The Leadership at the Peak program focuses on the fact that it’s different at the top. The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) understands that leading an organization is a powerful — and humbling — experience. Top leaders play an enormous role in the success of organizations. And, they need to excel in new ways. The challenges of leadership at the top are far-reaching, complex and essential to get right.
What Do Participants Learn?
Top leaders gain a clear view of their impact on the organization and:
- Develop clear action plans for organizational challenges & priorities.
- Clarify organizational vision.
- Explore their leadership effectiveness, within the organization & in comparison to other senior executives.
- Improve external influence skills with boards, shareholders, partners & critical stakeholders.
- Enhance executive image & communication skills.
- Learn to balance & sustain their own energy.
Who Should Attend Leadership at the Peak?
- C-level & senior executives in the top three tiers of the organization.
- More than 15 years of management experience & leadership responsibility for 500+ people.
- Admission is by application.
What Are the Challenges Addressed?
- Business operations: the heart of all other challenges.
- Strategic issues: setting & realizing vision, direction & goals.
- Managing change: day-to-day & long-term.
- Leading across levels, silos, cultures, backgrounds & interests.
- Talent management: ensuring the current & future talent pipeline.
- Individual impact: understanding & adjusting leadership style.
Why Choose Leadership at the Peak?
- A rigorous application process ensures participants are appropriately challenged & in the company of their peers.
- Individual leader development in the context of advancing the business.
- Personalized content via assessments, dedicated coaching relationships & tailored activities.
- Energy, fitness, health assessment & guidance.
- Faculty & coaches with extensive experience working with senior executives.
What Will the Program Experience Include?
The program has a 3-phased approach:
Phase 1: Prepare
Comprehensive pre-program activities include:
- Web-based assessment surveys, completed by participant, direct reports, peers & superiors.
- Program faculty exchanges to address any questions.
- Preparation of factual questions for simulated media interview.
Phase 2: Engage
For five days, participants are immersed in data, activities and conversation that lead to insight and new skills.
- Highly relevant, research-based content to expand knowledge & address essential challenges.
- Experiential activities to add depth to feedback & key ideas.
- Media interview to assess executive image & presence.
- Health and fitness assessment and daily activities.
- A half-day personal session with CCL executive coach integrating the experience & plan next steps.
- Opportunities to provide connections, ideas & support.
- Digital access to all materials & resources.
Phase 3: Apply
Participants apply & sustain their learning by using this ongoing support:
- Two, one-hour phone coaching sessions with their CCL coach.
- An assessment completed 3 months after program to measure skills & behavior progress.
- Optional, fee-based fitness or media and executive presence coaching.
- Optional, fee-based learning & support, such as extended coaching engagements, additional eLearning packages & custom initiatives.
Average Class size & Faculty/Participant ratio:
1 instructor : 6 participants
Colorado Springs, CO
* Singapore pricing includes 5-day accommodation at the Capella Singapore
"The Leadership Development Program in Singapore was a great experience for me and one that I have highly recommended both internally and beyond. International companies can be assured that the program's content is consistent across all the geographies - and yet at the same time, participants are able to make the connections and tie into local culture"
One of the main benefits of attending the Foundations of Leadership program was learning more about my leadership style and translating it into a higher level of confidence. I was at CCL only 3 days, but I could have stayed a month; it was such a wonderful experience.
It's easy to get caught up in growing responsibilities and forget how important it is to express to people that you care about them and that you are sincerely grateful for their contribution.
One of the great values of the Leadership Development Program is the opportunity to spend time understanding why things are going as they are in your life and what changes you can make to influence the outcome. I would recommend this program for the self-awareness factor alone.
I learned a great deal about the way I think about myself and the reasons for my thinking.
"The self-awareness I had developed would have faded over time naturally, as it would with anyone. The good thing is I continued the process with my coach. I believe during that five months of follow-up coaching, the good habits of self-feedback and self-reflection were formed."
The course gave me the real nuts and bolts information I needed to grow my skills as a leader. The feedback reassures and re-energizes you around what you're doing well and helps you identify areas for development. Then it is contingent upon each participant to decide what to do with what they've learned.
When I went to the Leadership at the Peak program, there was a fair amount of uncertainty in my company, and there were some stark contrasts in the 360-degree feedback I got. It was eye-opening, and the CCL coaches did a good job of helping me put it into context.
I developed a new consciousness of others and their opinions. The course realigned my way of thinking and led me to listen more and become more flexible when considering the recommendations of others.
"In Leadership Development for Human Resource Professionals, you learn about group dynamics, individual differences and preferences - about how you as an individual leader are being viewed. In every one of the program's exercises, the messages are brought back to how it's relevant to you and the work situation."