Metro DC Chapter ATD Leadership Development CoP: Lift Your Leaders Up with Vertical Development

  • 27 Oct 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Zoom
  • 18


Most leadership development programs focus on competency development, what's called horizontal development. However, in order for leaders to thrive in volatile conditions, they also need vertical development. Vertical development is a way of describing the progression of how adults look at their world, ranging from Expertise and Achievement focuses to Redefining and Strategic mindsets. In a company, these mindsets help define the culture of the company, and as leaders recognize their own vertical stage of development, they can help influence culture shifts. This interactive presentation allows participants to identify their own vertical stage of development and learn how to accelerate vertical growth through deliberate learning activities. You'll leave with concrete strategies for implementing vertical development into your leadership development programs.

Presenter: Dr. James Hadley

With almost 20-years experience in learning, training, and development, Dr. James Hadley specializes in designing immersive learning experiences and simulation-based training to integrate vertical development into leadership development. He currently serves as a senior manager for Boeing’s Global Leadership Foundations team, overseeing curriculum for over 13,000 first-line leaders and senior technical leaders. He possesses a BA in Communications, a Masters in Instructional Technology, a PhD in Education and is currently pursuing a Professional MBA. He resides in St. Louis, MO, with his wife and four kids.

Thank you to our sponsors:

C² Technologies, Inc. is a nationally recognized leader in performance improvement, dedicated to improving the effectiveness of productivity-driven organizations. We provide training, strategic human capital management, mission-critical support services, and information technology solutions to meet the specific needs of our civilian, defense, and private-industry clients. C²'s solutions are as diverse as our clients, giving us an opportunity to incorporate best practices from each industry into our services.

George Mason University Executive and Professional Education is focused on meeting the education and training needs of the business community with Certificate programs and professional certification preparation. Our broad range of professional development programs, including programs in Leadership, Project Management, Government Contracting, HR, and many others, serve the private sector, as well as local, state, and federal organizations. Quality, timely, and cost-effective programs can be accessed in open-enrollment public seminars, classroom based and online formats, and in-house contracted training. ATD Members enjoy 10% discount on Mason EPE Open Enrollment Offerings* *(Exceptions to course discounts: Paralegal, Certified Financial Planner, ed2go online training, and others as indicated by GMU Executive and Professional Education.) To obtain the member only ATD Discount Code, contact the Metro DC ATD Office at before you register for Mason Executive and Professional Education courses.

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