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2016 Robin S. Holdren Company Name: Dimension Data Program Name: Leadership Development Program Program Director: Robin S. Holdren Address: Dimension Data Learning and Development Director 4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200 Raleigh, NC   27607 Email: robin.holdren@dimensiondata.com Visit: www.dimensiondata.com Leadership Excellence Rank Best Use of a Learning Management System 1 A Dynamic Forum for Leaders Our editorial team interviewed Robin S. Holdren from Dimension Data at the Leadership Excellence Awards this past February. Here are some excerpts from the exclusive interview. What is the overall objective of your program? Provides participants with a common framework for thinking about the role of leadership and the impact to Dimension Data Americas. This two-week immersion program provides a dynamic forum to share knowledge, discussions and practical application exercises that help bridge the Dimension Data Americas strategy with the role, tools, and philosophy of an effective leader.    Areas of Program Focus Include: • Change Management • Developing Listening Leadership • Situational Leadership – adapting your leadership style • Strategic Leadership • Leaders of Learning • Conflict Management • Understanding Emotional Intelligence • Working in Teams leading & virtual • Adaptive Leadership • Final Business Projects and Presentations • Personal Accountability Commitment Today PACT   Who do you impact with your program? People Manager or High Potential considered for a Manager position What are the lessons you’ve learned this year from facilitating your program? Technology can be your friend. The use of a virtual classroom for follow-up and ongoing learning is extremely valuable to the employee’s growth and the success of the program. This elevates our leaders to embrace the value of a learning culture/ organization, leading to a stronger bench strength and succession pipeline. In addition, this is reducing travel costs and time away from the office. 1. Stay current. The value of life-long learning through the use of scholar articles, books, TED Talks, etc solidifies the credibility of the program and demonstrates our learning progresses with current trends/events. 2. Balance diversity. In our industry it is absolutely critical for our program to have a balance of gender. With stats averaging men outnumbering the women and more women leaving the IT industry, it’s imperative for our company to put forth #AWorldInspired LEAD2016 35 Video


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