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Elevate Leadership Certificate Program

September 13-November 15, 8:30 am-3:30 pm


Effective leaders continuously enhance their skill set to make an impact on the people and organizations they lead. The journey is defined by experience, self-awareness, and personal development. As leaders rise in organizations, they must elevate their skill sets to see the organization from a higher viewpoint, entrusting their colleagues and reports to manage everyday tasks.

This interactive learning experience enables participants to learn in a smaller, more intimate cohort. The program will explore the characteristics of great leaders from a human-centered and business acumen approach. Participants will learn new tools to help them grow into more senior roles, lead teams through change, inspire a workplace built on collaboration, and develop actionable plans to achieve long-term success.


Program Components:

The journey begins with a virtual group introductory call to meet the program facilitators and cohort members. Participants will have reflective work in between each in-person session to encourage learning, skill development, and reflection outside of the in-person sessions.

Session 1: Engaging Strengths

  • Recognize existing leadership strengths and development opportunities
  • Identify what a good leader looks like and how to elevate oneself into a more senior role
  • Differentiate between micro- and macro-levels of management
  • Understand how self-awareness impacts relationships and an organization's overall success
  • Create a plan to build a board of advisors and network with other senior leaders

Session 2: Empowering People

  • Determine ways to coach, mentor, and develop others
  • Strengthen organizational trust
  • Implement best practices for effective delegation
  • Explore a leader’s role in decision-making

Session 3: Embracing Change

  • Develop a holistic perspective of an organization and realize the overall impact change can have
  • Become familiar with the phases of change
  • Explore strategies for leading oneself, individuals, teams, and organizations through ongoing change
  • Discover how to inspire a culture of adaptability

Session 4: Executing Forward

  • Create and communicate an organizational-level strategic plan
  • Implement and measure strategic initiatives
  • Establish succession plans

Virtual Group Reflection Calls

Following the in-person sessions, the cohort will meet for two virtual group check-in sessions to discuss how they have incorporated their learning into their lives and how they can continue to improve and sustain their new practices.


Upper-level managers preparing for the next level or those new to senior leadership roles who are responsible for a division or overall organization.


  • Shift from a task-oriented management mindset into a “big picture” perspective
  • Capitalize on prior leadership experience to develop an authentic leadership aspiration
  • Effectively interact with all levels of an organization for maximum impact
  • Develop strategic and long-term thinking
  • Guide an organization through change
  • Establish habits and behaviors for continued improvement to retain leadership skills


Cintas Center
1624 Musketeer Drive
Cincinnati, 45207 United States
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Complete Class Schedule

One-Hour Virtual Welcome Call:
September 6, 2024 from Noon – 1:00 pm

Full-Day In-Person Sessions:
September 13, 2024
October 4, 2024
October 25, 2024
November 15, 2024

One-Hour Virtual Check-in Calls:
December 13, 2024 from Noon – 1:00 pm
February 7, 2025 from Noon – 1:00 pm

Note: Elevate Leadership features a smaller cohort than other XLC certificate programs.

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