Britannia Building Society has built a team of in-house coaches externally qualified by The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
Ten employees at the organisation have been awarded a Level 7 Diploma in Leadership Mentoring and Executive Coaching – the highest level of qualification offered by ILM.
A further 20 Britannia employees are currently enrolled on the programme, with additional programmes planned for 2007 and 2008.
Adrian Powell, head of leadership development at Britannia, said: “Our aim is to build an internal coaching capability that allows us to offer a high standard of development for people across the Britannia Group. We are planning to have a pool of about 80 coaches by the end of 2008.”
Kim Parish, chief executive at ILM, said: “The managers who achieve this diploma will be able to cascade their knowledge and learning throughout the organisation, resulting in significant business benefits.”
Britannia is Britain’s second largest mutual and employs more than 5,000 people in the UK.