LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS and workshops for people mangers, non-managers and staff at all organizational levels are at the core of our offerings. We conduct:
Customized Program Designs based on each client organization's unique needs
Needs Assessments, interviews, organizational climate and employee satisfaction surveys, to identify client's needs. Our program designs, content and delivery mechanisms reflect our findings, and are thus, truly needs-based.
Program Orientations to communicate our program's objectives and expectations, and to garner full participant commitment.
Benchmarking Assessments, taken upfront at relevant stages to quickly increase awareness, enable participants to observe areas for development and to form a baseline (KPI) for later measurement of our program's impact.
Feedback Intensive Programs that give participants clarity about their potential for success and derailment
Through the use of various assessment tools and feedback mechanisms, attendees learn about their strengths and weakness and how they are being perceived within their organization's culture. We provide the structure and support needed for each attendee to chart his/her course for further development.
Experiential Learning Opportunities that inspire reflection, unlock creativity and build resilience for navigating a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world
Consistent with adult learning theory which espouses "learning by doing," we offer participants an array of challenging leadership development simulations and activities that mirror the complexities of organizational life as a method for learning and practicing desired behaviors.
Research and Best Practices that are relevant to the contemporary business and organizational environments
Our program and module designs create highly engaging spaces that are primed for learning: :providing relevant research and information, tools and models; lively debriefs on feedback assessments which help to bring relevant data to life; stimulating group dialogues and explorations; group problem solving activities and time for individual reflection.We create experiences in which participants explore and discuss their leadership challenges, their successes and their lessons learned for the benefit of the group learning.
EXECUTIVE AND MANAGEMENT COACHING SERVICES At CED, we believe that self-awareness is essential to professional growth & development - the foundation upon which all successful leadership skills are built. The superb quality of our executive coaches fosters self-awareness for our coaching clients through complementary methods including:Read more...
Surveys and Assessments: We use an assortment of surveys and assessments such as:
360° surveys of professional competencies necessary for achieving work-related goals
Assessments of personality and behavioral patterns that impact interpersonal relationships
Measures of cognitive style and approaches to complex problem solving
Assessments of emotional intelligence with a view towards deepening that capacity
"The Shadow Process," a customized individual coaching technique that allows the executive coach to directly observe and collect examples of the client's behaviors in the workplace
"The Verbal 360°" process in which the coach invites feedback about the client's effectiveness by conducting interviews with the client's key organizational constituents.
Individual Development Plans that provide the structure necessary to guide the coaching experience and target specific goals for success. Growth occurs through Targeted Interventions designed to provide each client with the opportunities to develop and practice desired new behaviors and skills. Ongoing Feedback and utilizing the Assess Challenge and Support Model, keeps the focus on the goals and validates the progress being made.
TEAM DEVELOPMENT AND TEAM COACHING We know that successful teams build alignment and unity of purpose throughout their membership. High performing teams develop over time when goals and communications are clear among committed team members. At CED, our team development methods are designed to: create clarity of purpose, roles and responsibilities; maximize commitment; and increase efficiency. We offer:
Team Diagnostics that provide feedback to the team about its current performance and interpersonal dynamics;
Through the use of team performance surveys and interviews with the team's organizational constituents, the Team Coach gathers and analyzes data and presents the findings to the team.
Team Coaching to provide the team with opportunities to build alignment and commitment amongst its members;
By attending meetings, strategy and brainstorming sessions, the Team Coach regularly observes the group performing its work and gives guidance and ongoing feedback about mission clarity, communication and interpersonal functioning within the team.
Team members learn new ways to re-frame and define old problems, build skills in listening and asking effective questions, develop the ability to coach others and strengthen creative thinking techniques.
Team Development Programs to strengthen relationships and address chronic conflicts that affect team performance;
Our workshop designs are based upon the specific needs of each team to optimize group performance, productivity and profitability.
A variety of methods are used to help team members identify for themselves and for others more efficient ways of accomplishing the team's goals. One example of these methods: video tape the group's involvement in a challenging problem solving activity, and facilitate a group debrief of the tape afterwards to capture what worked and what hindered the problem solving process.
Our methods ensure that the performance level of every team member is enhanced and that the entire team functions as a productive cohesive unit..
ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING The promise inherent in mergers, start-ups, turn-arounds and major culture change is often lost in the confusion of making it happen. CED methods support the development of 'learning organizations' and position client organizations to meet the dynamic conditions of the marketplace. We offer:
Organizational Assessment identifies the prevailing culture and determines appropriate interventions;
We conduct focus groups, culture and climate surveys, employee satisfaction surveys, and inform senior management about existing trends and patterns. We conduct Pre- and Post- Intervention Analyses to quantify the impact of interventions.
Assessments are customized to assess the issues unique to the client organization and the results are reported in ways that allow each participating manager the ability to compare data on his/her own area of responsibility with the normative data of the larger organization or industry.
Process Management Consulting to support leaders who are responsible for change efforts;
Our organizational experts and skilled facilitators guide those responsible for change and performance management processes through critical planning and decision making procedures in ways that ensure the desired change will be efficiently implemented and lasting.
Change Management Strategies assist client organizations with identifying organizational values, creating mission and vision statements and cascading the mission, vision and values throughout the organization.
Organizational Simulations support the development of learning environments and organizational culture change;
We offer a wide range of simulated experiences that are provide opportunities for leaders to bridge existing gaps between organizations and departments, and harvest the synergies between merging cultures.
True-to-life scenarios provide a realistic opportunity for multifaceted, safe, action learning. They are combined with self assessment, feedback based on behaviors exhibited in actual work situations, and development planning.
OTHER CERTIFICATIONSRead more...
Federal Government Specific::
Certificate in Government Coaching (CGC)
Certificate in Executive Core Qualifications (CEC)