The CEO Institute Focused on Meaningful Leadership Experiences

The CEO Institute Focused on Meaningful Leadership Experiences

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Case Study
According to Nancy Reardon (2011), senior vice president and chief human resources and communications officer
at Campbell Soup Company, the goal the company’s CEO Institute is to “create the most meaningful leadership
experience participants have ever had” (p. 46). The two­year residential programs are capped at 20­24
participants, and include members from across the company, representing a wide variety of positions, physical
locations, and departments.
Participants begin by hand­writing a letter to the CEO of the company, affirming their commitment to the program.
They are then are instructed and ÕÉ≠†Њ†supported through a five­module program, consisting of intensive multiday
workshops with homework and reflective activities between each meeting. The modules begin with
fundamentals, then work through exemplary leadership across the field and participants’ internal reasons for
leading. Finally, modules four and five focus on inspiring others, coaching, and “paying it forward” (p. 48)