What is a typical day at GILD like?
Every day will likely leave you thinking, “…Wow, that was an intense day of learning and personal reflection on what I need to do to become an even better leader!” Each day, you’ll be challenged to think differently by world-class thought leaders, and in your one-on-one coaching sessions and learning team discussions. You’ll receive feedback, including insight from your coach on how your colleagues perceive you as a leader. You’ll network with other global leaders and share your perspectives during your small-group “Learning Team” sessions.
What’s the difference between GILD and a leadership conference?
There are many things that set GILD apart from typical leadership conferences—here are a few of the key differences:
- Designed around a leadership competency model to ensure you’re learning the most relevant content for your advancement
- 360º assessment for real insight on your own personal leadership strengths and development areas, as noted by 3yourself and your direct reports, managers, and colleagues
- One-on-one leadership development coaching based on your assessment results and dialogue
- Facilitated small-group learning sessions (“learning teams,” see below) with peers who are benchmarked to ensure common leadership challenges and levels of experience
What is a learning team?
Learning teams are facilitator-led small groups (15-20 participants) that meet for 1.5 hours each day. During these sessions, participants discuss how to apply what they are learning from the faculty into their daily work lives to become better leaders. Linkage organizes each learning team so that people with similar years of management experience, similar scope of responsibility, similar learning style, and similar leadership challenges are grouped together—this pre-planning helps participants get the most out of the small groups and allows the development of lasting peer relationships.
Will I be in a learning team with colleagues from my organization?
Some organizations send a “cohort” of high-potential leaders or senior leaders and choose to keep them together through the GILD experience (called an “intact team”), while others elect to have participants experience GILD as individual leaders, dispersed among various learning teams. Both experiences offer valuable benefits. Ultimately, this is a choice you and your organization will make.
How does the Purposeful Leadership™ 360º leadership assessment work?
To complete the 360º component, you will nominate raters you would like to provide feedback (your manager, your direct reports, your peers, and others you believe would add valuable perspectives). Once you arrive at GILD, you and your coach will review your confidential assessment results—no one else receives the results unless you decide to share them. The assessment provides valuable insight on your leadership strengths and development areas. The Purposeful Leadership™ assessment is based on the Linkage proprietary leadership model and its related competencies.
How does leadership coaching work at GILD?
Prior to GILD Asia, you will have an opportunity to select your coach from a diverse pool of leadership coaches, based on biographical information shared with you before you arrive. Your selected coach will introduce him- or herself before the Institute to schedule a one-hour, on-site leadership coaching session during GILD Asia. In this session, your coach will help you to understand your assessment results, and to jointly craft your Individual Development Plan (IDP). After GILD Asia, you will virtually reconnect with your coach two more times, to discuss the implementation of your IDP, to monitor its progress, and to identify and/or modify next steps based on your current status. Additional leadership coaching, beyond the three sessions, is also an available option.
What will a participant learn from the various faculty members?
Though each session and GILD Asia faculty member varies, each will challenge you to think, behave, and motivate others differently with tools related to their particular area of expertise and competency.
Is there a dress code at GILD Asia?
The dress code is business casual. We suggest you bring comfortable shoes and a jacket (or shawl for ladies) since the program venue is air-conditioned and temperatures may vary as you move from room to room.
What if I have dietary restrictions?
Please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have special dietary needs. Participants should also identify themselves to a member of the wait staff on-site at each meal.