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Leadership Development Program (LDP)® Story: Anand Tanikella | CCL

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May 6—10
5 days
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
USD 7600
USD 1520 per day
May 6—10
5 days
Carlton, Australia
AUD 10700 ≈USD 7646
AUD 2140 per day
May 6—10
5 days
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
USD 7600
USD 1520 per day
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The longest-running program of its kind in the world, the Leadership Development Program (LDP)® is designed for leaders of managers…managers in the middle. It is built around 6 factors vital to the success of managers: influence, communication, thinking and acting systematically, self-awareness, resiliency, and learning agility.

What Do Participants Learn?

As a result of attending this program, participants will acquire the ability to:

  • Bridge the gap between senior management & the front line.
  • Lead across organizational or geographical boundaries.
  • Learn the art of collaboration.
  • Solve complicated problems & take wise action in complex, rapidly changing conditions.
  • Manage stress, build resiliency & leverage multiple life roles.
  • Build a network of supportive leaders to continue development.

What Are the Challenges Addressed?

The Center understands that challenges such as these are faced by today’s mid-to-senior level leaders:

  • Getting the top & the bottom of the hierarchy to work together.
  • Collaborating across the organization – across the globe.
  • Maintaining resiliency while handling uncertainty, solving problems & dealing with interconnected systems.
  • Tackling big priorities on all fronts.

As leaders balance demanding jobs and roles outside of work, a clear understanding of one’s own leadership style and clarity around development goals is imperative for success.

Why Choose CCL’s Leadership Development Program?

  • Intense, personalized feedback using a variety of validated assessment tools as well as post-program assessment & coaching to ensure continued development.
  • Positive changes in behavior related to negotiation, influence, communication & greater self-awareness.
  • Research-based content continually evolving to focus on the issues that matter most in today’s global frontier.
  • Offered globally over 100 times a year.
  • Chosen by 50,000+ leaders over the course of 4 decades.

What Will the Program Include?

The program has a 3-phased approach:


A comprehensive assessment of leadership skills is at the heart of the LDP experience. Pre-program assessments:

  • Give a detailed picture of leadership skills, behaviors, & preferences, plus a deep look at top-priority competencies.
  • Identify & clarify development needs.
  • Establish a foundation for significant personal & professional growth.


Led by highly qualified faculty, LDP is a safe — but challenging — environment for learning, practice, reflection and goal setting. Participants are immersed in their personal data, experiential activities and skill-building exercises including:

  • A mock business environment, for practice & deeper learning.
  • A half-day, personal session with a certified CCL coach to clarify thinking & plan next steps.
  • Peer learning groups to provide feedback, insight, suggestions and support.


When the LDP classroom experience ends, participants can apply and sustain their learning by using the following ongoing support:

  • Two 45-minute phone coaching sessions with a certified CCL coach.
  • An assessment to measure skills & behavior progress, completed 3 months after the program.
  • Access to eLearning (books, tools, checklists,etc.) designed to reinforce lessons from the program.
  • Optional, fee-based learning & support, such as extended coaching engagements, additional eLearning packages & custom initiatives to connect individual development to organizational needs.

Who should attend

Mid-to-senior level leaders who lead other managers; operational, group or department managers; or leaders who work up, down and across the organization.


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