Leadership Exchange and Coaching
In collaboration with Executive Coaching Consultant Martha Lask, NRCAC developed the Leadership Exchange and Coaching Project (LEC). CAC directors engage in a structured process of face-to-face meetings, group conference calls and individual one-on-one coaching sessions designed to build the capacity of CAC directors to provide dynamic leadership in their organizations. Areas of focus include management and leadership issues and a structure for collective problem solving with participants. The program is designed to increase clear communication and deep listening in order to build partnerships with board, staff and other stakeholders.
During this twenty-four month program, LEC participants transfer the learning of the first twelve months by engaging in a mentorship experience for the second twelve months, thereby increasing the strength and capacity for support and information exchange among CAC directors in the region. Boards and interagency partners often do not fully recognize the value and role of the director until they are faced with looking for a successor. We believe this program is addressing a fundamental need for peer exchange and leadership development for this critical director position. CAC directors in their position for at least one year are eligible for this program. This is a twelve month commitment on a monthly schedule of in person, group conference calls and individual executive coaching calls, followed by twelve months of mentoring.
Chapter Directors can be extremely isolated in their roles. Our LEC Chapter Director group creates a unique support network of colleagues and offers an exceptional growth opportunity.
- Inspires leadership from a compassionate, strengths-based perspective
- Creates peer networks in order to strengthen the collective CAC leadership and encourage continuous improvement in the CAC model
- Teaches the best of organization theory to the benefit of their organizations
- Equips participants to provide professionally supported mentoring to new CAC leaders