we plan to share a little background about the drivers that motivated us to invest
in leadership development including vision of the President, the board, and rapidly
changing demographics including an aging leadership group. We値l engage participants in a group
discussion: where they would look first
to identify organizational needs and essential leadership competencies. We値l share
Devereux痴 process; engaging the president, senior leaders and the board plus the
CCL inventory. Next, we値l describe how
we started with very basic structure, then present our model today, more
closely aligned with researched best practices. We値l distribute a check-list on essential
elements for successful leadership development programs such as top leadership
support, integrated succession planning, knowledgeable change agents. Devereux
examples will be shared.
Afterwards, we値l lead a quick self-reflection
writing exercise to help participants recognize some of the ways leaders can
grow professionally outside of a classroom. We値l also share Optimizing Your Experience, an element of the initial coaching
provided to our developing leaders.
We値l provide examples of development strategies in use at Devereux including
collaborative learning sessions, webinars, conference experiences, coaching and
stretch assignments. Participants will
be invited to share other strategies they may be using for their leadership
development efforts. We値l conduct a
brief audience poll on how they might measure leadership growth & success
plus share Devereux痴 approach to measuring outcomes including goal tracking,
rater feedback, stats on actual promotions.
Finally, we will provide a short list of resources, adding to it with
recommendations from the audience.
Sarah Ellen Lenahan, Ed. D. is currently a part-time
Organizational Development Practitioner after serving as Vice President of
Operations and Organizational Development for Devereux for the past 16 years.
From 1991 to 2000, she was Vice President for Devereux痴 Operations in
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. From 1984 - 1991, she served as Vice
President for Human Resources.
Dr. Lenahan earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Misericordia
University, a Masters from West Chester University, and an Ed.D. from Temple University. She holds certifications for superintendent,
secondary principal and special education teacher and is a certified
facilitator with the Center for Creative Leadership
Mary Imbornone, M.Ed. has been the National Director of Learning
& Organizational Development at Devereux for more than twenty years. She
served in a variety of management roles at Devereux Massachusetts from 1984 to
1997, including the Learning & CQI manager for that operation. Prior to 1984, Mary served in clinical and
programmatic roles with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation and the
Massachusetts Bureau of Institutional Schools.
a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts and
a Masters of Education degree from Cambridge College. She holds advanced certifications from Boston
University in Quality Improvement and is a certified DISC facilitator as well
as a certified facilitator with the Center for Creative Leadership.