As powerful leadership development, the Future Leaders eXperience addresses one of the food industry's most challenging issues—the workforce. Organizations across the entire industry need emerging leaders to bring new strategies to life.
The curriculum, developed in partnership with Root, utilizes art and science to connect and build. Using visuals instead of spreadsheets, stories instead of fact sheets and experiences instead of memos, the Future Leader eXperience is helping to change cultures, transform managers, alter the trajectory of organizations, and accelerate success.
Reflecting today’s workplace realities, the Future Leaders eXperience offers an innovative learning approach that compels participants to work together as cross-company, cross-functional teams as they challenge assumptions and move out of their comfort zones.
At the eXperience, we place participants in teams of 10-15, spanning different companies and roles. Each team includes a mix of retailers, wholesalers, suppliers and service providers to foster unique, cross-collaborative discussions.
More importantly, teams will collaborate on exercises and real-life challenges to move them out of their natural comfort zones to develop leadership and management skills. It is an opportunity to build relationships with peers at other companies to last throughout their careers.
We address the following in six, unique sessions:
|Introduction to issues faced by managers and leaders.|
Know My Role
|Focus on developing a great team, the business results they want will follow.|
Know My Industry
|Being knowledgeable about the big picture prepares managers to lead their team to deliver great results.|
Connect My Team
|Staying truly engaged in and connected to the big picture, managers will be inspired to help the team succeed and to act on what matters most.|
|Great leaders see people as their top responsibility.|
Set Clear Expectations
|Avoid performance issues that stem from unclear expectations.|
Coach and Develop
|Develop coaching skills to drive individual and team performance.|
|Take steps to sustain what's been started and maintain engagement: check in, give feedback, provide coaching, take action and celebrate wins.|
Encouraging Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
|Become more consciously inclusive leaders through recognizing and celebrating behaviors that foster a more diverse and inclusive team.|
Capstone Reflection and Celebration
|Reflect on your growth as a leader throughout the Future Leaders eXperience.|
In addition to the event's learning modules, attendees--retailers, suppliers and service providers alike--have an opportunity to earn the Food Retail Leader Certificate.
Participants complete a series of interactive activities tailored to leadership development in the food industry.