Enhance your people managers’ skills through hands-on practice and AI-enabled conversations with simulated direct reports.
Athletes and Pilots Practice—Now Your Leaders Can Too
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.
Lynsey Reys-Nickel, DELL TECHNOLOGIES
Sr. Advisor, Learning & Development, Talent Development
Our participants were more likely to remember what they learned and apply it to their leadership in a way that makes sense to them.
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.
CBRE Vice President of Enterprise Learning
“Management Challenge is immediately applicable to the real-life decisions leaders face every day. Plus, it was fun, engaging, and met our training goals.”
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
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.