I. COACHING AND FEEDBACK

LEAP™ aims to Increase participants' self-awareness through behavioral profile evaluation. Through group discussions with peer groups, as well as various professional networking opportunities, LEAP™ provides participants with an empowering environment that fosters skill-building and career growth.

II. FORMAL TRAINING

LEAP™ participants will learn primarily from videos on a variety of topics. These weekly videos will target areas the participants are interested in or need help with, and will feature experts in their respective professional fields. Participants will also be given readings associated with each video and asked to engage group discussions with their team (LEAP™ Pod). There will be several opportunities to meet with speakers at some point in the program.

Participants will also have professional headshots taken as part of the program.

III. PROJECT ASSIGNMENT

Action learning is a powerful organizational tool where a diversified group of members solves a complex problem. While seeking innovation solutions, the group simultaneously develops their leadership and team skills. Working in a team environment, participants will be assigned a business challenge which they will be tasked with addressing and solving over a 4-6 month period.

Program participants will be assigned to a team of 6. LEAP™ Pods will be overseen by an experienced IIBN member as well as a project sponsor.

Projects have been solicited from NY-based Irish non-profit agencies (New York Irish Center and Emerald Isle Immigration Center) and meet the following criteria:

  • Benefit the broader Irish-American community

  • Benefits those underserviced in the Irish diaspora

  • Drive economic value


PROGRAM DURATION

LEAP™ lasts about 4-6 months. All participants will be expected to commit to the duration of the program and expected time commitment is 2-4 hours weekly.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Potential participants can apply online and will be screened by a subcommittee of the IIBN. We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis. The deadline for applications is April 30.