PESA’s 2018 Executive Leadership Program, sponsored by the Emerging Leaders Committee, launched its fourth consecutive year in January 2018. The Executive Leadership Program provides an external opportunity for high-potential personnel to engage in a structured year-long program that develops leadership skills in preparation for the responsibilities of future roles. The program provides one-on-one executive coaching sessions, mentorship and networking.
“The value our member companies receive from this program is apparent as we continue to receive repeat registrations from our member companies each year,” said Leslie Beyer, President, PESA.
“The feedback we’ve received reflects increased productivity, better employee engagement, a higher-quality of decision making, and an avenue to nurture future leaders,” said a Participating Member Company Executive Leadership Team.
With more than 250 program participants to date, PESA continues to elevate the industry by investing in the next generation of industry leaders. The Executive Leadership Program is becoming an essential tool in PESA member company professional development strategies.
Featuring two courses, Engaging Leadership and Executive Presence, the 2018 Executive Leadership Program provides professional development and training for member company high performers. Through the program, participants cultivate relationships with peers and leading industry executives.
Pat Lipovski, International Executive Specialist, Envision Group, led the initial seminars in January with co-facilitators from Envision Group, an innovative global leader in corporate advising and coaching. The seminars were held Caterpillar Oil & Gas.
The Engaging Leadership sequence, which was held on January 24, focused on identifying strategies to create a collaborative, resilient workplace. Team-building exercises and presentations aimed to directly align attendees with their organization’s vision in a positive, productive way. Geared towards entry-level and experienced leaders alike, attendees developed strong communication methods and explored the difference between being a leader and a boss. Interactive exercises highlighted the importance of giving and receiving feedback in order to grow both personally and professionally. Through this course, participants identified their personal leadership style and calibrated it to positively influence others.
Graduates of the 2017 Engaging Leadership sequence, which included participants from more than 20 member companies, continued their leadership development with enrollment in the 2018 Executive Presence sequence.
The Executive Presence Program focuses on building personal brands to expand leadership competencies to lead and motivate others. Participants collaborate to establish core values and ethics to elevate their presence and increase their influence within the industry. Through lectures, group discussions, case analyses and experiential coaching emphasizing self-reflection, this course helps already experienced leaders further develop their personal vision through creativity and innovation.
In addition to the seminars held in January and June, participants must also partake in leadership development outside their company and attend two PESA Leadership Meetings such as the bimonthly Leadership Forums. One of the most important elements of the program is the mentorship provided by the PESA Board and Advisory Board Members, giving participants a unique opportunity to gain strategic career advice and develop valuable relationships with industry leaders.