The two-day programs are highly interactive and stimulating. Participants experience and apply The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® through video case studies, workbook exercises, group problem-solving tasks, facilitated lectures and outdoor experiential learning.
The leadership curriculum is based on research collected from over 25,000 leaders and 100,000 constituents in a variety of private and public sector organizations. This research, collected over the past 30 years, identifies the five practices that characterize how ordinary people get extraordinary things done in organizations. Individuals who increase the frequency of these five leadership practices have been proven to have higher credibility and higher performing teams through a more engaged workforce. Through this work, it has been proven that leadership is a learned behavior, and that individuals who experience our programs do in fact increase their leadership effectiveness.
Our workshops include the leading industry 360° assessment tool, The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI). The LPI is a highly-refined, behavioral-based 360° survey instrument which collects data on the frequency with which one exhibits 30 leadership behaviors, each related to one of The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®. These leadership behaviors have emerged from research begun by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner in 1983, and form the core of our approach to leadership skills development. Participants receive valid and reliable feedback on how others perceive them as leaders. Prior to the workshop, each participant and the Observers chosen, completes the LPI and the resulting report is shared with the participant in the workshop. The reliability and validity of this instrument is continually confirmed by the doctoral theses based on it over 500 have been written to date.