Mastering Expertship Program

Written by Alistair Gordon 07 Jun 2020

Mastering Expertship is our flagship professional growth program for top technical experts in a wide range of domain fields. Its been described by participants and their managers as the MBA for experts.

More than 1000 experts have attended this program.

How will my expert benefit from attending?

Read what experts have to say about Mastering Expertship.

This is NOT a typical training program. It is delivered in a collegiate, collaborative manner, with virtually no PowerPoints. The facilitator helps create an immersive learning experience for top technical talent. And participants love it. And their personal feedback is hugely positive.

The program is available in two styles:

  • Face-to-face, live workshop format. Some elements such as the coaching sessions and feedback sessions are virtual, but the central part of the program - the major workshop - is face-to-face. We call this Mastering Expertship Live.

  • Small virtual group coaching, fortnightly 2 hour sessions. This delivery style has become very popular in 2020. We call this Mastering Expertship pods.

Download the detailed prospectus.

We also run public programs in several regions of the world for individual participants, see here for locations and dates.

How do virtual small group coaching pods work?

A blended, adult, learning experience

Mastering Expertship is a complete learning experience, with many elements, that runs for between five and six months. During that time participants are allocated an accredited expertship coach who acts as both a navigator, trusted advisor, and sounding board for participants. Experts tells us they love working with a coach who understands what it is to be an expert.

It comprises:

  • A coaching engagement, where during the course of the program, the expert works with an expertship coach;

  • An expertship assessment, enabling the expert to get relevant and contextual feedback on how they are experienced as an expert; the use the Expertship360 tool; the coach provides feedback on a one-to-one basis;

  • Development of a Personal Growth Plan - describing the specific capabilities that the expert has decided to elevate, and strengths upon which they would like to build; built with help from their coach;

  • Workshops - for the ME Live this is a 4.5 day workshop; for ME Pods, it is 8 x 2-hours sessions, conducted virtually, once a fortnight; look at expertship topics here.

  • Manager connections - with their coach, the expert meets their manager twice to discuss the Personal Growth Plan, and the outcomes of the program;

  • Digital Learning - participants get access to the Expertship Learning Portal, which contains further learning assets and addition self-paced work; the participants’ managers get access to this portal as well;

  • Membership of the Alumni - a community of experts, post program, that enables the learning to continue.

The programs are designed to give experts every opportunity to learn in a supported and friendly environment.

Check out these six experts. They went on the program, and have since all excelled: here are their reflections. You can download the full guide below.

Download Six smart experts: How Expertship increased their influence, impact and value