The Leadership Academy program helps organizations retain their best and groom them for greatness. Through our proven method we help organizations leverage their “forgotten middles” and hidden talent to build a better leader.
The Leadership Academy is more efficient, more effective, and far less expensive than many external programs.
The Leadership Academy has three areas of focus that each address unique skills and competencies. We introduce these in a sensible, progressive, and integrated way that mirrors cutting edge practices in developing leadership.
Understanding individual strengths, motivations, values and preferences for increasing personal effectiveness
Developing accountability and engaging others to get work done
Developing skills to think and act more broadly for long term results
See a full outline of a sample Leadership Academy Program
Ask questions more powerfully
Speak more confidently
Think more deeply and more broadly
“They’re the coworkers who actually keep the engines of our organizations running, but who aren’t seen as the innovators who drive excellence. In many ways, we overlook the folks in the middle because they don’t keep us up awake at night wondering what crazy thing they’re going to come up with next.”
– Danielle R. Moss
CEO of Oliver Scholars & TedTalk Presenter, 2018
Seasoned managers with more than 5 years of experience
Those identified as having high potential for increasing levels of responsibility
Our team works with you and/or a senior leader sponsor to determine appropriate selection criterion and process
Participants are organized into cohort groups who complete the program together
A typical Leadership Academy program runs 8-12 months.
Face to face sessions are run each month with intersession learning and reading.
Face to face sessions are typically 1-2 full days.
The Leadership Academy can be run on or off-site
We recommend to have this program off-site if budget allows. This helps keep participants engaged and focused.
We have world-class facilitators located in different parts of the US able to travel as needed to client locations.
Assessments and surveys (to collect data)
Peer Coaching huddles between sessions and post-program
Module feedback (evaluation surveys after every module)
Post Development Survey Reports will be provided after each module that include the evaluation feedback data as well as the facilitator’s observations and recommendation
It is strongly recommended that this program is positioned as an investment in your people, rather than remedial to ‘fix’ something or someone. The most successful programs have committed senior leader as program sponsor.
We will provide assistance with an appropriate communication strategy if requested.
As a way to support and coach learning back on the job, we offer two, 3-hour executive overviews in which leaders of participants experience key content of the Leadership Academy.