The Accelerator Programme For Emerging Leaders
ELEVATE
There are fewer things more important in today's world than leadership… This one ‘simple’ thing has the power to determine the fate of the entire global population! Everything from a country’s economic stability, to whether one nation decides to enter into conflict with another nation depend on it. It has the power to sway social & political movements, and can shape the hearts and minds of people for generations to come…
One thing is for sure - the world needs more competent & effective leaders...and now. 
Why did I create the “Elevate” programme?
I created this course for a multitude of reasons, but in a nutshell, it was because I saw the overwhelming need for it! However, its purpose is simple… to teach emerging leaders & aspiring managers the skills they need to become confident & competent, innovative, well received, and productive leaders.

By the time your leaders complete this training, they will have the knowledge, support, and proper tools to do their jobs more effectively and efficiently than ever before! ...Gone are the days of confusion, poor communication, and “not getting the basics” of leadership right. Without a doubt, this course will equip this pivotal leadership group with all the tools to successfully lead your organisation to success.
Who will benefit the most from this programme?
Here's a staggering fact: A 2016 survey of 500 managers from micro-learning platform Grovo found that 44 percent felt unprepared for their role. Additionally, 87 percent wished they'd had more training before becoming a manager.

So, with that research in mind, what type of person will benefit most from this course within your organisation?
  •  Emerging or “first time’ leaders within your organisation.
  •  Mid level managers looking to improve or develop as a leader.
  •  Aspiring managers or people soon to move into their first leadership role in your company.
  •  Current managers who’ve already “cut their teeth” in leadership, & who are looking to develop their skills further. This may include managers who’ve had little to no prior leadership development.
  •  People leaders who are underperforming, and struggling with certain aspects of their role as a manager.
  •  Individuals who do not have direct reports, but are in cross-functional leadership roles without authority (e.g. key project management roles), where skilled leadership is critical to their success.
If you’re part of at least one of the six types of people mentioned above, you have the HIGHEST chances for success using this system, and will carry the benefits of applying what you learn, well into the future.
What will you gain from adopting Elevate for your organisation?
What awaits you could mean the difference between achieving your organisation’s strategy ...or not. How can Elevate help you achieve that? By equipping each of your emerging leaders with the necessary leadership skills before they’re thrown into the “gauntlet” of corporate responsibility... Elevate is a RESEARCHED-BACKED, modular, integrated leadership programme which provides skills that your up-and-coming managers desperately need to lead most effectively in your organisation in this new era.
What’s inside the course?
Once inside, your leaders will get access to 8 modules, each including at least 3 lessons with downloadable PDF workbooks, topical resources, relevant links to blog posts, videos & articles on the module topic, and video lessons. They will also get access to a closed Elevate support group page, where participants can support, connect and learn from each other, 24 hours a day! As a bonus, you have the option to access sessions with Suzi McAlpine for the Elevate group within your organisation! (*Note: extra fees incurred for this.)
Each participant can complete a number of lessons in each module before moving onto the next. But you can also adopt a ‘pick and mix’ approach and Elevate can act as a leadership resource centre for ALL your leaders. For the customised version, we can also include a project that will provide growth opportunities for your emerging leader in your organisation. The project would aim to:
Support their
personal growth as an
emerging leader.
Align with the
strategic priorities of your organisation.
Demonstrate their ability to apply something they have learned during the programme
Here’s a breakdown of the training...
Module 1: Defining Your Leadership Brand and Your True North.
Lesson One – Define your “True North” as a leader.

Lesson Two – Identify your core leadership values.

Lesson Three Know Thyself: How to increase your self-awareness.

Bonus Material - Above the Line and Below the Line Behaviour
Module 2: The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback.
Lesson One – Why feedback is the ‘Breakfast of Champions’.

Lesson Two – How to master the art of giving feedback.

Lesson Three How to receive feedback like a champ.




Module 3: Become an Outstanding Coach.
Lesson One – What is coaching and why you should make it a daily habit.

Lesson Two – The fundamentals of great coaching.

Lesson Three Advanced coaching skills.




Module 4: How to Manage Your Time and Priorities like a Pro.
Lesson One – How to prioritize and manage your diary like a pro.

Lesson Two – How to master the art of delegation.

Lesson Three How to run an effective meeting.



Module 5: MindBody Reset: How to Build Resilience and Manage Stress.
Lesson One –   Stress, eustress, and how to identify peak performance  
Conditions.

Lesson Two -  Self Confidence, self efficacy and the link to peak performance and resilience

Lesson Three - MindBody Reset: the keys to resilience (sleep, exercise,
mindfulness and more).

Module 6: Build a High Performing Team.
Lesson One –   How to build a cohesive, high performing culture in your  team. 

Lesson Two - 
How to recruit the best people for your team (including diversity). 

Lesson Three - Developing your team – individually, and as a whole.




Module 7: Managing Performance.
Lesson One –  Setting expectations and getting clear on what success 
looks like.

Lesson Two -  Navigating non-performance within your team.

Lesson Three - From good to great: how to inspire and lift your team’s
performance (includes setting and communicating vision).


Module 8: Leading Yourself and Others through Change.
Lesson One – Equipping yourself for the different types of change you will encounter as a leader.

Lesson Two – The SARAH model of change and how to use it when you are leading change

Lesson Three The Do’s and Don’ts of leading change: tips and tools for
success.
Why is this training so important for your emerging leaders?
Recent studies have shown that people who participate in leadership development programmes outperform their colleagues who are not engaged in these same programmes. Emerging leaders who receive proper leadership & development training report having increased confidence, and often become much more effective in their roles as leaders... This includes:
  •  An increase in effectiveness
  •  Improved communication with direct reports, 
  •  Greater confidence in empowering direct reports.
Why online learning for leadership development?
It’s the way forward. 41.7% of the most profitable companies in the world, those listed in Fortune 500 are currently using e-learning tools for online training. The benefits of online learning solutions are compelling...
Increased Productivity
There are huge savings in the amount of time and money it takes to train (or retrain) employees through online learning vs traditional training. A report released by IBM revealed that companies who use E-Learning tools can boost productivity by up to 50%. And for every $1 a company spends, it can receive $30 worth of productivity.

Research has also shown that replacing traditional instructor based training with E-learning saves businesses at least 50%.

Also factor in that E-Learning cuts down instruction time by up to 60%

One major complaint about traditional training methods is that the time consuming nature of the programmes takes away from valuable time that could have been spent on other work.

With Elevate, your leaders participate in their online courses at any time, including when they are in airports travelling, down time at work – so learning doesn’t have to conflict with other important time sensitive job tasks.
The hidden costs of traditional learning
Online learning such as Elevate also cuts down the hidden costs of traditional classroom or ‘course’ learning. Consider travel times to and from the venue, travel costs such as flights and accommodation costs, learning materials, venues and catering of traditional course related or classroom learning. Elevate would negate the need for all of these hidden costs.

Because Elevate is convenient and flexible, it eliminates a lot of time and energy spent coordinating where and when the course will take place. Gathering a whole team of your leaders together in one place is never easy nor is it efficient!
Because Elevate would offer a closed online support group, participants still connect and discuss challenges.

See this article for the ways online learning can mitigate the risk of a lack of connection that is provided by traditional training – Elevate models these best practice approaches.
Flexibility
Particularly when you consider the needs of a diverse workforce, online learning programmes like Elevate can be more suitable, as they can be done in the time that suits the leader. This is especially useful for those on flexible working schedules such as those parents returning to the workforce on part time hours. Elevate would therefore support your drive for diversity in your diversity programmes.

Elevate could also be accessible to those on extended leaves of absences such as parental leave, leave without pay, sabbaticals and secondments – as a way of upskilling them before returning to their normal leadership positions. This is much more difficult for traditional classroom style teaching.

If you give your leaders the opportunity to get trained online from their computer or tablet, on their own schedule, the results are impressive: According to the Research Institute of America, employees can often retain up to 60% more of what they learn.

Elevate would also allow your leaders to revisit key information right when they need it.
Follows the 70/20/10 rule of training
Because Elevate is modular, requiring participants to try out and practice what they have learnt, along with other exercises in between modules, it means that it falls under the 70% suggested on this training model.

There are also considerable potential costs savings to the business created by the REAL TIME PROJECT required as part of the syllabus. This is where participants work together on a project that would benefit your organisation– a pain point in the business, an innovation or a problem to solve – that is related to leadership in some manner. The cost savings to the business for this are potentially substantial.
Easy real time updates and feedback
With outdated training methods, updating and reproducing learning materials is costly and time consuming. The costs of this are included in the Elevate pricing and would work with you to update important text packets and lesson plans quickly and easily and since they remain online, you can save on printing costs.

Automated compliance tracking would allow you to assess and track progress of participants on the programme.

We would work with you to create a detailed ROI plan so that you can track effectiveness of the programme.
Confidentiality and security
When managing proprietary training content, Elevate would allow for the security management and would lower risk of exposure.
Provides greater access of leadership learning to a wider pool of employees
Elevate allows you to provide leadership training to those employees not yet in people leadership roles, but who have been identified as ‘ready now’ for a people leadership role. You could provide that leadership training BEFORE they step into their first time people leadership role, thereby better equipping them for success. This would not be viable or justifiable for traditional training but becomes a possibility with Elevate. There are also potential costs reduced by having a first time leader stepping into a leadership role who is more skilled for people leadership and therefore a better leader and less likely to make costly leadership and management mistakes.
What is the cost??
Elevate works on a licensing arrangement on a 12 to 36 month contract. This way, your organisation can get MAXIMUM results within the desired time-frame. Your organisation can purchase Elevate “as is”, or customise the training package to suit your unique and specific needs.

Being a Beta Group Client has cost savings, provided your organisation provides detailed feedback in the early stages of the programme, we are pleased to offer the cost savings BELOW above instead of the standard monthly or annual licensed fee outlined under COST SAVINGS WHEN YOU PARTNER WITH ELEVATE NON BETA PARTNER.”
Below is the standard pricing table for this programme, which is based on the number of employees, and the length of our contract...
As a Beta Group client, we are pleased to offer the following fees instead of the standard Monthly or Annual License fee as outlined above:
These monthly fees include any changes or edits to the content of the modules.
As of the present date, you can select one of the three options below that best fits your organisation...
Option One:
Option Two:
Option Three:
Option One:
Core Offer!
→ A non-customised Elevate programme on a pay per person licensing fee with 90 days of course access, or UNLIMITED monthly access.

→ Licensing to your organisation for one, non-branded, Elevate membership site: 

→ $500 per person or $12k per month unlimited membership (GST exclusive)
Option Two:
Customised Branded Offer!
→ A customised Elevate programme for your organisation, pay per person licensing fee with 90 days of course access, or UNLIMITED monthly access.

→ Licensing to your organisation for a branded, customised, Elevate membership site:

1. One-time fee for setup & training of staff.

2. Monthly or Annual License - $750 per person, or $15k per month with UNLIMITED membership access (GST exclusive).
Option Three:
High-Ticket, Customised Offer, PLUS access to sessions with Suzi!
→ A customised Elevate programme for your organisation, pay per person licensing fee with 90 days of course access, or UNLIMITED monthly access.

→ Licensing to your organisation for a branded, customised, Elevate membership site:
1. One-time fee for setup & training of staff.
2. Monthly or Annual License - $750 per person, or $15k per month with UNLIMITED membership access (GST exclusive).

→ The addition of an online masterclass with Suzi for all participants!
In a nutshell, you can expect to pay anywhere from $500 to $750 per person on a monthly basis, or between $12,000 to $15,000 per month for UNLIMITED access. For a customised experience, and personal access to Suzi through her world-renowned masterclasses you get even more.

But before you ask yourself, how you can justify the price, the real question you should ask yourself is… “How much will it cost our organisation to place the fate of our business results in the hands of people who can’t effectively lead?”

In that case, adopting the Elevate programme will produce positive results of SIGNIFICANT IMPACT for years to come, which far exceed the initial cost in the long run
Manager’s Resource Centre
This is where the direct manager of the participant can track progress and be involved in supporting him/her throughout the programme.

The Manager’s Resource Centre provides information on the participant’s progress as well as tips and tools for their direct manager on how to actively support the participant as they progress through the modules.

This helps the participant integrate their learning into their role more effectively. The direct manager can even pick up a few tips!


Measurement, tracking and ongoing support
Elevate also includes the capability to track and assess the effectiveness of the course.

This allows you to ensure every user is actively engaged in training, and serves as an indicator for the potential need to assist the participant.


Can “Elevate” be customised for our organisation?
Absolutely! Elevate is fully customisable for you and your specific organisational needs. This includes, but is not limited to the following areas:
  •   Company branding (logos, coloring, images etc.).
  •   Inclusion and integration of relevant company material, such as strategy and corporate values “baked” into the content. 
  •   Tailoring of particular module material to reflect current your specific organisational language and concepts and other leadership initiatives in your organisation
  •   Provision for leaders (such as the CEO) to record a “Welcome” Message to participants or other short video leadership stories to increase relevance and connection with participants.   
  •   Linking of materials to any key business performance metrics.
...We would love to explore yourspecific needs more deeply in this area.

But that’s where Elevate can help. It helps your new managers develop new skill sets on the fly — skills such as interpersonal dexterity, emotional agility, and communication savvy. The solution is accessible to any organisation like yours who wants to be a market leader of their industry. It all starts with your leaders…

Most businesses struggle to find the best way to invest in leadership training for key groups that is both cost effective, and actually produces results. By choosing Elevate for your managers, you will equip them with the knowledge and skills to achieve both your strategy and vision.

I look forward to the opportunity to discuss Elevate further with you and other relevant stakeholders within your organisation.

Ready to get started? Contact by phone or email today!

With warm regards,

Suzi McAlpine

Executive Coaching & Leadership Development
   Phone: +64 21 839141 
  Email: suzi@mcalpinecoaching.co.nz
   Website: suzimcalpine.com 
  Blog: The Leader’s Digest
FAQ
Who is Elevate For?
Elevate The Accelerator Programme for Emerging Leaders has a number of key target managers. Who will benefit the most from Elevate? These types of leaders….
  •  Emerging or “first time’ leaders within your organisation.
  •  Mid level managers looking to improve or develop as a leader.
  •  Aspiring managers or people soon to move into their first leadership role in your company.
  •  Current managers who’ve already “cut their teeth” in leadership, & who are looking to develop their skills further. This may include managers who’ve had little to no prior leadership development.
  •  People leaders who are underperforming, and struggling with certain aspects of their role as a manager.
  •  Individuals who do not have direct reports, but are in cross-functional leadership roles without authority (e.g. key project management roles), where skilled leadership is critical to their success.
What is included in Elevate, The Accelerator Programme for Emerging Leaders?
The Elevate Programme includes:
8 modules, each with 
  •  at least 3 lessons on a crucial leadership topic for emerging leaders
  •  downloadable PDF workbooks
  •  topical resources
  •  relevant blog posts
  •  videos & articles on the module topic
  •  video lessons
  •  Access to a closed support group page, where participants can help, connect, and learn from each other, 24 hours a day
  •  You also have the option to access sessions with Suzi McAlpine for the Elevate group within your organisation! (*Note: extra fees incurred for this.)
  •  A Manager’s Resources Centre where the direct manager of the participant can track progress and be involved in supporting him/her throughout the programme and gain information on the participant’s progress as well as tips and tools for their direct manager on how to actively give support as they progress through the modules.  
  •  Measurement, tracking and ongoing support. Elevate also includes the capability to track and assess the effectiveness of the course.  
Can I customise Elevate for our organisation and if so, what does it cost?
Absolutely! Elevate is fully customisable for your organisation. This includes, but is not limited to the following areas:
  •   Company branding (logos, coloring, images etc.).
  •   Inclusion and integration of relevant company material, such as strategy and corporate values “baked” into the content. 
  •   Tailoring of particular module material to reflect current your specific organisational language and concepts and other leadership initiatives in your organisation
  •   Provision for leaders (such as the CEO) to record a “Welcome” Message to participants or other short video leadership stories to increase relevance and connection with participants.   
  •   Linking of materials to any key business performance metrics.
By choosing the fully customised option of Elevate, the costs of alignment around concepts and language are included in a one-time set up cost of $8,000.00 + GST. 

This includes Suzi’s time to collect specific needs and edits you have to create a customisable option that can adapt to branding, layout and language of your organisation. The setup fee is used to create a completely customised platform for you. 
Can we tailor the content to complement or supplement our current training programmes and strategy?
If you choose the customised version of Elevate, you can customise content to complement or reinforce your current training programmes. Elevate can therefore serve as a reinforcement of your current training programmes, or provide an alternative. We can even add in another module to the programme to accommodate a key strategic thrust of your organisation.
How long does it take to complete the course?
Elevate is designed so that leaders can work at their own pace. That’s the beauty of Elevate, the training works around your schedule, not the other way around. Leaders can log on and work through the modules any time, any place. However, you wouldn’t want to complete a module any faster than in one week and we recommend taking approximately 3 months to work through the 8 modules of the course. 
If we adopt the customised version of Elevate for our organisation, do our leaders have to follow the programme in linear fashion, or can they ‘pick and mix’?
They can do either. By adopting the licensed version of Elevate, it’s not 100% necessary to undertake the lessons in a linear fashion, but we do recommend this approach, merely because each module builds on the next. But by choosing the licensed version, your leaders can choose what module is applicable to them.

The pick and mix approach can be very useful for more senior leaders within your organisation who want to brush up on certain topics, or who have been identified as having development needs in that particular topic. For example, you may have a more senior leader who is struggling with delegation and time management. They can hop onto the membership site, go to Module Four and check out the materials, resources and lessons on delegation and managing priorities. They don’t have to do the whole course, just the ones that are applicable.

That’s the beauty of investing in the customised, licensing option. You have unlimited access for all your leaders. Our recommendation for most participants would be to work through the eight modules in linear fashion, but this is not a must do. By purchasing the monthly license, you have full access for any leader in your organisation to any of the modules. Even your senior leadership team can use it as a leadership development resource!
What is the minimum sign up period for the licensing arrangement?
12 months. If you sign up for three years, the cost savings are significant. 
Who is Suzi McAlpine?
Suzi McAlpine is a Leadership Development Specialist and author of award-winning leadership blog, The Leader’s Digest. She writes and teaches about accomplished leadership, what magic emerges when it’s present, and how to ignite better leadership in individuals, teams and organisations.

Suzi has been a leader and senior executive herself, working alongside CEOs and executive teams in many guises. Her experience has included being an executive search consultant and executive coach, and the NZ Practice Leader for a division at the world’s largest HR consulting firm.

Suzi provides a range of services as a Leadership Development Specialist, including executive coaching, leadership workshops and leadership development programmes for CEOs, leadership teams and organisations throughout New Zealand. She has worked with Weta Workshop, The Department of Conservation, Contact Energy, Merchant (Overland) Footwear, BDO Accounting, and Nelson Airport to name a few.

In 2012, Suzi started The Leader’s Digest, now an internationally acclaimed blog, which provides tips and insights to CEOs and executives around the globe. The blog has been named in CMOE’s Top 100 Socially-Shared Leadership Blogs, Serve To Lead’s Best 21st Century Leadership Blogs, Charles Specht’s Top 50 Global Leadership Bloggers, Hubworks Global Top 25 Leadership and Management Blogs and MP Star Financials’ global Top 25 Leadership Blogs for Small Business.

Suzi is also currently using her expertise in leadership to write a book on burnout and how leaders can create environments in which people, as well as profits, thrive.

Suzi graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Business Studies (First Class Hons) in Management. She spent 10 years as an Associate Director and shareholder at OCG Consulting where she was part of the management team who led the business through double digit growth before selling the business to a multinational.

She then spent four years as a Managing Consultant at Futurestep, a division of Korn Ferry, partner to over 93% of Fortune 100 companies, before starting her own business, McAlpine Coaching, in 2011.

She lives with her husband and three children in Nelson, New Zealand, which means she is on a plane most weeks, but she doesn’t mind because Nelson is the sunniest city in New Zealand!
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