A Transformational Leadership Development Opportunity
What do the explorers Lewis & Clark have to do with digital transformation? Turns out a lot! In a previous post in The Journal of Digital Transformation, Lewis & Clark: Leaders for the Digital Era, I wrote of the leadership traits exhibited by the Captains and how those relate to us as business leadership today. This is why I am so excited to announce to you, the Fellows, members and followers of the Institute for Digital Transformation, a unique leadership development opportunity.
The Lewis & Clark Virtual Experience: A New Way Forward is an immersive, virtual journey that uses the historic expedition as a backdrop to explore five key leadership lessons that are still critical today:
- Building Your Team
- Overcoming Obstacles
- Proceeding On
Transformation begins with your why…your vision. Lewis & Clark, through Thomas Jefferson, had a powerful vision. Changing the culture of your business into one that embraces transformation requires a strong team. The Captains formed and trained an amazing team of 31 men, a woman, an infant, and a dog! Along your transformational journey, you will encounter countless obstacles. You and your team will need the skills and the foresight to overcome them. The Corp of Discovery was faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles, yet overcame them. Like Lewis & Clark, you will need personal resilience, team resilience and resilience within your ecosystem of partners. Lastly, your transformational journey is not over when you reach the “Pacific”. Digital transformation is a new way of doing business, you must be able to proceed on!
Leaders today are faced with uncertainty. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark left behind comfort and certainty to undertake a journey of discovery. They went beyond the bounds of what is known in order to forge a new path across uncharted territory.
We welcome a diverse and dynamic group from emerging to seasoned leaders to join us to explore the key elements of successfully building and leading a team into an unknown future.
The Lewis & Clark Virtual Experience is the newest program in the catalog of leadership development opportunities from the Accelerate Center powered by FCCS. FCCS provides leadership development, talent selection, risk management, insurance management, claims administration, and other additional services to a variety of client segments.
I have had the privilege to work with an incredible team of partners. Sean Murray, Jared Nichols, Matt Walker and I, and the talented team at FCCS have developed a powerful virtual experience. Meeting weekly between March 11 – April 22, 2021, each Thursday from 11 AM to 1PM ET, we will navigate your leadership journey. Won’t you join us on this adventure?
Preview the experience:
And listen to the Forward Thinking Podcast where I appear as a guest.
To learn more and to register, visit: The Lewis & Clark Virtual Experience.
Jeff is the author of Amplify Your Value – Leading IT with Strategic Vision (2018) and Amplify Your Job Search – Strategies for Finding Your Dream Job (2020).
He is a sought-after speaker, author and thought leader, having led powerful teams and built successful Information Technology departments for over 30 years. Jeff’s mission is to change the face of IT, saying, “Businesses today are demanding more from their technology and their technology leaders.”
He serves on numerous boards and advisory councils including Forbes Technology Council, Indy CIO Network, and Connected World Magazine Board of Advisors. He is a fellow with the Institute of Digital Transformation.
Meet Jeff and learn more at www.JeffreySTon.com.
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