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Top organizations continue to identify a lean leadership bench as one of their most significant concerns. This has prompted research indicating that high-performance organizations are more likely to invest in experiential learning opportunities to accelerate employee readiness (Association for Talent Development, 2016). As a result, Cox Enterprises developed FORGE, an on-the-job experience that broadens the exposure of high-potential employees across businesses and functional areas and prepares them for future leadership. This session will share the program's journey from ideation to execution, discuss mitigation strategies for challenges common among rotational based programs, and provide insight on how the program accelerates “leader-ready” talent at Cox. You will learn how to:
· Broaden the the exposure and experiences of high-potential employees, while also closing
skills gaps on your leadership bench.
· Increase internal career mobility across your organization.