Emerging Leaders Academy

Research shows that most critical step in long-term career advancement begins at the very first rung of the ladder – or at one’s first promotion into leadership. Yet, the leadership development resources for this level of employee are often minimal and fail to provide adequate resources that help them navigate leadership for the first time.  Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA) is specifically designed for new and emerging high-potential leaders; to equip them with the skills, support, and network to thrive in leadership throughout their careers.

The course is organized in monthly themes that were determined based on our research at The Center for Leadership Excellence and the existing body of research regarding new and emerging leaders. Educational content, resources, activities and homework are organized in alignment with the monthly theme.

Female-Only Cohorts in 2022

Who ?

The program is specifically designed for female emerging and high potential leaders.  Participants may be new to leadership or in the pipeline to take on more responsibility. They may be leading a team, but desire or need additional training or resources to more effectively lead or advance their team.  

When ? Where ?

We are offering one more female-only cohort in 2022. The cohort begins  September 22nd and meets on the forth Thursday of every month through August 2023. Each class meeting is from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. in-person (as allowed) at the Ivy Tech Culinary and Conference Center. Virtual attendance is available for individuals not in the Indianapolis area.

 

Course Content

The course is organized in monthly themes that were determined based on our research at The Center for Leadership Excellence and the existing body of research regarding new and emerging leaders. Educational content, resources, activities and homework are organized in alignment with the monthly theme.  In the pages that follow, we outline the monthly themes and some of the activities/homework.  Course material is subject to change based on current events and participant needs.

Course Topics: 

      • Leadership Development Action Plan & Career Goals
      • Internal & External Self-Awareness
      • Enhancing Your Leadership Communication Skills
      • Self-Advocacy
      • Managing Priorities and Productivity
      • Mindfulness and Balance as a Leader
      • Creating Culture & Leading High Performing Teams
      • Navigating Conflict
      • Understanding Bias & Allyship
      • Mentors, Sponsors, & Advocates