Leadership Character Is Key in a COVID-19 World


Editor-in-chief, Training Magazine, Lakewood Media Group
Michael leimbach   h
VP, Global Research & Development, Wilson Learning Worldwide
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  • Date and Time
    Thu, Jun 04, 2020 at 12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
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For the fourth year, Training magazine and Wilson Learning Worldwide have teamed up to conduct the Annual Leadership Survey, which focuses on creating effective leaders and preparing the next generation of leaders.

The results of this survey indicate that high-performing organizations differ from lower performers in terms of the focus of their efforts, the involvement of executives, their cross-generational mentoring, and how well learning is designed for the next generation of leaders. Key among these differences is recognition that effective leadership involves both skill and character development.

In this webinar, we will cover the specific actions that high-performing organizations are taking to develop both the heart and skills of leaders and strengthen their organization’s future.

Join us for this complimentary webinar as Lorri Freifeld, Editor-in-Chief of Training magazine, and Dr. Michael Leimbach, VP of Global Research and Development for Wilson Learning, discuss important findings from this study and examine the specific actions that high-performing L&D organizations are taking to advance their leadership development efforts.
In this session, we’ll explore:
  • What organizations are doing to develop skills and character
  • The best practices of high-performing leadership development functions
  • Steps to strengthen leadership development efforts to prepare for the next generation of leaders 

Join us for this webinar to hear firsthand insights gained from this research study.

About Lorri Freifeld

Lorri Freifeld is the Editor/Publisher of Training magazine, owned by Lakewood Media Group. She writes on a number of topics, including talent management, training technology, and leadership development. She spearheads two awards programs: the Training APEX Awards and Emerging Training Leaders Awards. A writer/editor for the last 30-plus years, she has held editing positions at a variety of publications and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.

About Michael Leimbach, Ph.D.

Michael Leimbach, Ph.D., is Vice President of Global Research and Development for Wilson Learning Worldwide Inc. With more than 40 years in the field, Dr. Leimbach has developed Wilson Learning’s diagnostic, learning, and performance improvement capabilities and has managed major research studies in sales, leadership, and organizational effectiveness. He also developed Wilson Learning’s impact evaluation capability and return on investment models. Dr. Leimbach has served as a research consultant for a wide variety of global client organizations, is Editor-in-Chief for a major professional journal, and has served on the ISO Technical Committee on Quality Standards for Learning Service Providers. Dr. Leimbach has coauthored four books, published more than 100 professional articles, and is a frequent speaker at national and global conferences.

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