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case study of aspiring leaders program at ATF-USDOJ

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  • Bill reviews major activities in the 12-month program.10 minutes
  • ATF is a unique law enforcement agency in the United States Department of Justice that protects our communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products.
  • The Primary goal of this program is to develop six core ATF leadership competencies (humRRO study):Organizational AwarenessPlan, Organize and PrioritizeTeamwork and CollaborationDecisivenessSelf-ManagementIntegrity and EthicsWe also wanted to provide an opportunity for individual self-assessments against all 17 ATF Leadership competencies;Finally, we wanted to provide an opportunity for individual participants to discover their leadership strengths.
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  • The Stepping up to Leadership Program is a 12-month Aspiring Leaders program aimed at non-supervisory GS 9—through GS-12 employees:Consists of formal and informal program elements such as:Formal coursework (online training from LearnATF/SkillSoft™Self assessmentsDevelopmental AssignmentsOther activities (Structured Learning Experiences)
  • To service a national audience (field divisions as well as headquarters) we are using the following technologies:SkillSoft training courses from learnATFgetAbstract™ book summaries from Learn ATFWeb meetings through learnATF Live/Adobe™Instant messaging services from ATF Secure Chat
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    • 1. ASTD Session W306INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN ON ADIME
    • 2. Agenda: 1. Leadership training case study – what we did and why (20 min) 2. Lessons learned (10 min) 3. Transferable tools (15 min) 4. Application time - your turn (30 minutes) 5. Final questions (15 minutes) Session W306 – ASTD/Thimmesch
    • 3. Session W306 – ASTD/Thimmesch
    • 4. Session W306 – ASTD/Thimmesch
    • 5. Program Activities FIRST HALF OF THE PROGRAM  Program Orientation  Leadership Assessment/Development Plan  Completion of assigned ATFOnlne courses  Participation in monthly competency discussions SECOND HALF OF THE PROGRAM  Strengths-Based Leadership book study  Continuation of monthly discussions  Completion of (1) Structured Learning Experience  Final writing assignment and 2nd development plan
    • 6. Agenda: 1. Leadership training case study – what we did and why (20 min) 2. Lessons learned (10 min) 3. Transferable tools (15 min) 4. Application time - your turn (30 minutes) 5. Final questions (15 minutes) Session W306 – ASTD/Thimmesch
    • 7. Sample Advisory Group Tasks/Input: Clarifying Scope/Length of the program Prioritizing first-line supervisory competencies Reviewing alternative AL programs Selecting Content Sequencing Content Session W306 – ASTD/Thimmesch
    • 8. Team member roles, responsibilities Refine program objectives and success measures Review alternative Aspiring Leaders programs Sample LearnATF courses Work with other SMEs to review program Select content, sequence program activities Clarify scope/length of the program Draft implementation plan for rollout
    • 9. Anticipated process Program Assessment (25%)  Who is this certificate program for?  How long should it be?  What is the program supposed to produce/provide?  How will we know we’re successful? Program Design (40%)  What activities, content should be included?  What’s the right mix of individual and common (group) developmental activities?  How can we pretest the content to make sure its effective? Program Implementation (35%)  How do we roll this out?  How do we evaluate the program in process?  How do we report on program results?
    • 10. Program Overview Required for Everyone:  2 hour video-based Program Orientation  Leadership self-assessment  Documented IDP  Structured learning experience  Participation in monthly cohort discussions  Final program reports Optional Requirements:  Details, formal developmental assignments Supplemental Activities:  Leadership Resource Center  LearnATF Abstracts  Virtual Book Club (post-program) Session W306 – ASTD/Thimmesch
    • 11. Program Snapshot  JAN 2010  ATF Leadership Competency, Self-  MAR 2010 Management  ATF Leadership Competency, Integrity  Online courses and Ethics  Web meeting  Online courses  IDP review (employee and  Web meeting/Office of the Chief Council supervisor)  Mid-program evaluation and focus group (LI)  APR 2010  FEB 2010  ATF Leadership Philosophy – Panel  ATF Leadership Competency, Decisiveness  MAY 2010  Online courses  Strengths-based Leadership  Web meeting  Part I, Investing in your Strengths, pp 5-17  StrengthsFinder 2.0 Assessment  Web meeting Session W306 – ASTD/Thimmesch
    • 12. Session W306 – ASTD/Thimmesch
    • 13. Agenda: 1. Leadership training case study – what we did and why (20 min) 2. Lessons learned (10 min) 3. Transferable tools (15 min) 4. Application time - your turn (30 minutes) 5. Final questions (15 minutes) Session W306 – ASTD/Thimmesch
    • 14. Agenda: 1. Leadership training case study – what we did and why (20 min) 2. Lessons learned (10 min) 3. Transferable tools (15 min) 4. Application time - your turn (30 minutes) 5. Final questions (15 minutes) Session W306 – ASTD/Thimmesch
    • 15. Agenda: 1. Leadership training case study – what we did and why (20 min) 2. Lessons learned (10 min) 3. Transferable tools (15 min) 4. Application time - your turn (30 minutes) 5. Final questions (15 minutes) Session W306 – ASTD/Thimmesch
    • 16. Agenda: 1. Leadership training case study – what we did and why (20 min) 2. Lessons learned (10 min) 3. Transferable tools (15 min) 4. Application time - your turn (30 minutes) 5. Final questions (15 minutes) Session W306 – ASTD/Thimmesch
    • 17. Agenda: 1. Leadership training case study – what we did and why (20 min) 2. Lessons learned (10 min) 3. Transferable tools (15 min) 4. Application time - your turn (30 minutes) 5. Final questions (15 minutes) Session W306 – ASTD/Thimmesch
    • 18. About ATF At The Front Line Against Violent Crime ATF is a unique law enforcement agency in the United States Department of Justice that protects our communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products. Session W306 – ASTD/Thimmesch
    • 19. Session W306 – ASTD/Thimmesch
    • 20. We had only $1,000.00 to launch this program—notravel money was available…
    • 21. Introduction: The ATF Aspiring Leaders Program is a multi-facetedprogram which includes a mix of formal coursework, self-assessments,developmental assignments, and other activities aimed at identifying anddeveloping leadership skills of non-supervisors:  An entry-level (certificate) program for non-supervisors at or below the GS-13 level (Stepping Up to Leadership);  Informational assistance to help supervisors develop leadership competencies of non-supervisors. Resource: Supervisor’s Toolkit;  An advanced-level program for non-supervisors (Leadership Enhancement Program-Revised); and,  The deployment of introductory curriculum on leadership across ATF programs (e.g., New Employee On boarding, ATF Academy, ATF Live, etc.) to introduce the leadership competencies and behaviors emphasized at the agency. Session W306 – ASTD/Thimmesch
    • 22. Purpose The primary goal of the SUTL Program is to develop six core ATF Leadership Competencies:  Organizational Awareness  Plan, Organize and Prioritize  Teamwork and Collaboration  Decisiveness  Self-Management  Integrity and Ethics An additional goal of the SUTL Program is to provide an opportunity for individual assessments A final goal is to provide individuals with an assessment of their leadership strengths
    • 23. Key Requirements 12-month program includes: • 90-minute program orientation • Completion of Leadership Assessment • Program IDP w/supervisor • Structured Learning Experience • LearnATF online leadership training; monthly discussion • Assigned reading on leadership • End-of-Program writing assignment
    • 24. Program Description The 12-month program included a mix of  Formal coursework  Self-assessments  Developmental assignments  Other activities aimed at developing leadership skills of non-supervisors
    • 25. Leveraging Technology SkillSoft training courses/LMS getAbstract book summaries/LMS Web meetings (Adobe Connect/Saba Centra) Instant messaging for team break-outs
    • 26. Monthly Discussion Process• Teams are pre-assigned specific questions• Discussion leaders arrange virtual meeting with team to discuss• Discussion leader or designate presents team’s question at monthly training session.• All participants must attend and participate.
    • 27. Results Session W306 – ASTD/Thimmesch
    • 28. Lessons Learned Session W306 – ASTD/Thimmesch
    • 29. Transferable Tools Metrics for leadership development programs Structured learning templates (SMEs) NEW: Learning Assets Inventory Session W306 – ASTD/Thimmesch
    • 30. Leadership Metrics Session W306 – ASTD/Thimmesch
    • 31. QUESTIONS?