What is the L.E.A.D. Program?
The L.E.A.D (Leadership Excellence Accelerated Development) Program is a professional development program at Calvetti Ferguson.
We specifically identify individuals who have consistently shown excellence and drive in multiple facets of their role. Their positive GROWTH behaviors and high performance exemplify CF’s vision. With time and targeted training, these skills present a path to partnership.
How does one apply?
The partners in charge, through performance review and discussion, identify potential Calvetti Ferguson LEADers. These are not just ‘rock stars’ that can churn out work, but also high potential senior associates and above that have exemplary skills in multiple areas (i.e., technical proficiency, administration and budgeting, developing others, and business development skills).
These potential LEADers will be asked to submit a one-page application essay discussing the reasons why they desire to become a partner at Calvetti Ferguson and why they believe they are prepared for advanced training in this program.
What courses will be taught in the program?
There are a variety of development opportunities throughout the program. LEADers learn a day in the life of a partner by taking part in partner shadowing opportunities in various real-life experiences. Other areas of training may include branding and social media, firm management, soft skills, networking and business development, and more.
The LEADers will be expected to complete each development topic according to their current level in the firm. To participate in this program, employees must be in good standing with the firm and maintain a high level of performance.