From Leadership Strategy to Organizational Reality

Grounding your leadership development efforts in strategy and a competency framework to drive organizational results

Thursday, October 26, at 1:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT

Webinar Summary 


Effective leadership is critical to organizational success. However, this will look different in every organization and is complicated to communicate and apply in today’s fast-paced, dispersed organizations. How can HR teams create a leadership strategy that effectively outlines what it means to be a leader in their organization? How can leadership development programs be used to help leaders master the necessary current and future skills? Register for this webinar to gain key action items to bring your leadership strategy to life with effective leadership development programs that will guide leaders to where they need to go.

In this webinar our speakers will discuss:

  • The benefits of having a leadership strategy and what to consider when creating one.
  • Using a leadership competency framework to set the direction for leadership development.
  • Strategies to overcome three common challenges that hinder leadership development efforts.

Meet the speakers


Margaret Cowx

Director, Advisory Services, McLean & Company

  • Margaret Cowx is a Director, HR Advisory Services, at McLean & Company, where she brings knowledge and expertise in human resources and leadership development, including strategy, design, talent and performance management, talent development, competency frameworks, company branding, and talent acquisition and retention.

  • With over 20 years’ experience in leadership development, Margaret has worked in a variety of industries, including consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, retail, and consulting. She is enthusiastic about helping companies and leaders develop strong leadership skills and create a culture where people can perform at their best and are inspired to achieve outstanding business results.

  • Margaret has a business degree from the University of Guelph (Ontario) and is certified in MBTI and the Team Management Profile.

Claire Sears

Manager, Learning and Development Research & Advisory Services, McLean & Company

  • Claire Sears is the Manager of Learning & Development, Research & Advisory Services, at McLean & Company. She is responsible for leading the production of research-informed resources to support the development of HR professionals and people leaders. She is dedicated to providing hands-on, high-value tools for our clients.

  • Prior to joining McLean & Company, Claire worked for more than a decade as a corporate trainer and adult education leader in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. She built management toolkits, designed and executed a large train-the-trainer program, published research, and led many successful change management initiatives. She is an expert in all phases of the training cycle, including needs assessment, curriculum design, training delivery, and evaluation.

  • Claire holds a B.A. (Hons.) in Communications: Media, Culture, and Society from Brock University and an M.Ed in Adult Education and Community Development from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

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