There is really no such thing as a born leader. Becoming an effective leader is actually a journey defined by experience, self-awareness and personal development. Leaders need to develop and hone their abilities throughout their career.
The Leadership Foundations Certificate program is about great leadership and you. We help you understand what makes a leader great and how to incorporate that knowledge into how you lead — in a way that makes sense and is authentic to who you are and how you are.
This personal journey of learning, application and discovery focuses on what it takes for each individual to be the kind of leader, who can inspire, engage and empower others to achieve results.
Sep 10, 2013 (8:30am-4pm)
Sep 18, 2013 (8:30am-4pm)
Sep 24, 2013 (8:30am-4pm)
Oct 01, 2013 (8:30am-4pm)
Oct 08, 2013 (8:30am-4pm)
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The Leadership Foundation Certificate is a hands-on, multi-layered learning experience. The overall approach is to provide framework for understanding of who you are as a leader, where you want your team or organization to go, and how you are going to get there.
There are 3 components to the program:
Part I. The 5-Day Essential Leadership Experience – Includes 5 days of core leadership curriculum held with a single cohort group from diverse industries and experiences. This program provides an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning, which we believe is essential for leadership development. The core curriculum is designed to enhance your effectiveness as a leader by developing capabilities in the areas of personal leadership, implementing strategy, influencing others, effective coaching and mentoring and leading sustainable change.
Part II. The 3-Day Individual Experience Electives – Participants choose any 3 single-day electives. This allows participants to customize their leadership and learning experiences to address their specific needs and situations. The 3 days of electives include areas such as communication, management skills, leadership development, innovation and change, as well as business fundamentals. (See Program Outline for list of eligible programs.)
Part III. Leadership in Action Project – To help you frame your learning and apply it to your work when you complete the Leadership Foundations Certificate, there is a hands-on Leadership In Action Project. This begins with a personal assessment of your leadership strengths, and ends with a leadership roadmap.
Please note that the Leadership Circle Profile is used in this program and requires completion of a survey by the program participant and 10 peers. In order to be effective all surveys (participants and peers) must be returned 10 days prior to the start of the program. Any surveys received after that time will be subject to a $30 processing fee.
This program is appropriate for experienced managers of managers or supervisors, or middle or upper-level staff managers with no direct reports, who are responsible for leading and influencing others to deliver organizational strategy.
Unleash your own leadership potential and become the kind of leader who can inspire, engage and empower others to achieve results by:
In this intensive program you will participate in a:
5-Day Essential Leadership Experience
3-Day Individual Experience Electives (Choose any 3 of the following programs):
Leadership In Action Project
Len Brzozowski is the Executive Director of the Xavier Leadership Center, helping companies across a wide variety of industries develop the leadership skills necessary to succeed in today’s dynamic market environment. By engaging leaders from every level of the enterprise, Len helps companies effectively identify and implement solutions to overcome business, interpersonal and organizational challenges. Before joining Xavier, Len was a successful entrepreneur, running his company – Robotron. Under his leadership, Robotron was recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the leading technology companies of Michigan, and was named as one of the 50 most innovative small business in the United States by the US Chamber of Commerce. You can follow him on his blog for Xavier Leadership Center at http://xavierleadershipcenter.com/category/blog/.Show More
Guy is a facilitator and senior management consultant with the Xavier Leadership Center specializing in helping organizations achieve alignment and growth by applying practical frameworks for strategy implementation. He has worked with executives, high potential leaders, and strategy practitioners within a variety of organizations, including DuPont, JetBlue Airways, AT&T, Scudder Investments, Ernst and Young, and Monsanto. Within the public sector, he has worked with the highest leadership at the FAA and Department of Defense and numerous other agencies on strategy alignment efforts. He is a frequent and highly regarded lecturer at Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business and at NASA.
Guy holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy as a distinguished graduate and an MS in Operations Research from MIT (Sloan School of Management) as a Draper Laboratory Fellow. Earlier in his career Guy served as an officer in the United States Air Force and UN peacekeeper in sub-Saharan Africa.
DENISE DAL VERA is a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music Drama Program. She has enjoyed a highly varied career as a corporate spokesperson and actress. As a corporate trainer, some of her clients include: Children’s Hospital, UC Law School, Fifth/Third Bank, General Motors, GTE, Iams, Kroger, Lexmark, Boeing Aircraft, Contel, Eli Lilly & Co., Macy’s Stores, American Financial Group, Cincinnati Bell, Procter & Gamble, Reynolds & Reynolds, UMPC Health Plan. Currently producing the Public Television documentary Steel Heartbeats, which focuses on peace and inclusion through music, Denise holds Executive Board positions both locally, with The Cincinnati Labor Council AFL-CIO, and nationally, with The Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. You can see her in featured roles on Army Wives, 21 Jumpstreet, Northern Exposure, Days of Our Lives, Body Language, and most recently the films, The Next Three Days with Russell Crowe, My Bloody Valentine 3-D, Homecoming, Madison, Uninvited Guest, Artworks, and Dead Horse.Show More
ANNIE FITZPATRICK is a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music Drama Program. She has also taught interpersonal communication skills at UC’s College of Law and UC’s College of Medicine. As a professional actress she has been a spokesperson and corporate trainer for companies that include Procter & Gamble, Lenscrafters, Krogers, Cintas, Ipsos, Barefoot Proximity, Hewlett Packard, Parker Brothers, RCA, JB Speakers, and Motorola. She has coached professional actors for over 25 years and created a Conservatory program for The Tri-State American Federation of Radio and Television Artists. She has appeared Off-Broadway, toured nationally and internationally, and works in regional theatres across the country. She has appeared in numerous national and local commercials. TV and film credits include Army Wives, Loving, to be, Broken Hearts, Milk Money, and Fun Size. As a company member of The Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, she has received two Best Actress Cincinnati Entertainment Awards and multiple Acclaim Awards, including one for Best Supporting Actress.Show More
Linda, PhD., SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources), CEQC (Certified EQ Coach and Consultant), has been affiliated with the Xavier Leadership Center for over 15 years and is on the faculty of Xavier’s Executive MBA program. She has worked with clients like Voith, The Discovery Channel, and Perfetti Van Melle, helping them leverage a diverse workforce to ensure success through periods of growth and change. Linda is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on the topics of building collaboration in a multicultural workplace, leveraging emotional intelligence, business ethics and generational differences.
Linda is the author of "HRM Ethics: Perspectives for a New Millennium and co-author of Bridging the Generation Gap" and "Using Your Emotional Intelligence to Develop Others." Her latest book, "The Real Story of Being a Woman Entrepreneur," was released in October 2012.
Linda has a Ph.D. in HRD and Industrial Psychology; an MA in Labor and Employment Relations; and a Bachelor’s in Accounting and is certified in consulting and training using both the MBTI and EQ-i® instruments. She has lived in Japan, Mexico, and Canada and brings an international perspective to her consulting and teaching.
ROCCO DAL VERA is a Professor of Theatre at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. He has 30+ years of experience teaching adults. He has worked extensively as a coach and trainer in corporate environments, training professionals in such areas as persuasive speaking, presentation skills, and leadership presence. He is an internationally-recognized teacher and researcher in the area of voice and emotion, and is one of only a handful of certified trainers in the Alba Emoting technique. He has published 6 books and over 35 articles including The Voice in Violence and Voice: Onstage and Off, a textbook in use by over 300 colleges and universities. His credits include work as both a voice coach on numerous stage productions and as a voice-over talent on more than 500 commercials, television shows, and movies, including L.A. Law, Hill Street Blues, THIRTYsomething, Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Gods Must Be Crazy.Show More
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