WICT Midwest is excited to announce the return of the Premier Management Development Series in 2020!  Focusing on the Touchstones of Leadership, this program prepares participants for their next level of responsibility, taking them on a 5-month comprehensive journey of self-awareness, benchmarking, and application of knowledge…all in a virtual environment.


Program Overview

This year, to get the most out of the virtual training, there will be multiple concurrent cohorts to accommodate smaller class sizes.  Participants will engage in a series of ten sessions, supported by ten peer-to-peer coaching meetings over five months.  Cohorts will meet virtually every 2 weeks.  Each cohort is made up of 3 peer-to-peer coaching groups or PODS.  PODS of 4 meet independently outside of the main sessions with specific objectives to support one another’s development.


Program Details

This series explores what it takes to be an effective leader and develop the skills required to lead teams.  The program supports participants’ development through peer-to-peer coaching groups and the application of leadership skills and knowledge.

Hilary Pawsey and Todd Heskett, Managing Partners from Watermarq Consulting LLC, will facilitate the program drawing on their experiences in leadership development, people strategy, diversity and inclusion, and team performance. They will also customize the program to meet the specific needs of the participants to be reflective of their level of leadership experience.  Personalysis and 360 reviews are foundations to the program.

Through this program participants will benefit from:

 Learning directly from global corporate leaders with leadership and consulting experience across multiple countries and industries.

 Individual coaching sessions to help apply what is learned.

 Expanding self-awareness through assessments covering leadership and communication.

 Peer-to-peer coaching groups supporting continued development and application of core material.

 Honing in on great leadership skills while working on real issues in their organization.

 Networking with peers and sharing best practices, accelerating their own development.

 Optimizing their individual performance and organizational impact, while achieving new levels of confidence and success.

 Interactive Mentorship


2020 Session Dates & Application Process

Date              Session Topics

June 11         Self-Awareness

June 25         Virtual Meetings

July 9             Leading in a Virtual Environment

July 23           Brand

August 20     Teams & 360; Prioritization and Time Management

Sept 10         Prioritization and Time Management

Sept 24         Communicating to Influence

Oct 15           Career Maps; Don’t do it alone, create a village

Oct 27           Don’t do it alone, create a village

Nov 10          Graduation


The program is open to WICT Midwest members who hold a position of supervisor or manager. Managing direct reports is not a requirement, but applicants should be in a role to influence others, and be open to applying these skills within the program. In order to gain the maximum benefit from the program, participants must make a commitment to attend each session.

Additionally, applicants must have manager approval to participate in the program, and the application must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from your manager. The cost of the program is $1100, not including travel and related expenses.

Applications will be accepted between May 6th and May 29th for consideration into the 2020 program.

Announcement of applicants accepted to the 2020 PMDS Program will be made on June 3, 2020.

Contact WICT Midwest with questions