Key Highlights are:

  • Cohort based coaching with monthly ½ day cohort sessions
  • After the first two sessions – cohort defines session topics
  • Typically designed to have leaders from different parts of organization with approx. 8-12 leaders in the cohort
  • Group picks one or two projects that are challenges in the organization or a new product / service that they want to take to market and deliver as part of the LEAP program.

LEAP Coaching

  • Lessons in Leadership (KICK-OFF session)keyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:
    Instills Trust, Listens to Others, Development of Others, Seeks Improvement
    Learning Objectives:

    • Create an open & safe atmosphere in which people can openly discuss issues and challenges and work together to begin their leadership journey.
    • Begin establishing trust within the group to form a strong foundation for the year’s learning.
    • Clarify all logistics, planning, etc. of the program by presenting organized and knowledgeable information about what the LEAP year entails.
    • Begin to develop a strong sense of self as leader through exploration of the characteristics of a leader and what leadership means to each individual.
    • Create a sense of excitement and motivation for members to fully engage and commit to a year of learning together.
  • Building Trust-Win As Much As You Can (Mandatory)keyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Instils Trust, Facilitates Team Success, Thinks Creatively

    Learning Objectives:

    • Experience the consequences of win-lose and win-win strategies
    • Learn how to achieve win-win relationships
    • Understand what is meant by trust
    • Identify the biggest organizational trust issues
    • Set personal goals for improving trust
  • Coaching and Mentoringkeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Cultivates Individual Talents, Listens to Others, Motivates Successfully

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discuss the Similarities & Differences between Coaching & Mentoring
    • Begin to discover our own Mentor/Mentee Skills and Needs
    • Understand what Mentors Do and the Importance of Mentoring
    • Understand Mentor & Mentee Responsibilities
    • Review the Steps in Giving Feedback and Active Listening
  • Communicating Effectivelykeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Communicates Effectively, Listens to Others

    Learning Objectives:

    • How people’s perceptions and viewpoints differ
    • The basics of face-to-face communication
    • One-way vs. two-way communication
    • The art and skill of effective listening
  • Conflict Dynamics & Resolutionkeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Facilitates Team Success, Takes Action, Cultivates Individual Talent, Seeks Improvement, Listens to Others, Instills Trust

    Learning Objectives:

    • Examine what leads to team/boss/personal conflict
    • Understand the difference between constructive and destructive conflict
    • Learn a Conflict Resolution model and 3-steps to conflict resolution
    • Explore Conflict styles and behaviors
  • Creating & Sustaining HP Teamskeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Facilitates Team Success, Provides Direction

    Learning Objectives:

    • The definition of HP team & how it differs from traditional work groups
    • The three elements of high performance teams
    • Four types of teams
    • The stages of team development
    • How to clarify roles & expectations
    • About some tools to help build & manage high performance teams
    • Understand and use “Team Styles” for greater effectiveness
  • Diversity Makes the Differencekeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Adjusts to Circumstances, Builds Personal Relationships, Facilitates Team Success, Achieves Results, Cultivates Individual Talents, Seeks Improvement

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discuss the importance of diverse and empowered workplace
    • Discuss how diverse workplace affects you
    • Define harassment and hostile work environment
    • Clarify relevant company policies
    • Clarify your role and responsibilities in creating a positive workplace
    • Discuss consequences of harassment violations
    • Practice dealing with sensitive situations
  • EI- Mastering Your Meaningful Momentskeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Adjusts to Circumstances, Builds Personal Relationships, Displays Commitment, Seeks Improvement, and Thinks Creatively

    Learning Objectives:

    • Increase understanding of Emotional Intelligence
    • Understand the four paradigms from which you live your life
    • How you typically respond to challenging, upsetting or stressful events
    • To explore and understand the patterns in your responses
    • A process for exploring and choosing your behavior
    • To choose positive thoughts and feelings and more effective behaviors during your ‘meaningful moments’
    • To identify and challenge the distortions in your perceptions
    • A method for changing weakening beliefs to empowering beliefs
  • EI-The Power of Vision, Purpose, and Honoring Selfkeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Provides Direction, Displays Commitment, and Seeks Improvement

    Learning Objectives:

    • Increase understanding of Emotional Intelligence
    • Understand the four paradigms from which you live your life & live life from a place of “awareness”
    • Define your individual vision and purpose
    • Understand the meaning and power of vision
    • Evaluate the thoughts that keep you from living your vision
    • Set goals to achieve your vision
    • Understand the difference between three kinds of vision.
    • Write your personal purpose statement
    • Develop affirmations to support you in living your purpose and guiding principles
    • Use the technique of visualization to make your vision a reality
  • EI-Personal Power-From Victim to Championkeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Adjusts to Circumstances, Takes Action, Displays Commitment, and Seeks Improvement

    Learning Objectives:

    • Increase understanding of Emotional Intelligence and your ‘super powers’
    • Understand four paradigms from which you live your life
    • Commit to live your life from the paradigm of personal integrity
    • Learn how to conquer life’s challenging moments
    • Give up resentments, complaints, and blame as you align to reality
    • Recognize choices in your life and take responsibility for your experience
  • EI- Power & Influencekeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Listens to Others, Instills Trust, Builds Personal Relationships, Achieves Results, Motivates Successfully.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Increase understanding of Emotional Intelligence
    • Understand the six sources of power & influence available to all leaders
    • Take inventory of my power-base profile
    • Understand how we currently use power and learn strategies for leveraging multiple sources of power
    • Identify at least one opportunity to influence someone using different power sources
    • Learn the six principles of persuasion
  • Empowering Others and Delegating for Successkeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Provides Direction, Delegates Responsibility, Motivates Successfully, Achieves Results

    Learning Objectives:

    • The difference between commitment & compliance motivation
    • How leadership changes to create commitment
    • The four principles and elements of empowerment
    • A matrix for identifying what people need in order to be empowered
    • What to delegate and what to keep
    • A dialogue to delegate and transfer power to others
    • A model of situational leadership
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback with Skillkeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Communicates Effectively, Processes Information, Listens to Others, Facilitates Team Success, Seeks Improvement, Adjusts to Circumstances, Builds Personal Relationships
    Learning Objectives:

    • Increase your self-awareness about your strengths and weaknesses as a giver and receiver of feedback
    • Learn what feedback is and how to give ‘actionable’ feedback
    • Understand the 3 feedback situations (or Hats you wear)
    • Review the steps in giving feedback and active listening
    • Learn to give effective feedback
    • Learn to receive feedback effectively
    • Practice giving and receiving feedback from your peers
    • Commit to a plan to give feedback at least 3 times this month
  • Goal Setting for Higher Performancekeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Processes Information, Provides Direction, Facilitates Team Success, Works Efficiently, Cultivates Individual Talents
    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand why setting goals and managing goals makes a difference
    • Learn the best practices for setting goals
    • Discuss how cascading goals and goal-alignment work
    • Set SMART Goals
    • Provide ‘peer coaching’ for Goal Alignment and Attainment
    • Better understand themselves via assessments and 360 Survey
    • Refine PDP goals and development plans for the remaining LEAP Year
  • Graduation – Building for the Futurekeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Achieves Results, Displays Commitment, Seeks Improvement
    Learning Objectives:

      • LEAP Year in Review – My lessons-learned and toolkit
      • Lessons and Tools review and application – ROI analysis
      • Prepare for What’s Next in my Leadership Career
      • Graduation: Awarding of Graduation Certificate and Memento
      • Reflect, Acknowledge and Appreciate
      • What is my greatest LEAP accomplishment?
      • What gifts have we given each other?

    HPL-Five Leadership Roles

    Check Point Competencies:
    Instills Trust, Facilitates Team Success, Development of Others, Seeks Improvement
    Learning Objectives:

    • The three core elements of team effectiveness
    • The five roles of leadership
    • The appropriate balance among the five roles
    • How to lead “from the balcony”
    • How to use a set of diagnostic questions to lead “from the balcony”
    • Understand your strengths & weaknesses as a leader
    • Assess yourself in the five leadership roles
    • Know how you are viewed by others in your organization
    • Develop personal improvement plans
  • HPL-High Performance Leadershipkeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Instills Trust, Listens to Others, Development of Others, Seeks Improvement
    Learning Objectives:

    • The importance of leadership in achieving long-term organizational success
    • The 5 myths of leadership
    • The difference between leadership and management
    • The Critical Elements and Practices of Empowering Leaders
    • The 5 roles of leadership and finding the balance between all 5
  • Hiring The Right Talentkeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Facilitates Team Success, Works Efficiently
    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the impact of poor selection & the cost of turnover
    • Identify job related requirements for the position
    • Develop behavioral questions to identify top performers
    • Learn several structured interview techniques
    • Learn how to conduct an interview
    • Understand how to determine the right talent to select
  • HP Organization – Business Simulationkeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Instills Trust, Provides Direction, Processes Information, Facilitates Team Success
    Learning Objectives:

    • Experience & practice what it’s like to work in a traditional work environment
    • Discover and use the principles and practices of High Performance organizations
    • Learn the concept of paradigms
    • Understand why the High Performance Model works
    • Discuss the challenges of moving your organization toward High Performance
  • Leadership Agility: Leading and Managing Changekeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Adaptability, Provides Direction, Displays Commitment
    Learning Objectives:

      • Learn/apply some tools for leading and managing change
      • Establish a common context and language for understanding & leading change
      • Learn & apply several models and tools for leading/managing change
      • Work through a “real” change to apply the learning
      • Understand the Four Phases of Change and how to manage/lead through each
      • Assess your current-state of change management
      • Discover your own approach, style and skills
      • Review employee involvement and communication considerations used in driving effective change efforts
      • Learn to anticipate & plan for chang


  • Making Meetings Productivekeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Provides Direction, Delegates Responsibility, Works Efficiently, Takes Action
    Learning Objectives:

    • The characteristics of effective meetings
    • How efficient and effective your meetings are
    • Guidelines to improve the effectiveness of your meetings
    • How to establish and run a meeting from an agenda
    • A format for meeting minutes
    • The three leadership roles required for successful meetings
    • Discussion skills to improve the quality of team meetings
  • Managing Group Dynamicskeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Facilitates Team Success, Thinks Creatively, Builds Personal Relationships
    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn what group dynamics is
    • Experience and discuss group dynamics in action
    • Learn about group process and shared leadership
    • Determine what you can do personally to improve group process skills
    • Rate your team’s group process
    • Identify how your team will improve its group process
  • Managing Up-Down-and All Around!keyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Communicates Effectively, Instills Trust, Adjusts to Circumstances, Builds Personal Relationships, Achieves Results.
    Learning Objectives:

    • Increase skill and confidence in dealing with one’s boss, peers and direct-reports
    • Learn “how-to’s” and “lessons-learned” from a panel of experts
    • Understand the six sources of power & influence available to all leaders
    • Take inventory of my power-base profile
    • Know when to use each source of power & influence
    • Create an action plan to increase my ability to ‘manage-up’.
  • Myself as Leader–Leverage Strengths from My PXTkeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Adjusts to Circumstances, Displays Commitment, Seeks Improvement.
    Learning Objectives:

    • nderstand what the Profile XT “Total Person” assessment measures
    • Increase your effectiveness in working with others based on a greater understanding of self
    • Know when and how to leverage your personality strengths for a variety of situations
    • Learn the connections from my PXT to the CheckPoint360 survey results and strategies to improve my effectiveness
  • Negotiation Skillskeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Processes Information, Adjusts to Circumstances, Thinks Creatively, Builds Personal Relationships
    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the basic types of negotiations, the phases of negotiations, and the skills needed for successful negotiating
    • Understand & apply negotiating concepts: WATNA, BATNA, WAP, and ZOPA
    • Lay the groundwork for negotiation
    • Identify what information to share and what to keep to yourself
    • Understand basic bargaining techniques
    • Apply strategies for identifying mutual gain
    • Understand how to reach consensus and set the terms of agreement
    • Deal with personal attacks and other difficult issues
    • Use the negotiating process to solve everyday problems
    • Negotiate on behalf of someone else
  • Performance Management Best Practiceskeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Cultivates Individual Talents, Motivates Successfully
    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand why performance management is critical to YOUR success.
    • Set SMART goals with employees that drive results.
    • Understand the value of setting clear expectations from the beginning.
    • Recognize symptoms of poor performance and have processes and tools for managing effectively.
    • Effectively conduct productive performance review meetings.
  • Powerful Presentation Skillskeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Communicates Effectively
    Learning Objectives:

    • Increase your confidence when presenting information to different audiences
    • Develop a good presentation
    • Understand your audience
    • Speak with clarity and conviction
    • Best practices for using visual aids, handouts, and other techniques to increase retention
  • Practices of Empowering Leaderskeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Instills Trust, Builds Personal Relationships, Displays Commitment, Motivates Successfully
    Learning Objectives:

    • Empowering leaders have a driving passion to realize their vision
    • Empowering leaders build and sustain trust with their followers
    • Empowering leaders unleash the commitment and motivation of their followers
    • Empowering leaders are social and organizational architects
    • Empowering leaders act from positive beliefs about people and situations
  • Project Managementkeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Provides Direction, Works Efficiently, and Achieves Results
    Learning Objectives:

    • Define projects, project management, and project managers
    • Identify the importance of the PMBOK and PMI
    • Identify the five process groups and nine knowledge areas as defined by the PMI
    • Describe the triple constraint
    • Perform a project needs assessment and write goals, requirements, and deliverables
    • Create key project documents, including the statement of work, project planning worksheet, and project charter
    • Build a project schedule by estimating time, costs, and resources
    • Understand and use the work breakdown structure
    • Create project planning documents, such as a schedule, risk management plan, and communication plan
    • Use planning tools, including the Gantt chart, network diagram, and RACI chart • Establish and use baselines
    • Monitor and maintain the project
    • Perform basic management tasks, including leading status meetings and ensuring all documents are complete at the end of the project
  • Setting Performance Expectationskeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Achieves Results, Provides Direction, Delegates Responsibility, Facilitates Team Success, Motivates Successfully
    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn to confront behavior that fails to meet your expectations
    • Understand the importance of discipline & conformity in building high performance
    • Develop a set of non-negotiable for those whom you lead
    • Understand when feedback should take place
    • Learn how to prepare and plan to deliver constructive feedback
    • Practice the skill of harnessing harmful behavior
    • Apply the skill to back-home situations
  • Strategic Planning-Tools & Processkeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Provides Direction, Works Efficiently, Takes Action
    Learning Objectives:

      • Understand the domains of HPO’s
      • Learn the elements of strategic planning
      • Perform a SWOT analysis of your business for achieving clarity


    • Understand the domains of HP Orgs and assess where you currently are
    • Identify areas of misalignment to improve human and org. performance
  • Systems Thinking & Innovationkeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Processes Information, Adjusts to Circumstances, Thinks Creatively
    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn the definitions for Systems Thinking and Innovation
    • Understand the connections between Systems Thinking, Strategic Thinking, and Innovation
    • Learn about the “Universe” of Organizational Systems and its parts
    • Explore tools for working with organizational systems and innovation
    • Use your tool-kit to work through a case study
    • Understand your organization’s “Galaxy”
    • Explore cause and effect relationships with your current work/projects
  • Time Management & Personal Productivitykeyboard_arrow_right

    Check Point Competencies:Works Efficiently, Takes Action, Seeks Improvement
    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn how you’re currently using your time
    • The barriers that keep you from managing time more effectively
    • The difference between the important and the urgent and how to schedule time for the important
    • Overcome procrastination
    • Set goals to guide your use of time
    • Develop a systematic approach to managing daily events


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