Rather than tacking a more traditional approach of focusing on culture and skills/attitude change, the professional development activities of IRL focus on real organisational needs - projects to directly improve productivity, new ways of doing business, and the development and piloting of new services to client. The staff learn from the strategic transformation of the organisation.
A key aspect of the program is that management does not take the idea and manage it's implementation - rather the project is approved and total planning and execution is left with the teams undertaking the program. (I acknowledge my experiences with IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland for the pedagogical framework. See IMD )