About Leadership Development Program (LDP) Connect
LDP Connect provides research, networking opportunities and career support to the global community of professionals who manage, support or recruit for talent development programs for early career hires.
Welcome to LDP Connect!
LDP Connect is a professional association focused on serving people who lead, manage or recruit for talent development programs for early-career hires (sometimes called “rotational programs”).
The organization was founded by Dan Beaudry, a former leadership development program recruiter and manager at Monster.com, who found himself wishing he could connect with others who knew what he was going through. In 2012, LDP Connect created the annual LDP Summit® – a best practices conference featuring case studies of innovations, group brainstorming sessions, benchmarking data on program practices, and networking & idea sharing.
With the input of the community, LDP Connect launched the LDP Survey – a biennial assessment of how organizations manage and evaluate their development programs for early career hires. The LDP Survey captures data on retention, compensation, off-boarding, recruitment, evaluation, staff ratios, mentoring and many other practices related to running development programs. The 2017 survey contains data on 113 programs from 45 organizations. All participants receive a free copy of the results.
In 2017, LDP Connect announced the launch of the LDP Award. Development programs are incubators for future leaders; but they also nurture innovative ideas in leadership development. The LDP Award recognizes practitioners in the space who have brought innovation to development programs for early career hires. We are now accepting nominations.
To stay abreast of news and activities within the community, we invite you to become a member and enjoy access to the expertise of other members along with discounts to all that LDP Connect has to offer.
LDP Connect exists because of the many contributions its stakeholders have made over the years. We welcome the feedback of the development program community, and adapt our offerings to meet your most pressing needs.
The annual best-practices event for hundreds of early career development program managers and recruiters.
Original research on how organizations manage and evaluate their development programs for early career hires
Facilitated small group meetings that dive deep into a critical issue facing development program management.
LDP Innovation Award
Recognizing initiative and creativity in contributing to the measurable success of their development program(s) and the program’s participants.
Some Participating Organizations
LDP Connect includes professionals from many of the world's marquis employers, including...
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A monthly digest of ideas from the early career development program community.