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–and they can begin with a leadership program.
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 07, 2017 (8:30am-4pm)
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Sep 28, 2017 (8:30am-4pm)
Oct 05, 2017 (8:30am-4pm)
Click here to download a PDF program brochure including an overview, benefits, facilitator information and other program details.
The Leadership Foundation Certificate is a hands-on, multi-layered leadership program. The overall approach is to provide framework for understanding 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. 360 Leadership Assessment – To help you frame your learning and apply it to your work when you complete the Leadership Foundations Certificate, you will take the DiSC 363 for Leaders assessment. This leadership competency assessment is used throughout the Foundations of Business Leadership Program to enhance personal leadership awareness and growth.
Part II. The 5-Day Essential Leadership Experience – Includes 5 days of core leadership curriculum (Foundations of Business Leadership, Influencing Without Authority, Leading Sustainable Change and Coaching and Mentoring for Performance Excellence) 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.
Part III. The 3-Day Individual Experience Electives*– Participants choose any 3 single-day electives in areas of Leadership In-Depth, Enhancing Personal Effectiveness, and Broadening Business Knowledge Programs. This allows participants to customize their leadership and learning experiences to address their specific needs and situations.
Please note that the DiSC 363 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 leadership 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 leadership program you will participate in a:
5-Day Essential Leadership Experience
3-Day Individual Experience Electives (Choose any 3 of the following programs):
Len Brzozowski is a facilitator for 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.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.
Michael has been a facilitator with the Xavier Leadership Center for many years. He specializes in helping people and businesses learn and develop together to set and meet organizational goals. Mike provides invigorating programs in leadership development, team effectiveness, and personal performance. His inspiring and dynamic facilitation style energizes clients to maintain enthusiasm and effectively apply their learning to meet the practical challenges they face every day.
In both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, Mike has directed Human and Systems Development efforts for small, large, and multinational companies. He has served as Director of Experiential Programs, and currently chairs the Experiential Training and Development Alliance, WEB Education Tools. For seven years Mike was the Director of Organizational Learning for Joy Outdoor Education Center, near Cincinnati, where he provided the leadership to initiate a full-service consulting operation, doubling base revenues and tripling the client base.
Mike earned his Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Psychology/Quality of Work Life from Bowling Green State University. His publications include articles in the "Book of Metaphors, II" for the Association of Experiential Education, and "Getting Teams on the Same Page." Mike has also produced the manuals Managing Conflict, Team Alignment Process®, Creating Shared Vision, Developing Strategic Plans, and Quality Team Processes and Leadership.
Priya is a human resource professional with more than 15 years of experience working with a variety of organization on employee development, change management, global diversity and cultural awareness. Priya has extensive experience in conducting skills assessments, analyzing results, and facilitating debrief sessions.
Priya’s corporate experience includes being instrumental in the cross-cultural training of employees in both the U.S. and abroad.
Priya holds a Bachelors degree in business from the College of Mount St. Joseph and a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development from Xavier University. She is a certified coach practitioner and teaches a graduate course on managing diversity at Northern Kentucky University. Priya is also qualified in the Prosci Change Management methodology and the Intercultural Development Inventory.
DENISE DAL VERA is a facilitator for Xavier Leadership Center and 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 facilitator at Xavier Leadership Center and a 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 Those Who Kill, Army Wives, Little Accidents, Fun Size, Milk Money, Loving, and Broken Hearts. 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
Rocco Del Vera, Professor of Theatre at the College Conservatory of Music, 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