I'm proud to announce the launch of People Leader Accelerator! This is a professional development program designed to help People Operations, Talent Management, and Human Resources professionals at rapidly growing companies propel their organizations and their careers forward.
Many HR and People Leaders at high-growth organizations have little or no formal training in management and leadership.
Participants will become firmly grounded in academic foundations of the HR field, as well as the unique nature of operating within a high-growth environment. Be mentored by experienced high-growth HR leaders, and learn from peers in similar roles at similar organizations.
Upon successful completion, graduates will have the knowledge, the network, and the confidence they need to successfully address the evolving needs of their organizations and to propel their careers forward.
The People Leader Accelerator is a 16-week program followed by 4 months of 1on1 mentoring, that is designed to allow busy professionals to continue to serve in their intensive day jobs, while simultaneously participating in a rigorous learning experience.
Help their organizations be more successful, faster, with fewer missteps
Address real challenges from within their own organizations
Understand what is important now, and what is coming next for their organizations
Become more credible and effective HR / People Leaders
Build deep relationships with a select group of peers
Receive ongoing mentoring from expert high-growth HR leaders
The People Leader Accelerator was designed by an award-winning management professor (T. Brad Harris, Ph.D.) and two HR leaders, who between them, have held more than a dozen top HR roles at high growth organizations (Carmela Krantz and Andrew Bartlow).
Through a mix of virtual and socially-distanced gatherings in the San Francisco Bay Area, participants will engage in 100+ hours of curriculum, in an intimate cohort-based learning environment.
Essential content includes:
Scholarly Foundations - the most relevant management research
Practical Application - what really works, when to enact change, how to prioritize limited time and resources on what matters most
Core Processes and Programs - what you need to lead an effective People Operations function
Influencing Skills - how to serve as an effective partner to founder/CEOs
Participants in the People Leader Accelerator will:
Spend ~6 hours each week engaging with the cohort and curriculum
Learn from practical and scholarly readings
Apply principles through weekly homework and writing assignments
Participate in weekly video discussions with their peers
Interact socially (in-person as health protocols allows) with their peers, faculty, and outside experts
Address real challenges in their current organizations
Develop a trusted network of peers in similar roles at similar organizations
The cost to join the first cohort beginning in mid-January 2021 is $7,000.
Attendance will be limited to a very small group to support pandemic safety measures and facilitate intimate group interactions.