Free resources to support remote working
Given the present need to work from home, and to lead those who work at home, all resources are allocated to making the LeapCards and corresponding remote engagement expertise available in global B2B, Business-to-Business projects.
New cards are being added, and best practices are shared publicly via LinkedIn - as in the two articles below:
Please leave comments and share if the articles are of use to you.
Each card is concentrated inspiration and available in both print and online. The digital LeapCard always starts with an overview video followed by a few lines of summary text and perhaps a link to additional resources, before presenting the card in full visual detail.
Jump straight to the free digital LeapCards - or continue below to learn more about the accompanying courses, print-on-demand options, and roll-out roadmap.
Each course adds videos and interactions to the LeapCards, creating a rich learning experience that includes Live-With-Team exercises (LWT), which you must complete with your team as part of your training.
The LeapCards are free for you right now! The courses come with a price that corresponds to the numbers of cards being covered.
Students, members of recognized NGOs and all participants in volunteer projects under the BlueBehavior Foundation enroll for free.
I firmly believe in making the world a better place, one leader at a time. Or, in the case of the LeapCard courses, perhaps two leaders at a time: You and your learning buddy.
To mimic best-practices from real-life programs, I recommend you register for the courses with a learning buddy. As you go through the courses together, you may share experiences, and hold each other accountable for the required and uniquely measurable real-world exercises.
Once registered, please continue the sharing and leave comments on the cards or in the Community, describing what have had the greatest impact on you and your leadership.
If you have lost or given away your LeapCards, order new from the webshop. Feel free to include study guides and perhaps a replacement plastic case.
Each course covers 4-6 LeapCards in detail, adding extra layers of information and interactions. Plan to use 1-2 hours per week for each card and the exercises you complete with your team as part of your existing leadership responsibilities.
To reserve your seat - and perhaps the seat of your learning buddy - click below to open the onboarding and apply to be among the first enrolled members when the LeapCard courses go live in August.
After completing the onboarding form, you have the option to schedule a personal meeting for a discussion of your leadership challenges and potential development using LeapCards. This meeting is online and free.
As with any development, there is a price to pay, starting with the recommendation to register with a learning buddy. The reason is simple: LeapCard courses are much more than e-Learning and MOOCs.
A. To ensure applied use of the LeapCards, you will have to share your learning and go live with team. You will have to ask them to give you live and online feedback on the exercises you do together. This uniquely satisfies 70/20/10 thinking.
B. Co-training with your buddy will add to your learning discipline as skipping exercises is much harder, when your buddy is waiting. Also, the anonymized feedback is securely shared with your learning buddy, fuelling real discussions and vicarious learning.
C. You and your learning buddy are encouraged to contribute to the LeapCard community with continuous sharing of best practices, especially as the LeapCards and courses serve as complementary training in BlueBehavior Foundation events.
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Terri-Ann dela Cruz
As high-impact summaries, the LeapCards have found their way into numerous B2B projects both within and outside the LeapCards platform visited here.
How would they work for you and your organization?
Or, as a facilitator, how will they work for your clients?
Who are the LeapCard members?
A typical LeapCard member is an English-speaking, international, experienced leader and/or corporate talent, who wishes to develop their leadership for and with their teams.
LeapCard members are also able to find the time and discipline for learning and sharing of best practices with other LeapCard members.
And, of course, a LeapCard member is often an alumni from the many programs delivered worldwide since 2007.
Why use postcards? And what of the order?
Postcards work! By offering bite-sized conclusions that each member may return to and continuously prioritize.
Visiting with alumni years after a class, they still refer to the postcards as an appreciated and effective source of inspiration with diverse tools to tackle everyday leadership challenges.
The peculiar sequence just occured over time as the deck expanded. The numbers remain the same as the original LeapCards have been used in programs running 10+ years.
Why are the LeapCards free?
Because that was a promise given to individual alumni and to B2B clients.
Free cards also makes all ongoing facilitation easier when there is a precise, online reference to offer in-class participants.
And, perhaps, if you like the cards you may consider the courses.
Are there any online classes or meetings?
Yes. Online classes are an essential part of the B2B projects.
Open classes are arranged on an ad-hoc basis via the dialogue on the LeapCards.
Upcoming open classes are listed here: 'Online Sessions'
Individual meetings may be booked here: 'Book One-on-One'
Does the LeapCards offer certifications or ECTS credits?
Yes, and no. Each LeapCard course comes with its own certificate which have been used in B2B projects for ECTS merit transfers.
When you complete the full 8-course program, your certificate will be accompanied by a personal recommendation and career stage readiness report.
Do team members need an account to give feedback?
No, that would be too complicated.
When you request feedback for an exercise, you open a 10-minute window for your team to comment on your efforts.
Can I use LeapCards in my own projects?
Yes. Experienced trainers, facilitators, and corporate academies are welcome to join and leverage the LeapCards at various levels.
As virtual trainers, coaches, assignment reviewers, training admins, and co-developers of new cards and courses.
Is localized or corporate content available?
Yes. Larger corporate B2B clients have their own private cards which is uniquely branded to their programs and only available to their organization.
Materials includes both online courses and print-on-demand materials such as cards, games, and study guides.
Presently only shipping within the EU.
Roadmap - history and next steps for the LeapCards
The LeapCards and courses have been rolled out to match the needs of existing large-scale clients and projects:
Sept. 2019: Launched in B2B projects w. build-in, automated buddy exercises.
Nov. 2019: Released the first 38 original cards in raw format.
Dec. 2019: Opened Webshop to allow for ordering and shipping of postcards, boxes, learning journals and study plans; especially for deployment partners and corporate academies.
Then came the Coronavirus.
Jun. 2020: Release of first full B2C courses.
Oct. 2020: Release of remaining courses for all career stages.
World Alumni Tour to share best practices is postponed for spring of 2021.
Last but not least, a big thank you to all who - roughly in the sequence of engagement and with active contributors highlighted - has helped the LeapCards become a reality:
Henrik Ricardy Christensen, Jan Hjortshøj, Rune Mai, Katrien Braeckmans, Mikhael Sander Fogh, Simon Boel, Mogens Greve, Stig Møller Carlsen, Niels Birger Ramsing, Lars Bonde, Per Skærbæk Nielsen, Carsten Obels, Merete Stenner, Morten Spindler, Rikke Nørgaard, Tobias Viskum Damgaard, Søren Nørbjerg, Morten Ditmer, Tomas Lund, Mikala Larsen, Ulrik Bjerre-Christensen, Lotte Birkmose, Julian Kirkness, Frank Gaillard, Carsten Jensen, Lisbeth Holberg, Catherine Dumont de Chassart, Belinda Lange, Bart van Hell, Marlieke Ketelars, Luc Limére, Lars Kierulff Munk, Morthen Thorsø Pedersen, Janneke Altorf, Mads Lund, Mathilda Froberg, Henrik Thuesen, Jannie Ilum Gade, Trish Thurley, Stephen Carver, Martin Strunge, Tobias Ramsing, and Frida Ramsing. And Skipper - our office dog, break reminder and clickbait. And coffee, lots of coffee.