At Management Dynamics we are experts in Leadership Development and we’ve been reflecting on what themes leadership development professionals should focus on in 2023 to ensure sustainable and impactful improvement in their leaders.
We’ve identified 3 key themes.
1) Create shorter, sharper programmes
People are time poor and have shorter attention spans than ever. From experience, we know that shorter, sharper workshops create better learning outcomes. Participants are not only more likely to remember what they have learned, they are also more likely to put what they have learned into action if they have time between workshops to do so. We are now creating programmes which are spread out over a longer period of time with several 2-3 hour workshops each focused on a single topic.
2) Data-driven programmes
Stakeholders want to know they are getting bang for their buck. Data-driven programmes are the most effective way of ensuring solutions are as impactful as possible.
Initiating a programme with an assessment, then designing the programme around the results, ensures the programme is tailored to the needs of the participants. It also brings clarity to the participants on what they are trying to achieve.
Data-driven feedback results also ensure and reflect just how impactful your programmes are, helping you develop and improve your solutions as well as demonstrate to your stakeholders how impactful they are.
3) Connect participants
One of the most powerful aspects about leadership development programmes is the ability to connect members of the same organisation together. Participants will learn from each as well as the facilitator.
One of the benefits from the use of an online platform is that colleagues are brought together across continents in a seamless manner that feels natural.
The sharing of resources and experiences happens organically when the right environment is created by the facilitator. Participants grow their network and forge new connections.
These are three key trends that leadership development professionals should be conscious of throughout 2023. We’ve also identified 4 key obstacles that teams should be wary of throughout the year, which you can check out here.