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Leadership Ecademy – A New Approach To Mentorship

  • 12 Apr 2016
  • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Goodwill NCW 1800 Appleton Road Menasha, WI 54952 Use Entrance #2
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Leadership Ecademy – A New Approach To Mentorship   

Why don’t learning experiences carry over into behavioral changes on the job?” This so-called transfer problem is the core challenge for training and development efforts. Experts estimate that almost 40% of training content fails to transfer to on the job behavior changes, and this gap is particularly pronounced in soft skills training. With over $70 billion spent on corporate training each year, the transfer gap represents a direct loss of $30 billion and an opportunity cost measured in the hundreds of billions compared to training that does transfer effectively.

Training professionals have struggled to overcome the transfer problem in soft skills training because an effective solution must address four interrelated problems. First, participants don’t see how soft skills training programs contribute to an intentional, personal development path. Second, participants suffer from a self-awareness deficit; they don’t realize what skill gaps they have and thus don’t feel that they need to improve their soft skill performance. Third, participants struggle to adapt their in-class skills to the challenges of their particular job role. Finally, participants leave class without an action plan to follow through on implementing their new soft skills.

In this presentation, attendees will see firsthand how Leadership Ecademy has implemented a coaching model that directly addresses these four dimensions of the transfer problem. By working with a coach through video exercises, training participants can connect training to personal career objectives, see their own skills through a neutral perspective, receive support and feedback in adapting skills to their unique work situations, and hold themselves accountable for implementing specific skills after class. 


About Tom Smith

C. Thomas Smith - Tom has extensive experience working with organizations to define and execute staff development initiatives. Tom’s experience in Adult Education, Project Management and Leadership Development, in a wide variety of industries allows him to quickly understand business processes in their current state, visualize development strategies, and implement development solutions to meet client needs.  Tom has demonstrated success in consulting roles, specifically facilitating leadership development, adult education and business process change assignments.  Tom has been successfully providing professional services using a consultative approach and providing a vision of the future with visibility of consequence to motivate people to change.  Tom earned his MBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his BBA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.



8:00 - 8:15 am

Registration and Networking        Breakfast Included

8:15 - 8:30 am

Announcements and introduction of Presenter.

8:30 - 10:30 am Program






* Cancellation Policy:  Registrants may cancel and receive a full refund prior to two working days before a program.  Registrants who cancel within the two-day period will be charged.  No-shows will be charged.



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