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104 Pivot Your Leadership Development Program for Lasting Impact

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM ET
Monday, November 7

Tracks: Strategies

Are you taking a closer look at how to develop your current and future leaders? As an industry, we spend millions of dollars on leadership development yet one survey suggests that up to 75% of these programs are not effective. If there is one lesson to learn from this past year, it’s that we need to develop better leaders—and we need to dive deeper into our talent pool. To achieve this change, we need to pivot our methodology, create a leadership journey, make it more experiential, leverage cohort learning, and practice these new behaviors over time.

This session will break down a leadership journey model that you can adapt to your organization. You will learn to pivot your approach as a training professional without having to reinvent the wheel. Each step will be broken down into the methodology and rationale behind it and linked to the next steps. Our learning journey model is highly experiential and enables you to apply skills immediately, even in a work-from-home environment.

We will share examples of low- and high-technology solutions to encourage adoptability, no matter the size of your organization or size of your budget. We’ll discuss capstone options as a vehicle to bring all these skills together in a manner that is directly relevant to your organization.

When you can provide leadership development in a cost-effective matter, you can begin to develop leaders earlier in their careers and cast a wider net within your talent pool, allowing you to be more inclusive. Join this highly engaging session and be prepared to share any best practices you have implemented. Leadership development is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and we can learn from the collective experience of all attendees. You will leave this session with a framework that can be applied within your company that adds value and impact.

In this session, you will learn to:

  • Adapt a 70-20-10 mindset to pivot your leadership development design
  • Recognize the need to address leadership skills early in learners’ careers
  • Adapt a holistic view, making your approach to leadership an integrated evolution over time

Stephen Barankewicz

Senior Partner, Global Leader, People & Organization Practice

Ascend Strategy Partners

Stephen Barankewicz heads up the leadership and learning division at Ascend Strategy Partners with authenticity, relevance, and truth. An executive with over 25 years of experience, he is a subject matter expert in linking business needs and human performance solutions to bring out the best in people. He began as an instructional designer and dove head-first into facilitation, online learning, leadership development, coaching, and talent management. Stephen has been a judge for an industry-recognized learning award for the last two years.