South Africa

Our work in South Africa is centered around improving the performance of our clients through the development of their people, recognising that people form part of systems.

Developing effective leadership behaviours in everybody

In Africa, IDG has delivered programmes to participants from over 15 African countries including, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria and Egypt.

We have worked with multi-national clients from various different industries and our programmes include: culture strengthening, values integration, transitions into leadership, leading for performance, induction programmes and business relationship excellence.

Our underlying philosophy indicates our belief that leadership, followership and collaboration are needed to capacitate agency for organisational effectiveness.

Strategically aligned, effective partnerships

We invest heavily in ensuring each of our programmes are aligned to our client’s strategy and desired culture. We then engage in a tailored or bespoke solution, collaborating closely with an internal project team, to craft a design and delivery.

We believe that any effective partner needs to understand the context, issues, culture and organisational system of the client of the organisation it works with in order to bring about timely, measurable and sustainable change of behaviour that meaningfully contributes to performance.

To this end we have an emergent approach as opposed to an expert imposed one so that our contribution is completely relevant to the situation at hand and aligned to the organisation’s vision and mission. This recognises that the people within the organisation are the change makers.

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Our Clients

At IDG we see our clients as our partners and we are proud to have productive, ongoing relationships with highly respected organisations both in the public and private sectors.

Our programmes are tailored according to the particular needs of our clients. We are sensitive to cultural differences and our bespoke interventions are designed to address and overcome strategic needs within the business.

As such, we spend a lot of time at the beginning of any relationship understanding exactly what our clients are trying to achieve before designing a bespoke solution. This approach will ensure that the solution is consistent not only with the strategic objectives but also with the political and cultural environment in which the organisation operates.

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Our Clients

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“The IDG Business Simulation, designed specifically for our business, delivers an exceptional delegate experience. Highly engaging, very relevant and expertly delivered. The networking and team building opportunities provided by the simulation have also proved invaluable. We are looking forward to working with IDG again.”

Andy Braddel, CB&I

“Superbly facilitated... a fun, enjoyable but challenging and stimulating environment. Significantly contributed to success of our London Operations by enhancing overall business awareness whilst providing focused learning on planning/ decision making/ risk assessment and commercial performance. I would have no hesitation in recommending IDG to other businesses looking to drive project and organisational success.”

Barry Hawley, CB&I

“The inspirational environmen set the tone for a challenging and thought-provoking two days. Each member of the team went away with some firm ideas of how to improve their performance. We asked our facilitator to come back and do some work with the wider team, which also had a great impact.”

Richard Rowney, Liverpool Victoria

"South Africa team were amazing! The passion, energy, inspiration and presence showed up! Truly delighted!”

Donna Adams, Barclays

“The Achieving Your Potential programme at Sandhurst was a great success. The opportunity for students to put theory into practice, experiment with different leadership behaviours and receive feedback from the highly experienced coaches and professional development experts from IDG will prove to be invaluable to produce highly effective business leaders.”


Alexander Cross, Head of Professional Development, Cass Business School

“I have worked with IDG for the past 7 years, through 2 completely different organisations. During this time we have designed practical, experiential and fun learning programmes for my management teams, ranging across all management levels. The leadership experience gained by my delegates has made a significant difference to our business, with our managers making the transition from managing their workloads to leading teams. My delegates have all said that their experience at Sandhurst has been second to none and for some life changing. The IDG team have always been dedicated to our programmes, delivering in a style that is embraced by our delegates. Nothing is too far reached for IDG to achieve. Their enthusiasm, professionalism and passion for learning elevates them far above other training providers I have worked with. I would have no hesitation in recommending the IDG team as a leadership learning provider.”


Mel Milazzo, Training & Development Manager, EMCOR facilities management

“By using a Business Simulation delegates can actually see the immediate impact of their actions on the operation’s financial health. It is an excellent method to get people out of their comfort zone and to learn by acting and experiencing. It pulls far more levers than just financial acumen – it’s about strategic planning, competitor analysis, people management, smart decision making and building a high performing team. It leaves people far more aware of the role that they play in securing long term financial stability and commercial success.”


Bob Pearce, AS Watson

“Huge thumbs up for Lance and Johanne. They seemed to enjoy facilitating as much as we enjoyed participating. I haven’t had so much fun learning, ever. And I mean ever.”


Delegate, Citibank

“IDG… has mastered the fine blend of formal assessment and delivery whilst maintaining informal empathy for the client. The use of formal tools and workshops during our Elite Coach residential programme was augmented by the exceptional people skills of the consultants. During one-to-one sessions which explored personal and potentially emotive areas, their consultants proved adept at handling the coaches and gave me confidence of the gains to be had. I am very impressed with how they go about their trade.”


Sam Whale, UK Sport Elite Coach Programme

“An industry first – great opportunity to jointly learn and make a difference. As we move forward, we will seek to assist and drive improvements in the socio-work-ethical environment in the PDO contractor community. We believe this will support both PDO and the contractor community in addressing key issues arising through gaps or lack of care and engagement/listening – and help to raise performance standards in the contractor community. We want to use PRISM as one of the tools to regularly assess gaps, opportunities and best practice in support of change management and a high performance environment.”


Raoul Restucci, Managing Director, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

“IDG’s consistent track record with The Crown Prince’s Training Programme for Youth has seen a further successful roll out – for the sixth year. The students of course continue to gain from both the intellectual and practical aspects of the course – designed to make them self-aware, proactive, and confident.”


Shaikha Marwa Bint Rashed Al-Khalifa, Court of the Crown Prince Training Programme for Youth

“IDG delivered an outstanding two day team development workshop as part of our Analyst Initial Training Programme. We agreed upon a highly interactive workshop that combined theory on high performing teams, team dynamics and the behaviour of effective followers with a range of team development activities. We made the most of the Sandhurst setting; putting the delegates through increasingly complex and arduous activities.”


Will Roberts, Barclays

“IDG are very impressive. They bought into what we were trying to do (build the leadership capabilities of the team) and were passionate about delivering this. There was a real focus on creating a positive learning experience where people wanted to develop and grow as leaders. This has led to sustained improvements and individuals continuing to focus on their leadership journeys. IDG have certainly helped the team discover its leadership potential.”


Michael MacLaren, Head of Business Banking Support, RBS

“IDG continues to provide an excellent programme for people moving into early leadership roles and this has had a lasting impact both on the individuals and the business, with much of the success down to the very experiential nature of the programme combined with powerful content.”


Richard Coles, Senior Project Manager, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare


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