Leadership development is one of the key L&D priorities and also a People Group OKR. To enable our continued growth at scale, we need to equip our people leaders with the needed skills to lead all-remote teams in a globally dispersed organization.
The handbook provides guidance on GitLab leadership competencies and principles. Bringing these practices to life requires training and practice. To provide an opportunity for each people leader to learn to lead effectively at GitLab, we are launching a new leadership development program called Elevate.
Elevate is a highly interactive, all virtual program where you will learn with each other, and from each other. The goal is to provide a common, well understood leadership framework which demonstrates GitLab values, leadership competencies, and mission.
In the Elevate program, you will:
Participants are expected to spend a total of 3-4 hours per month participating in the following learning activities:
We plan to launch the Elevate program for a pilot group in FY23-Q4 and then roll out the program for all GitLab people managers throughout FY24.