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NEW Rising Stars

A six-month leadership development program for mid-level leaders

NEW Rising Stars is a unique six-month 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 six learning webinars, 360-skills assessment and on-line group coaching; limited seats available.

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

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NEW Rising Stars

Full program, on-site kick-off session
AC Hotel New Orleans
April 15
New Orleans
7:00am – 5:15pm
Online program kick-off session
(half day)
April 22
8:30 – 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 18
1 - 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 15
1 - 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 13
1 - 2:30 pm ET

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

August 17
1 - 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 14
1 - 2:30 pm ET

Full program, on-site learning session
W Chicago-Lakeshore

October 21
Chicago
7:00am – 5:30pm

Learn from senior women executives, who will share their personal stories, and attend two of three breakout sessions: Courageous Conversations on Race, Refining Your Anthem Advantage and Minding Your Mentality.


Tuition and registration
Introductory tuition for the NEW Rising Stars full program is $2,875 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 February 15, 2016. NEW Rising Stars is limited to 100 full-program participants and 150 on-line learning participants.

Contact NEW Director of Corporate Partnerships Julie Janckila at jjanckila@newonline.org for program details.
Contact NEW Manager of Database and Member Services Angela Reed at areed@newonline.org for registration help.

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Rising Stars (online option)