Advanced Development for Experienced Managers

Providing the management skills and tools required to take teams to the next level of performance

“The Advanced Development for Experienced Managers courses have helped me lead more effectively with my peers and teammates.  I have been able to clarify and better understand and manage situations where I would have otherwise asked limited questions and made false assumptions.”
Robert Breckner | Senior Engineering Manager | International Game Technology

“As a high growth digital marketing agency with cutting edge talent, we hired LSA Global to help clarify our strategy and work with our experienced management team to implement it throughout the New York Office. That work was so successful that we also hired them to coach one of our key leaders. LSA has been instrumental in helping us transition to a new leadership team and triple the revenue.  In this age of useless consultants, I highly recommend their practical and business-oriented approach to strategy, culture and talent.”
David Bentley | General Manager | AKQA

Description
This customized and intensive advanced management workshop focuses on the critical challenges faced by experienced managers.  With a proven track record of over 20 years of real-world management development experience, this program has helped over 5,000 experienced managers take their game to the next level.

The 6-to-12 month Advanced Development for Experienced Managers Program is intense, engaging, and highly experiential.  It includes an initial 360-degree leadership feedback, a three-day action learning seminar, targeted coaching, and a follow-up 360-degree review to measure progress.  This targeted management development approach creates powerful action strategies that transfer directly back to the work environment for increased performance.

The Advanced Development for Experienced Managers Program is uniquely effective because of its proven follow-up processes. Unlike other management development programs lasting only a few days and quickly forgotten, the Experienced Manager Program mentors and provides participants with proven tools and practices that easily integrate into any existing leadership development and performance management system. Organizations such as Redwood Trust, Roche, Specialized, Bristol-Meyers-Squibb, the US Navy, Sun, Exxon, and Wal-Mart chose this program above all others to give their experienced managers a competitive edge.

Learning Objectives
Based upon the assessment and interview results, our customized program provides a complete picture of current leadership styles and helps veteran managers replace ineffective management habits with proven leadership behaviors to drive performance in terms of areas such as:

  • Performing through others
  • Setting and managing expectations
  • Understanding the importance of personal mastery and emotional intelligence in the leadership of others
  • Discovering what truly motivates you and others
  • Improving your impact on the team
  • Adapting leadership styles to better meet the needs of others
  • Conducting effective meetings
  • Building higher performing teams
  • Updating your leadership pact with your colleagues

6-Step Methodology

1.  Initial 360° Leadership Effectiveness Survey and Report.
The 360° feedback report is compiled through the use of an online survey, completed by direct reports, peers, and your direct supervisor.  It covers key areas related to management and leadership effectiveness and is used to drive the workshop design based upon what matters most for your unique situation and organizational culture.

2.  Pre-workshop Data Analysis
LSA analyzes the 360° feedback report and identifies common threads associated with strengths and areas for improvement to help managers understand how they are perceived, the leadership impact they have on others, how their results compare with industry peers, and how they can strategically improve their impact and better realize their leadership potential.  The leadership survey results are then reviewed in the seminar and become the basis for the Leadership Action Plan.

3.  One-to-Three-day Experiential Workshop
Participants learn-by-doing in teams of peers led by a facilitator-coach. Each person has an opportunity to lead the team and to identify “learnings” that apply back at work. These insights, coupled with practical tools, 360 feedback, and peer coaching result in powerful action strategies that transfer directly back to your unique work environment.

Each day begins with emotional intelligence practice, followed by short presentations, small group discussions around case studies of real time situations at work, peer coaching, feedback and advice from our world class facilitator-coaches. Our “deep learning” methodology combines intellectual understanding with personal insight, and “practice, practice, practice” to build one’s leadership repertoire.

4.  Performance Coaching
We believe that learning is a process. Participants are scheduled into team teleconferences two weeks and again two months after the seminar to discuss insights and implementation of their action plans. For additional support, individual one-on-one performance coaching is available for a period of six-months.

5.  Resurvey and Coaching
Eight to ten months after the seminar, participants are invited to resurvey their initial survey respondents to get feedback on their perceived efforts to improve their leadership impact. The Follow-Up report is then reviewed with the same coach who led the team at the seminar in order to reinforce improvements and identify targeted areas for further development.

6.  Leadership Action Plan
A rigorous and actionable plan is developed and reviewed at the end of the seminar and becomes the basis for the follow-up coaching. Each participant walks away with goals and a detailed action plan that:

  • Has been tested with organizational peers and the executive facilitator
  • Helps to develop personal mastery and leadership style
  • Has a high probability of success
  • Gets them and their team to the next level

Advanced Development for Experienced Managers facilitator-coaches have 25+ years of experience helping leaders succeed. They combine deep leadership expertise with the practical business realities of performing in both the short- and long- term. They understand the pressing issues, consistently apply the right tools and models, and facilitate innovative and effective strategies that help achieve higher performance.

Target Audience:
For middle- and upper-level managers who manage teams and other managers.  Typical titles are Manager, Senior Manager, Director, Senior Director and Vice President.

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The customized leadership styles and coaching program was the best training that I have ever attended. The facilitators were phenomenal. They have a wealth of experience and knowledge coupled with compassionate and caring styles. I’d highly recommend this leadership training program to any manager, director, or executive looking for a life changing leadership program.

Shoaleh Ghaffari
Director, HR

Cutera

Redwood Trust looked to LSA Global as a consulting partner to help us explore innovative and scholarly approaches to promote employee engagement and sustain the unique culture we’ve built over the last decade.

LSA helped us perpetuate coaching as a discipline across the organization by integrating our core values, goal setting and performance measurement metrics under an interactive coaching program.

We appreciate LSA’s commitment to cutting-edge practices and keeping us in step with the progressive front of our rapidly changing workplace environment.

Rosalyn Chan
Vice President, Human Resources

Redwood Trust

We reviewed the top Leadership Development offerings for one of our Senior Research Scientists and selected LSA’s 12 month Leadership Program based upon the value and systemic approach. The feedback on the program, approach, and results was phenomenal. While the other programs better known, they were more theoretical and did not compare in terms of practicality, quality, and results.

Stacey Porter
Senior Manager Learning and Development

Roche

LSA is an instrumental training outsourcing partner in helping us to build management capacity and strategically invest in our people. Their flexibility, depth, and breadth of expertise allows us to deliver top quality solutions that are directly tied to key business plans. Their ability to custom design, deliver, and evaluate our Management Curriculum has been excellent. They are true business partners and a pleasure to work with.

Margaret M. Mader
Vice President, Human Resources

Hyperion

We signed up with LSA early on–as their 22nd Member! Since then, our organization’s learning needs have increased and decreased and increased again with the changing times. The beauty of the LSA business model is its flexibility…when we needed to supplement our own internal resources, we used LSA services knowing that we could depend on the outstanding quality of the leadership development and management training programs they provide.

Margie Bunting
HR Manager

The action-learning leadership project has been very beneficial to me, our leadership team, and the entire organization. The balance of development and results has been excellent. We have made huge progress, and I was also able to identify 2-3 high potentials while having the extra benefit of people stepping up to carry strategic projects forward. The Staff is very appreciative and has become very comfortable with both the program and the process. It is still going better than anticipated, and I have been very pleased.

Heather Feltman
President & CEO

LSS

We value our relationship with LSA Global. They focus on understanding our business situation and helping us succeed. LSA continues to deliver top quality consulting and leadership solutions that are highly customized for our business and culture. I would highly recommend LSA Global as a top quality resource to anyone looking to greatly improve the skills of their leadership, management, and project teams.

Bonnie S. Olson
Vice President of Human Resources

LSS

Having tripled in size and recently merged, LSA helped our executive team to increase our level of strategic alignment, solidify our new direction and push our agency forward. As we look to rapidly scale, the clear and actionable critical few strategic moves combined with how we differentiate ourselves to our top accounts and target clients has really set us on a great path to success. This is exactly what we needed to get to the next level.

Matt Britton
CEO

LSA demonstrated the criticality for executives to look beyond current ethics topics and focus on applying fundamental values in everything they do to demonstrate true leadership. They successfully delivered in two hours what most leadership development presenters would spend an entire day trying to communicate.

Nick Voyvodich, SPHR
HR Manager

Fujitsu

We partnered with LSA Global to help us invest in our people. LSA designed a modular and customized management curriculum that allows us to deliver top quality solutions to our managers and leaders. We consider LSA to be our learning and development partner and our LSA consultants to be an extension of our team.

Lisa Bruun
SVP Human Resources

Ellie Mae

After a difficult search to find a partner that could address a very specific leadership development need, we chose LSA Global. They were responsive to our needs and created a solution that we continue to see results from. It is nice to know we have access to their expertise with a simple phone call.

Valerie Blackburn
Director of Business Operations

We recently hired LSA to help us take our client delivery methodology to the next level as we continue to grow and help our clients succeed. The custom strategy and design session exceeded my expectations. They really understood our business and turned around the project within a tight timeframe. LSA’s consultants were the best I have seen for this type of project. LSA’s ability to get a group of 20+ executives from around the globe on the same page, push their thinking to new heights, and ensure an executable plan was excellent. I would recommend LSA to anyone looking to take their plans and execution to the next level.

Rob Sturgeon
EVP Client Delivery

Service Source

Great job in designing the Mergers and Acquisition strategy session for our global team. The executive presentation and information was excellent. I gained additional insight on the importance of the role of HR in Mergers and Acquisitions.

Gloria Veon
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Fujitsu

As a high growth digital marketing agency with cutting edge talent, we hired LSA Global to help clarify our strategy and work with our management team to implement it throughout the New York Office in a way that made sense for our unique culture . That work was so successful that we also hired them to coach one of our key leaders. LSA has been instrumental in helping us transition to a new leadership team and triple the revenue in our New York office. In this age of useless consultants, I highly recommend their practical and business-oriented approach to strategy, culture and talent.

David Bentley
General Manager

AKQA

The customized leadership program was very practical and achieved our goals. LSA adapted very well to our group and the situation and helped us build trust and awareness of successful leadership styles. We look forward to the next steps.

Erik Okholm
Director of Software Development

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