RLF's 2-day sessions are held weeks apart over the course of 8-9 months, resulting in continually reinforced change in critical thinking, behavior and capabilities.
Since 1993, hundreds of leading national and global companies have relied on RLF's time-tested program to transform their high-potential, top talent.
RLF's model catalyzes innovation and personal growth, instilling self-awareness, self-confidence and leadership tools to carry people to the top of their professions.
“Before RLF I hadn’t read a book in years … I figured I was already smart, and books are old-school – I’m on the Internet. Well, I was wrong. I read every word of every book. And they prepared me for the transformation I experienced over the year. They served as the background – the launching pad – for my journey which was powered through provoking discussion, deep thought and powerful introspection.”
“The skills and insights that I received were incredible, not to mention the camaraderie with my fellow classmates. Every class builds systematically on the previous one and ties in beautifully to the books.”
”Some of the most valuable insights are the various personality profiles where you learn not only about yourself but also about others and how they view the world differently. This gives you a fantastic foundation for interacting with the varied personalities within your own life and workspace.”
”RLF is an extraordinarily rare jewel in the crowded field of professional education. Through an understanding of how people, technology and organizations interact, the SIM RLF helps information technology professionals become effective business leaders. It also gives excellent access to other IT professionals and CIO / CTOs who share their career experiences.”
“RLF is life-changing. It provides a level of wisdom and training that I have never seen in other programs, and I have taken a wide variety of them – including teaching some myself. RLF will truly open up your view of the world and humanity.”
”RLF has been an amazing journey of self-awareness for me. It’s definitely made me a better leader, not only in my professional life, but also in my personal life. It was exhilarating being able to take a deep and introspective dive into what I believe and how I can make a difference for others.”
“ When I was about two-thirds through RLF I was asked to take over a new team of nearly 200 people. Thanks to what I was learning and applying through RLF and the lessons learned from the book discussions, I focused on listening, understanding various points of view and receiving feedback from all of the business and technology partners. Over the next 3 years, I was able to help change the culture and business partner relationships, as well as increase the trust level and foster a more positive tone and higher energy level throughout the team. The RLF experience truly made me pause, reflect, and consider the way I take on any new assignment -- including another new recent promotion to Vice President. Without RLF, I know I wouldn't be where I am today. “
"RLF certainly changed the trajectory of my career, with my promotion to VP the following year and all subsequent opportunities a direct result of my participation in the program. The RLF experience instilled the business, networking, and strategic thinking skills that continue to be my guiding principles of authentic leadership. The practices of self awareness, and taking the time to ponder and reflect, developed a core attachment to and understanding of my own values and life goals. I continue to recommend and send others to RLF -- both IT and Operations professionals -- and watch with delight as they're transformed into greater leaders, as they give back to their teams and the organization, and blossom into their potential as human beings. RLF truly is a refreshingly hopeful and positively-focused experience."
“At a pivotal place in my career, a mentor and friend recommended me to participate in SIM's RLF program. After completing the final session, I walked out with a fresh view on leadership, relationships -- and, most importantly, myself. The books, activities and discussions were great ... but what I learned from the people (facilitators and fellow RLF attendees) was incredible. The foundational principals and concepts I absorbed during RLF have definitely enhanced my professional opportunities. More importantly, they have enhanced my ability to enjoy my career."
"RLF helped me to reaffirm the type of leader I am – giving me my leadership compass – and confirmed my belief in the type of legacy I wanted to create from my career. It also provided a renewed interest in lifelong learning, which I continue today. Shortly after RLF, I was promoted to VP – Information Technology, leading a global IT team through strategic and tactical activities. Today, I’m fortunate to be able to continue to send my company’s high-performing IT leaders to RLF every year.