The Center for Executive Development (CED) is an executive training organization with extensive experience in: executive coaching; designing and delivering leadership development programs; team development and team coaching; and organizational development consulting.

The CED Philosophy is based on the belief that leadership skills can be learned, developed, and refined. Even the best 'natural leaders' will benefit from opportunities to update their knowledge, expand their skill sets, and deepen their understanding of the art of leadership. Using a broad spectrum of resources, all CED programs reflect the core philosophy that growth will result from being self aware and learning though experience

CED Update
Last month marked the close of a six-month long Executive Development Institute for one of our ongoing clients. Applicants to the institute competed on the basis of stretch goals that would substantially drive business objectives. Finalists were selected by the program’s executive sponsor. Delivered in three phases, the institute included a verbal feedback process for each of the twenty participants, a four-day leadership development program and a team coaching process  Each participant rated the program 5 out of 5 for value, and the client has decided to offer the EDP for another 20 high potentials next year.

  • Client: Fortune 500 Biotech Company
  • Selection Criteria: High potential with significant business deliverable
  • Objectives: Build leadership skills and business knowledge
  • Assessments Used: Benchmarks, Campbell Leadership Index, Myers Briggs, FIRO-B, Kirton Adaption-Innovation Inventory
  • Participant Ratings:  5.0 on a scale of 1-5

CED faculty also designed and delivered in August a fast-paced, high impact Communications Skills Practice and Team Building Program for eighteen managers with diverse business responsibilities. This 3-day program featured arepeated loop of: first learning a particular skill, then practicing the skill, receiving feedback, and finally, using the skill in an intense group problem solving activity. Participants rated the program 4.8 out of 5 for value, and asked that it be offered to managers throughout the organization

  • Client: Fortune 500 Financial Services Company
  • Selection Criteria: Team membership
  • Objectives: Enhance communication skills and teamwork
  • Methodologies Used: Role Plays (Video-taped), Experiential Learning Exercises
  • Participant Ratings: 4.8 on a scale of 1-5

Our experience with current and potential clients has been that engagements such as these are most fruitful when business leaders are in need of a particular service, and when they think of CED as the right partner to provide such services. Please contact us if you would like to discuss these or any other programs you feel might be appropriate for your organization now or in the future.