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Delphi Automotive

PriSim® developed a custom course for Delphi’s Leadership Development curriculum and has delivered it in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. Using an existing automotive manufacturing simulation, PriSim® created a Leadership LaboratoryTM that addresses Delphi’s specific learning objectives; business acumen, strategic thinking, financial awareness, decision-making under uncertainty, and effective leadership. Participants also complete leadership profiles based upon Kouzes and Posner’s research and examine their Emotional Intelligence using Daniel Goleman’s EQ framework.

“The Leadership Laboratory taught by Prism was a powerful and enjoyable experience which has left me with a greater understanding of core business disciplines. Working in small groups as a team, sharing knowledge, and examining the results was an excellent way for me to see first-hand how the skills can be valuable in my profession and help me think more strategically about the business. The Instructors are highly knowledgeable and made the course fun and relevant. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to increase their business acumen in their jobs.”
– Safety Technical Manager, Electronic Controls, July 2017

“[The Instructor] made this one of the best training experiences I have ever had. The case competition using a simulation is very creative and productive. Even though it is only a 3-day training class, everyone in the class now better understands where and how to improve in order to become a better business leader. [The Instructor’s]  business knowledge and coaching skills are also very impressive. He magically turned non-finance people into finance people in only 3 days. I would definitely recommend that my colleagues sign up for this training class.”
– Finance Director, Asia, May 2015

“I truly enjoyed the intensive nature of the simulation of running a business. It brought home the very salient aspects in making sound business decisions based on a holistic approach. Through the hands-on challenge, we are ‘forced’ to take a broader and deeper look at the whole internal value stream of the company before making important decisions. These decisions also have to incorporate longer-term plans to overcome external threats while leveraging internal strengths and market conditions. On a personal note, this training is a life lesson that one can tap into to make difficult or important decisions based on similar approaches and principles.”
– Senior Technical Manager, Singapore

“It was one of the most interesting and valuable trainings that I have been through so far. Despite having gone through business school, I found it valuable. Simulated business training helps to sensitize the participants on different aspects of the business elements (value-chain). During various phases of the simulation, participants could analyze and understand “cause-and-effect” of their decisions made. This helps to enhance learning as participants can evaluate “what went wrong” in the previous rounds of simulation.”
– Engineering Director, Asia Region

“The business simulation was exceptional, and seeing how all of the inputs change the performance of your company was educational and fun. I learned the importance of defining a well thought-out vision. Through my team’s results, I saw how a good vision leads to efficient and effective execution and guides all decisions towards the desired goals. I thought this course was truly outstanding and I would recommend it to all my colleagues.”
– Manager, Asia Region

“The Leadership LaboratoryTM that I recently attended has proven to be inspirational. The simulation software gives this program an edge as we can see the real-time impact of the long-term future impact of our decisions. It also combines market dynamism and external environments to a great extent. Probably the most immediately beneficial training that I’ve ever had. The lab supplements theorotical leadership concepts with its practical application, and can be instantly applied to benefit both leaders and the company as a whole.”
– CFO, Thailand Operations

“The Leadership LaboratoryTM provided an excellent opportunity to reflect on behaviour, thinking, and the decision-making process in our daily business. The first part of this training elaborated the key elements that distinguish leadership from management mentality and behaviour. The finance training refreshed the essential topics to derive decisions from ‘numbers’ and laid out the pitfalls in financial reporting. The highlight of the course was the business simulation: it combined education, competition, and fun and clearly demonstrated that the success of running a business requires a clear mission and strategy from the early stages of planning – and that contributors from all competencies need to be treated with care and passion! I would also like to emphasize the demanding, encouraging, and entrepreneurial spirit of the Instructor over the three training days; it has been very useful to rethink and reflect on my own attitude in a tough environment characterized by many organizational realignments.”
– Platform and Site Manager, Germany

“The Leadership LaboratoryTM is a unique course in the Delphi curriculum. The simulation makes it real for the participants. PriSim’s® ‘QuikstartTM‘ video introduction reinforces that uniqueness by bringing the pre-work to life. It does a great job explaining the course and introducing the instructor.”
– Manager, Organization and Employee Development

“The (instructor) played a significant role in creating a high impact, incredibly effective development event that transcends the notion of ordinary corporate training. Upon my return to the office on Friday I coincidentally and serendipitously found myself in a ‘strategy session’ to develop the product roll-out plan for my little corner of Delphi. That’s right…in less that 24 hours I was sharing concepts of SWOT and MOST with my team and, quite frankly, impressing them! It is uncanny how similar my real work Delphi situation is with that of the (simulated company). I shared my experience with them and at the very least gave them the confidence that we can still win in the market place.”
– Manager, Brake Control Systems Engineering, E&C Division

“Delphi is striving for a ‘Culture of Excellence’ where excellence is defined as exceeding your customers’ expectation. Control in that culture comes from customer feedback and judging from other course comments, our Leadership LaboratoryTM truly hit the mark. It is the first training program I have been involved with where participants said ‘It should be longer’.”
– Manager, Organization and Employee Development

“Thank you very much for a well run and meaningful event. I, like everyone else in the Leadership LaboratoryTM, thoroughly enjoyed it and found it to be extremely helpful in my personal leadership development. It was gratifying to be able to create a mission, establish objectives, strategies, and tactics with my team for our ‘business’ and to implement them successfully. I highly recommend the course to anyone who has the opportunity. Two thumbs up!”
– Participant, Leadership Laboratory

“I truly enjoyed myself and I learned a great deal about myself (strengths and weaknesses) and about the power of a real TEAM. I really appreciate your willingness to listen, to support one another, and to take risks.”
– Participant, Leadership Laboratory

McCain Foods

PriSim® created a customized “Mini-MBATM” course for McCain Foods utilizing an existing simulation. The course is designed to develop management’s business acumen, strategic thinking, financial aptitude, and project-valuation skills. Senior executives, including the CEO of North American Operations, address the group and facilitate discussions of the firm’s strategies and future challenges.

“The Business Challenge Course by PriSim was one of the most impactful business seminars I’ve attended in my 19 years of sales experience. The course forces you to explore functions, processes, and ideas that push you out of your comfort zone and keeps you fully focused and engaged. Quite honestly, the course taught me things I didn’t KNOW I didn’t know. If you really want to be better at what you do, if you really want your EMPLOYEES to be better at what they do, your first step is PriSim Business War Games.”
– Director, Special Markets Group

The Hershey Company

PriSim® conducts a Mini-MBATM business laboratory for The Hershey Company. The course is targeted for emerging leaders in Hershey’s supply-chain function to build their overall business acumen.

“This was a terrific class!  The interactive, engaging approach brought a stereotypically boring subject like financial acumen to life!!  I walked away with new relationships and the confidence that comes from gaining new knowledge and skill sets that will be lasting.  It was a privilege to participate in this training.”
– Supply Chain Manager, USA

Analog Devices

PriSim® conducts a Mini-MBATM business laboratory for Analog Devices, Inc. The course is targeted for emerging leaders across ADI’s global business units. Specific financial metrics central to the high-tech industry are defined and practiced including: Return on Assets, Gross Margin, Operating Margin, Earnings Per Share, and Return on R&D.

“The mini-MBA course was really a great and helpful experience for me. It got me to think outside of my comfort zone being a technical person myself, who was not really exposed as to how a whole business works. It was also a great opportunity for me to meet, plan, strategize and have healthy arguments with my colleagues from our company coming from different sites and backgrounds, and was personally a rewarding experience for my team as we got the much-coveted prize at the end!”
– Engineering Manager, Philippines

“We had a team of various professionals coming from different disciplines within our organization to run the [simulated] company. The learning comes from the PriSim Course materials given by a very enthusiastic trainer, from team members, and from competing teams. It was a great learning experience to expand your business-horizon and to get more information in other aspects of the business. Last but not least, the course is given in an enjoyable environment, where theory and team activities alternate.”
– Business and Development Manager, Europe

“The Prisim Mini-MBA class has better prepared me for the strategic aspects of leadership. Through a combination of excellent seminar-style training and hands-on business simulation, I gained self awareness of my own management style and was given the tools to adapt it. Most useful was learning the ability to clarify issues and cut through a sea of data to find what is most pertinent.”
– Engineering Manager

Automatic Data Processing (ADP)

PriSim® conducts a business laboratory for ADP Dealer Services utilizing an existing, off-the-shelf simulation. At the end of the course, the Division President, Chief Financial Officer, and Vice President of Human Resources challenge participants to address ADP-specific issues utilizing their new insights from the competition. The panel of executives then critiques and mentors participants on how they can further refine their strategic thinking and analytic capabilities.

“We were very pleased with the program. Top line thoughts include:
1. The program effectively balanced use of a sound business simulation process with relevant discussions of core business principles and issues;
2. (The instructor) had a real command of the materials covered. His facilitation skills are sound and he handled the ‘tough’ questions effectively;
3. It is the kind of program that offers value on a number of different levels, particularly when program attendees are made up of your organization’s future leaders who don’t commonly have the opportunity to work together.”
– Vice President, Human Resources

“(The course) was the right combination of both lecture and hands-on simulation. One of the greatest challenges ADP faces as an organization is insuring that our future leaders are skilled to handle tomorrow’s business growth challenges. Your seminar stimulates many thought provoking business discussions. It provides each participant with the opportunity to discuss business options, make choices, and see the impact they have. The inner group dynamics and collaboration really accentuate real life experiences. Besides the general business rules you provide, the seminar also  complements the human dynamics necessary in today’s business world as it relates to a collaborative team environment. Most everyone I have talked to felt the program was very rewarding and a great learning experience. They left feeling it had taught something they can apply in a practical way today.”
– President, Transaction Systems, April 2002

“Combination of lecture, video, and simulation was terrific. Simulation provided opportunity to apply principles. Fabulous course with knowledgeable facilitator. Would recommend highly!”
– Participant, ADP Dealer Services

National Semiconductor

PriSim® conducts a business laboratory for National Semiconductor titled “Running the BusinessTM“. The course is delivered in an open enrollment format for emerging leaders across NSC’s business units. The course focuses on understanding the ties between business decisions and business performance. Specific financial metrics central to NSC’s business and industry are defined and discussed including: Return on Invested Capital, Gross Margin, Operating Margin, Earnings Per Share, and Economic Value Added.

“This program helped me to better understand how my company is measured financially as well as how certain decisions can impact the bottom line. This program also helped me realize the difficult decisions that executives need to make given they do not exactly know what competitors will do, how the economy will do, etc. This program was a motivating, fun, and interesting way to learn about business finance. It totally captured my attention and focus.”
– Director, National Semiconductor University

“(The Instructors) do an excellent job engaging participants. They know how to intervene at just the right level to keep the simulation moving without adversely impacting learning. They are able to deliver an ‘intense’ experience and at the same time provide a fun learning environment. Our participants are still talking about the experience after several weeks and I have managers asking me when the next time the workshop will be offered. Through the lectures and simulation, prospective managers are able to experience being in the ‘hot seat’ and after the workshop have a very clear understanding of their required development to take that next step, which in our case is BU leadership. Great program!”
– Manager, Training, National Semiconductor University

National Software Testing Laboratory

“By working with PriSim®, NSTL realized two key benefits for our organization. First, PriSim® cultivated a true sense of participation and teamwork that carried beyond the exercises to our everyday interaction with each other. This resulted in our staff being a more cohesive unit and translated into our clients being more enthusiastic about working with us. The second benefit was to provide a fun, game-like setting to discuss key business issues. The result was a sharing of ideas and perspectives that are not typically achieved in a day-to-day setting. Ultimately, all parts of the organization now have a much better understanding and appreciation of not only the roles they play individually, but also how their role impacts others within the company.”
– Chief Financial Officer

Signature Flight Support

PriSim® delivered a “CEO for the DayTM” course using an existing simulation. At Signature’s Branch Manager’s Conference, participants were challenged with demonstrating their understanding of business operations. In addition, they were provided an opportunity to enhance their project-valuation skills as they analyzed and pursued various capital improvement initiatives.

“As our annual General Managers’ Conference has come and gone, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your facilitation and training on the business simulation. We all agree this event was a great success. Weeks later, we continue to hear positive comments regarding the simulation experience. Our management team not only increased their knowledge about running a business, but their self-confidence has increased as a result of being able to make application of the learned skills in a safe, real-world simulation. Not to mention the team approach and competitive environment motivated everyone to become engaged and involved in the learning process to truly benefit from this experience. The course evaluations indicate that the biggest ‘take away’ for the team was the opportunity to see how one decision not only impacts the bottom line, but also how decisions affect other departments and functions of the business. We are excited to see how this training experience impacts our managers’ ability to run their business units in the coming months. Thanks again for joining us and providing this valuable training program to our management team. We look forward to the opportunity to work with PriSim® again in the near future.”
– Director, Training and Development

“The session was a huge success for us. We had expected that the simulation would provide some real world skills to our managers. What we didn’t expect was how much fun it would be. Everyone had a blast while learning critical decision-making skills. You did an excellent job of relating the trials of running a (retail) dealership to the problems encountered in our FBO’s. The team building was the added element that made it so successful. I would highly recommend this session for any type of business. Maybe the best recommendation that I could give is the simple fact that we would, and we will, use you again. Thanks so much.”
– Senior Vice President, Marketing