Building a Leadership Pipeline

Thursday, June 07, 2018 7:30 AM
Approved for 1.25 SHRM PDC's and HRCI Business Credits
Speaker(s): Mary Imbornone, M.Ed. National Director of Learning & Organizational Development,Sarah Ellen Lenahan

Building a Leadership Pipeline
Thursday, June 7th
7:30 AM Registration and Breakfast-8:00 Program Starts

First, 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.
Mary earned 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. 


Both GVFHRA Members and Non-Members are invited to this event.



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