Build a Leadership Development Program

Don’t let a lack of leadership development be the downfall of your organization.

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A lack of leadership development results in:

  • Increased turnover – Employees won’t necessary stay because of good leaders, but they will leave because of a bad one.
  • Lack of preparedness for future leadership gaps.
  • Inability to achieve strategic business goals and objectives.

An effective leadership development program results in:

  • Improved productivity and profitability.
  • The ability to better meet business objectives.
  • The development of better, more engaged employees from the top down.
  • Reduced turnover and increased engagement.

Module 1: Identify Candidates for the Leadership Development Program

The Purpose

  • Identification of the participants for the leadership development program and the leadership competencies that require improvement.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Ensure that you are spending the effort on developing the best candidates to move into leadership roles.
  • Align development effort with business goals to support their achievement.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Make the case for prioritizing leadership development.
  • Understand the importance of leadership development.
1.2 Use a 9-box grid to assess talent based on performance and potential.
  • Identify candidates for the program.
1.3 Review your business’ strategic goals and related leadership competencies.
  • Determine the focus of the leadership program.

Module 2: Build the Leadership Development Program

The Purpose

  • Put in place a decisive plan of action for the pre-work that will need to take place prior to launching the program.
  • Create effective individual action plans.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Decide on formal training content and delivery methods, plan to implement a mentoring program and/or coaching, and communicate with participants’ managers.
  • Ensure adherence to the 70-20-10 principle of leadership development.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Decide what formal training will be offered in-house.
  • Align formal training to real business and leadership requirements.
2.2 Determine mentoring and coaching initiatives.
  • Ensure that relational learning is occurring for program participants.
2.3 Finalize development opportunities that will be made available for participants.
  • Provide participants with a variety of experiential, relational, and formal leadership development opportunities.

Module 3: Communicate and Evaluate the Leadership Development Program

The Purpose

  • Communicate the leadership development program.
  • Select evaluation metrics to track progress and impact.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Gain buy-in and momentum for the program.
  • Demonstrate the program’s impact and success.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Calculate an ROI.
  • Create an effective business case with a clear cost-benefit analysis.
3.2 Create a communication plan for each target audience.
  • Communicate using impactful materials and techniques to drive program interest and set realistic expectations.
3.3 Determine evaluation criteria.
  • Effectively measure the program’s success and make improvements based on feedback.

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