Participant and Sponsor Requirements

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Participant Requirements

During the four-month program, participants must:

  • Attend one virtual Participant Orientation and all the in-person modules assigned for their cohort, and complete the corresponding assignments:
    • Assessment of managerial proficiency
    • Individual Development Plan (IDP)
    • Any additional activities as required
  • Meet with their sponsors for at least 30 minutes after the completion of each module to discuss the skills learned and how they can be applied in the workplace

Sponsor Requirements

For the program to be successful, it is vital for sponsors to actively participate. They must attend the initial virtual Sponsor Orientation and Module 1 with their participants. Additionally, they should:

  • Support the participant’s attendance to all scheduled sessions
  • Discuss workload expectations in advance
  • Model the competencies expected from the participant
  • Hold participants accountable for follow-through
  • Provide opportunities for participants to practice and apply new knowledge, skills, and abilities learned
  • Provide feedback and coaching
  • Meet regularly, especially after each program module to discuss learning and provide feedback
  • Support participant in the creation and execution of their Individual Development Plan (IDP)