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Ways Of Securing Management Support To Your Leadership Development Program


In this short article, we are pleased to share some insights from Leadership & Talent and shed some light on maximising management engagement and support for your company's leadership development program.

Here are some of the stages and our tips to ensure continued success:

  1. Craft a Compelling Business Case: Begin by articulating a robust business case for your leadership development program. Showcase how investing in the growth of leaders aligns with the company's strategic objectives, fostering long-term success.

  2. Quantify Impact: Demonstrate the tangible returns on investment (ROI) of well-executed leadership programs. Highlight success stories and measurable outcomes that showcase how developing leaders in-house positively influences key performance indicators and business results.

  3. Add Data-Driven Insights: Leverage analytics to provide evidence of the current leadership landscape and pipeline within the organisation. Use this information to illustrate the critical need for development initiatives, emphasizing the positive impact on leaders' and employees' engagement and belonging.

  4. Showcase Industry Best Practices: Highlight industry best practices and benchmarks for leadership development. Demonstrate that the company is investing in programs aligned with industry standards, enhances credibility and fosters support.

  5. Get Executive Sponsorship: Secure visible and active executive sponsorship. When top management champion the leadership program, it sends a powerful message about its significance and encourages broader middle-management participation and engagement.

  6. Tailor Your Communication: Customize communication strategies for different levels of management and business partners. Highlight the specific benefits and impacts relevant to each management tier, ensuring that everyone understands the value the program brings to their respective domains.

  7. Design and Deliver Quality: Make a great program where participants learn and enjoy the experience. Make it so relevant, compelling and actionable that participant leaders and their managers talk about it with others. They get the word out.

  8. Continue Engaging Management: Foster an ongoing dialogue with management at all levels. Regularly update them on the progress of the leadership development program, seeking their input and feedback. This collaborative approach ensures continuous support and adaptability.


At Leadership & Talent, we've witnessed the power of strong management support in shaping successful leadership development programs. Let's collaborate to create a tailored strategy that not only earns support but propels your emerging leaders toward excellence.






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