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. These core competencies
are detailed in "Accelerators: Success
factors for women leaders,"
available for free download.
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
12-month leadership development experience for emerging women executives the
includes three off-site immersion sessions, including one at Ahold world
headquarters in Amsterdam; a series of webinars and conference calls; executive
coaching; and access to the NEW Executive Institute Alumni Support Network.
Applications are being accepted through June 26.
- NEW Rising
Stars, a six-month
mid-level leadership program that reenergizes and expands mid-career
professional's leadership capacity. This career catalyst includes a 360 skill
assessment; two one-day, in-person sessions with leading business experts; five
interactive, competency-building webinars; and small-group coaching.
Registration opens October 1.
NEW members may register for the first-ever open Career Accelerator Workshop, "Navigating the Organization," Sept. 30, prior to the NEW Leadership Summit 2015 in Dallas. A $650 fee for the three-hour
workshop includes a personal 360 assessment and feedback. The workshop also
features insights from a panel of senior industry executives. Registration
closes July 29 and attendance is limited.
Download the NEW Smartcast slides or view the 30-minute recording at newonline.org/learning.