Phase 1: Before the Training Week
The LDP process is driven by detailed, individual data. Before you attend the five-day face-to-face session, you will complete several assessments. In addition, you will ask your direct reports, peers, and superiors to submit information for one of those assessments. The surveys will be sent to you several weeks prior to your program date, and you will be given a deadline for completion.
Phase 2: Face-to-Face—5 Days
Day 1: Leading from the Middle
Explore the realities of managers leading managers. Reflect on and discuss the critical leadership skills required to lead from the middle of organizations with the Leading Managers 360 assessment. Review detailed data on how others see you in your leadership role.
Day 2: Leading through Collaboration
Focus on how managers of managers work with and through their peers to coordinate and align the strategies of the organization. Think about how to more effectively communicate and influence peers when collaborating.
Day 3: Leading within a System
Focus on the middle manager's responsibility for leading up, across, down, and outside the organization. Engage in a highly interactive experience that simulates the complexities and challenges of that environment. Work in small groups with a CCL-certified coach to assess the effectiveness of your leadership in this activity.
Day 4: Integrating
Work one-to-one with a CCL-certified executive coach for three hours to review and integrate assessment data and other sources of feedback received throughout the program. Set goals and identify strategies to implement them. Participate in a process of giving and receiving feedback with classmates.
Day 5: Transferring
Refine goals and plans to take learning back to your organization. Revisit the challenge of leading from the middle and consult with classmates and facilitators on your goals and specific plans of action.
Phase 3: Application
Eckerd College supports your development after the face-to-face training with two, 45-minute follow-on coaching sessions with a CCL-certified coach. You also receive a structured process for conversations with your boss—a critical step for success. Three months after the program, you will be invited to complete a 360-degree assessment which will measure your progress on skills and behaviors.
Eckerd College also offers resources and support for building leadership skills and connecting individual development to organizational needs.
The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) ranked No. 8 overall in the 2013 Financial Times worldwide survey of executive education. CCL has placed in the Top 10 for the twelfth straight year and remains the only institution among 50 in the survey that specializes in leadership education and research.
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