Adapting Leadership Development During Today’s Challenging Times

June 2, 2021

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The times they are a changing (as the song goes) . . . and so are some leadership development trends and best practices in response to tremendous challenges in the last year. Sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, spending on leadership development decreased as many organizations diverted funds to convert in-person training to virtual learning, Training magazine’s 2021 Annual Leadership Development Survey Report found. Social justice concerns helped to vault Diversity and Inclusion from 12th to third on the list of highest-ranked priority skills.

For the fifth year, Training magazine and Wilson Learning Worldwide teamed up to conduct the Annual Leadership Survey, which focuses on what organizations are doing to create effective leaders. The results of this survey, and the struggles of this past year, point out the fragility of leadership development in many organizations, as well as the incredible importance and strength of leadership development in others.

In this webinar, Lorri Freifeld, Editor/Publisher of Training magazine, and Dr. Michael Leimbach, VP of Global Research and Development for Wilson Learning, will reveal takeaways from this in-depth look at leadership development and explore ways organizations can leverage today’s challenges to develop stronger leaders for tomorrow.

Join us for this session, where we will explore:

  • The pandemic’s impact on leadership development
  • Priority leadership skills
  • Steps to strengthen leadership development efforts for greater impact