Presented by Eleven CanterburyETA Series Sessions
Making the Transition: An Introduction to Building Your Next Chapter
This 2.5-hour Executive Transition Accelerator session will expand your horizons, ushering in the opportunity to do something new and exciting in a different environment. Your skilled facilitators bring years of experience at the top of the corporate ladder to help you begin your new direction in life. Here’s a chance to pursue rewarding work that offers you:
- Greater flexibility
- Improved work-life balance
- Opportunities for personal growth
This is a goal-setting session that will provide you with a solid understanding of the skills you need to meet challenges, overcome barriers, and discover your passion and personal brand. At the same time, you will be expanding your private and professional networks. Along with other members of your ETA cohort, you will begin to build a system of support and collaboration with executive leaders on a similar journey.
Personal Branding and Digital Presence. And Yes, You Definitely Need Both
Following a successful corporate career, developing a personal brand is a must. Your previous position securely defined you; shouldn’t it continue to do so? The short answer is no, it shouldn’t, and it won’t! Whether your interests lie in building a board portfolio, taking on interim leadership positions, becoming an expert witness, or pursuing any other type of opportunity, a well-defined and embraced personal brand will have more impact than words on a resume.
An industry expert will guide you through this area of personal development helping you define your personal brand both on and offline, devise your value proposition and talking points, and understand your target audience. Shifting social norms and moving in-person interactions online is not always easy and many of us have yet to master the art of creating a professional online presence. You will learn how to up your digital game and avoid embarrassing moments, along with best practices for speaking on panels and doing press interviews, especially in the virtual world.
Working with Private Equity and Venture Capital
The world of Private Equity (PE) offers numerous positions where executives can use their experience as a foundation to add value. Some opportunities may be directly with the PE firm, such as assisting with acquisition due diligence. Within a PE firm’s portfolio of companies, there are also exciting opportunities to fill full-time and interim C-suite and Board Director positions.
Facilitated by a person who has navigated this journey, this session will cover the Private Equity business model, the roles available within PE firms and their portfolio companies, the compensation scheme, and how to pursue opportunities. You’ll learn essential considerations to keep in mind when pursuing a PE position.
“The Executive Transition Accelerator program was extremely worthwhile and informative. Most of us spend our adult lives working and pursuing our careers. We rarely think about what we want to do after our career when we still have much to offer and want to apply our knowledge and skills to something meaningful and rewarding. Through a distinguished panel of subject matter experts, the program provided insights, information, and resources in areas I had not considered, like becoming a board director, a consultant in private equity, and an executive coach. ETA gave me the information needed to apply a lifetime of knowledge and skills to successfully enter the private sector through concrete examples.”
President, LaMagna and Associates
Former Director of Global Anti-counterfeiting Investigations, Microsoft
Building a Successful Board Portfolio
Your facilitator will help you navigate both the corporate and board sides of the equation. As well as updating you on key issues like DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) and ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance), there are many other specific areas of expertise you need to know like cybersecurity, employee health and retention, and the post-pandemic world of leading a hybrid workforce. The session is facilitated by someone who has successfully navigated the challenges of pursuing and highlighting the route to securing board positions – from researching and crafting a targeted value proposition to tips on writing a board CV and interviewing for a position.