Program Evaluated

Leadership Development

Customer: ConAgra Foods

Program Description:

  • ConAgra made a significant investment in leadership development called Foundations of Leadership (FoL) to positively impact business results and to build a solid leadership foundation for the future


  • Vestrics studied the performance of 600 trained supervisors and 1,600 untrained supervisors at 65 US-based plants
  • Business impact was evaluated on a plant metrics and included productivity, safety, quality, plant employee turnover, and engagement
  • Individual metrics included supervisor attrition, promotion rates, and performance appraisal ratings


  • The study revealed a positive program return on investment and a positive effect on plant and individual performance metrics
  • The study also revealed that for those participating in the program had higher retention rates compared to those not participating in the program