More than 100 participants from 35 different companies reconvened this week for the third quarter seminars of the year-long Executive Leadership Program, learning skills that included how to deliver feedback, developing client relationships and personal branding.
The program prepares future leaders for the responsibilities they will face and the qualities they will need as they successfully advance in their organizations.
The Engaging & Influential Leader course allows exploration of the participant’s sphere of influence in their organization and understanding how to leverage that influence to create positive organizational change. The group discussed critical steps to delivering feedback and worked on practicing approaches to corrective feedback in various situations.
The Advanced Business Development course helps participants develop the skills, behaviors and confidence to address client needs and develop long-term relationships. In this latest session, the participants reviewed the seven C’s of professional success, participated in a breakout around engaged and active listening, and discussed the importance of emotional intelligence.
The Strategic & Branded Executive course helps participants build their credibility, improve appearance, develop and solidify networking skills, and enhances their ability to communicate effectively.
This session focused on personal branding and the importance of strengthening and maintaining an authentic brand. Participants joined breakout groups where they were asked to construct a list of values that can ultimately have influence on personal branding, as well as creating short statements to describe their brand mantra.
As part of the Executive Leadership Program, participants engage in leadership development outside their company and receive mentorship provided by Energy Workforce Board and Advisory Board Members, which give participants a unique opportunity to gain strategic career advice and develop valuable relationships with industry leaders.
The participants next meet on October 10 for a networking event with the members of the Emerging Executives Committee.
Peggy Helfert, Vice President Programs & Events, writes about the Energy Workforce’s sector-specific best practices and leadership. Click here to subscribe to the Energy Workforce newsletter, which highlights sector-specific issues, best practices, activities and more.