BOSTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Novations, a global consulting firm focused on diversity and inclusion, talent optimization, and market optimization, has partnered with the African American Leadership Academy (AALA), a joint project of the United Way of Central Ohio Key Club and the Academy for Leadership and Governance, which is designed to expand and prepare mid-level African American professionals in central Ohio for leadership positions.
Formed in 2005, the AALA is a community-based fellowship program offering training and development to aspiring professionals who demonstrate potential for top leadership in their careers and in the community. Fellows must be nominated in order to apply for the program and the AALA Advisory Board members make the final selection. Each group has 12 fellows who meet monthly for 9 months of the year. The program has 75 graduates and its seventh group is underway for this year.
As part of the fellowship program, Audra Bohannon, Vice President – Diversity and Inclusion, Global Novations, leads an efficacy-based training program called "Efficacy for Professionals of Color," a development program focused on increasing confidence and competence in the political, relational, and influential arenas needed to navigate one's organization and career and to maximize engagement and performance.
"After a single training session, Audra Bohannon's facilitation capabilities and content were so highly regarded by the fellows that we infused it into our overall program. Over the past 3 years, the feedback on Audra's sessions has been consistently positive and we look forward to a continued partnership with Audra and Global Novations," said Bo Chilton, AALA Program Coordinator.
"Global Novations is excited to partner with an organization like the AALA who shares our vision and dedication to the development and advancement of diverse leaders," said Audra Bohannon, Vice President – Diversity and Inclusion, Global Novations.
About the African American Leadership Academy:
The African American Leadership Academy, a joint project of the United Way of Central Ohio Key Club and Academy for Leadership and Governance, is designed to expand and prepare African American leaders of tomorrow for leadership positions throughout central Ohio. The program offers training and development to aspiring young professionals in nonprofit, government and the private sector who demonstrate potential for top leadership in their businesses and in civic life. For more information, visit http://aalacademy.com.
About Global Novations:
Global Novations helps organizations unleash the capacity of their employees. Formed by the 2010 merger of industry leaders Global Lead Management Consulting and Novations Group, the new firm provides an enhanced suite of services around Diversity and Inclusion, Talent Optimization, and Market Optimization. Global Novations is based in Boston with an office in Cincinnati, and maintains operations in Europe, Asia and Latin America. For more information, please visit: www.globalnovations.com.
SOURCE Global Novations