Essentials for Leaders of Leaders

Equip your leaders of leaders with the skills to integrate a big picture perspective into their day-to-day activities to drive organizational success.

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Blended Learning

Leader of People Managers

30 hrs / 8 wks


Essentials for Leaders of Leaders Program

Program Overview

The evolving world of work presents a significant challenge for leaders of people leaders who struggle to find the time to shift their focus from day-to-day operations to a more strategic, big picture approach. Adding further complexity to the role, leaders of leaders must also balance the competing demands of their team and executive leadership.

Invest in your leaders of leaders today and equip them with the frameworks to help them integrate a strategic organizational and talent lens into day-to-day actions.

3 Pillars of Program Design

Our blended learning structure recognizes that your leaders have a lot on the go. With that in mind our program is designed based on 3 pillars.


Bite-sized, varied content that can be approached in manageable blocks that fit around other time commitments.


Practical activities designed to encourage immediate application of tactical strategies and frameworks.


Intentional peer-to-peer learning opportunities to facilitate networking and deepen reflection.

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6 Topics to Develop Essential Leadership Competencies

Post program, learners will apply their insights in an optional two-month long organization-specific project, collaborating and applying key lessons in small groups. This drives direct application and helps achieve your organization’s strategic goals.

Essentials for Leader of Leaders Program Structure


Strategic Direction + Execution & Influence

Business Acumen & Managing Risk

Elevate the Talent & Employee Experience

Change Management

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Live Facilitated

The time commitment for this program is flexible and self-directed, with the total duration varying for each topic. The maximum time commitment is 30 hours.

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Strategic Project

Optional: Leaders can apply their insights by completing an organization-specific strategic project managed by you. They will collaborate, network, and apply key lessons learned to organization-relevant projects, driving application and the strategic imperitives of your organization.

Blended Learning

Our blended programs are a combination of eLearning, facilitated live sessions, peer discussions, and ongoing support.

Engaging eLearning modules

Engaging eLearning modules with video lectures and activities.

Engaging eLearning modules

Live online sessions with a McLean & Company facilitator.

Engaging eLearning modules

Peer discussion triads to drive learning.

Engaging eLearning modules

Sustain & reinforce learning with a strategic project.

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