Emergent Leaders and Leadership 2020
Emergent leaders are people with experience, potential, and drive. Staff with 5–10 years of experience in the sector usually get more value from the program compared to brand-new staff. They may be starting to question how they can work more effectively within complex and ever-changing systems or reflecting on their current role and position and what their future might hold.
Leadership 2020 re-invigorates and inspires mid-career staff that have loved their work but may have forgotten why it mattered to them—the program’s effect on staff retention rates are very positive.
Organizations also select frontline staff deemed to be”‘high potential” and send them to Leadership 2020 before transitioning them into a supervisory/management role.
That said, it is not an expectation that staff selected for the program will be taking a more senior position. Many participants stay in their roles after the program but bring their newfound strength and leadership skills to improve their current programs or teams—we believe leadership is a way of being not necessarily a position one holds.
The program also benefits people who have been in other fields before joining their agencies as it goes a long way in getting them up to speed quickly while building a network of allies and a greater understanding of the social care sector.