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NEW Rising Stars

A leadership development program for mid-level leaders

NEW Rising Stars is a unique leadership development opportunity for mid-level leaders in the retail, consumer goods and services industry. The program will help mid-career professionals re-energize and expand their leadership capacity.

NEW Rising Stars is anchored on the NEW Career Accelerator Model, created in partnership with the renowned Center for Creative Leadership. The model includes eight leadership competencies and five derailment factors tied to executive success in the retail, consumer goods and services industry.

The highly engaging NEW Rising Stars program provides straightforward feedback and practical learning on the skills necessary to succeed in mid-career positions and to advance in the industry. This career catalyst includes two one-day, in-person sessions with leading business experts and executive coaches; five interactive, competency-building webinars; 360-degree skill assessment; and group coaching. *A special, online-only experience includes learning webinars, 360-skills assessment and online group coaching.

Participants will discover insights into their own leadership journeys, leading to greater recognition and career success.

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NEW Rising Stars

Orientation webinar
March 13, 2017
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm ET
Full program, on-site kick-off session
May 18-19, 2017
Minneapolis
May 18, 1:00 pm —
May 19, 12:30 pm
Online program kick-off session
(half day)
May 25, 2017
8:30 am — 11:30 am ET

At the opening session, hear leadership insights from a panel of senior industry executives, explore the results of your 360 assessment and create an action plan for long-term development.

Virtual learning and group coaching
Explore one Career Accelerator competency and one derailer:
• Develops and empowers individuals
• Fails to manage career

May 31, 2017
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm ET

Virtual learning and group coaching
Explore two Career Accelerator competencies and one derailer:
• Strategic planning
• Communication
• Too narrow a functional orientation

June 21, 2017
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm ET

Virtual learning and group coaching
Explore two Career Accelerator competencies and one derailer:
• Leading change
• Political skill
• Problems with relationships

July 12, 2017
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm ET

Virtual learning and group coaching
Explore one Career Accelerator competency and one derailer:
• Results orientation
• Difficulty changing or adapting

August 16, 2017
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm ET

Virtual learning and group coaching
Develop a deeper understanding of two Career Accelerator competencies and one derailer:
• Develops and empowers groups and teams
• Inspires commitment
• Does not effectively take risks

September 13, 2017
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm ET

Full program, on-site learning session

October 5-6, 2017
Chicago
Oct. 5, 1:00 pm —
Oct. 6, 12:30 pm

Learn from senior women executives, who will share their personal stories and attend breakout sessions.


Tuition and registration
Tuition for the NEW Rising Stars full program is $2,995 per participant. Travel and lodging expenses for the two on-site meetings are not included. Tuition for a special, online-only experience that includes six learning webinars and on-line group coaching is $1,475.

Registration closes March 6, 2017. NEW Rising Stars is limited to 175 full-program participants.

Full refunds will be made for cancellations before March 10, 2017. A 50-percent refund will be made for cancellations before April 21, 2017. Participants may transfer their NEW Rising Stars registration to a NEW member in their organization until April 7, 2017. Transfer requests submitted after March 6, 2017 will incur a $175 service fee, which will be charged to the original credit card used. Click here to request a cancellation or transfer.

Contact NEW Director of Corporate Partnerships Julie Janckila for program details.

Contact NEW Manager of Database and Member Services Angela Reed for registration help.

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