October In Review; Innovation & Learning At InspireCorps
InspireCorps exists to support leaders and organizations to plan for and stay ahead of the pace of change, and to create sustainable and inspired performance cultures.
We take pride in our mission and the need to stay on top of the latest innovations in research, theory, applications and industry performance metrics. Our team is a blend of academics, industry experts and learning “geeks” who get juiced when introduced to innovations in technology and models that help us create cutting-edge solutions for our clients’ greatest challenges.
Our Quest for Cutting Edge Learning
Given our love of learning, we often find ourselves balancing our desire to grow and learn with serving our clients. In October, we had the privilege and pleasure of doing both, a lot. We saw opportunities to sharpen our edge and jumped at them with a big ‘ol “hell, yes”!
Allison attended the Harvard Institute of Coaching Conference where she brought back powerful new tools that we will be integrating into our proprietary executive coaching programs. The conference was a piece of inspiration “brain candy” for Allison; you can read more about her time at the conference here.
Jen, who is licensed in Brene Brown’s Daring Way process, attended the alumni Courage Camp for a week in mid-October. She’s brought back strategies for infusing talent and leadership development planning with competencies that are needed today to fuel high-performance leadership: courage, vulnerability, empathy, and authenticity. Stay tuned to learn more.
Laura had the privilege of attending the Fast Company Innovation Festival in NYC, participating in transformative programs on digital transformation, unapologetic boldness and designing work you love. She returned to the team with new insights and innovative models for transforming leaders, teams and organizations, and driving success in today’s modern world of work. You can read more about her experience here.
Sandy attended a training session in Philadelphia to get certified in the Emotional and Social Competencies Inventory (ESCI), a great 360-degree assessment tool for increasing awareness and development of social and emotional skills. The certification program covered the latest research showing how social and emotional skills are the biggest differentiator separating great leaders from good ones. She returned to the team with new ways to incorporate ESCI skills into our work with leaders and teams.
Positive Psychology & Strengths Based Leadership
To round out the month, almost everyone on our team joined Jen for the University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Applied Positive Psychology Alumni Summit. We had a blast.
Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive; the field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, cultivate what is best within themselves, and enhance their experiences of love, work, and play.
We design bespoke solutions for our clients with a powerful framework that includes positive psychology research. We believe that leaders of thriving organizations want the same for themselves and their people, but they don’t always have an organizational ecosystem to support it. To learn more about our experience at the Summit and the amazing experts we had the privilege of hearing speak, click here.
As we move towards the end of the year and begin to prepare for 2018, we are excited to integrate these new ideas, tools, strategies and models into our work and partner with companies to design inspired ecosystems that drive sustainable performance.