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The Leadership Challenge: What’s Next?


Sustain Learning After The Leadership Challenge® with Low-Cost Options

A best-practice to ensure the business success of your next leadership development program is to have a strategy in place to offer attendees a follow up plan, maintain resources to help leaders stay accountable, and present opportunities for them to practice what they have learned.

We recently developed a 4-part plan for a client to make sure they had the resources to create leadership change after The Leadership Challenge Workshop, starting with low to no-cost options, and moving toward supplemental programs with an added investment.

Part three of our The Leadership Challenge® reinforcement series includes low-cost, FlashPoint supported reinforcement options. While these are specifically tailored to The Leadership Challenge®, similar reinforcement programming can be done with other flagship programs.

Here are 3 low-cost options to sustain the learning and create lasting organizational impact with The Leadership Challenge®. (You may also want to review part 1 and part 2 of the series or continue reading the series with part 4.)

Part 3: Low Cost, FlashPoint Supported Options for Reinforcement

  • The Leadership Challenge® e-Coach

e-Coach is an email-based follow-on program designed to give organizations a cost-effective process for sustaining the value of training to the individual leader. The program consists of ten emails over an eight-month period. Each email contains action planning tips, development activities, LPI® tools, next steps, and suggested opportunities for sharing LPI® feedback. An option to provide periodic reports on leaders’ participation and a discussion guide for program managers is also available.

Why use this resource?

e-Coach increases and retains the impact of training; workshop follow-on is proven to help participants practice and retain knowledge. The series of emails provides a framework for creating sustainable change, while offering participants opportunities to increase leadership effectiveness.

  • LPI® Action Card Decks

There are several activities that can be used with the card decks to continue learning opportunities for leaders. They can be used for a card shuffle with team members—ask team members to identify the top leadership challenges they face in their role. Or ask the team member to identify their current leadership challenges and then have them select three behaviors cards they feel will help them the most through the challenge.

Why use this resource?

The action cards engage leaders in resolving challenges in new and creative ways. Once facilitated instruction and activities have been completed, the cards are designed to become an ongoing resource for leaders as they continue to face different challenges in their day-to-day work.

  • The Challenge Continues® Virtual Session

In one-hour, virtual reinforcement webinars, highlight one practice area per session for five sessions. Participants are given a chance to deep-dive on each practice, review key learning points from the onsite sessions, and share successes and challenges with fellow The Leadership Challenge® Workshop graduates.

Why use this resource?

Making leadership development a process rather than an event will help maximize the transfer of new learning to the workplace. Leaders will connect with The Leadership Challenge® content, share experiences around what is and isn’t working, and ensure they’re applying the skills they learned. This program is innovative and flexible so that leaders can stay focused on their development plans and on improving their capabilities over time.

Leadership development is an investment; our goal is to help you maximize the return. If you liked this post, you may also want to review part 1 and part 2 of the series or continue reading with part 4.

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Krista Skidmore

Krista Skidmore , Esq., Partner and Cofounder of FlashPoint, is passionate about all things leadership. She leads the FlashPoint consulting team to ensure they deliver results to clients with intelligence and integrity.