NEW rolls out leadership development for every level
Friday, June 19, 2015
Posted by: Barbara Francella
The Network of Executive
Women unveiled a revitalized approach to advancing women's leadership — including three leadership development programs
for professionals at every career stage —
during the first-ever NEW Smartcast, "Unlock
Your Power and Influence through NEW Learning," June 16, 2015.
Before developing the programs, NEW talked to more than 1,500 Network members
and industry leaders "to find out what kept them up at night and how we
could better meet their needs," NEW vice president, marketing and corporate
partnerships Nancy Krawczyk told online viewers.
The result was the Network's
developed in partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership, which
outlines eight critical success factors and five potential career derailers that
apply to women in the retail, consumer goods and services industry.
The Model is the
foundation of all of the Network's leadership development initiatives,
including three new programs:
- Custom-built NEW Career
Accelerator Workshops, which include individual
360-degree assessments on skills critical for success, an aggregate report for
groups of 20 or more, an executive panel discussion and a Development Planning
- NEW Executive
Institute, a leadership development experience for emerging women executives the
includes off-site immersion sessions, including one at Ahold world
headquarters in Amsterdam; a series of webinars; and executive
- NEW Rising
Stars, a mid-level leadership program that reenergizes and expands mid-career
professional's leadership capacity. This career catalyst includes a 360 skill
assessment; an in-person session with leading business experts; interactive, competency-building webinars; and one-on-one coaching.