Succession Planning & Leadership Development Services
DDI:DDI’s Interaction Management ® program is one of the most widely-used leadership development programs in the world for early career leaders. Interaction Management is available in several formats, including in-person classroom training, live virtual classroom, self-paced online courses, and short microcourses. For mid-career leaders stepping up into higher-level positions, DDI’s Business Impact Leadership program helps them learn to translate business strategy from senior leaders into execution on the front lines. With Active learning, peer networking, self-assessment, and on-the-job application, Business Impact Leadership helps mid-level leaders effectively learn and apply new skills that deliver bottom-line impact. Business Impact Leadership is offered via in-person or virtual classroom sessions.
Ellevate:Ellevate Corporate Squads will support an identified group of employees who will collaborate, mentor, and support each other in career and leadership development. A dedicated Ellevate program manager will help your employees tap into a curated curriculum. Corporate Squads provides a framework, resources, and proven methodology that will help your employees connect to one another, lead with empathy, and create the inclusive spaces needed to help them reach their potential. A minimum of 25 employees, mid-career level or above, are required to participate.
IT Senior Management Forum:The IT Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) provides several consulting and training services in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion space. Offerings for majority and minority leaders include Cultural Intelligence/Cultural Values and Unconscious Bias training. ITSMF’s trainer(s) and consultants are certified by the Cultural Intelligence Center. Learning sessions can be held virtually or in-person or groups can be enabled to take an e-learning Unconscious Bias course followed by a facilitated debrief/action planning session. Other training offerings include Bystander Intervention training (how to intervene when harm is being done) and customized programs for organization to develop their leaders of color. The Leaders of Color Development Program is a series of high-powered training sessions that immerse rising leaders of color in the critical skills and techniques that make all the difference to his/her success as a leader. Workshops are interactive and designed for new and experienced supervisors, managers, and leaders who want to boost their management skills and propel themselves on the leadership track.
Network of Executive Women:The Network of Executive Women has a portfolio of leadership development for each level of leadership. We offer:
- Leadership Essentials – Targeted towards aspiring and new leaders
- Rising Stars – Targeted towards mid-level leaders with 3-6 years of leadership experience
- NEW Horizons – Targeted towards emerging executives at the Director and Sr. Director level (7-10 years of leadership experience)
External cohort-based classroom training for early career women, targeted at a mixed audience from a variety of companies
ATHENA:ATHENA offers cohort sessions open enrollment with participant from many companies under the banner of “Becoming ATHENA”. This is which is 8-9 modules based on the ATHENA leadership model & 8 principles (Live authentically, learn constantly, advocate fiercely, act courageously, foster collaboration, build relationship, give back and celebrate). The cohorts are 25 people. The sessions are tailored to the audience. Uniquely, the sessions are run from middle school to professional, with a typical audience being emerging to middle-level leaders. The program is available face-to-face or virtual delivery. There is also a second, unique program called “Young Athena” targeted to (middle-school, high-school and college. This is run by ATHENA Leaders affiliates in a local community. This program is structured similarly to our program for professionals, but instead, focuses on emerging leaders. This program is delivered either virtually or in-person to all levels of higher education, high schools, middle schools, or specific groups of students. The students are led through the ATHENA Leadership model curriculum exploring the eight principles of enlightened leadership. This curriculum offers the framework, philosophy, tools, and knowledge most impactful for their growth in becoming the leaders they aspire to be. It gives them the skills and support to not only be the change they wish to see in the world, but to lead the change they wish to see in the world.
Catalyst:Catalyst’s Lead for Equity and Inclusion workshops provide participants with a highly interactive learning experience that connects learners with the facilitator and each other throughout the session. The learning curriculum empowers leaders, from executives to frontline employees, with the critical knowledge and skills needed to build more inclusive workplaces, manage diverse teams, and serve diverse clients and customers. In each interactive workshop, learners examine their own assumptions and biases; analyze their own and others’ behaviors; and practice skills through engaging activities, insightful case studies, and practical self-assessment.
Ellevate:Ellevate provides five global programs, covering a wide range of career inflection points: Executive, Entrepreneur, Career Changers, Managers, and Rising Leaders – provide the support, advice, and clarity members need to cultivate career growth all year-round. All of our programs offer members a variety of community building and learning formats, including Roundtables, Workshops, Mentoring Meetups, and Squads. All of our programs provide members opportunities to get actionable advice, objective feedback, support, and accountability that’s needed to build a career where they can thrive. Recurring Roundtables are included in each program and require an hour-long commitment to attend. Discussions take place either weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly depending on the series, and we provide members the flexibility to choose which events to attend. Roundtables provide members with a breakout room experience, where they discuss a specific topic with 3-5 other attendees. Ellevate Squads is a 12-week, virtual leadership development program that connects small, diverse groups of women who are committed to growing as business leaders. The program offers participants an opportunity to connect with peers faced with similar challenges across a variety of business priorities, including effective communication, collaboration, management, and leadership. Ellevate Squads is included in our Managers program, which provides a safe space for new and seasoned people managers to learn from each other’s experiences in building and managing teams. Each Squad is comprised of 6-9 members representing a diverse group of companies.
IT Senior Management Forum:The ITSMF Global Institute for Professional Development (GIPD) provides a portfolio of intense, results-oriented programs designed to prepare managers and executives of color for increased responsibility and additional contribution to their enterprise. Emphasis is placed on three aspects of development—professional, personal and political—dealing with each area as it specifically pertains to executive men and women of color. Bringing together concepts of personal empowerment and commitment with the development of key technical and leadership skills and exposure to “real-life” learnings from the executive “playbook”, GIPD provides a life-changing, career-evolving experience. Three (3) nine-month long Academies: Emerge (women of color, 35 participants); Management Academy (5-7 years in their career, middle level individuals, 50 participants) Executive Academy (3 moves/promotions to the C-suite; 20-25 participants). The time frame runs from August to June.
Network of Executive Women:Our partner, GKC (Grace Killelea Group) currently designs and delivers the NEW Horizons programs (available face-to-face or virtual delivery). NEW Horizons lifts Directors and Senior Directors to the next step of their career journeys. It makes for a perfect follow-up to NEW’s Rising Stars program, while offering unique benefits even to those brand new to NEW! The program teaches key skills, including delegation, executive presence, coaching and listening, and feedback. Facilitated small group sessions encourage connection and build a network of support, while the participant’s accountability partners reinforce reaching their goals. One-on-one coaching then layers the learning and strengthens individual growth.
Shambaugh Leadership:Key program features include interactive virtual learning experience, practical tools, proprietary 360 assessment, six (6) virtual learning sessions over two to three months with one-on-one executive coaching integrated throughout the program, highly relevant curriculum, video, learner discussion guides, breakout rooms & discussion boards, and personal leadership strategy action plan. Each offering includes research-based and rigorous curriculum offered through a dynamic and engaging online learning platform, taught by expert Shambaugh Leadership faculty. Our delivery and coaching team bring deep expertise and experience in leadership development that represent a diversity of backgrounds and expertise for wide range of audiences/ cultures. Each program offers group/ one on one coaching.
Watermark:Watermark is a 501©3 educational nonprofit focused on giving women the tools, connections and training they need to advance in their careers. With strong roots in the technology industry and among pioneering female entrepreneurs, we offer a robust calendar of virtual professional development sessions, skills-training workshops and inspirational interviews. Corporate members have full access for their teams to all virtual events in keeping with our mission to make world-class leadership training widely accessible. In bi-monthly Leading with Inclusion Community Forums, DEI leaders, ERG leads and senior executives from multiple industries come together to share challenges, insights and best practices for creating more just and equitable workplaces. This peer-to-peer strategy supplements regular presentations and trainings by noted coaches and presenters on DEI topics, designed to help employees at all levels of an organization promote a culture of belonging.
WELD: Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD)WELD provides a 6-month cohort-based leadership program for women and women of color who have not yet received their first promotion to management or were promoted to their first manager role within the past 12-18 months. The WELD Pathway to Management Program is offered in virtual format meeting one day per month as a group with pre- and post-work for each module. Assessments are performed to identify leadership types and self-awareness. Topics include emotional intelligence, diversity, equity and inclusion, communication, teaming, executive level functioning and social responsibility. For more information, contact WELD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Executive coaching engagements
C200:C200 has a similar program for entrepreneurs. The Protégé Program is possible through the generosity of C200 members who are committed to the ideals of the program and to the Protégés themselves. C200 Protégés find the program rewarding, fulfilling, and engaging. Expectations include:
- Attending all on-site meetings, mentor meetings, and webinars including; quarterly webinars, semi-annual in-person Learning Institutes, and quarterly meetings with C200 Mentors.
- Participating in ongoing learning outside of the formal program schedule, including an extensive reading list. Implementing the program tools and best practices in their organization
- Protégés contribute $2,500 annually ($5,000 total).