Leadership Development Program

Capsim's leadership development programs use highly engaging business simulations and assessments to train high-potential employees in a hands-on learning environment.

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Leadership Development Series

The success of a business is heavily reliant on the awareness of its leaders. Capsim's leadership development series focuses on three levels of awareness: self, team, and business. Once participants build their awareness, they can more confidently engage in the programs. Engagement is the first step in connecting the dots between day-to-day responsibilities and the strategies set by the C-suite.

Each program can be implemented individually or as a series.

Leadership development program - Self awareness

Self Awareness

Understanding who we are and how we relate to others is important to leadership development at any level. Are we aware of our personality traits, values, and attitudes and how they affect our behaviors? Studies show that a high self-awareness is the strongest predictor of overall success.

During our leadership development program focused on self awareness, participants are guided through 360-degree feedback in nine managerial skill categories. We then identify skill gaps that allow for a more tailored professional development plan, as well as the ability to identify skills needed to create high-performing teams. Additionally, participants are guided through a Hogan feedback session to identify the “Dark-Side” of personality traits that may appear during times of stress and derail team leadership.

Leadership development - Team awareness

Team Awareness

Teams play a crucial role in today's workplace. Strategic and operational decisions are made by teams because they require a broader base of knowledge. The majority of individuals will belong to many teams throughout their careers and how they interact with those teams becomes increasingly important, particularly when they lead the team.

Leaders must be aware of team dynamics in order to harness individual strengths and protect against potential blind spots. Through the use of team assessment tools, our leadership development program focused on team awarness provides participants valuable insight into team dynamics. Adding an interactive business simulation experience provides the needed practice in new ways of working as a team.

Leadership development - Organizational awareness

Organizational Awareness

Effective leaders require an understanding of the complete business to achieve positive outcomes for the company. This means becoming an expert in functional areas of the business where they previously have had limited experience.

In our leadership development program focused on business awarness, participants run a simulated company and experience first-hand the functions of every department. This enables the breaking down of departmental silos and fosters team collaboration. Teams are responsible for choosing a strategy and aligning all decisions across departments to the strategy in order to achieve key metrics. The experience provides a realistic environment to help achieve the business-, team-, and self-awareness every leader needs to be successful.

Leadership development - Business Awareness

Business Awareness

Business acumen is the foundation to every successful leader. But what does business acumen really mean? To us here at Capsim, it means being skilled at:

  • strategic thinking
  • execution
  • data-based decision making
  • financial acumen
  • understanding key metrics

In our leadership development program focused on business awareness, participants get a chance to practice and develop these critical skills in a safe and engaging simulated business environment. Participants will leave with an understanding of how decisions are made, why they're made and how they affect a company's bottom line.

The key ingredients to create a successful leadership program.

Leadership Awareness Recipe

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Resources on Leadership Development Programs

White Paper

Leadership Awarness: Building a Better Leadership Development Program

Learn how you can optimize the leadership development experience and feel like you’re getting the most out of your program.

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The Key Ingredients of Leadership Awareness

The secret ingredients to create a more in-depth and holistic leadership development program.

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Case Study

Spotlight: DigitalGlobe

See how DigitalGlobe improved team performance and business results with Capsim's Leadership Development Program.

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Developing Leadership Awareness Through Experiential Learning

At the 2017 Training Conference, Joe LiVigni led a session on driving awareness through experiential leadership development programs.

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Designing Experiential Leadership Development Programs

Learn the some essentials when designing an experiential learning session.

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Case Study

Spotlight: PolyOne

See how PolyOne partnered with Capsim to improve collaboration and team-based decision making skills.

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Case Study

Spotlight: Cummins

See how Cummins partnered with Capsim to improve their managers' strategic-decision-making skills.

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