Stretch goals are the heart of the Townsend Leadership Program. Your Director and Team Members will help you set and conquer three big-picture goals that are the most important to you, and impact your leadership, your organization, your vision for the future and help you in the current opportunities and challenges you face.
John via video and Jeff then delivers 1-hour leadership training on a critical aspect of leadership and one’s personal life, strengths, and challenges. All didactics are designed by Dr. John Townsend and address time-tested cutting-edge concepts and skills where team members take notes, ask questions and interact with the material. Recordings are provided for members and stored on a shared DropBox so the material can be reviewed again later.
Leaders tend to live in a somewhat isolated world, or one surrounded by others who are dependent on them for vision, clarity, and support. Many leaders have no context in which they interact personally with other high-capacity individuals who understand their experiences, and who can help them navigate life and business. Process Group is a supportive, safe and confidential group setting in which leaders are able to unpack themselves, their work and personal challenges, and get input, clarity, and solutions from Jeff personally, as well as from the group. There are two 90 minute Process Groups during the day, one in the morning after the didactic, and one in the afternoon after work group.
This is a session in which team members will present a key issue they are facing in their business or personal life. It is a technical part of the day. Members can present in the form of a PowerPoint, a handout, a flip chart, or any number of modalities. The member will go over targeted strengths, weaknesses, obstacles and threats. Once the presentation has been made, the team provides clarifying questions and recommendations for increased levels of professional or personal functioning and problem-solving. This is a high-value time, because of the varied experience bases and perspectives of the team members. Each member will have two opportunities to present during the year. There are two 45 minute Work Groups each month that take place right after lunch.
This is a key aspect of the program that takes place during the last 45 minutes of the day. Business leaders are busy people, and there is a tendency to leave a setting, and let life and its demands take over. This reduces the effectiveness of any training experience. To counter this tendency, each team member will craft a homework assignment tailored to his or her situation. The accountability of the homework helps break up the inertia of the month and provides actionable items that continue the growth and development process.