Customized, evidence-based development paths that upskill and reskill your people to build leadership capability through learning and doing for sustained behavior change.
What Sets LEVATA Leadership Development Apart
Curated and customized. Many consulting firms offer pre-built leadership development programs sold per head. We provide co-creation. We listen to our clients’ challenges and address them with hybrid solutions ranging from off-the-shelf to fully customized. Our leadership development experts are well-equipped to help our clients make the best decisions for their businesses.
Client owns the content. No two of our clients receive the exact same leadership development solution, unless it is a pure off-the-shelf offering. As a result, our clients own 100% of the custom and curated content we develop with them.
Real-time business relevance. We connect leadership development to what’s currently happening in the organization, enabling just-in-time, contextual learning opportunities with immediately applicable feedback wherever possible We know that leaders need active reinforcement to apply their learning quickly and in real time.
Think back to the last time you were in a classroom learning environment. How well do you recall the content? Would it surprise you to hear that most of us forget 90% of a single session’s content within one month of learning it? To create deeper learning and sustained application, learning must be paired with doing.
Leadership is as much a mindset as it is a skill, strengthened by repeated practice in contextual business situations. LEVATA prides itself in building leadership development processes that skillfully weave together these components, while other firms focus primarily on skill-building. In fact, we’ve summarized the interaction between these components into a winning formula for leadership capability.
The Leadership Development Equation™
Building leadership skill is situational and happens every day, regardless of formal programming. We strive to be practical and cost effective using a hybrid approach of formal learning and on-the-job learning , supplemented with just-in-time coaching when it makes sense. This enables our clients to sustain capability gains by reinforcing learning so it sticks. We’re very intentional about the knowledge, types of experiences, and level of support needed for leaders as they upskill and reskill over time.
Leadership Development is a Blend of Individual and Collective Journeys
Sustained development happens when both the individual and the collective practice and support one another. We use an integrated model that designs development journeys for both the individuals and the cohort at large. What happens next is kind of magical – leaders collectively raise the performance bar as they work on themselves while building important relationships that will ultimately drive positive, sustained results over time.
A recent example of such a program was for a client whose leaders needed help giving and receiving feedback. Our blended solution started with individual assessments, then led into a self-guided e-learning course broken into four sessions with action-oriented “homework” such as giving five pieces of positive feedback and two pieces of constructive or developmental feedback. After each session, participants debriefed in a group discussion. This multifaceted program has not only helped leaders get better at giving and receiving feedback; it is helping to shape a more intentional organizational culture.
Coaching Seals the Deal
Research shows that companies experience a better ROI on leadership development when it includes some element of coaching. Our deep coaching experience makes the two a natural fit, and the majority of our leadership development programming includes coaching for individuals, teams, groups, and/or executives. This helps clients balance their investment between learning and doing, as coaching helps participants gain traction in incorporating new language, behaviors, and relationships into their daily actions until they become habitual. That’s what we call Making it Stick!
LEVATA’s Leadership Development Services
Mid-level leader development
Front-line (first time manager) development
Flipped classroom offerings