Global Institute for Leadership Development

Partnership & Sponsorship

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Take Advantage of Unique Partnership Opportunities at Linkage’s Global Institute for Leadership Development ®

In today’s fast-paced and demanding world, it’s not enough just to advance leaders. Instead, we must deliberately focus on developing leaders who lead with purpose.

Take your place among the ranks of organizations rising to this challenge.

Linkage’s Global Institute for Leadership Development (GILD), a three-day immersive leadership development experience designed to empower Purposeful Leaders, offers unique partnership opportunities for organizations looking to be recognized for excellence in leadership development.

Who Attends GILD?

  1. 20+ countries represented
  2. 64% lead other managers or supervisors
  3. 17% lead individual contributors
  4. 14% lead the entire organization or enterprise
  5. 4% lead complex projects, programs & processes
  6. 200 indirect reports on average

Why Partner with Linkage?

All partner organizations are afforded the opportunity to send 10 leaders to the GILD on October 5-7, 2020, in Palm Desert, California. These leaders can be from multiple business units and levels of your organization.

From building awareness for your organization as a great place to work, to special on-site perks throughout the Institute, there are lots of reasons to consider a GILD partnership:

Enhance the Institute learning experience for YOUR LEADERS

Customized “GILD Orientation” Webinar

Experience a special introductory webinar customized to your organization and personalized for your leaders. Gain insight into what to expect from the GILD experience, as well as tips on how to best prepare for GILD. We request 4–6 weeks’ notice to ensure calendar availability.

Pre-GILD Preparation Call

Connect with members of the Linkage team, your Learning Team leader, and/or Linkage faculty to review relevant organizational context, develop goals for your team’s on-site experience, and craft a strategy for on-site success.

Private Q&A with Keynote Speaker

Enhance your leader’s experience at GILD by giving them direct access to one of the exceptional thought leaders we will hear from on the main stage. During GILD, your team will sit down for an in-person 30-minute Q&A with a GILD keynote speaker, giving your leaders the opportunity to receive advice specifically related to their team and organization. Speaker assignments based on availability.

Enhanced Assessment Reporting & Insight

GILD partner organizations enjoy enhanced reporting, including a copy of your team’s aggregate assessment data, which include insights on your cohort’s relative strengths and weaknesses. Meet with an expert Linkage consultant after GILD for a one-on-one debriefing of this assessment reporting, including the creation of a go-forward plan for your leaders.

Customized Learning Team Experience

Further customize the experience for your leaders by having a member of your organization serve as your cohort’s Learning Team Leader. Our Learning Team Leaders receive specialized training to equip them with the content and skills needed to facilitate this unique experience for your teams while on-site at GILD.

Add YOUR VOICE to the conversation

Join Linkage’s Purposeful Leadership® Client Advisory Board

As a GILD partner, your organization is allotted two seats on this prestigious board for one calendar year, allowing you to engage with other leading organizations on leadership development best practices. During four quarterly meetings, including two in-person sessions, you will get continued access to Linkage’s latest research and enjoy offerings available only to Linkage board members.

Special Board Programming at GILD

Join members of the advisory board at a special dinner during GILD. This dinner is the perfect opportunity to connect with other leading organizations as well as a number of the keynote speakers and faculty members.
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Linkage’s Purposeful Leadership® Client Advisory Board

Join senior-level human resources and business leaders in a continuous, guided dialogue about best practices in the world of leadership development. This select group of partners and clients serves as an advisory board for the Purposeful Leadership® practice at Linkage, offering business leaders a unique opportunity to directly inform and impact the development of research-based solutions.

Benefits of serving on the board include:

  • Offer feedback on and participate in offerings and solutions before they are available to the broader marketplace
  • Consult with the Linkage team on GILD and other offerings under the Purposeful Leadership® model
  • Gain exposure to a variety of thought leaders
  • Exchange ideas to create scalable and evidence-driven solutions to the challenges facing leaders today
  • Network with peers with whom you may not otherwise connect

Build awareness for YOUR ORGANIZATION

Spotlight in Brochure & Marketing Materials

Your organization’s logo will be prominently displayed on our website and in our GILD brochure and marketing materials.

Linkage Leadership Insights Blog

Contribute articles, content, and more to the Linkage Leadership Insights blog on a quarterly basis leading up to the Institute and through the end of the calendar year. The Linkage Leadership Insights blog has a readership of more than 50,000 and is a go-to resource for leaders. All contributions subject to Linkage publication requirements and deadlines.

Appear in GILD App & On-Site Signage

Your organization’s logo will be featured on the GILD app, which is downloaded by all GILD attendees, as well as on signage used throughout the main hallway and conference space at GILD.

GILD Partnership

US $75,000

Want to learn how a GILD partnership can be a meaningful addition to your leadership development initiatives?

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