Wild Leadership Program

Leadership Lessons from the Wild

A New Approach to Leadership Development

Are you ready to explore themes around business sustainability, teamwork and collaboration, and long-term thriving? The Wild Leadership Program focuses on leadership insights that humans may learn from the wild. These engaging training sessions focus on team development, skills development, and professional development for learners around the globe.

Learning Outcomes and Behaviors OF THE PROGRAM

Wild Leadership is a leadership training and leader development for managers and decision-makers navigating change and creating building sustainability. The Wild Leadership Program is designed to empower learners to lead their organizations and excel in the future of work. Each session has specific learning objectives and behaviors based on leadership insights that we may learn from the wildlife on this earth. 

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Program Overview

Dr. Sarah Skidmore has always loved the outdoors. She explored the question, ‘What leadership lessons can we learn from the wild?’ during her doctoral studies and revisited the concept during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. In 2021, Dr. Sarah merged her passions for leadership and the outdoors and started her Wild Leadership Series. Upon client requests, she developed Wild Leadership into a training program launched in 2022. We invite you to embark on the Wild Leadership journey with Dr. Sarah Skidmore.

Florida Wildlife Track

Leadership topics in this track are centered around insights we learn from the Florida Wildlife – including dolphins, manatees, and more.

Canadian Rockies Track

Leadership topics in this track are centered around insights we learn from the animals in the Canadian Rockies – including bears, moose, and more.

Learn from Polar Bears, Cheetahs, Manatees and More

Interactive Program Format

Our interactive programs are designed to maximum virtual participation, allow for multi-locational collaboration within the learning process, and provide access to training created by Leadership Doctors.

Interactive Format Includes

  • 100% Virtual Program
  • 10-Month Learning Journey 
  • Live Online Trainings Designed by a Leadership Doctor
  • Interactive Peer-Share Sessions
  • Confidential One-to-One Coaching
  • Small Cohort Sizes
  • Digital Certificate of Competition upon Graduation

Recommended Program Schedule

Track Schedule

Month 1

  • Group Live Virtual Training (2 Hours)

Month 2

  • One-to-One Coaching Sessions (30 Minutes)
  • Group Peer Share Session (60 Minutes)

Month 3

  • One-to-One Coaching Sessions (30 Minutes)

Month 4

  • Group Live Virtual Training (2 Hours)
  • One-to-One Coaching Sessions (30 Minutes)

Month 5

  • One-to-One Coaching Sessions (30 Minutes)
  • Group Peer Share Session (60 Minutes)

Month 6 

  • Summer Break

Month 7

  • Summer Break

Month 8

  • Group Live Virtual Training (2 Hours)

Month 9

  • One-to-One Coaching Sessions (30 Minutes)
  • Group Peer Share Session (60 Minutes)

Month 10 

  • Group Live Virtual Training (2 Hours)
  • One-to-One Coaching Sessions (30 Minutes)

Month 11

  • Group Peer Share Session (60 Minutes)
  • One-to-One Coaching Sessions (30 Minutes)

Month 12

  • One-to-One Coaching Sessions (30 Minutes)

Our Approach to Training

By integrating leadership theory, practical resources, and real-world insights – our learning experiences are designed to next-level leaders, teams and businesses. We incorporate four specific learning components into our sessions to spark powerful conversations and real-world impact for our learners.

  • Leaners engage information, theories, and materials relevant to the session’s identified learning objectives and learning behaviors. 
  • Learners discover points of application for themselves, their teams, and their organization from uncovered insights. 
  • Learners reflect on ways to apply information to their context, career, and future.
  • Learners integrate findings into their work, team, and organization to strengthen their contexts. 

Invest in your Business Leadership Today

The investment for either track of this program depends on the number of cohorts and participants. Businesses should be prepared to invest $20,000 – 25,000 annually as a base price for a track.

Invest in Unique Leadership Training for Your Team

Have you considered the impact that stronger leaders may have on your organizations? Strong leaders are engaged and encourage employee engagement across the teams and groups they lead. Clifton & Harter share powerful research regarding engaged teams in It’s the Manager (2019).

  • 41% lower absenteeism
  • 70% fewer safety incidences
  • 40% fewer quality defects
  • 10% higher customer rating
  • 17% higher productivity
  • 20% higher sales
  • 21% higher profitability 

Are you interested in bringing a leadership adventure to your organization? Have participants learn leadership insights from polar bears, cheetahs, manatees, and other species! The Wild Leadership training series includes leadership insights, leader reflection, organizational practices, and real-world tools so that your team excels in the leadership adventure.

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