We are delighted to have you on board. Your participation in the Ambition Challenge is proof that you take your professional development seriously.
The Ambition Challenge is a unique experience you will share with other talented women who have challenges and professional goals that, in many cases, are similar to yours. Make the most of your interactions with them; what you learn could be very useful.
We invite you to read through this guide as it will help you make the most of the next three months. It is bound to answer some of your questions and give you a better understanding of the adventure you are about to experience.
The A Effect Team
The Ambition Challenge: Get ready!
The Ambition Challenge is based on a unique methodology that combines different professional and behavioral development strategies to reinforce the acquisition of new behaviors. Refer to the Program Guide to learn more.
What’s the best mindset to adopt?
● Be curious! You will have the opportunity to meet many other ambitious women like yourself at squad and triad meetings. Also, don’t be afraid to reach out to your new contacts virtually.
● Get out of your comfort zone … in the workshops and everywhere else! Your progress also depends on your day-to-day behaviour at work.
How do I choose my challenge?
From the outset, you will be asked to set yourself a challenge to take on over the course of the program. The learning platform contains advice to help you set your challenge. Get ready! You will be asked to reveal your challenge to the other participants at the first self-confidence workshop.
How much time do I need to devote to the Ambition Challenge?
The Ambition Challenge requires a time commitment of about one to two hours per week. This time may also vary depending on the events scheduled during the week. Workshops last an average of three hours each, while web conferences last one hour. Triad meetings can be scheduled at a time that works best for you and your partners.
💡 Tip: Each week, set aside some time in your schedule for your Ambition Challenge and the progress of your cards on the learning platform. If you have a busy week ahead, no problem! The cards can be completed at your convenience, the ideal being to keep the pace and be ready for each event to get the most out of it.
Will I receive a certificate confirming my participation in the Ambition Challenge?
After 100 days of reflection, action, and great meetings, you will deserve all our recognition. You will receive a certificate of training by email approximately eight weeks after the end of the program.
The A Effect learning platform
The learning platform is your weekly meeting place. This is where you will find all the activities (questions, videos, exercises) to be completed during the program.
💡 Tip: For a better experience, connect to the platform via your computer using Google Chrome.
Are my answers confidential?
Rest assured that your answers will remain confidential: no one from The A Effect or from your organization—be it your manager or someone from HR—will have access.
If you are enrolled in The A Effect’s corporate program, note that the average progression questionnaire results are sent to your company’s HR team. This will allow them to gauge the program results while preserving confidentiality.
Who can see my profile in the platform?
Only the members of your triad can see your profile, just as you can see theirs.
How long do I have to complete a card?
Every Friday morning, you will receive an email from our partner Humance, inviting you to view your new activity card.
Each card will be marked as being due within one week. However, this one-week deadline is just a suggested timeline for you to complete your activity card so you can stay on track and be well prepared for upcoming events. You can complete your cards at your own pace.
Can I download the cards to my computer?
For ownership and exclusivity reasons, the content of the cards and event recordings cannot be downloaded, copied or broadcast. However, you can download the various documents that we will share with you over the course of the 100 days, such as the video cheat sheets or the companion guides which are useful for taking and keeping notes!
💡 Tip: consult the Toolbox to easily find a document, article, or video.
What happens if I couldn’t complete all the activities in the cards?
If you’re unable to complete an activity on the learning platform, it won’t affect the transformation that you’ll experience over the course of the program. However, it is recommended to take part in as many activities as possible. The Ambition Challenge is based on microlearning techniques that require the repetition of several short exercises over 100 days.
📍 Note: Certain activity cards contain less activities and content than others. It’s normal! In neuroeducation, periods with content of smaller volume and proportion are key to promoting introspection, self-reflection or integrating knowledge. And most importantly, to take action!
How long will I have access to the learning platform?
You will continue to have access to the platform for an additional 30 days after you have finished the Ambition Challenge, allowing you complete your final cards if needed.
Will I be able to keep track of my answers and my journey?
About eight weeks after the end of the Ambition Challenge, you will receive a final report including all the answers you have entered in the platform, the video cheat sheets*, the links to the different articles and the results of your progress.
This report will help you realize the progress you’ve made on your mindset and make you practice self-reflection.
📍 Note: To ensure that your report includes the results of your progress, you will need to complete your progress questionnaire in full at the beginning and end of the course.
*Leader videos cannot be downloaded or saved.
Ambition Challenge events
The web conferences and workshops of your Ambition Challenge are THE moments of your journey where you will be able to get advice from the leaders, ask them your questions live, consolidate the learnings from the cards, and interact with the other cohort participants.
Where can I find the event dates?
You will find this information in the Ambition Challenge Toolbox, located on the learning platform. One week prior to each event, login information will be included the current week’s activity card. You will also receive an email reminder one day before each event.
How do I log in to events?
Events are held on Webex. You will need to connect via a computer, then click on the link in the appropriate activity card from the learning platform or in the email reminder sent the day before the event.
I missed an event, can I access the recording?
Event recordings will be available on the learning platform 48 hours after the live broadcast.
📍 Note: Squad meetings taking place during workshops are not recorded. We strongly encourage you to attend each of the workshops which are unique moments to consolidate your learning. They also provide valuable opportunities to interact with other participants and leaders through dynamic activities and group discussions. Also note that although group coaching sessions are recorded, their recordings won’t be available on the learning platform due to the nature of their content.