The Emerging Leader
Successful leaders know that the greatest investment you can make is in your people. But how do you prepare your rising stars to become your next generation of senior leadership? Consider the Emerging Leader Program, a dynamic, comprehensive curriculum that provides real world leadership training specifically for the middle manager.
Guided by an accomplished business leader and master facilitator, members develop core leadership competencies and the confidence to deliver on company goals.
Cultivating leaders within your company
Unlike leadership programs that squeeze a wide-range of material into a few days and leave members without follow up, the Vistage Emerging Leader Program cultivates mastery by focusing on one topic at a time. Members are groomed to advance their careers within your company, rather than seek outside opportunities. The net result is a professional, empowered team of senior leaders who are prepared to grow with your business, taking it to the next level.
"One of the biggest challenges in my role is that I'm often perceived as being only concerned about cost. The Emerging Leader program has helped me improve my communication with my team and coworkers, has opened me up to extensive conversations and invited me into discussions of growth."
Controller, Field Fresh Foods, Emerging Leader Member
"I've come to realize that leaders at our level are solving similar business problems, just on different scales. I can't imagine what it would have been like to navigate certain challenges- including my promotion and a major IT systems crash- without the program. Emerging Leader could not have come at a more perfect time in my career"
Vice President of Information Technology, Movers Specialty Service, Emerging Leader Member
How It Works
- Commitment: 2 years; 12 full-day meetings held every other month.
- Curriculum: Focused on 12 leadership competencies, with each meeting focusing on a single topic.
- Structure: Meetings feature an expert Vistage speaker who leads an interactive presentation on one competency, followed by a workshop led by a Vistage Chair who teaches the mastery of it.
- Reinforcement: Members collaborate with peers to cultivate their leadership skills and effectiveness.
- Mentorship framework: Members partner with an in-house senior leader to guide and develop on-the-job application.
The course has been very beneficial to our managers. They have quickly implemented what they have learned to the benefit of our organization. This is very timely as we are growing quite rapidly.
Executive VP, Plantgistix
The Vistage Emerging Leader Program not only teaches great leadership principles but encourages participants to reflect on what they have learned. I have seen individuals not only learn but change habits and behaviors that will serve them personally and professionally throughout life.