on people managers are growing, and managers are experiencing a higher rate of failure. Management Challenge provides a space for mid- to senior-level managers to practice managing employees and receive meaningful feedback before they make a critical mistake with a direct report. The experience easily integrates into your organization’s management philosophy and frameworks.
Management Challenge is immediately applicable to the real-life decisions leaders face every day. Plus, it was fun, engaging, and met our training goals.”Michael O’Hora, CBRE
Vice President of Enterprise Learning
How Does it Work?
Participants are placed in a dynamic, competitive business simulation to:
Participants work and compete in small teams, managing the motivations and performance of a virtual team.
AI-enabled technology allows for true-to-life performance and coaching conversations that are followed up with detailed, actionable, realistic feedback for participants.
Realistic video-based workplace scenarios allow managers to practice having critical development and coaching conversations.
Facilitator-led debriefs, discussions, and exercises allow managers to reflect, gain insight from feedback, and share their own experiences.
Management Challenge by the Numbers
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High-Potential Leadership Development
Pep Boys partnered with Abilitie to incorporate Abilitie’s Management Challenge simulation into their training programs. The simulation served as a capstone to this six-month program; it allowed managers to practice their coaching and communication skills and facilitators to reinforce concepts that were taught during previous sessions.