Leadership Development - Cook Ross

By: Cook Ross  09-12-2011
Keywords: leadership

Our 21st Century Leadership Program integrates the best of experiential and cognitive classroom learning with practical action learning.

Designed to develop a young group of leaders within an organization, the 21st Century Leadership program is a 7-9 month long leadership academy in which a cohort group of participants meets in a development program, supported by mentors from within the organization.

Acceptance into the progam is based on nominations from the leadership team. Participants are high performers whom the leadership team believes to be outstanding future leaders within the organization.

The program format brings participants together once a month for a daylong session over the 7-9 month time period. Each participant takes on an “Action Learning” project that they work on throughout the program to apply their classroom learning to real organizational issues. Each participant will be assigned a mentor for additional coaching throughout the program. The mentor's role is to support the participant in their learning by sharing their own leadership experience; insight on organizational politics and how to get things done; helping them to develop skills such as delegation, etc.; in addition to providing general encouragement and support.

The most successful cohort groups occur as a result of a diverse and inclusive selection process. The group dynamics are at their best when a range of differences are represented. This serves to further emphasize a company's commitment to diversity and inclusion in the succession planning process.

The program is designed with three tracks of learning:

Personal Professional Awareness

  • 360 Feedback
  • Myers Briggs/ Enneagram
  • Diversity Awareness
  • Cultural Competency
  • Managing Competing Commitments
  • Understanding Personal Relationship to Conflict

Skill Development

  • Leadership
  • Cultural Communication
  • Managing Diversity
  • Linguistic Toolkit
  • Moving from Peer to Manager
  • Dealing with Difficult Employees
  • Time Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Presentation Skills
  • Project Management

Organizational/ “Political” Awareness

  • Change Management
  • Mission, Vision and Values
  • Leadership Panels
  • Mentoring
  • Leadership Competencies
  • Action Learning

Keywords: leadership

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