Business and learning leaders alike expect great things from leaders-as-teachers (LAT) programs: Enhanced professional development opportunities for leaders who teach, deeper levels of engagement for employee learners, and support for an organizational culture that thrives on learning, to name just a few. Many organizations leverage their leaders as teachers. Unfortunately, most of those companies struggle to gain traction and truly profit from the time and effort leaders invest in teaching. High levels of effectiveness are only happening in about one in five organizations using the LAT approach.
In Leaders as Teachers, the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) partnered to identify and explore what high-performance organizations are doing to derive the greatest benefits from LAT programs. In addition, learning leaders from public, private, and non-profit sectors shared their real-world approaches and perspectives on the practices that produce results when organizations ask their leaders to serve as teachers.