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Collaborative online leadership development, by the Center for Creative Leadership® and Nomadic Learning

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Join a community of leaders, at all levels, from across industries and from around the world, in a collaborative learning experience that prepares you for the challenges of leading in the digital age.

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Leadership is perhaps the most social of skills. For leaders at every level, the only way to really learn leadership is in conversation. And the best leaders know their only real job is to keep learning.

The Leadership Conversation is a place for leaders to have those kind of conversation-driven learning experiences, digitally. It is a place for leaders, both new to their role and with more experience, to challenge their thinking, share their wisdom, and learn from each other.

Built by the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) in partnership with Nomadic Learning and based on decades of CCL’s world-class leadership research, Leadership Conversation includes four cohort-based programs on key aspects of leadership in the digital age, 100s of informal learning resources, and everything your organization needs to deliver world-class leadership development to everyone who needs it.

What You'll Learn

The Leadership Conversation includes four programs (and more coming in 2019) based on CCL’s latest leadership research. Each program takes about 4-6 hours to complete over a four-week period (or about 60 mins per week of your time). In between programs you’ll have access to 100s of resources to create your own personal learning paths. Resources cover everything from the latest case studies, to primers on key leadership tools. Our programs and resources are available only to Leadership Conversation members.

1. Creating Leadership

4 – 6 hours
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The opening program in the Leadership Conversation helps leaders cultivate Direction, Alignment and Commitment, the core outcomes of effective leadership, identified through decades of research by CCL. The program help leaders develop mutual accountability for team success, where leaders use “shaping and supporting” behaviors more than command and control approaches. Creating Leadership is divided into 4 modules. Each module takes c.1 hour to complete:

- The Leadership Context
- Direction
- Alignment
- Commitment

2. Elements of Leadership

4 – 6 hours
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There are four fundamental elements of leadership, identified by CCL research, that drive the thoughts and actions of truly effective leaders at any level and in any industry: self-awareness, communication, influence, and the ability to learn. This program helps leaders develop these skills and apply them to their unique situation. Each module in the program takes c.1 hour to complete and there are 4 modules in the program:

- Self Awareness
- Communication
- Influence
- Learning

3. Virtual Leadership

4 – 6 hours
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Today, “going to work” means connecting to the digital world, sometimes from an office, often times not. Digital leaders are comfortable leading teams virtually and understand that leading virtually is not just about adopting new tools. It demands reimagining how we work. In 4 modules, this program looks at how we can best evolve to meet this challenge:

- The Virtual Context
- The Virtual Workplace
- Virtual Teams
- Virtual Relationships

4. Leading Innovation

4 – 6 hours
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We cannot be effective leaders without also being champions of innovation. Each module of this 4-part program will introduce core concepts from the fields of design thinking and critical thinking. You’ll be challenged to apply these concepts to real business issues that demonstrate to your peers your capacity to lead innovation. Each module takes c.1 hour to complete:

- Embracing Uncertainty
- Framing Problems
- Generating Ideas
- Designing Experiments

How You'll Learn


Leadership Conversation is 100% online. You can access the platform any time you like from your mobile device, tablet, or computer and get the same awesome experience. You’ll learn from your peers in a digital environment designed for collaboration. You’ll learn from the best digital learning content ever made, from cutting edge case studies to incredible animations, exclusively available to The Leadership Conversation members.

You’ll learn in teams, on your own, and as part of a global community:


In Teams

Leadership Conversation is all about collaborative learning. To maximize collaboration you’ll be placed into teams of about 50 fellow learners. You’ll go through each of the programs within the teams you’ve been assigned to. You’ll discuss challenges with your team members, share experiences, and learn from each other. To complete each program you’ll be required to comment multiple times and you’ll be required to vote for the best comments made by your fellow team mates.

Every time your comments are voted for you’ll earn points which contribute to your position on a team leaderboard for each program.

There will be community moderators in your programs, but they are there just to nudge the conversation along if it goes off track or needs some prompting. The goal is to learn from each other.


On Your Own

Leadership Conversation also gives you the space to create your own learning journey. You can access 100s of individual resources in the Leadership Conversation whenever you want; between, during or after your programs. Resources help you develop the areas of Leadership where you have weaknesses or a particular interest.


The Leadership Conversation is also a global community of leaders, new and experienced, young and old, women and men, from diverse backgrounds, industries and professions. Our community is brought together by two common traits:

Leadership Conversation gives you the opportunity to learn from and share your experiences with digital natives, baby boomers, and everything in between. Via individual profile pages you’ll be able to learn more about each community member and make lasting connections that lead to new opportunities.


Fall session

Creating Leadership Sept 24th – Oct 21st
Elements of Leadership Nov 5th – Dec 2nd
Virtual Leadership Jan 14th – Feb 10th
Leading Innovation March 4th - March 31st
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