Value Alignment: The Role of Empathy and Identity in Developing Next-Generation Leadership

Propel Your Future Leaders – A 3-Part Webinar Series: Session 2

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On Demand

Duration: 1 hour

About the Webinar

This is session 2 in our series, Propel Your Future Leaders. Be sure to explore the other sessions as well:

In the second of 3 webinars covering how to propel your future leaders, we’ll explore how empathy and identity contribute to value alignment and the ability to effectively develop your next generation of leaders. As our research suggests, today’s young professionals prioritize value alignment between their personally-held beliefs and their organization’s mission and driving principles. To help potential leaders find personal meaning in leadership roles, it’s important to help them reflect on their “why” and on how leading in your organization might relate to their individual goals, sense of identity, and greater purpose. We’ll share practical strategies you can use to ensure each team member understands how they can make a difference in bringing their values to life.

What You’ll Learn

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • What emerging leaders value, and how defining and articulating your organization’s purpose can help you recruit and retain young professionals
  • Strategies for building empathy and human-centered leadership to help you cultivate young leaders and build value alignment
  • Ways to personalize development to support your emerging leaders with tools and assessments that provide context for their personal development journey
  • How you can listen to and elevate emerging leaders’ voices to show that you value their thoughts and perspectives

Our human-centered, research-based, highly individualized leadership development programs and solutions can meet your future leaders where they are and take your organization where it needs to go.

About the Presenters

Jayke Hamill

Jayke Hamill
Faculty Associate, Societal Advancement
Center for Creative Leadership

As a faculty member for our Societal Advancement team, Jayke designs and facilitates leadership development programs with nonprofit organizations, grassroots community leaders, foundations, and educators to build stronger, more equitable partnerships.

Since joining us in 2015, Jayke has been privileged to work alongside clients and communities to create spaces that foster equity, diversity, and inclusion – spanning programs that have supported leaders in advancing racial equity, building advocacy pipelines for disability rights, strengthening networks among LGBTQ leaders, and beyond.

Ren Washington

Ren Washington
Leadership Solutions Partner
Center for Creative Leadership

Ren designs, develops, and delivers solutions for clients and partners at CCL. He is committed to helping people and organizations address their most challenging and complex issues around organizational change, innovation, and resilience, equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), and executive presence.

As an organizational communication expert, Ren has dedicated his career to the advancement and development of professionals and organizations. As a passionate proponent of diversity and inclusion, he is dedicated to helping leaders create and cultivate new perspectives and inclusive behaviors. Helping to empower people to divest from the zero-sum mentality of “seats at the table” and elevate awareness of how time spent helping those who need it is not time taken away from those who deserve it, drives everything he does.

Stephanie Wormington

Stephanie Wormington
Manager of Global Strategic Research and Senior Research Scientist
Center for Creative Leadership

Stephanie Wormington is a Senior Research Scientist and Manager of Global Strategic Research at the Center for Creative Leadership. Her current research focuses primarily on promoting equitable and inclusive organizational cultures; exploring collective leadership through networks; and enhancing motivation and empowerment for leaders across their professional journeys. 


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