The Challenge: Cofounders Bud Johnson and John F. Graham formed Accelerated Professionals in 2010 to serve young professionals who need to be on the fast track to upper management. Today’s fast paced business world can’t wait for slow cooked leadership. HR professionals are reporting a serious lack of degreed professionals in the approximate age range of 30 – 50. The numbers are strong under 30 and over 50. But as those in their 50’s continue to edge toward retirement and those in their 20’s enter their 30’s, the pressure is increasing for these young professionals to be “the replacement leaders,” about 10 years faster than in the recent past. Combine this with the high-speed communications of social media that is only getting faster with the speed of product development, and you have a dynamic fast paced demanding environment.
Young managers will be forced to present on-line, on camera and standing up front. The leaders of tomorrow will be the master communicators of tomorrow. These young leaders will also have to learn the language of the executive suite. This same executive language is taught in MBA programs, yet we have refined it down to the imperative elements and included the essentials here in the Accelerated Professionals program.
Now the good news: As these young professionals today are forced to mature in management much sooner, they will bring with them the refined social media skills. Social media will also soon evolve to where it can serve as a great training and management tool.
The young professionals of today are a bright crop of brilliant minds who have grown up with challenge and diversity. They are hungry for the cutting edge business opportunities. The Accelerated Professionals program can set eager young professionals on a course to enter the roles of upper management 10 years ahead of schedule.
Leadership is not taught; leadership is developed.
It starts right here.
Who should attend and why….
This course is designed for young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s who want to be the leaders of tomorrow. This course is designed so you can learn the language of the executive suite, including the essentials of communications and sales. You will also move from “wow, I am nervous,” to being capable of presenting on your feet.
As a result of the course, you will become a valuable contributor to upper management much sooner. You will learn techniques to keep nervousness to an absolute minimum allowing the real message to flow to your audience. We are not trying to make you a perfect presenter or a master of theater. This process will let the real ‘you’ shine though, so you can sound good and feel good about it.
The Accelerated Professionals course is designed to make you “Business Savvy – Presentation Ready.”