For a lucky few, outstanding leadership skills come naturally to them. But for most of us, effective leadership has to be grown through well-designed and facilitated learning experiences that translate learning into on-the-job performance. Leadership tailored leadership development service allows organizations to develop the leadership competencies and culture they need to meet specific challenges and business demands. We offer high-impact custom-developed and off-the-shelf leadership development programs for tenured and newly promoted supervisors, managers, and senior leaders.
Our instructional programs include research-based instructional design principles that offer help to translate learning experiences into workplace performance. Aside from that, our trainers bring significant real-world expertise and quality leadership skills as former organizational leaders and executive coaches, working alongside your leaders to develop exceptional leadership qualities.
Nourse Leadership offers four leadership development services: training needs assessment, custom program development and delivery, off-the-shelf program delivery, and mentoring program design. These services focus on developing learning experiences that give the necessary skills, knowledge, and confidence to succeed as a leader.
Before starting training at Nourse Leadership, we start first by establishing a deep understanding of your organization's performance expectations and needs. In essence, our goal is to know the gap between your managers' and leaders' desired performance and the current level of performance. After identifying this gap, we can then move to the training phase by deciding which aspects of this performance gap can be improved by a training program and which issues are associated with organizational performance barriers.
We believe that the most effective and practical leadership development programs are developed by first identifying the performance needs, organization cultural dynamics, success outcomes, and leadership challenges managers face. By defining these factors upfront, we can then guarantee that leadership and management development programs are high-effective and translate to on-the-job performance.
Here at Nourse Leadership, we believe that engaging impacted stakeholders are extremely important for building support for management and leadership development programs. We will collaborate with your talent development or training team to assess your organization's learning and performance needs using a variety of practices, including:
Reviewing documentation such as strategic plans and job descriptions to help define your managers' present performance expectations and define the skills needed to help achieve organizational goals and objectives in the future.
Interviewing your key stakeholders and peak performers to know peak performance, change genes that are causing barriers to achievement, and learning expectations.
Conducting electronic surveys to elicit input from your leaders and managers associated with learning strategies and practices that will promote active participation.
Once we complete our assessment, we will share your findings and recommendations with your internal talent development or training team.
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Custom Program Development & Delivery
Our experience suggests that the most effective leadership programs include training materials and delivery methods that reflect an organization's unique culture, focus on participants' performance challenges, and integrate current research on how adults learn. However, a well-designed training program with inexperienced trainers can diminish its impact. At Nourse Leadership, we use trainers to deliver programs that have real-world experience as managers and can create a safe environment for learning to occur.
How We Help Our Clients
Nourse Leadership is equipped with an experienced team that will work with you to build a custom leadership development program that can eventually lead to higher performance levels for your present and future organizational leaders. Here's how our simple process works:
1. Identify a high-level curriculum map broken down by modules.
2. Develop specific objectives and designs for each module.
3. Create program materials, leveraging our existing library of training materials to accelerate the development process, and reduce program development costs.
4. Deliver pilot programs, if needed, to ensure the final program achieves its objectives.
Eventually, we will help you implement the comprehensive program, leveraging our training and instructional design team's talent to guarantee a successful program. What makes our custom leadership development programs exceptional is that it can be delivered in-person or via webinar technology.
One of the challenges many organizations face nowadays is the lack of resources or time to invest in a custom leadership development program. In these cases, off-the-shelf training programs are the best alternative custom leadership development program because the institutions can reap many of the same benefits at lower cost.
How We Help Our Clients
Nourse Leadership understands the performance challenges your organization might be facing. We offer off-the-shelf leadership training programs for organizations, delivered in-person or virtually using webinar technology such as Zoom or Adobe Meeting:
Coaching and mentoring
Leading with vision and purpose
Managing Your Leadership Career
Managing Time and Priorities
Each of these programs can be adapted to fit your unique culture or leadership requirements.
Mentoring Program Design
Leading organizations recognize the power of mentoring programs to augment their leadership development efforts as a means for building highly effective and resilient leaders. However, there are different kinds of mentoring programs nowadays. Nourse Leadership offers the best mentoring programs that provide a structured experience for both mentors and mentees as it allows flexibility to adapt to each mentee's unique needs. Moreover, well-designed mentoring programs include orientation training for both mentor and mentee about their role, outcomes, and the overall process.
How We Help Our Clients
Nourse Leadership has an experienced team that will work with you and your organization to create a mentoring program that will have a significant impact on your organization members or team leaders:
1. We will conduct an abbreviated needs assessment to surface potential participants' needs, define success criteria, and critical linkages between mentoring and other development programs.
2. We'll create a mentor program design that leverages our experience and addresses your needs.
3. Lastly, we will provide training and facilitation support to orient your mentor and mentee's roles.
Click here for a case study that showcases how we worked with an association client to style and execute a mentoring program.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: Designed and implemented a leadership mentoring program for 50 mentor-mentee pairs.
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center: Assessed needs, designed and implemented a comprehensive management development program containing 15 learning modules for 125 directors, managers, and supervisors.
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center: Designed and implemented a management development program for high-potential future leaders; program included learning modules, a leadership project, executive coaching, and self-facilitated learning teams.
The Nature Conservancy: Facilitated a two-day course on negotiation entitled to a high-potential group of leaders.
Child Life Council: Designed a mentoring program for association members that included an orientation webinar for participating mentors and mentees.
Healthcare Organization: Delivered a series of six two-day leadership programs on influence to middle managers, including nurse managers.
Current & Former Client Organizations
American Psychological Association
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
California Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Child Life Council
Desert Regional Medical Center
Hi-Desert Medical Center
Port of Los Angeles
Because of the leadership program, I was able to recognize and utilize specific skills necessary to motivate myself and others to successfully implement and manage a targeted project and task.
-- Leadership Program Participant
For me, the emotional intelligence assessment results before and after the training was most insightful. I had set some personal goals at the initial training last July to improve my empathy with coworkers. At the post test, it had gone up which is a measurement, in my opinion, of the impact the training had within me.
-- Leadership Program Participant
The webinar provided standards and a framework of how to be successful with program & how to get the most out of it. Without this webinar I don't think I would have occurred to me to put guidelines in place for my mentor and I. Using the guidelines we set made things very clear for us.