Program Kick-Off (September 13, virtual, 10 to 11 am)
You will meet your fellow participants, learn about the leadership framework called The Leadership Challenge (which will provide structure for the journey), and prepare to complete your 360 degree assessment.
Complete the LPI 360 assessment (September 13 to Oct 12, virtual)
The assessment will capture feedback from your manager, direct reports, and other colleagues. This a behavioral assessment that asks observers to comment on how frequently they see you exhibiting the specific leadership behaviors proven to make a difference.
Workshop Option A: In-Person (Oct 20, King Street, 9 am to 5 pm)
This is an interactive experience that will help you understand and exhibit the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. You’ll learn to Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart. During the session we’ll leverage the results of your LPI 360 assessment and you’ll engage with your fellow participants.
Workshop Option B: Virtual (Oct 24 and 26, virtual, 9 am to 12:30 pm each day)
Same goals as the in-person option A, just delivered in a virtual environment.
Post-Workshop Progress Session (Week of Dec 5, virtual, 10 to 11:30 am, date TBD)
Here we will reflect on what has occurred since the workshop, with a focus on making sure every participant is finding ways to experiment and adopt new behaviors. And we will explore how DiSC styles impact a leader’s ability to effectively Model, Inspire, Challenge, Enable, and Encourage.
Prework: Participants must be on the Everything DiSC Catalyst platform and complete the orientation e-learning program on NeoGov.
Monthly Virtual Sessions (Monthly, Jan to Jun 2022, virtual, 60 minutes each, dates TBD)
These sessions will provide a forum for engaging deeper in a range of concepts that align with King County Best-Run government and True North priorities, such as Equity and Social Justice, climate change, employee engagement, creating a culture of inclusion and belonging, regional mobility, electrification of vehicles, etc. We will welcome special guest speakers, including leaders from King County who have stories and insights to share.
Ongoing Small Group Interactions (Monthly throughout the program, ~30-60 minutes per month)
Outside of the formally scheduled events, you will interact with fellow participants. The entire cohort will be split into “accountabil-buddy” groups; small groups of 3-5 people who will support each other’s growth. Throughout the program, groups will be given prompts to discuss and exercises to complete.
Complete the LPI 360 re-assessment (July/Aug 2023, virtual)
Here participants will "retake" the LPI 360 assessment, which will produce a side-by-side comparison of the responses from Oct 2022, serving to both measure progress and help chart the next steps in the leadership journey.
Virtual Commencement Session (Sept 2023, virtual, 90 minutes, date TBD)
During this concluding session, we’ll review the LPI re-assessment results, make sure all participants have a “what’s next” plan, and do some celebrating.
**OPTIONAL: One-to-One Coaching Sessions (Available throughout program, virtual)
Coaching sessions where participants speak one-on-one with a leadership coach about their personal situation, challenges, and goals. During these sessions, we use the LPI feedback to help the participant build their action plan. This is optional but highly encouraged, as it's something past King County participants have found significant value in.