EY and DDI strike alliance to develop future leaders

18 February 2016 Consultancy.uk

EY and Development Dimensions International has partnered up to bolster their joint strengths in leadership selection, training and development. With the alliance, the firms aim at better supporting clients develop world class leaders to meet the rapidly changing business environment.

Development Dimensions International (DDI) is an international HR consultancy that is focused on the assessment of leadership and their development. The company provides a range of services, including build the capability of leaders, provide insights that improve leadership selection, architect learning experiences to develop potential leaders, as well as develop succession plans for company leadership. The company was founded in 1970 by organisational psychologists, and has grown to employ more than 1,100 professionals across 26 countries working from 42 offices.

The alliance between EY and DDI will see the two organisation combine their strengths to provide clients with a set of services that support leadership develop and drive business strategies that meet the demands of a rapidly changing leadership environment. DDI will provide the clients of the firms with its knowledge, proprietary research and experience in leadership consulting, assessment and development solutions, while EY will focus on providing business and organisational performance support as well as focus on leadership effectiveness to clients.

EY and DDI strike alliance to develop future leaders

EY’s George Brooks, Principal at the firm’s Americas Leader for People Advisory Services, says the he is “excited to collaborate with the DDI team” to support the creation of the next generation of leaders. He adds: “DDI is known for delivering innovative, business-focused solutions to companies focused on their leaders. Together, we will build a powerful global platform for developing leaders today and in the future.”

“The EY and DDI alliance is a major opportunity for our clients to refine the way they approach leadership development,” comments Tacy Byham, DDI’s CEO. “Our collaboration will help companies align their talent with their business strategy and rethink their existing approaches to unlock growth and innovation throughout their organisations.”