Adams Speaks at National Executive Education Conference

Melanie Adams headshot

The Belmont Center for Executive Education Executive Director Melanie Adams participated in a panel discussion on the topic of “Utilizing Coaching in Leadership Development” at the 43rd annual Conference on Management and Executive Development on November 18.

Adams along with Ray Luther, executive director of the Partnership for Coaching Excellence and Personal Leadership at Indiana University, and Deb Kennedy, a leadership coach for Strategic Directions Coaching, discussed the different aspects of utilizing executive coaching for individuals within high potential employee programs and the value of individual coaching engagements for leaders.

Adams spoke to conference attendees about the Center for Executive Education’s executive coaching approach, including information about client needs assessments, developing coaching partners, engagement structures and the coordinated communication plans for clients, CEE Executive Coaches and Program Managers. Adams provided the group with best practices and examples of recent CEE programming that included leadership development cohort experiences for client companies that incorporated either team or individual coaching to support the development of targeted skills and competencies.

The Conference on Management and Executive Development is an annual conference that brings together Executive Education leaders from colleges and universities to learn from each other and discuss relevant topics within the industry.

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