THE ^ LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
Developing the people side of leadership
97% 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.”
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Now accepting interviews for the 2022 Leadership Academy Class.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact Susan Gibson at email@example.com 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 can make 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.
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 get support and advice on self-identified goals, discuss key learnings from the workshops, problem-solve and ponder questions that promote strategic thinking.
The first year of The Leadership Academy concludes in December 2022. Year 2 of Leadership Academy continues with Peer Advisory Groups meeting bi-monthly. Participants will continue to build and strengthen their leadership network for continued support, 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 action items to move forward. They will also help to hold one another accountable.
To ensure a high-quality learning experience, a select number of Participants will be chosen who have 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 for the multi-year commitment and an exploratory interview with the candidate. Acceptance into the program will be communicated on an ongoing basis.
Participants will enjoy seven 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 help lead the breakout room conversations and share their own knowledge of the topic as appropriate. 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.
PEER ADVISORY GROUPS (PAGS)
In Year 1 of the program, small Peer Advisory Groups (PAGs) 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.
It will be up to each PAG to execute their gatherings. Mentors and Participants will decide to meet virtually, in person or through a combined hybrid approach.
Dates / times for Peer Advisory Group Discussions:• March 22, 2022 from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
In Year 2 and beyond, Peer Advisory Groups continue. Groups offer Participants the opportunity to strengthen their network, share best practices, discuss leadership topics, be introduced to a variety of resources, ponder challenges and identify solutions, hear from guest community speakers and continue to get the support they need in their leadership journey. In these groups, participants will find “the answers in the room”.
Mentoring is a proven approach to enhance learning. At each workshop, Peer Advisory Groups will be hosted by Community Leaders (Mentors) experienced in their own leadership journey. Mentors will share their knowledge and serve as a sounding board for Participants. Following each workshop, Mentors will 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. They also support, encourage and offer advice on Participant’s self-identified communications goal on an ongoing basis.
Participants will learn in Year 1:
• An understanding of self through the DISC profile and authenticate who they want to be as a leader.
Participants will continue learning in Year 2 and beyond:
Develop the future leaders of your organization at a great nonprofit price so they can:
The Leadership Academy is open to a select group of tax-exempt Participants. To qualify, the following criteria must be met:• Approval from the Participant’s leader and an exploratory interview with the Candidate.
Requirements for Participants and their Leader:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 847-883-9932.
Acceptance into the program will be communicated on an ongoing basis.
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