His platform skills are outstanding
He is also insightful.
Bruce R. Carmichael, Chief Human
Capital Development Officer
We all know how hard it is to find top performers for open positions. Sure, bringing in an outsider can give a short-term burst of performance, but it's the insider who really delivers over the longer term. So, wouldn't it be better to select from a ready pool of highly-motivated, knowledgeable, and talented candidates? Candidates that you already know are ready to advance? Fact is that the best way to recruit top talent is to have them in your organization already. Welcome to the Emerging Leaders Program!
The ELP equips participants with pragmatic skills for success. Every ELP is tailored to the agency and the experience of participants. Think of it as an honors seminar for up-and-comers led by a top-tier trainer, a certified leadership coach, and a seasoned chief executive with over 20 years on the front-line and a Ph.D. in leadership and change.
Each ELP consists of four half-day, hands-on learning workshops spaced apart by at least two weeks. Each workshop contains a mix of content, discussion, and hands-on practice. To support learning and provide accountability, each participant receives three one-hour coaching/advising/mentoring sessions with Dr. Light.
Being chosen for an ELP is an honor that recognizes the potential for each participant to succeed and advance within the organization. Agencies typically solicit applications requiring the supervisor's endorsement, commitment of support, and a discussion between supervisor and applicant to identify strengths and areas for development. Applications usually exceed space, which requires a selection process that also builds the prestige of the program.
The first ELP session is Leading Self. The day begins with Bolman and Deal's best-selling Reframing Organizations four-frame approach to solving problems and thinking about organizations. Participants then use the four frames to build their own personal development plan:
During the break before the next session, participants will have their first coaching/advising/mentoring session to polish the personal development plan and discuss other ELP issues. In addition, participants must meet with their supervisors to discuss their personal development plans and also to come up with ideas for a work-related project for the next session.
The second ELP session is Leading Work. After a review of the previous session and progress reports, participants will cover the following:
During the break before the next session, participants will have their second coaching/advising/mentoring session to discuss progress on the personal development plan, to polish the work project plan, and discuss other ELP issues. Must also meet with their supervisors to discuss their progress in the ELP including their personal development plan and work project plan.
The third ELP session is Leading Others. After a review of the previous two sessions and progress reports, topics to be covered include:
During the interim before the final session, there will be another follow-on coaching/advising/mentoring to discuss progress on the personal development plan, the work project plan, and other ELP issues. Another meeting with supervisors is required to discuss progress on the personal development and work project plans.
The final ELP workshop is Leading Change. After a review of the first three sessions and progress reports, topics to be covered include:
Succession planning is all the rage these days. But it's not only for top level leaders; it's not a plan that gathers dust. It is an ethos that begins with entry-level employees and continues as they move upward in the agency. Don't call it succession planning; call it successioning. And welcome to the Emerging Leaders Program!
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