Next Wave Leaders is a fully customizable program that prepares high-potential employees to leverage career growth opportunities by embodying the qualities of successful leaders. After completing this course, participants will have the competence and confidence required to accept greater levels of authority and responsibility.
Philosophically, the program creates leaders who:
L = LEVERAGE their own strengths, talents and interests to better serve the organization.
E = EMPOWER themselves and others to positively influence the organizational culture.
A = ACT in accordance with organizational values and in alignment with their own personal principles.
D = DEMONSTRATE the competence, confidence and character of a top organizational leader.
E = ENHANCE their abilities and performance through continued personal improvement—and seek to support others in doing the same.
R = REPRESENT the organization’s commitment to ongoing employee growth and development.
The program offers 5 levels of support for the participants and organization:
We work with current leaders to help them better understand what to look for when selecting participants for the program, how to gauge the prospect’s interest and how to frame this opportunity without making promises.
We administer tools to evaluate attitude, skills, knowledge and workstyle and to monitor changes throughout the program. We provide reporting to stakeholders to help identify areas for continued development and to measure return on investment.
We conduct an extensive series of professional development sessions to help participants learn key skills required for leadership success. All sessions emphasize real-world scenarios and practical application (not just theory).
We encourage participants to establish commitments and implement new behaviors immediately. Within structured small groups or partnerships, participants meet regularly to discuss lessons, practice skills and report on progress.
We provide detailed guidance and support for continuing your high potentials’ growth through ongoing mentorship activities.