A six-month program from the RBTC for emerging leaders in technology companies focused on leadership practices that drive organizational success.

Core Advance’s central mission is to help emerging leaders with direct reports achieve greater success. The twelve modules, led by regional experts, are designed to maximize applications. Morning modules focus on practices that help ensure that leaders are bringing out the best in themselves and others – Relationship Intelligence. Afternoon modules focus on practices that elevate leaders’ thinking beyond effective performance in their own functional area to company-wide success – Executive Know-How. Lunch & Learns, led by experienced experts, will offer participants opportunities to enrich their business savvy and broaden participants’ regional network.

$2500

Apply by 3/9/2018

Contact: Have questions about Core Advance? Contact program coordinator
Paula Wilder at: paula.wilder@wilderweber.com or 540-320-1133.

What You Need To Know

Who Should Apply?
Leaders in technology companies who have or are anticipated to have three or more direct reports with some business experience.
Format, Approach and Schedule
  • Peer Cohort Group
  • Pre-Program Meeting of Participants, Instructors and Coaches (Introductions, Program Overview, Introducing Coaching)
  • Six month program (March to November), one day a month (2nd Thursdays), 12 half-day experiential learning modules with emphasis on job applications
  • Two ICF certified coaching session
  • Lunch & Learns with Regional Technology Leaders (HR and Talent, Innovation, Funding, Growth Strategies, Sales & Marketing)
Instructors and Coaches

Course Instructors

  • Amy Ankrum, CEO, Qualtrax
  • Mike Abbot, Owner, Cambria Development
  • David Catalano, CEO, Ozmo
  • David Danco, Director of IT Application Delivery and Governance, Corvesta
  • Greg Reiter, COO/CFO, TORC Robotics
  • John Schott, COO, Dom-Met
  • Jeff Smith, Voltage Leadership
  • Paula Wilder, WilderWeber Leadership Group

Lunch and Learn Presenters

  • Kathy Baske-Young, Certified Professional Coach
  • Tom England, England Consulting
  • Greg Feldmann, Skyline Capital
  • Jennifer Owen-O’Quill, Voltage Leadership
  • Allan Tsang, Negotiation Coach

A coaching session early in the program, led by an ICF certified coach, will help participants focus their career and program goals.

Certified Coaches Include:

  • Kathy Baske-Young, Certified Professional Coach
  • Janet Crawford, Extra Ordinary Living
  • Jeff Smith, Voltage Leadership
Cohort Size
15-24 students – to provide cross-pollination, shared resources, networking with no more than three per company per session

Course Schedule

2nd Thursdays (8:30AM – 4:45PM)
(click on each module below for details)

| ORIENTATION BREAKFAST

For all participants, instructors and coaches.

MARCH |INDIVIDUAL COACHING SESSIONS

With coaches: Kathy Baske-Young, Janet Crawford and Jeff Smith

APRIL 12 | SESSION 1

AM Module | Relationship Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence 1: Managing Self
Paula Wilder, WilderWeber Leadership Group

Lunch and Learn on Voice of Customer
Tom England, England Consulting

PM Module | Executive Know-How
Strategic Thinking
David Catalano, CEO, Ozmo

MAY 10 | SESSION 2

AM Module | Relationship Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence 2: Managing Relationships
Paula Wilder, WilderWeber Leadership Group

Lunch and Learn on Executive Presence
Jennifer Owen-O’Quill, Voltage Leadership

PM Module | Executive Know-How
Evidence Driven Innovation
Mike Abbot, Owner, Cambria Development

JUNE 14 | SESSION 3

AM Module | Relationship Intelligence
Managing Others I: Delegating and Coaching Direct Reports
Jeff Smith, Voltage Leadership

Lunch and Learn on What’s Your Story?
Kathy Baske-Young

PM Module | Executive Know-How
Driving Financial Success, I
Greg Reiter, COO/CFO, TORC Robotics

SEPTEMBER 13 | SESSION 4

AM Module | Relationship Intelligence
Managing Others 2: Leveraging Creative Tension
Jeff Smith, Voltage Leadership

Lunch and Learn on Negotiating When the Stakes are High
Allan Tsang, Negotiation Coach

PM Module | Executive Know-How
Strategy: The Rhythm Method
Amy Ankrum, CEO, Qualtrax and Panel

OCTOBER 11 | SESSION 5

AM Module | Relationship Intelligence
Strategic Courage: Conducting Critical Conversations
David Danco, Director, IT Application Delivery and Governance, Corvesta

Lunch and Learn on Public Speaking
TBD

PM Module | Executive Know-How
Driving Financial Success, 2
Greg Reiter, COO/CFO, TORC Robotics

NOVEMBER 8 | SESSION 6

AM Module | Relationship Intelligence
Influencing Others
David Danco, Director of IT Application Delivery and Governance, Corvesta

Lunch and Learn on Funding Company Growth
Greg Feldmann, Skyline Capital

PM Module | Executive Know-How
Strategy Execution
John Schott, CEO, Dominion Metallurgical

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