Throughout our 20 years of practice, many leaders we coach have requested an easy access and cost-effective way to elevate their baseline capacity as leaders and for their teams. They also want a forum where they learn real time from the stories and practices of other leaders and share their own trials and tribulations for the benefit of others. This global leadership forum is that course.

Cultivate sources leaders from all over the world. It builds a community of practice that sheds light on the nuances of leadership through experiential course work and conversation with other leaders’ real time.

With shared language and practices, people understand and work from similar mental models that accelerate their effectiveness in conversation, negotiation, productive feedback, and ability to navigate conflict skillfully and with little collateral damage.

Cultivate

Cultivate begins and ends with a Leadership Audit. A self assessment to gauge your growth as a leader.

There are six foundational leadership skills. Each skill is supported with coursework, practices, examples, theories, models, and visuals. Content is digested through homework that generates interactive conversation with peers and coaches in the course.

Cultivate is hosted on Discourse, an open source platform that facilitates conversation, interactive and empathetic support. It is challenge by choice encouraged through the keen eye, the application of learned skills, and the diverse experience of other leaders.

Experienced coaches also support you throughout the course. They offer feedback, encourage application of practices in your environment, and answer questions about how to apply the practices, theories, and models. They advocate for you to share your stories and challenges, illuminate unconscious patterns, and link participants for optimal learning.

Fundamental Leadership Skills

Month One through Six

MindsetMindset and Skillset

This month supports mindset and skillset development through building awareness, offering structures to create safety, understanding reactivity in the self, developing a leadership commitment, mindfulness practices, and how to build objectivity.

InfluenceInfluence

Month two digs into how you became who you are, nuanced tips to listen to understand instead of listening to respond, the motivations under each person’s actions, understanding and upholding your values, basic group dynamics, and how to coach others.

ImpactImpact

Month three builds upon the previous two months adding the complexity through understanding and managing emotions – yours and theirs, practices to be flexible yet anchored in your perspective (our clients call this – the how to be nice, but not too nice practice), building your leadership style, and how to intervene in a challenge.

PerspectivesBias

Month four digs deeply into your biases and builds on previous coursework regarding diversity, equity and inclusion. You learn the difference between your opinion and data (this is a radical lesson for most people), how to make clean requests, how to say no gracefully and set boundaries, you see more clearly group stages of development and how change happens.

FeedbackFeedback

A much anticipated, desired, and often disliked month. We dig into your biases and build upon previous skills to understand another’s perspective. You learn organizational models that help you determine where and how to intervene when there is a challenge in accomplishing a task. You design new ways to engage with others that unleashes their potential.

ConversationConflict

Saving the best – and most complex – for last as you need all the skills built in previous sessions to successfully navigate conflict. We dig more deeply into leader values and what does leadership maturity entail. We reflect on empowering other leaders. We dive into coaching and bring the skills you learned to gracefully coach others. Finally, you work toward graduation credits.

Course begins in September 2022 and actively continues for six months with lessons parsed out a few times per week. You can move through the course material as soon as it is released or move at your own pace and cadence. Course material is accessible for nine months. Course begin every six months.

Each foundational skill takes a month to work through. There are skill prompts three to four times per week. You interact with the prompt – reporting back through writing, video logs, recordings, maybe you draw or sculpt your answers, create a skit or performance art piece. The course is as much about finding your authentic leadership style and outputs as it is moving through the course material.

You may skip over certain pieces and return back to them. They all build on each other, but we are all unique in the way our mind works – so do what feels right to you.

The course material will be available for three months after your program ends. So, if it takes you awhile to move through the coursework or a big project or life event happens, you have time to finish later – you may just have fewer people still engaged, with less interactivity. As with many of our courses, people often enroll multiple times over many years. The rabbit hole goes as deep as you want to take it.

Courses begin every six months in mid-September and mid-March. Course participants are not limited. But course has an acceptance deadline. If you miss the deadline, you wait until the next enrollment period.

The individual cost for the six-month cultivate course is $785.

Below are options for individual, group, and organizational coaching sessions.

Groups

The cost for six group-coaching sessions is $2,785. These groups are limited to 8 people and meet once per month. Coach meets individually with each member at the beginning, middle and end of the six-month coaching session. Groups are structured as a mastermind group, with rotating leadership and a predictable monthly cadence.

Organizations

If there are six to eight people from your organization or an intact organizational group joining Cultivate, group coaching specific to those people exponentially increases your groups application of the skills real time. The cost for this is $4,785 for eleven hours of coaching to be used in various configurations.

With organizations, it is imperative the coach talks to the sponsor of this initiative to understand the desired outcomes. It is also best practice to have the coach sit in on a few meetings to see the dynamics between the team members. This provides the coach with real time situations to encourage application of what the team is learning.

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