Leadership’s Calling® Announces New CEO & Senior Management Team Program

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Henry S. Givray calls himself a lifelong student of leadership. Givray, creator and lead facilitator of Leadership’s Calling®, a comprehensive, high-impact leadership learning experience with two specific offerings, understands the important role that leadership plays in ensuring an organization’s enduring success and vitality, especially during these stressful, chaotic times.

Leadership’s Calling®, a comprehensive, high-impact leadership learning experience with two specific offerings, is announcing a new CEO & Senior Management Program.

Henry S. Givray calls himself a lifelong student of leadership. Givray, creator and lead facilitator of Leadership’s Calling®, a comprehensive, high-impact leadership learning experience with two specific offerings, understands the important role that leadership plays in ensuring an organization’s enduring success and vitality, especially during these stressful, chaotic times.

Givray, former Chairman, President & CEO of SmithBucklin Corporation, the world’s largest association management and services company, explains that there is no instruction manual or simple formula on how to become a true leader. However, there are timeless principles, tools, insights and experiences to offer those who want to make a positive, indelible difference on the people and organizations they serve.

Since 2017, Givray began offering his Leadership’s Calling® program to a diverse cohort comprising of 16-18 participants with various titles and roles including executives and managers at all levels, business owners, individual practitioners and high-potentials from all types and sizes of organizations representing varied industries and professions. Today Givray is announcing a new CEO & Senior Management Team Program.

“I’ve always recognized that the diversity within the regular program adds a powerful learning element to the participant experience. At the same time, I also knew how compelling and consequential it would be for a senior management team including the CEO participating together in this unique leadership learning program,” Givray said.

Last fall and into 2021, Givray facilitated a specialized version of Leadership’s Calling® for Derek Maunus, CEO of GILLIG, and his eight-person senior management team. Based in Livermore, California, GILLIG is the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States. Noticing the success this experience brought and its impact on the senior team, individually and collectively, Givray decided to officially launch this new Leadership’s Calling® program specifically for CEOs (or heads of an organization) and their senior management teams. The program comprises six to eight 4½-hour Zoom sessions plus at least one in-person session at the company’s home city. He and the CEO determine the amount and scheduling of sessions.

“The value and impact of this program is three-fold,” Givray said. “First, senior team executives will decidedly and notably expand their leadership capacity to consciously and with intention make positive and lasting impacts on the performance and long-term success of their company as well as on the lives of the people they serve. Second, senior team cohesiveness will be strengthened. The cohesiveness I’m referring to is a much higher and consequential state of teamwork defined by and exemplified through specific behaviors and groups. Lastly, trust, confidence and credibility will be enhanced between the CEO and senior team members.”

Maunus and members of his senior team were very pleased with the experience and the benefits from participating in such a program.

“Thank you for this amazing gift of Leadership’s Calling,” Maunus said. “From a personal growth perspective, this exceeded my very high expectations. The ability to share the Leadership’s Calling experience with my senior team was invaluable! The impact already seems profound; however, I know it has just begun to germinate.”

For more information about Leadership’s Calling®, visit https://www.leadershipscalling.com/.

About Leadership’s Calling®
Leadership’s Calling® is a comprehensive, high-impact and unique leadership learning experience with two offerings. The first is for C-suite and other senior executives, managers at all levels, business owners, entrepreneurs, individual practitioners, and high-potentials from all types and sizes of organizations representing varied industries and professions, and comprises five 2-day in-person sessions based in Chicago scheduled over 28 weeks. The second is specialized program for a CEO (or head of an organization) and the senior management team involving six to eight 4.5-hour Zoom sessions plus at least one in-person session at the company location. Both programs expose a small group of participants to leadership foundational principles and concepts, essential competencies and practices, real-word applications, and practical tools based on a leadership framework developed by Henry Givray. The overarching goal is to build leadership capacity among a small group of participants so they can consciously and with intention consistently earn leadership’s invitation and competently deliver on its promise. The Leadership’s Calling® experience is a gift of great value and lifelong impact. ###

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