Leadership Development

Project Date: 2011

EnCompass supported this agency in an initiative to build the capacity of Program Officers during a transition from being a provider of food aid to a provider of food assistance. The simulations-based program focused on improving leaders’ ability to gather and apply strategic information in order to design quality programming; strengthening their knowledge of program design and implementation; and, enhancing their ability to engage with partners to support more effective coordination of assistance.

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EnCompass designed and delivered a program that included two interactive face-to-face workshops with individual coaching and action learning activities between sessions, and engagement in an ongoing community of practice. The program targeted the development of General Services and Administrative staff in core management skills outlined in the UN Competency Framework.

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Project Date: 2014-2019

Through this five-year blanket purchase agreement, EnCompass is supporting the Foreign Service Institute’s Leadership and Management School in its efforts to develop career leaders and managers in the Department of State and the larger foreign affairs community and offer mandated leadership training for mid through senior grade levels. EnCompass delivers leadership development courses on a variety of topics, consulting and organizational development services, and curriculum design, assessment and evaluation support.

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Project Date: 2013-2015

EnCompass is designed and delivered a blended leadership development training, mandatory for new supervisors at PTO. Cohorts of 25 participants were engaged in eight, one-day, face-to-face workshops and a series of eLearning modules. A Moodle-based portal was utilized for sharing program information, as well as for participants to meet virtually and participate in virtual learning sessions. 

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Project Date: 2011-2014

EnCompass provided executive coaching services to support executive directors through one-on-one sessions. The sessions were based on the emerging needs of the leader and were driven by action plans established early in the process. The coaching process also integrated data for each client from self-report surveys (MBTI) and a 360-degree feedback instrument.

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Project Date: 2008- Ongoing

EnCompass co-facilitates two 3-day modules delivered over a 3-month period with Daimler AG to cultivate a leadership mindset with new managers. The philosophy of this leadership program is based on systems theory and incorporates three phases: learning about leading self, leading others, and leading the business. EnCompass co-facilitates an average of 12 cohorts of 15-20 participants each year, and also provides executive coaching to senior leaders supporting targeted development and performance goals.  The program is delivered in North America, China, Singapore, Japan, and Brazil.

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Project Date: 2013-2016

EnCompass designed and delivered a virtual mentoring program for women leaders at UNAIDS, the first in the UN System. The UNAIDS Mentoring Programme for Women was comprised of six, 2-hour sessions for mentors and mentees and a coaching component to ensure that mentors have support for particularly challenging mentee situations. Program topics included: best practices in mentoring, including effective feedback, powerful questioning; roles and responsibilities as a mentor and mentee, goal setting, unique areas of development for female professionals, “sticky floors”—self-limiting beliefs and behaviors that keep female professionals “stuck” in technical or managerial roles.

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Project Date: 2014-2015

EnCompass designed and delivered the Leadership Development Program for USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA). The blended program focused on leadership in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environments, for mid- and senior-level managers and supervisors. The program was delivered through two, multi-day face-to-face workshops, in-person coaching, and intersession collaboration and action learning practicums. The workshops featured simulations that mirror the fluid, rapidly evolving and transitional work environment within which DCHA personnel operate. Topics of these workshops included: appreciative leadership, systems thinking, communication, collaboration, leading change, teambuilding, and leadership styles.

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Project Date: 2013-2015

EnCompass designed a two-module, four-month blended Management Development Program that emphasized a strengths-based management approach for this United Nations (UN) Agency.  The participants benefitted from on-line collaboration tools, individual coaching, face to face modules, on-line and paper resources, application activities, and peer coaching opportunities. The program educated participants on how to manage themselves and their teams more effectively.

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Project Date: 2008-2017

EnCompass has designed and delivered four different global management and leadership development programs within a major organization of the United Nations (UN) in a variety of locations including New York, Geneva, Vienna, Santiago, Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Beirut, and Bangkok. These mandatory programs are delivered to 400-500 senior leaders and managers each year. The programs include multiple classroom modules, 360 assessments, individual coaching to integrate learning.

In 2012, this agency was presented with the Prism Award from the International Coach Federation (IFC) for the use and impact of coaching. According to an evaluation conducted by the ROI Institute, the MDP has had significant measurable impact on job effectiveness, and there has been an 87.6% return on investment...

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