Join CCL at the SHRM Annual Conference

June 18-21, 2017

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

New Orleans, Louisiana

Join us at Booth 722

Get Free Expo Pass

Use the company code E156 to register

Visit us at Booth 722

Virtual Reality Classroom

Experience what it’s like to be in a CCL program with our Virtual Reality tool onsite.

Win a Leadership Program

Automatically be entered in to win one seat to an HR leadership development program (a $6,000 value), just for stopping by to say hello. Terms and Conditions

Pick up a Free Guidebook

Take our assessment online now or onsite at our booth, and receive a free copy of our guidebook about Direction, Alignment and Commitment.

Free Subscription to MyCCL Premium

Stop by our booth and receive a one year subscription to myCCL Premium (a $199 value).

Join us for this Concurrent Session

The Innovator: The Employee You Most Need

Monday, June 19, 7:00 – 8:15am

Room 356-357

1.25 SHRM PDC’s

The importance of innovation to an organization is undeniable in today’s ever evolving world. In fact, innovation has become so critical that in order to stay competitive, organizations must continuously innovate and sustain their innovation efforts. Employees who repeatedly contribute to innovation efforts are a valuable commodity and need to be cultivated and supported.This session will look at who these employees are, what factors make them unique and offer ways to develop repeated contributors to innovation. This session will help you be better able to:

  • Appreciate the unique characteristics of this highly valuable employee – the repeating contributor to innovation.
  • Increase understanding of the environment in which repeating contributors must operate – what is it like to operate in an environment of uncertainty, chaos and creativity?
  • Begin to understand a developmental pathway for this special and critical employee.


Direction, Alignment, Commitment

Achieving Better Results through Leadership

Direction, alignment, and commitment (DAC for short) are what make it possible for individuals to work together willingly and effectively to realize collective achievements. When we say making leadership happen, we mean making direction, alignment, and commitment happen. In fact, we think the only way to know if leadership has happened is to look for the presence of these three outcomes.

How does your team stack up at DAC? Take our assessment online now.

Take the DAC Assessment Now

Visit CCL at Booth 722 to pick up a complimentary copy of the guidebook Direction, Alignment, Commitment: Achieving Better Results through Leadership and speak to one of our Senior Faculty about your results.

Curious to learn more about this assessment? Check out this article and white paper.

Pick up your guidebook on site while supplies last. If supplies run out, you will receive a digital ebook after the show.


Achieving Better Results through Leadership

Instructions: On a scale of 1–5, indicate the extent to which each of the following statements describes the way things stand right now in the group. The terms we, our, everyone, and people in the statements refers to members of the group.

  1. Not Descriptive
  2. Slightly Descriptive
  3. Moderately Descriptive
  4. Greatly Descriptive
  5. Completely Descriptive
1. We agree on what we should be aiming to accomplish together.
2. We have a clear vision of what the group needs to achieve in the future.
3. We understand what success looks like for this group.
4. We have group goals that guide our key decisions.
5. We have group priorities that help us focus on the most important work.


6. Our work is aligned across the group.
7. Although individuals take on different tasks in the group, our combined work fits together.
8. The work of each individual is well coordinated with the work of others.
9. People who perform different roles or functions coordinate their work effectively.
10. People are clear about how their tasks fit into the work of the group.


11. People in the group are committed to the group.
12. We take responsibility for the welfare of the group.
13. We make the success of the group—not just our individual success—a priority.
14. People are dedicated to this group even when we face setbacks.
15. We put what is in the best interest of the group first.


If the you or the group identifies one or more low outcomes, you can begin exploring what factors may be contributing to these deficits.

Some criteria for deciding if an outcome is low include:

  • a total score for an outcome is noticeably lower than the total score for the other outcomes
  • a total score for an outcome is less than 20
  • 2–3 of the items used to assess an outcome are rated less than four by a majority of group members

Refer to the book Direction, Alignment, Commitment: Achieving Better Results through Leadership for additional information.


Terms & Conditions:

  1. The winner is eligible to attend one of the following Open Enrollment Programs: Coaching for HR Professionals or Leadership Development for HR.
  2. Only programs that take place in the US are eligible.
  3. All travel and incidental expenses incurred are the responsibility of the winner.  CCL will not reimburse or cover the cost of hotel, airfare, meals, transportation, or other ancillary expenses that are incurred as a result of attending the program.
  4. The winner should attend a program by December 31, 2017.