Leadership Development for Senior-Level Leaders

Acceleration is focused on providing Senior-Level leaders with the behaviours and interpersonal capabilities critical for developing the strategic and operational efficiencies that create a lasting leadership legacy throughout an organization. Acceleration is designed for ‘Leaders of Leaders’.

Accelerated 360 Assessments

The MCE 360 Degree Feedback Assessment is a feedback process designed to help you enhance your leadership competencies.  It focuses on 13 leadership competencies and identifies behaviours that have been identified as leading to success at the senior level of organizations.  

Accelerated Coaching

Your coach will be the facilitator for the training part of the program.  This will ensure alignment between your coaching discussions and the content of the training days. You will also be assigned an Accountability Coach - one of your participant peers to support and guide you during the training days portion of the program. This Accountability Coach will be assigned by the Coach/Facilitator for the program.


Accelerated Training

MCE will review the collective results of the participants.  This will allow MCE to determine themes arising from the 360 Degree Feedback and the training will be customized to these themes.

Course Content

  • Kickoff Session

    In this kickoff session, participants and their leaders will be introduced to an overview of the FRLA program – from MCE’s 360 Degree Feedback Assessment and Coaching Process to the training course implementation schedule.

  • MCE 360 Competency Assessment

    There are 13 competencies defined by behavioural statements. Each behaviour is evaluated on a five-point rating scale, with optional open-ended comments. As a program participant, you invite a minimum of five direct reports, three peers, and your leader as Raters. You and your Raters will complete the confidential assessment online and submit it direct to Metrics@Work, the organization responsible for dissemination of the assessments, data collection, and analysis of the feedback.

  • 2 One-Hour Individual Coaching Sessions

    The MCE Coach/Program Facilitator & each participant work on the results of the individual assessments. The duo role of the Coach/Facilitator maintains alignment between the 360 assessments and the training content.

  • Self-Directed Accountability Coaching

    Participants are assigned an Accountability Coach (another participant peer). The Participant has unlimited potential to build upon their competencies with personal coaching & support during the training.

  • Day 1 | Leading Yourself

    Participants will dive into core leadership competencies leveraging current strengths to influence and support those they lead. They will create opportunities for personalized learning plans of benefit to themselves, those they lead, and their organizations.

  • Day 2 | Strengthening Your Teams’ Performance

    Participants will focus on increasing effectiveness of their teams. They will evaluate leadership competencies of their team members, leveraging strengths and accessing opportunities to enhance performance overall. They will explore retention strategies for high performers.

  • Day 3 | Helping the Organization Achieve a Higher Purpose

    Participants will evaluate their leadership teams’ connection to the organization’s purpose. Participants will work with their organization’s vision, values, and strategic plan to highlight ways in which their leadership teams can increase organizational health. They will focus on building effective relationships across the organization and out into the communities in which they work.

  • Day 4 | Create a Compelling Picture of the Future

    Participants will reflect on the leadership competencies they have worked on and strengthened through participation in this program. Then they will create, and defend to their peers, a customized set of strategies dedicated to driving forward performance of their teams and the organization overall.

  • Post 360 Assessment & Graduation

    Post 360 assessment with Rater information distribution & collection. Analysis of collective results with final graduation.

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District Municipality of Muskoka, ON
Leadership Acceleration Program

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Custom FRLA Cohorts That Work

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