Module 8: My Journey Toward Leadership Mastery


  • The session will take place at the offices of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20004.
  • The parking garage for this building is operated by PMI and located at 415 11th Street, NW,  Washington, D.C. 20001. (Daily charge: $25.) There are numerous other garages in the area.
  • The nearest Metro stations are Metro Center (Red line) and Federal Triangle (Blue, Orange and Silver lines).

This session will take place on Friday, May 11.  The program session will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Continental breakfast will be available starting at 8 a.m.

We will celebrate the Class of 2018 Fellows for their completion of the Academy program at a reception at Morgan Lewis' offices when the session ends.

  • Robert Calabrese, Principal and Co-Founder, Business Visions Group, is the Faculty Member for this Module.
  • Many members of the Leadership Academy Board of Advisors, the ACC NCR Board of Directors and the Leadership Academy Steering Committee will join us for this session.


In his book Outliers, author/speaker Malcolm Gladwell writes that "ten thousand hours is the magic number of greatness." He recognized that with requisite talent, people who practiced and learned in their discipline for minimally 10,000 hours, could reach a level of true mastery. MIT professor Peter Senge (The Fifth Discipline) develops a similar theme when he identifies individual (and organizational) learning disciplines. “Personal Mastery,” for Senge, is a set of specific principles and practices that enables a person to learn, and expand their capacity to create the results they desire. To understand ourselves, to know our purpose in life, and to direct our energies by using our strengths, is to create more meaningful contributions in life and work. As we conclude our Leadership Academy curriculum, what have you been learning, practicing and applying? What do you notice about your own development and development in members of your cohort? In this final Module, you will share your own Personal Mastery story in a formal presentation to a group of Academy Fellows and invited guests from the ACC NCR leadership.



  • Complete the Self-assessment
  • Review your Development Plan notes
  • Prepare a formal presentation (10 minutes) “My Journey Toward Leadership Mastery.”  Although you will present this to other Fellows and invited guests from the Academy Board of Advisors, and ACC NCR Board of Directors and leadership, craft it as if you were going to present it to your own leadership/management team. Consider the following in your Presentation:
    • How would I describe my personal learning journey as part of ACC NCR Leadership Academy?
    • What did I set out to discover, learn, and develop for myself as a leader?
    • How have those learning goals been accomplished?
    • A significant learning moment, and why was it so?
    • How have I applied some of my learning to what I do in my role? What has been the impact on others?
    • How am I committed to my on-going development as a leader?

      Notes regarding your presentation:
      * The presentation will consist only of your oral delivery.
      * Do not prepare slides or plan to use any other audio or visual features.
      * You should expect to stand while you deliver your presentation.
Click Here To Download A Word Version Of The Briefing Sheet
Into Which You Can Type Your Responses To The Tasks (Above).


  • Check in and share any additional learning from the previous session.
  • Share your Self-assessment and note areas of awareness and development.
  • Share your Development Plan accomplishments and your intentions for ongoing development.
  • Share “highlights” (and any “lowlight” moments) of your Leadership Academy learning experience. What lasting impact will these have on you?

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