The issue with current leadership development programs is that participants spend a whirlwind 3-5 days in formal training (or worse, a series of e-learning webinars), learning tools, skills, and concepts, and are then expected to take this back to their job to apply it all. However, when they return to the office, they are faced with their ever-growing list of to-dos and they rarely have access to the necessary coaching and encouragement needed to see the application of their learnings through to fruition.
By increasing learning from others--including peers, coaches, and mentors--adding frequent learning opportunities with enough time for application--more of a learning journey than a week of workshops--and developing leaders at all levels of the organization and not just the upper echelons--organizations can not only see results, they can measure them.
LEAP - the Leadership Acceleration Program, was created with these same principles in mind, all-the-way back in 2002. Our 12-month program takes participating members on a leadership learning journey where they share and problem solve with peers; receive professionally facilitated formal learning and 1:1 coaching; build a personal development plan; and are held accountable for commitments they make to implement their new skills and tools in their real-world environment. With strategically administered assessments conducted throughout the year, they receive the feedback they need to personalize their journey, and most importantly, confidence that they are on the right track. Our proprietary assessment data shows measurable growth in confidence and skills, and proves that LEAP - the Leadership Acceleration Program works.
New LEAP cohorts are starting soon. If you or someone you know is looking to make the transformation from manager to leader, find out more about LEAP.
We are building a network of collaborative professional coaches and consultants to help us expand the reach of LEAP into new markets. If you are an executive coach or management consultant looking to grow your business by adding a proven leadership development program to your service offerings, join us at the Alliance for Leadership Acceleration.
Lynda Silsbee is Founder and President of the Alliance for Leadership Acceleration. She has spent more than 30 years creating and leading high performance teams. Along with the other LEAP Certified Coaches, she reports that helping managers make the LEAP to leader is one of the most fulfilling aspects of her work.