Case study


TWI inject energy, inspiration and professionalism into their work, and this is consistently reflected in feedback from delegates, who acquire new tools and insights to bring to their work and ultimately deliver business benefit

Vic Hansen

IT Architecture Director, Unilever

The challenge

Unilever are one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies, with globally recognised brands, from Ben & Jerry’s to Hellmann’s, Persil to Lynx. In fact, each and every day over 150 million people choose a Unilever product.

TWI have been supporting Unilever for the past 13 years, training and coaching over 1000 project leaders and senior managers to great success.

Raising project leader potential

The principal challenge was to rollout a centralised Project Leadership Programme, supporting multi-cultural teams throughout Africa, Europe and The Middle East. Unilever needed a consistent approach to portfolio management and project delivery, with a unified code of best practice across the entire group.

The moments in which we change direction often feel like crises. I was fortunate enough to have access to coaching at one of these points. It helped me think about the issues I was facing in the context of my goals. As a result, I felt that I had got my life back in control, with a better balance

Vic Hansen

IT Architecture Director, Unilever

The results

Creating over 1000 world-class project leaders for Unilever

Unilever have consistently come back to TWI for Project Leadership Development, due to the impressive workplace results we have helped them achieve. Working with a variety of project leaders and managers, from IT to manufacturing, brand management to customer support, we have equipped leaders and their teams with a highly effective and cohesive approach to project delivery.

We continue to work with Unilever worldwide, to assist them in developing and protecting their leadership talent of the future.

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