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. To harness the ever-increasing influence of social media and the application economy, we launched a mobile app to support the participants throughout their program experience and invite them to share their insights via social platforms, both internally and externally. In 2018 the CA-branded hashtag #LeadatCA was launched to increase networking and promote CA’s “employer of choice” brand.
While employee engagement scores for the company as a whole and for LDP graduates remained consistent, our most recent Employee Opinion Survey results indicate that LDP participants and alumni score higher than employees who have not participated in the program, in several areas: valuing multiple perspectives, motivation to go beyond what is normally expected to help CA be successful, being proud to work at CA, and decision-making involvement.