A well-designed leadership development program is essential to identifying, attracting, filling, and retaining employee leadership. By using a consistent talent management program at all levels across the organization, future leaders are developed fruitfully. Leadership programs truly shape the success of business processes like hiring strategies, employee development, and career succession planning. Did you know that only 25% of those hired for executive director and other executive functions will stay in their jobs more than five years?
Two major challenges that organizations face are finding qualified candidates and developing a program to create the leaders of tomorrow. Is your agency cultivating the next generation of leaders? Technology can support processes and practices to help build up leadership by pipelining leadership talent, improving morale, increasing retention, and improving leadership skills.
Your leadership development program should cover every aspect of leadership for the present and future. Here are seven steps to developing great leaders:
1) Determine the Best Leadership Style for Your Organization
2) Identify Current And Potential Leaders
3) Identify Leadership Gaps
4) Develop Succession Plans for Critical Roles
5) Develop Career Planning Goals for Potential Leaders
6) Develop a Skills Roadmap for Future Leaders
7) Develop Retention Programs for Current and Future Leaders
Learn more about the seven steps for effective leadership development and creating a leadership development program for your organization in this white paper.
Kevin Lancaster leads Winvale’s corporate growth strategies in both the commercial and government markets. He develops and drives solutions to meet Winvale’s business goals while enabling an operating model to help staff identify and respond to emerging trends that affect both Winvale and the clients it serves. He is integrally involved in all aspects of managing the firm’s operations and workforce, leading efforts to improve productivity, profitability, and customer satisfaction.