Duration: 1 hour
On-the-job experience is one of the richest sources of learning and growth for leaders at all levels. Yet the challenge for organizations seeking to enhance their leadership talent is this: How do we give more leaders the kinds of developmental assignments they need the most?
A new Leading Effectively webinar from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) shares organizational strategies and practices for integrating leadership work and learning. Included are strategies and practices for creating temporary assignments for development, enhancing learning from current assignments, and equipping leaders to seek out their own developmental experiences. The webinar makes use of insights from the fieldbook, Developmental Assignments: Creating Learning Experiences without Changing Jobs and shows how practitioners have applied these ideas in their own organizations.
In this session you will learn:
- The kinds of developmental assignments that stimulate the most learning
- How organizations use existing assignments and create new ones for development
- What leaders need to know to pursue and shape their own development
Cynthia McCauley, Ph.D. , is an industrial-organizational psychologist and a senior fellow at CCL. Since joining the Center in 1984, she has conducted research on 360-degree feedback instruments, the impact of leadership development programs, learning through job assignments, developmental relationships, and leadership in nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. McCauley co-developed two of the Center's assessment instruments, Benchmarks® and the Job Challenge Profile®. She is author of the fieldbook Developmental Assignments: Creating Learning Experiences without Changing Jobs and coeditor of The Center for Creative Leadership Handbook of Leadership Development.