The Accelerator Program

In a business environment where the only constant is volatility and uncertainty, your online leadership program must adapt to meet the realities of business demands and prepare your leaders for the unexpected. Accelerator™ takes learning to a new level, addressing the most common downfalls of traditional training and preparing your leaders for the road ahead.


The Accelerator™ Program

Designed for emerging leaders in a geographically dispersed workforce, Keystone’s Accelerator™ Program connects new and experienced leaders virtually online, from anywhere, for a dynamic and enriching learning experience. This online leadership development program applies the best learning technologies combined with live cohort-based group coaching and built-in manager accountability.

This ready to implement frontline leadership training ensures accountability, produces true behavioral change and builds leader-to-leader esprit de corps because of its comprehensive, practice-oriented and “threaded” training methodology.

Tangible Results. High Praise.


Rate Keystone’s Accelerator™ Program as ‘Exceeded Expectations’


Measured learner retention of knowledge after 6 months


Engagement rate through entire duration of emerging leader development program


Increase in leadership effectiveness after 2 months

Challenges The Accelerator™ Program Solves

  • TIME. Our emerging leadership development program disrupts traditional training and respects employees’ valuable time. Short bursts of micro-learning lessons, optimized for mobile and desktop, allow for in-the-flow of work to be done anywhere, at any time.
  • RETENTION & PRACTICAL APPLICATION. Grounded in research-based instructional design, Accelerator™ builds in reinforcement activities and practical application to help overcome the human tendency to forget and real-world examples gives learners time to apply what they have learned.
  • APPLICATION.  Accelerator™ combines microlearning with live, remote group coaching. This peer-to-peer learning sparks idea-sharing, breaks down traditional functional silos for stronger cross-organizational collaboration.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY. This emerging leadership development program includes structured support tools that enable new managers of participants to have meaningful development and accountability conversations creating a learning culture.

LEARN ON YOUR OWN: Microlearning

Designed for the remote or hybrid worker, these engaging, multi-modal, micro-lessons allow for knowledge transfer in an easier, more efficient manner and can be integrated into an employee’s workday.

LEARN WITH A COACH: Live Group Coaching

Participants engage in live, virtual group leadership coaching with a dedicated facilitator where they receive both expert and peer feedback. In these sessions, they dive below the surface to the root cause of challenges and barriers to their development.

LEARN WITH OTHERS: Reinforcement Activities

Expertly crafted, research-based series of microlearning messages to compel participants to apply their learning, increase knowledge retention, achieve measurable objectives, and drive lasting behavior change in the workplace.

LEARN WITH YOUR MANAGER: Structured Accountability

Designated support tools enable the manager of the participants to reinforce learning through more effective one-on-one conversations that drive improved performance and growth.

Measurement By Outcomes

The Accelerator™ Program goes beyond the basic measurement of success. This emerging learning program, provides access to a real-time dashboard to track completion ratings, satisfaction ratings, learner retention and application of learned principles.

Don’t Take Our Word For It

To have it drawn out over months, you get a little piece at a time and then you get to go apply for it. It considers how we might best learn this material.

— Accelerator™ Participant

We chose the Accelerator™ Program because of the virtual approach, since we don’t have enough people to go through at one location.

— Colleen, Senior HR Director

I was very skeptical and knew it was going to be a challenge. The facilitator presented it in a way that made it comfortable, fun at times, and engaging.

— Accelerator™ Participant

Build Your Emerging Leaders Development Program

Create a custom-fit virtual Accelerator™ Program by choosing from our library of courses and adding on experiences as needed. Alternatively, give your first-time managers the experience of our all-inclusive Buddy to Boss Program. We will be your partner every step of the way in designing an Accelerator™ Program to fuel your leaders’ success.

Design your participants’ experience by choosing up to four skill-building learning programs per year or let Keystone match our programs to your competencies and strategic goals. We will build the components of your Accelerator™ Program based on your business strategies and budget considerations. Courses include, but are not limited to: Principles of Leadership, Leader as Coach, Emotional Intelligence, Team Effectiveness, Conflict Competent and Performance Management.

This foundational, all-inclusive, 12-week Accelerator Program™ equips new managers with the fundamental skills needed to diligently shift from team member to manager. The course is built on the skills every manager should master to be an exceptional leader. Capstone project and one-on-one coaching are included. Topics include Self-Awareness, Communication, Change Management, Goal Setting, Effective Meetings, Delegation and Managing Performance.

Keystone can further tailor our emerging leader’s development programs to fit the needs of your organization. For additional impact, consider adding one-on-one coaching, experiential learning, capstone projects, facilitated in-person retreats, additional group coaching sessions and keynotes.

Looking For Higher Level Development Programs For Your Executive Level Leaders?

Keystone Partners’ one-on-one executive leadership and development coaching provides honest and direct feedback that helps executives, leadership and high-potential managers take their skills – and performance – to the next level. Regardless of where individuals may be in their careers, leadership development coaching can accelerate their personal and professional growth.

Let’s Change The World of Work

The first step to achieving long-term organizational success starts with an honest conversation about your organization’s biggest challenges and aspirations.

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