Date: December 1, 2020
The theme of our first Class 18 seminar was Leadership: Theory and Application. We explored this topic in many ways. Our journey began with a presentation by Ann L. Gordon, leadership consultant and AALP Class 2 grad, on the global leadership competency framework. Ann has composed this framework as a setting off point on the leadership journey, and indicated many traits needed to effectively lead in today’s global context.
Prior to our first AALP seminar, we were tasked with completing a Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI). Guided by Kelly Ann McKnight and George Pinho of Stoneridge Consulting Inc., each AALP participant answered a series of questions about the frequency of their own common leadership behaviours. Managers, co-workers, friends, and others were also recruited to help provide outside perspective for the LPI. It was certainly eye opening for many.