Businesses need leaders who can take on the complexity of today’s business world, who have the skills and mindset needed to make opportunities out of challenges, to transform how work is done and to lead organizations into an ever-changing future.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 18, 2017
Harvard Business Publishing, developer of world-class leadership development solutions for global companies and organizations, has identified the key elements of best-in-class senior leadership development programs, proven to deliver tangible value to organizations and their leaders.
In today’s complex business environment, company leaders need to be highly agile and adaptable, and that demands leadership development programs that can build these skills and mindset effectively. Many organizations struggle to create leadership and development programs that can demonstrate quality, relevance and achieve intended business outcomes. Best-in-class programs drive results, and organizations devoted to best-in-class leadership development report that their programs have a significant impact on their organization’s financial performance and competitive position.
With a long history of designing impactful leadership development programs and partnering with innovative organizations that have a strong commitment to offering best-in-class senior leadership developments, Harvard Business Publishing has developed a principles-based process for designing leadership development programs attuned to an organization’s specific needs and challenges. In a new six-part blog series, Janice Miller, director, leadership programs, product management at Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning, uncovers those elements that need to be in place for these initiatives to make a true impact.
- Learning that’s relevant to the business: Learning programs must begin by identifying the unique challenges the business is facing. Only then can an organization determine the skills and capabilities its leaders need, and design a program that builds these skills to support its business strategy.
- Innovative learning design and delivery models: Best-in-class senior leadership programs are cohort-based and enable peer-to-peer learning by drawing out the collective wisdom of participants. They are delivered over time, not in a single compressed session, and utilize a blended learning model that combines high-touch, interactive discussions, field experts, and content that leaders can access at any time.
- Executives who are deeply engaged: When senior executives are closely involved, providing input into the curriculum design and sharing their insights and experiences in live sessions, they solidify the connections between learning and the business. They’re engagement also underscores the value of the program and helps calibrate learner expectations.
- The ability to measure the impact of learning on the business: To ensure that their senior leadership development programs deliver on intended outcomes, organizations must be able to measure impact and, importantly, to connect learning from the program to business results.
Businesses need leaders who can take on the complexity of today’s business world, who have the skills and mindset needed to make opportunities out of challenges, to transform how work is done and to lead organizations into an ever-changing future. A program with these elements in place is a transformative learning experience, one that changes to meet evolving learner needs and one that has real impact on an organization’s future.
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