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THE ^ LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Virtual

Developing the people side of leadership

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 96% of Participants shared the curriculum met/exceeded their expectations.

“The Charmm'd Leadership Academy gave me the peer environment to discover leadership principles and practice proven leadership concepts. I've built trusting relationships that will further enhance my professional network moving forward into the future of public service.”

FEEDBACK FROM PARTICIPANTS

The 2021 Leadership Academy is closed.

We are now accepting interviews for the 2022 Leadership Academy Class.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Susan Gibson at susan@charmmdfoundation.org or 847-883-9932.

One of the most important aspects of leadership is bringing out the best in others and using strategies such as understanding yourself and your team, ethical reflection, developing trust, effectively communicating and then empowering others to help accomplish this. While tactical skills can be learned in the moment, it is the people side that is often missed when moving into a leadership role. This makes the journey of becoming an effective leader harder than it has to be. The Charmm'd Foundation's Leadership Academy is a multi-year program for those who are new to leadership, are being considered for a leadership role within the next couple of years and / or are looking for fundamental training on the people side of leadership.

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW


The Leadership Academy offers multiple opportunities for Participants to build strong networks for continued growth, support and friendships.

Throughout the first year, Participants will enjoy learning from Keynote Speakers, Panel Experts, Mentors and fellow Participants. In addition, Participants will work together in Peer Advisory Groups (PAGs) with their Mentors to practice important leadership skills, discuss key learnings from the workshops, problem-solve and ponder questions that promote strategic thinking.

The first year of The Leadership Academy concludes in November 2021. Participants continue on after Year 1 as part of an expanded Peer Advisory Group which meets bi-monthly. Participants will discuss a broad range of leadership topics, be introduced to a variety of resources, process what they are learning and how this fits into real-life situations. At the end of each meeting, all will reflect on what they learned and commit to taking action to move forward towards their goal. They will also help to hold one another accountable.





To ensure a high-quality learning experience, the number of Participants will be kept to under 65 individuals with a strong desire to lead and better their organization. A pre-requisite for participation in the Leadership Academy will include approval from the Participant’s leader and an exploratory interview with the candidate. Each candidate will be reviewed by the Charmm’d team. Acceptance into the program will be communicated on an ongoing basis.

WORKSHOPS


Participants will enjoy five workshops that provide a multifaceted learning structure. Each workshop is designed to address theory, application and practice.

Keynote Speakers and Panel Experts will present theories on the people side of leadership. During the workshops, Mentors will help facilitate the conversation and discuss how they have implemented the theory into their leadership practice. At the conclusion of each workshop, Participants will claim action items to put what was learned into practice. They will have multiple opportunities to discuss their progress with others for accountability.

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PEER ADVISORY GROUPS (PAGS)


Throughout the program, small Peer Advisory Groups will participate in facilitated discussions. Participants will share what they are learning, implementing and the status on actions claimed during the last workshop. The status of goals will be discussed and participants can look to their PAG and Mentor for help they are seeking. PAG discussions provide a chance to brainstorm, problem-solve and build relationships in a safe space.

Participants will rotate responsibilities regarding PAG logistics and facilitation. It will be up to each PAG to schedule and execute their gatherings. Participants will decide to meet virtually or in person depending upon the CDC guidelines.




MENTORS


Mentoring is a proven approach to enhance learning. At each workshop, Peer Advisory Groups will be hosted by Community Leaders (Mentors) experienced in the theories discussed throughout this program. Mentors will share their knowledge and serve as a sounding board for Participants. Following each workshop, Mentors will stay to answer any questions Participants have related to the program content.

Mentors will facilitate the PAGs held between each of the workshops allowing the members to reflect on the learnings, share new perspectives, ideas, concerns and walk away with answers that can propel everyone forward.




DATES AT A GLANCE


SELF-AWARENESS THROUGH DISC
February 24, 2021 virtually via Zoom
8:00 AM –11:00 AM

PEER ADVISORY GROUP (PAG)
Specific date and time to be determined by each Cohort.

THE RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF AN ETHICAL CULTURE
March 16, 2021 virtually via Zoom

8:00 AM –11:00 AM

PEER ADVISORY GROUP (PAG)
Specific date and time to be determined by each Cohort.

BUILDING TRUST: A PANEL DISCUSSION
May 5, 2021 virtually via Zoom

8:00 AM –11:00 AM

PEER ADVISORY GROUP (PAG)
Specific date and time to be determined by each Cohort.

CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS: HOW TO EFFECTIVELY “GO THERE” TO MANAGE CHALLENGING RELATIONSHIPS
September 15, 2021 virtually via Zoom

8:00 AM –11:00 AM

PEER ADVISORY GROUP (PAG)
Specific date and time to be determined by each Cohort.

PUTTING PRINCIPLES INTO PRACTICE FOR TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND
November 4, 2021 virtually via Zoom

8:00 AM –11:00 AM

PEER ADVISORY GROUPS
Begin in January 2022.




KEY BENEFITS


Participants will learn:

  • An understanding of self through the DISC profile and authenticate who they want to be as a leader.
  • How to make ethical decisions through the lens of their values.
  • How trust impacts our lives and builds a foundation for healthy relationships and a thriving culture at work.
  • Skills to have candid and crucial conversations.
  • Facilitation skills.
  • The value and safety of collaborating with a strong network of colleagues.
  • From Keynote Speakers, Panel Experts, Mentors and fellow Participants.
  • New perspectives, find clarity and walk away with more confidence.
  • New ideas to bring back to the organization.
  • The answers are in the Zoom room.

Develop the future leaders of your organization at a great nonprofit price so they can:

  • Understand what is required to lead.
  • Develop a better sense of self and an awareness to maximize strengths to benefit the organization.
  • Gain skills to handle difficult situations and have crucial conversations.
  • Harness behavioral skills in leading oneself, a team and in building relationships across the organization and the community.
  • Learn strategies to build a culture of trust.
  • Learn best practices to move the organization, and people they lead, forward.
  • Understand how to ethically represent themselves and the organization.




REQUIREMENTS


The Leadership Academy is open to a select group of 62 Participants. To qualify, the following criteria must be met:

•Approval from the Participant’s leader and an exploratory interview with the Candidate. •The Candidate has one or more of the following qualifications: (1) new to leadership (2) is being considered for a leadership role within the next couple of years (3) is looking for fundamental training on the people side of leadership. •The Candidate has the desire and drive to learn leadership skills and what leading others entails. •The Candidate is motivated to do better for the organization and the community. •Charmm’d believes the Candidate will be a good fit with the others in the program, all supporting one another and their growth. •They are at similar points in their career as others in the program and thus can identify with fellow peers and build relationships.

Requirements for Participants and their Leader:

•Participants come to each program and Peer Advisory Group prepared to learn and enhance the experience for all. •Participants will engage in a mid-year check-in with a Charmm’d representative to measure growth and see how we can make this program even better for you. •Participants will claim a communication goal prior to the start of the program and work towards that goal throughout the year. •Participants will leave each workshop with an action item to practice to strengthen their leadership skills. •Year 2 and beyond, smaller Peer Advisory Groups are combined to make a larger group of 15 participants going forward. Bi-monthly, the groups meet to share and support one another, hear new ideas and perspectives, build confidence and give support to peers. Members leave meetings feeling understood, equipped and energized! We ask for and welcome feedback along the way! Charmm'd will schedule calls with each Leader to get feedback on the program, learn about observable behavioral growth and changes seen in the Participant and understand what Participants are going through so we can provide the best service possible.




COST


We are able to offer this program to our leaders at the deeply discounted price of $500 per Participant. Comparable, multi-year programs through other entities can cost upwards of $1,000 or more.

  • In year 1, an estimated 25 hours per Participant will be required for workshop and Cohort attendance.
  • In year 2 and beyond, an estimated 12 hours will be required for the Peer Advisory Group.




TO APPLY


Charmm’d will have conversations with both the Candidate and their Leader to ensure fit. To schedule a call and learn more about next steps, contact Susan Gibson, Program Director, by email at susan@charmmdfoundation.org or by phone at 847-883-9932.




ACCEPTANCE


Acceptance into the program will be communicated on an ongoing basis.




MENTOR RESOURCE PAGE


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LA PAG MENTOR RESOURCE LIBRARY


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2021 PARTICIPANT PROGRAM PAGE


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