Emerging Leaders Academy
Research shows that most critical step in long-term career advancement begins at the very first rung of the ladder or at one’s first promotion into leadership. Yet, the leadership development resources for this level of employee are often minimal and fail to provide adequate resources that help them navigate leadership for the first time. Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA) is specifically designed for new and emerging high-potential leaders; to equip them with the skills, support, and network to thrive in leadership throughout their careers.
Emerging Leaders Academy is a 6-month course. Participants meet twice a month for 3 hours. The class meetings feature peer-networking, leadership development, and individual and group coaching. Each participant creates a Leadership Development Action Plan (LDAP) in conjunction with course faculty and their direct supervisor to measure individual success and organizational return on investment over the duration of the 6-month course.
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The course is organized in themes that were determined based on our research at The Center for Leadership Excellence and the existing body of research regarding new and emerging leaders. Educational content, resources, activities and homework are organized in alignment with the theme. In the pages that follow, we outline the themes and some of the activities/homework. Course material is subject to change based on current events and participant needs.
TOPIC 1: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ACTION PLAN & CAREER GOALS
Participants will evaluate their career goals and work to create their Leadership Development Action Plan.
TOPIC 2: INTERNAL & EXTERNAL SELF-AWARENESS
Participants will learn about how to build greater internal and external self-awareness and do a guided internal self-awareness reflection.
TOPIC 3: ENHANCING YOUR LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Participants will learn the differences in how people communicate, communication strategies to ensure the message is received, and how to effectively build the right relationships at work.
TOPIC 4: ADVOCATING FOR YOURSELF
Participants will learn the importance of self-advocacy and how to best advocate in a professional environment. They will complete an activity to identify their personal priorities or “big rocks”.
TOPIC 5: BALANCE OR BLEND: MANAGING PRIORITIES
Participants will learn how to navigate better work-life balance/blend. We will use the “big rocks” reflection to build boundaries and set communication strategies to focus on their goals.
TOPIC 6: LDAP CHECK-IN
Participants will do a 6-month check-in on their action plan and reassess goals.
TOPIC 7: PRODUCTIVITY
Participants will learn how to be productive in their role while balancing the competing needs of supervision, career goals, and their own work responsibilities.
TOPIC 8: CREATING CULTURE & LEADING HIGH PERFORMING TEAMS
Participants will learn how to create a culture within their team and how to manage high, average, and low performers.
TOPIC 9: NAVIGATING CONFLICT
Participants will learn and practice strategies to navigate conflict and confrontation.
TOPIC 10: UNDERSTANDING BIAS & BEING AN ALLY
Participants will learn how to be an ally for others and identify bias / discrimination / harassment in the workplace.
TOPIC 11: MENTORS, SPONSORS, & ADVOCATES
Participants will learn how to mentor others and how to engage with mentors, sponsors, and advocates to advance their career goals.
TOPIC 12: GRADUATION
Participants will share their LDAP Completion Reports with the group. Celebrate!
Course delivery details
Participants are provided with access to an online classroom that features course materials and additional resources that they retain access to after the course is completed.
Each course features a lead faculty member and a leadership development coach. Class sessions are led with both individuals present. Each participant meets three times with the Coach for individual one-on-one coaching and check-ins on the Leadership Development Action Plan. Faculty members are responsible for the educational course content and homework; The Center for Leadership Excellence may engage subject-matter experts as supplemental faculty throughout the course.
$1,850 per attendee (group pricing available)
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The Center for Leadership Excellence
At The Center for Leadership Excellence, we believe that great leaders and great culture create great organizations. With over 50 years in business and hundreds of years of combined experience, we are the experts in building great leaders. We are...