The LEAP Pilot class began in February 2010 and rand through May 2011. This flagship class included about 40 participants with about half from OAR Headquarters, half from labs and program, plus a few individuals from other NOAA line offices.
LEAP is facilitated by organizational development expert, Dr. Walt Childress, with presentations and other activites led by other experts, including program participants.
Participants were divided into Peer Advancement Coaching Teams (PACTs), each working on on-year projects to better OAR and NOAA. Topics included the OAR transition; connectivity between HQ and the field; succeeding in an inter-generational work environment; the well being of OAR employees (two projects: one on health, finances, etc, and one on telework, rewards, etc.); and development of the LEAP pilot program.
The Leadership Effectiveness and Advancement Program (LEAP) has inspired many of its participants. One such person is Walt Schalk of ARL. Watch his video to discover some of the life-changing lessons he learned as he took the journey in LEAP.
Watch Steve Mayle as he reveals the value that the Leadership Effectiveness and Advancement Program (LEAP) has provided to him in terms of personal growth, leadership development, and building connections that have enhanced his career and his life.