Participants are expected to attend monthly sessions of a day-and-a-half each and to participate in a three-day study tour during the Certificate Program in Leading People for Results.
Participants will be asked to complete three types of coursework.
- First, to prepare two leadership self-assessments using Odell’s Leadership Practice Framework with emphasis on people management. One is due at the beginning and another at the end of the program. Confidential feedback will be provided on each. While challenging to complete, participants in other Odell programs using this approach say it has a significant positive impact on how they see themselves as leaders who have changed during their program.
- Second, to prepare a comprehensive profile of their workforce and update it monthly as they gain insights on people management from each module. A completed Workforce Profile can become a useful tool to support departmental decision making and provides a direct return on the investment made in the program.
- Third, to prepare and present a case study of a personal experience in people management that is relevant to the content of a module. This typically takes the form of a brief presentation followed by reflective space discussion with colleagues and staff. These case experiences provide a way to share hard-won lessons and allow others to learn from the participant’s experience.