Don’t Leave Implementation to Chance
“I don’t know what happened—I had the perfect plan!” It’s a lament we’ve heard often from HR. They’ve done a tremendous job creating a powerful leadership development program. But then there’s a snag in implementation, and the whole thing falls flat. In this section, we’ll cover some of the best practices for implementing a successful leadership development program.
With each of these best practices, you take a better step to ensure that your leaders not only commit to their development, but practice their skills on the job.
Start thinking about results first, not after the fact. From day one, form a plan to gather data and track progress along the way so you can look back and celebrate results.
Gain Stakeholder Engagement
Who do you need to engage and influence? What level of commitment do you need? Engage your key stakeholders to influence, support, or accelerate your leadership initiatives.
Create a Communication Strategy
It’s not just about getting information out. With a creative and thought-out plan, you can make sure everyone is excited and ready to be part of your program’s success.
Secure Manager Support
Having support from the managers of your learners can make all the difference. Explore ways for managers to model commitment and reinforce development.
Kick Off Your Program
It’s finally time to kick things off! Build excitement and commitment from all your stakeholders as you launch in four key steps.