Career Acceleration Academy: Online Training

Career Acceleration Academy: Online Training 2017-08-23T00:33:55+00:00

If you’re looking for tools to help you reach your professional goals and move to the next level of success, The Career Acceleration Series from Sara Canaday is the hands-on, integrate-your-insight-for-results program to get you there.

Guiding you through a highly focused process to clarify, amplify and align your personal brand, The Career Acceleration Series incorporates virtual training, tailored evaluation tools and customized action plans to enhance the impact of the tangible and intangible skills you use in the workplace every day.

While you might typically think about “intangible skills and personal branding” as a soft, somewhat-vague concept, this program will shift that notion and turn it completely upside down. The Career Acceleration Series uses a strategic, quantifiable approach that helps you translate your personal brand and its nuanced and intangible attributes, into powerful momentum for greater professional success.

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Career Acceleration Academy With Brand 360 Survey

Academy & Brand 360 Survey with 1 Hour of Personal Coaching

The Career Acceleration Academy Includes:

  • An orientation and four training sessions that guide participants through Sara’s proven personal branding process
  • One, private 60-minute coaching session with Sara (optional)
  • The proprietary Brand 360 Survey to gather valuable feedback from select colleagues of your choice
  • Step-by-step guidance to help participants gain a clear understanding of the detailed results from their assessments and surveys, including a gap analysis chart created specifically for their personal brands
  • Identification of key areas that provide the most leverage for accelerating participants’ careers, based on the perceptions of their strengths and opportunities for improvement
  • Targeted exercises for gaining real-world clarity on a personal value proposition, including brand differentiators and brand framework
  • Customized strategies that form the basis of a personal action plan, propelling participants toward closing the gaps between their current and ideal brands
  • Recommendations to help participants achieve optimal positioning for their personal brands
  • Answers to any questions about personal branding, messaging and positioning
  • Additional resources to help further elevate participants personal brands so that they get raised, praised and promoted
Session One:

Professional Brand Awareness: Your New Competitive Advantage

  • Examine the brand components that impact your career success
  • Understand the professional brand anchors that most accelerate or derail a leader’s career
Session Two:

You—According to You vs. You—According to Them

  • Identify your ideal brand attributes and differentiators
  • Assess your impact using the brand survey results
  • Discover your brand gaps as depicted in the gap analysis graph
Session Three:

Strategies for Closing the Gaps on Your Brand Disconnects

  • Learn gap-closing strategies related to each of the three brand anchors
  • Develop a personalized action plan to close the gap between your ideal and your actual brand
Session Four:

How to Communicate Your Value

  • Craft and refine your personal value proposition
  • Explore specific strategies to fulfill your value proposition
Session Five:

Taking the New You into Your Work and Life

  • Effectively communicate, align, and broadcast your professional brand to the right audience
  • Sustain your brand for maximum impact

The Career Acceleration program includes an orientation, four training sessions, two LIVE community calls, a graduation segment, and an optional, individual coaching session with Instructor Sara Canaday. Each training session (or module) includes a video lesson and targeted exercises. Between sessions, you’ll have some homework assignments, plus opportunities to interact with the instructor and ask questions during the LIVE community calls. Attendees will also use the results from a Brand Self-Assessment and a Brand 360 Survey to develop their personalized strategies and action plans.

When you register for the course, you will receive an email with your personal log-in credentials for the Career Acceleration Academy. Once you access the site, you will find complete instructions, video lessons, handouts and exercises (downloadable PDFs), additional tools, and dates/times for your LIVE community calls with Sara Canaday. You’ll have a list of Action Steps to guide you through the course, as well as a Progression Checklist to mark off as you complete each item. Once you have checked off all of the items in one training session module, the next module will become available.

The entire course was designed to be completed over an eight-week period, but you can always work at your own pace.  We understand busy schedules! You will have access to the materials for six months. The optional, one-on-one coaching session with Sara can be scheduled to occur within two months of completing the final module.

“I had the opportunity to hear Sara speak at the MBA Women International Leadership Conference last year. I truly identified with her presentation. I realized if I wanted to advance to the next level, I would have to take a hard look at myself to determine my blind spots. Shortly after, the option to enroll in the Career Acceleration Academy arose and I seized the opportunity. Through her course, I have dramatically increased my leadership presence, identified my strengths and have acquired the tools to close the professional blind spots. In addition, I learned to practice more perspective-taking, think more global in scale and have written concrete career and development goals. Given the chance again, I would absolutely enroll in this course! It is a wonderful program for both personal and professional development.”
Kristi Duvall, Sales Manager, The BoxMaker
“Sara’s Career Acceleration program is perfect for anyone desiring to clearly and succinctly define their competitive advantage. Her program is thorough and easy to follow, enabling you to work through the process in a short time. It provides insight that can help you position yourself for a promotion in your current role or if you are looking to advance externally.”
Elizabeth Pires, Director, Global eCommerce