The AEP Programs

 

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THE AEP EXPERIENCES

Since 2009, executives from a diverse array of companies and sectors have experienced and benefited from AEP. There are three unique programs to help executives and high potentials develop a greater sense of presence and communication skills.

Enrolment in each AEP Experience is limited to a small number of participants to ensure deep learning and reflection and to allow for meaningful coaching from the facilitators and peers. The programs are conducted multiple times per year, in both Sydney & Auckland, at close yet secluded venues ideally suited to personal development and reflection.

A unique learning environment is created where participants are encouraged to be vulnerable with each other, alternating between various roles (actor, assessor, coach, learning partners). Participants are encouraged to challenge themselves and broaden their thinking, receiving in the process direct and personal feedback from highly capable and experienced facilitators.

There is extensive use of role playing, video-taping, and continuous feedback, with ample periods of time devoted to personal reflection.

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HIGH POTENTIAL PROGRAM

The AEP High Potential Program is the beginning of the AEP journey.

Over a 3.5 Day ‘Live-in’ experience, the AEP High Potential Program has been designed for up to ten high potential participants to rapidly develop their Executive Presence. Through our research and experience of working with senior leaders on their executive presence, we’ve identified the six critical Dimensions that need to come together to create effective executive presence in emerging, high potential executives.

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THE SIX DIMENSIONS OF EXECUTIVE PRESENCE

The Six Dimensions of Executive Presence are presented, discussed, learnt and developed throughout the AEP High Potential Program. It begins by building an awareness and insight into Three Intrapersonal Dimensions:

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THE AEP HIGH POTENTIAL EXPERIENCE

We’ve designed an intensive, challenging and unique experience to help younger, high-potential executives transform their executive presence using our proven action learning model. A unique learning environment is created where participants are encouraged to be vulnerable with each other, alternating between various roles (actor, assessor, coach, learning partners). Participants are encouraged to challenge themselves and broaden their thinking, receiving in the process direct and personal feedback from highly capable and experienced facilitators. Each publicly enrolled program will be limited to ten people.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The AEP High Potential Program is designed for 28-35 year old high potential executives who are seeking to deepen their self awareness and looking for strategies and tools to improve their Executive Presence and leadership effectiveness

in general. Creating awareness of one’s thoughts, self image and persona at this early age and stage can be a powerful platform for further executive success and personal fulfilment.

PRE WORK

Pre-work will consist of participants completing the AEP High Potential 360 feedback survey and some pre-reading. Participants will also be required to bring actual presentations and real world issues to work on through in coaching sessions during the program.

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SENIOR LEADER PROGRAM

The AEP Senior Leader Program is designed for senior leaders who are in roles of significant influence and who want a unique learning experience that enables them to understand and apply the dimensions of executive presence. What differentiates AEP from other leadership programs is a concentrated focus on the essence of executive presence – the confluence of four intrapersonal and four interpersonal dimensions that enable senior leaders to magnify the impact of their influence toward successful outcomes.

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THE AEP SENIOR LEADER EXPERIENCE

Enrolment in each AEP Senior Leader experience is limited to eight (8) executives, capped at this number to ensure deep learning and reflection and to allow for meaningful coaching from the lead facilitators, adjunct coaches and peers.

The Eight Dimensions of Executive Presence are presented, discussed, learnt and developed throughout the AEP Senior Leader Program. It begins by building an awareness and insight into Four Intrapersonal Dimensions:

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Across five intensive days, a unique learning environment is created where participants are encouraged to be vulnerable with each other, alternating between various roles (actor, assessor, coach, learning partners). Participants are encouraged to challenge themselves and broaden their thinking, receiving in the process direct and personal feedback from highly capable and experienced facilitators. There is extensive use of role playing, video-taping, continuous feedback, with ample periods of time devoted to personal reflection. Our adjunct faculty includes an expert on ethics, an acting director, an image consultant, a physician who specialises in executive wellness and a fitness coach.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The AEP Senior Leader Program is designed for executives who are in roles of significant influence, typically those with at least 10-12 years of management experience (ideally 35 years or older). Ideally, participants are able to get 360 feedback from a pool of direct reports, peers, a manager and any other stakeholders who can provide feedback on their leadership effectiveness as measured by our dimensions
of executive presence.

PRE WORK

Pre-work will consist of participants and designated raters completing a career inventory, the AEP Senior Leader 360 feedback survey which focuses on the eight dimensions of our AEP model, as well as a few other requirements related to presentations and scenarios that will be covered during the program.

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AUTHENTIC STORYTELLING

The AEP Authentic Storytelling program is designed for leaders at any level who are seeking to develop their storytelling skills in an authentic fashion.

The Authentic Storytelling program focuses on building communication skills to better engage and influence people. This could take the form of giving presentations to groups, engaging one-on-one and also by hosting larger events. In each of these mediums are opportunities to embed authentic stories to become the touch-points that engage people and inspire them to react in the right way. ‘Storytelling’ is a great word, but there is a negative risk (stories may not always be completely true). ‘Authentic’ counter-balances this risk by setting a clear standard for any stories, and aligns with the communication models from the other AEP Programs.

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THE AEP AUTHENTIC STORYTELLING EXPERIENCE

The program is designed to enable participants to influence in groups and one-on-one with greater impact. We use authentic story telling as the touchstone to develop these skills, dawing on the power of stories to create and deliver more compelling communications. The content that’s covered to enable this to happen includes:

  • BEING COMMUNICATIVE
    The fundamental science of communicating well, such as first impressions, learning to listen and maintaining an audience’s interest.
  • STARTING WITH YOU
    Your body and its impact, centering yourself, the impact of your voice, breaking, pitch rhythm and variation, getting your mindset right.

  • GETTING YOUR STORY RIGHT
    Audience appreciation, content, structure, messaging and pathways
  • PRESENTATION STRUCTURE
    Winning templates to develop stories, the role of your visuals and leave-behinds and the magic of rehearsal to create your sense of drama
  • IMPROVISATION
    Learning and practicing key improvisational skills to equip you to deal with any on-the-spot situations

The workshop will be facilitated by one of the AEP program founders and one of the experienced and highly capable performing arts coaches who work across the AEP suite of programs. The workshop is practical and hands-on, with each participant physically engaged in a number of presentations and storytelling scenarios throughout the day to practice and experience the learning

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The workshop can be attended by any level of executive, assuming that they are in a role where they give presentations and are seeking to become a more inspiring and engaging communicator.

PRE WORK

Each attendee will be required to prepare and bring an actual presentation or story scenario from their world of work to practice and develop in the workshop.