Development for high-level employees is known as executive/leadership education. Organizations may use many different options for executive education, such as providing funds for executives to enroll in post-graduate business courses or conducting specialized in-house seminars for executives and upper-level managers. Executive education fosters more effective organizational leadership, which can lead to organizational strategic growth and increased competitive advantage.
Review the article entitled “Leadership Development: Perk or Priority?” found below this assignment description and attached in the resources, to consider the importance of executive education, as well as the approaches used for educating executive level employees. Then, you formulate suggestions for improving future training initiatives.
To complete this Assignment, respond to the following in a 4- to 5-page paper:
· Assess the importance of executive/leadership education.
o Describe at least two ways in which executive or leadership training can positively impact each of the following organizational elements: effective leadership, performance, competitive advantage, and the bottom line.
o Despite these benefits, why might today’s organizations fail to implement executive or leadership training?
§ Justify your answer by citing one real-world example.
· Analyze methods for measuring the effectiveness of executive/leadership education.
o Describe two strategies that can be used to hold executives accountable for implementing the information presented in the training.
o Identify an evaluation design that could be used to measure the effectiveness of an executive training session.
§ Justify your selection by citing two specific examples.
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