A Snapshot of AHTD’s Future Leaders Program
Participants in AHTD’s Future Leaders Program receive leadership training coincident with four consecutive AHTD conferences. The Future Leaders Program is also delivered through distance learning methods during the intervening months between meetings. The Future Leaders program is offered the first full day and morning of the second day during each of four conferences to align with the normal schedule for these events. Future Leader participants are not registered for the conference but are invited to the Opening Welcome Reception, breakfast and lunch (both days), Product Showcase & Reception, and Final Night Party. This schedule allows Future Leader participants to experience AHTD networking and industry benefits while at these events.
The Six Power Sessions of Future Leaders Program will be delivered as follows:
• FM 2019: Trust & Influence / Communicating for Results (Part I)
• SM 2020: Communicating for Results (Part II) / Culture, Motivation, & Aligning Goals with Strategies
• FM 2020: Training, Delegating, Coaching & Managing for Performance
• SM 2021: Building Collaboration & Managing Conflict / Leading Change & Putting it All Together
The Future Leaders Program curriculum is delivered through distance learning methods during the intervening months between meetings. Distance learning may consist of live and recorded webinars, e-learning, videos, podcasts, virtual classroom sessions, and readings. The distance learning component consists of micro-bursts of training averaging 2.5 hours per month during the five months between meetings.
Future Leaders are required to participate in this training but can do so remotely and on their own schedule. This blended learning approach keeps participants engaged and continuously reinforces leadership competencies over a 19 month period without having employees out of the office for extended periods of traditional classroom training.
Leadership Competencies Gained
• Trust and authenticity
• Ethics and integrity
• Adaptability and agility
• Communication skills
• Leveraging diversity
• Managing relationships
• Talent management