An ILA Leadership Perspectives Webinar

Leadership Development in the US: Best-Practice Principles & Patterns

Presenters: Tina Doerffer

Date: 26 May 2010


This webinar will feature highlights from a comprehensive, multi-sector study which provides a systematic portrait of the challenges and approaches to leadership development. Through interviews, literature reviews, and in-depth investigations of selected programs, this study identifies trends in leadership theory and development, underscores particularly useful theories and tools, and offers an innovative matrix that allows you to choose among 25 strategies for leadership development depending on your purpose.

The study that informs this webinar is part of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Leadership Series, an initiative comprised of studies and workshops in the area of leadership that aim to foster public and civic engagement in Germany. Visit to learn more.

Speaker Information

Grady McGonagill is Principal of McGonagill Consulting, a consulting practice in which he has specialized in building capacity for learning and change since 1983. He has distinctive expertise in leadership development, developing a culture supportive of leadership and learning, and executive coaching. Grady has worked with clients in all sectors and on most continents. With graduate degrees from Stanford and Harvard Universities, Grady is a published author.

Tina Doerffer is project manager at Bertelsmann Foundation, where she is responsible for the Bertelsmann Stiftung Leadership Series. In addition she has been working with Ronald Heifetz, Robert Kegan, and Marty Linsky at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government as a teaching assistant in leadership courses. The editor of four studies, Ms. Doerffer has also led the coordination and negotiation of the Financial Aid Program Phare to Romania and managed EU partnership programs for the European Commission in Poland. A graduate of Humboldt and Harvard Universities, Ms. Doerffer is a member of the German Bar.