New ASAE Research on Career Advancement

June 27, 2012 By: Christin Berry, CAE

Recent research by ASAE on participants in leadership programs shows that they work best when they focus on day-to-day experience and acknowledge generational differences.

In January 2012, ASAE conducted a study on career advancement among professionals who have participated in its leadership programs. We considered three leadership programs: Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP), Leadership Academy, and Future Leaders Conference. Using demographics from these groups, a matched sample for each was created. Both ASAE members and nonmembers were included in the deployment. An electronic survey was deployed via email, resulting in a response rate of 16.9 percent. Respondents were asked to describe any increases in position level or number of employees supervised over a five year period. Respondents also were asked to rate how significant each of 23 developmental experiences are/were in helping advance his or her career (on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being "very significant")....