STRIPES Leadership Program Partners with Gap International

STRIPES Leadership Program, a professional and personal leadership development program designed to challenge and inspire best-in-class leaders within the equipment finance industry in partnership with the Monitor, entered an exclusive partnership with Gap International to collaborate on a suite of program components to deliver breakthrough outcomes and organizational performance for the equipment finance industry.

The partnership with Gap International brings STRIPES’ transformative approach to leadership development and industry resources to the equipment finance industry in an intentional, purposeful way. It also leverages Gap International’s comprehensive tool kit, diagnostics and programs, which are all focused on developing the capability to deliver dramatic improvements in performance, breakthrough outcomes and sustainable growth.

Through this collaboration, STRIPES Leadership Program will host several key Gap International programs designed to holistically change mindsets and behaviors to deliver desired outcomes for leaders in equipment finance. This unique partnership is designed to focus on the delivery of specific and measurable breakthrough outcomes, including building the environment and leadership required to realize these goals.

“This strategic partnership will enable STRIPES participants to take a deep look at themselves, their companies, our industry and the world around them. They’ll be moved and inspired, they’ll be confronted and challenged, and they’ll ultimately take ground and develop into the leaders and creators of our future industry,” Lisa Rafter, CEO and founder of STRIPES Leadership Program, said.

“We’re excited to partner with STRIPES Leadership to forward executives’ bold ambitions in the areas that matter most to them,” Bob Rothman, president of Gap International, said. “Often, leaders can see where they want to go and what the vision for change might be but have no clear way to get there. These programs will provide ways for leaders to impact their ambitions and elevate their leadership capabilities in a breakthrough way.”

Stripes Leadership offers a 10-month certificate granting program that provides immersive training delivered by recognized industry leaders and best-in-class leadership experts, including a partnership with global management consultancy firm Gap International. STRIPES offers rich components that build sustainably competitive transformations on both a personal and professional level.

STRIPES’ curriculum includes:

  • Breakthrough Leadership Self-Assessment (BLSA) in Partnership with Gap International
  • Three-Day Breakthrough Intensive Program in Partnership with Gap International
  • Individual Three- to Five-Year Living Leadership Development Plan
  • Mentor/Mentee Program
  • Master Talks with Recognized Industry Leaders
  • Master Workshops with Recognized Industry Leaders and Best-in-Class Leadership Experts
  • Breakthrough Reflection Sessions
  • Independent Cohort Working Groups
  • Certification and Minimum Requirements

Founded in 1978, Gap International is a global performance consulting company that works with executives and their organizations to produce extraordinary business results in the ever-changing marketplace. Gap International has been a partner to leaders of some of the world’s greatest corporations in building sustainably competitive breakthrough enterprises.

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