leadership development program

An Experiential Leadership Development Program

What is Level X?

  • Level X is an experiential leadership development program that uses design thinking for organizational development
  • Level X actively engages participants in the hands-on design and build of a custom electric vehicle
  • Level X uses the concept of velocity and metaphors found in vehicle dynamics (power, conflict, steering, traction, support, etc.) to prompt leadership discussions and activities
  • Level X features purposeful team-building activities and discussions that illuminate leadership challenges, provoke inquisitive, human-centered solutions, and produce outcomes-based results

Level X is a pseudo-acronym for Leadership Velocity Experience (LEadership VELocity eXperience).

Why Level X?

Leadership development is a critical issue facing organizations today. Level X is a way for emerging and experienced leaders to utilize design thinking to work through leadership challenges in an immersive, peer-to-peer environment.

Why Design Thinking?

  • Design thinking has been successful in solving “wicked” problems across a wide variety of industries, cultures, and markets.
  • Design thinking has been successfully implemented by Fortune 100 companies and organizations of all sizes to solve challenges ranging from product design to global human crises.

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Learning Objectives

  • Participants will: Learn how the concept of velocity and metaphors related to vehicle dynamics can help frame and address leadership challenges
  • Collaborate to build a tangible representation (the car) of their organization and culture
  • Use design thinking to uncover leadership issues within their organization — not just the symptoms of those problems
  • Learn how to creatively work through iterative processes to design solutions for leadership challenges
  • Practice empathy in discussions regarding specific leadership issues Learn how to apply Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT) as one model for problem solving
  • Create an actionable design brief and road map for implementation, complete with timelines

Success Benchmarks

  • Specific client outcomes are unique to each organization.
  • Success benchmarks will be identified as part of the Level X program with outcomes defined in the design brief.
  • Participants will be held accountable for implementation by program peers as well as the Level X facilitator and/or coach(es)
  • Level X facilitator and/or coach(es) will follow-up with participants to measure progress. Standard follow up intervals are 1, 3, and 12 weeks after program date and can be modified as necessary

Watch the overview video for Level X – The Leadership Velocity Experience: