Our Vision

We believe the world will be a better place if leaders and managers within global companies can regularly and easily engage in personal constructive dialogues with leading thinkers, researchers and practitioners from around the world to explore new more relevant and effective ways of achieving their business objectives.

The challenge

The greatest challenges being faced by leaders and managers today are the relentless pace of change and the increasingly complexity of the environments in which they work. To succeed they need to be constantly developing and adapting their leadership styles and understandings to keep pace with the world around them. Yet at the same time the relentless pressures they are subjected to make it harder than ever for them to find the time and space they need for their own personal development.

The emergence of a solution

In recent years we have been collaborating with leading business academics and practitioners and some of the worlds most forward thinking organizations to create live virtual workshops that are defining new directions for learning and development in the digital information era. The resulting virtual workshops have taken live virtual training beyond the limitations of the conventional webinar and into a realm where virtual workshops match and often exceed what can be achieved in a traditional face-to-face classroom. Through these workshops we are enabling managers and executives all around the world to engage in rich, productive, collaborative dialogues with the thought leaders who are defining our understanding of what it means to be a leader and manager in the information age.

Increasing breadth and depth

To continue to expand the breadth and depth of the insights and understandings that can become available to our customers we have made it our mission to seek out thought leaders from around the world who have valuable contributions to make to this global leadership conversation. We collaborate with these thought leaders so that they can adapt their work to have maximum impact and provide them with the production and delivery support that will enable them to succeed in this exciting new medium.

Design Philosophy

Our design philosophy is based on an approach to learning where the focus is on the crafting of artful questions that create space for learning, exploration, experimentation and plans for practical application. Typically an Illustra workshop will consist of 20% learning content and 80% practice and reflection on the challenges of practical application. Experience has shown that in the virtual environment this style of learning provokes maximum engagement and participation.