Leadership coaching and development can benefit leaders at any level, helping employees contribute more effectively to an organization and improve the work environment as a whole. However, coaching has traditionally been a costly endeavor only open to employees at the highest level.
Skyline Group International approaches leadership differently. Using technology, Skyline provides high-quality, personalized coaching that is both scalable and affordable. Skyline’s Coaching for Excellence (C4X) platform provides flexible one-to-one coaching anytime, anywhere through online access.
Each C4X program is a 16-week process that combines online meetings with coaches and independent study using C4X online resources, which include videos, white papers, and articles. HR managers can monitor progress via C4X’s real-time dashboard. Mobile capabilities allow clients, leaders, coaches, and HR managers to access C4X functionality from any device.
When Skyline was developing its first iteration of C4X, it evaluated multiple development platforms. It selected Adobe ColdFusion for its rapid programming capabilities, enterprise security, and “battle-tested” technology.
“From a single set of schematics, the first C4X application was deployed within 12 weeks using Adobe ColdFusion,” says Milo Sindell, President of C4X Product Development at Skyline Group, Inc. “It’s now grown to four products with dozens features, multiple administration areas, reporting capabilities, and a user interface that continually evolves with client needs.”
Developers enhanced ColdFusion capabilities by integrating with external services, such as SendGrid for email and Java-based libraries, and supporting systems such as Sublime Text and CodeKit. The built-in PDF rendering engine and custom fonts in ColdFusion allow HR managers to generate visually appealing reports.
“Skyline is continually evolving C4X to meet the needs of our customers,” says Stacy Shamberger, Executive Vice President of People and Revenue at Skyline Group, Inc. “We see Adobe ColdFusion supporting that growth for years to come.” https://adobe.ly/2gmPstr