Grow + Academy
create a plan that gets your business where it needs to be
preparing organizations to lead, manage, and excel through emotional intelligence
Sponsored by the Consulting Practice, The Grow + Academy works with organizations and their leaders to better understand their opportunities for growth and guide them in developing strategies to achieve their desired results. Grow + does this across three key areas of support:
Curated Conversations and Networking
Learning and Development
Curated Conversations is a series of Grow + events focused on networking and honing leadership skills. We host two quarterly conferences every year. We also hosts networking circles that focus on specific topics with Smithsons experts.
An online interactive library of best-practice including 2 specialized 2-week trainings; Navigating Leadership and Leading Diverse Teams. These can be used for individual skill-building or facilitated workshops led by Smithsons experts to help unlock team potential.
Mentorship and Sponsorship planning
A robust mentorship program where teams work side-by-side with company executives and decision makers from varying industries, to understand pain points, diagnose problems, design solutions, and kickstart transformations.
Through our training and strategic advisory sessions, Grow + helps organizations prepare and lead their teams to success
60% of new executives are unprepared
About 60% of executives say they were not prepared for the strategic challenges they faced upon being appointed to senior leadership roles. It’s no surprise, then, that 50%60% of executives fail within the first 18 months of being promoted or hired.1
10,000 Baby Boomers retire each day
On top of this, an average of 10,000 Baby Boomers are retiring each day2 and upand-coming high-potential employees—your future leaders—are liable to leave if not properly motivated, challenged, and recognized. Clearly, companies must work harder than ever to achieve and maintain a competitive talent edge.