The LeaderWise program is a nine-month immersion in leading. It results in a strong core group of powerfully capable leaders for your organization.
The immersion in leading is achieved by interweaving four central elements:
Each of the nine workshop sessions focuses on specific competencies of leading. Every session builds upon the previous sessions. Participants’ learning is both individualized and group focused, as applied to and practiced in the individual coaching and Peer Councils which fall between workshops.
The workshops include:
The LeaderWise program challenges participants to move from their current understanding of leadership into the desired state of leading. Leading is a craft that requires immersion in the knowledge, experiences, and practices from which we can claim our own eligibility to lead. To successfully accomplish this, the program workshops take the participants through three phases:
Foundation, Transition, Mastery.
The nine one-on-one coaching sessions are essential to each participant’s success in the program. Each session focuses on the participant’s specific work challenges, along with their efforts to apply what they are learning in the LeaderWise program. The basic structure of each coaching sessions is to define the existing condition, flesh out the desired condition and then put a plan of action into place to move from the existing to the desired. The process is designed to promote the participant’s clarity, responsibility and commitment to actions, and to support them in advancing their ability to lead.
Peer Councils allow the participants to further practice their ways of leading within the group. Participants test their own abilities in aligning their strengths with those of the group, and in influencing the Peer Council to successfully meet the opportunities and challenges in leading the complex workforce.
There are six Peer Councils where participants have three goals:
Peer councils are the place for participants to dialogue as a group, practice their newly expanded competencies, and create and explore further ways of leading in service to the organization.
The LeaderWise Team will work with the appropriate stakeholders to ensure the best possible outcomes for the participants and the company. This will be done according to the client’s needs, but could include an orientation session, coaching between the participant and his or her manager, and/or phone meetings with individual managers.