OSIC has chosen the approach including the following important characteristics:
• A combination of individual coaching and group meetings, as some of the topics apply to everyone and require exchange and (inter)action. In addition, each participant has his/her own background, experience, working environment and issues.
• There are people from all four organizations in every group (up to 10 participants). It is meant to get the optimal use of the accumulated joint experience, to exchange the best practices and improve interaction between the organizations.
• Following the idea that leadership starts from a person himself, the attention is focused on different topics revolving around influence: on a person himself, on others, on a team, on the (rest of the) organization. The most relevant topics are addressed within this realm always resorting to the help of TMA.
• In individual coaching, in addition to everyone’s personal issues, 5 relevant competencies crucial for leadership are also used.
The priority is mainly given to the daily practice of the participants and the four organizations. For example, real-life cases are used, and interim assignments focus on the situations the participants are facing at the moment. As a result, the program makes a direct contribution to improving the daily routine, and small achievements are immediately visible.