Case Study

Organizing leadership learning groups

9 pages
June 2023
Reference: IMD-7-2474

This note is a comprehensive guide for participants in small group coaching in leadership development programs to extend their collective learning journey. Leadership Learning Groups (LLGs) are powerful platforms for continuous professional development, fostering collaboration, knowledge sharing and transformative learning. However, sustaining such groups requires careful planning, commitment and effective group dynamics. This guide highlights the importance of psychological safety, addressing potential conflicts and fostering a productive learning environment. Key topics include deciding whether to continue, recontracting, agenda planning, commitment to action and regular evaluation for continuous improvement. Furthermore, the guide emphasizes the importance of maintaining an open, respectful and non-judgmental atmosphere, enabling members to learn from each other and collectively construct new knowledge.

Learning Objective
  • Understand the principles and benefits of Leadership Learning Groups (LLGs) as platforms for continuous professional development.
  • Learn how to organize and manage LLGs effectively, including meeting planning, recontracting and fostering group dynamics.
  • Understand the importance of psychological safety in LLGs and learn strategies to foster an open, respectful and non-judgmental environment.
  • Learn techniques for handling potential conflicts within LLGs and maintaining a productive learning atmosphere.
  • Understand the importance of regular evaluation and continuous improvement in sustaining LLGs and enhancing their effectiveness.
Coaching, Networking
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