Build Your Leader Development Plan with Expert Input

See how experts rate 5 program styles to help shape your leader development plan. Get the latest survey results now.

Leader Development Plan Study Results, IMPACT Group

Your leader development plan is likely to change.

Business conditions, talent supply, and cultural norms have changed. And HR leaders are in the hot seat as employers continue to push harder to measure results in retention, diversity, engagement, and even the wellbeing of employee populations.

We asked over 100 HR and development leaders to weigh in on the effectiveness of five different types of LD programs. Which programs are effective? How did they rate virtual, online-only learning? Find out which programs can scale cost-effectively.

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Our survey results show which leader development plan experts believe is best for getting results.

And we learned other useful information that may cause you to modify your leadership development strategy.

  • 70% would consider combining coaching with an online learning program to enhance behavior change
  • More than 2/3 are interested in one-on-one coaching for non-exec leaders
  • 90% believe in the effectiveness of cohort learning

What will work for you? 

What worked in the past is under scrutiny. Your organization is focused on its own purposes and goals. Get this report and apply these insights to your challenges. 

IMPACT Group is a global leader in creating leader development plans.

We offer programs for developing leadership at all levels in their careers. For 30+ years, we have helped individuals and teams improve business outcomes by developing leadership skills they can readily put into practice. We emphasize the power of individualized coaching, bringing coaching to support your internal programs or engaging with our instructor-led workshops to achieve your goals.

IMPACT Group tailors and scales coaching solutions to fit various needs. We offer wraparound coaching to support your existing development programs for those with a successful existing program. Or we can scale an ongoing corporate leadership curriculum, featuring assessments, individualized coaching, action learning, and instructor-led workshops. Let us help you cultivate a leader development plan that meets your unique goals.

Our leadership development focuses on change, resilience, metrics & diversity.

We offer eight programs that can be adapted for virtual delivery:

  • Women in Leadership – whose participants include female leaders as well as the men and women who manage them.
  • Executive Coaching – to enhance the effectiveness of key executives.
  • High IMPACT Coaching™ – a program that pairs leaders with expert coaches to build confidence and focus leaders’ attention on the most critical and urgent priorities.
  • High IMPACT Start – enables new leaders to take a strategic approach to their first 100 days.
  • High IMPACT Teams™ – a team development program that builds positive team culture, psychological safety, and trust to maximize team performance.
  • High IMPACT Leadership – for high-potential leaders at all levels.
  • Multicultural Team EQ – a program designed to enhance collaboration and communication in global teams.
  • Wraparound Coaching – to boost the effectiveness of your existing, content-rich leadership programs.

Clients leverage these programs to achieve measurable business results.

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