Leadership Development Program
CA employees are thinkers, makers and disrupters who help us develop amazing products. We’ve developed our Leadership Development Program (LDP) for them, to ensure a pipeline of highly capable leaders at all levels of our company. Target participants include mid-level managers and individual contributors who want to enhance their leadership capabilities and build skills for the future. Participants increase their self-awareness, reflect on and challenge their current ways of thinking, experience new ways of working that can optimize their chances of success, and learn from both senior leaders and others within the program.
Participants engage in learning opportunities to help them make business decisions regarding strategy and key performance indicators, and to practice leadership skills in decision-making, collaboration and risk-taking. The program consists of two three-day, in-person sessions, augmented by live facilitated webcasts, readings, team and individual assignments, and a business simulation. We launched a mobile app in 2015 to organize content and engage learners. Adoption has reached 98 percent and continues to climb.
While employee engagement scores for the company as a whole and for LDP graduates are consistent, our Employee Opinion Survey indicates that LDP participants and alumni score higher in management and leadership effectiveness, culture, and talent management year over year. LDP participants and alumni also score higher in job satisfaction and engagement, and respond more favorably to development and growth opportunities, and resources and support, compared with employees who have not participated in the program.