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.
We are currently working on dates for Fall 2019 & Spring 2020. Please check back for future program dates.
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 Leadership Practices Inventory 360 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 Leadership Practices Inventory 360 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):
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 Dhingra Klocek is a business consultant, executive coach, mentor, and facilitator. Her mission is to help organizations manage and develop their most important assets: People.
Priya has more than 18 years of experience in the corporate sector. Her employers included Ashland Inc, Convergys, Great American Insurance, and Fifth Third Bank. More recently, she served as director of client services for Global Lead Management Consulting, which had clients in the entertainment, utility, healthcare, legal, and financial sectors.
Priya served in various roles and led several global projects during her corporate tenure. She conducted focus groups and 360° feedback sessions, and created and carried out a variety of leadership, cultural, and HR assessments. She was instrumental in the launch of Convergys in India. She was placed in charge of the language and cross-cultural training of employees in both India and the U.S.; the pattern she developed became the company’s standard for all new employees worldwide. She also was instrumental in the launching of Convergys in Europe and the Philippines. Priya expanded her role at Convergys into that of a coach and mentor who helped to bridge the communication and cultural gaps all across the organization.
Priya specializes in leadership development, change management, human resources, and diversity & inclusion (intercultural competence). She leverages her diverse background and work experiences to help her clients navigate and manage complex business issues at home and abroad. She designs solutions that are strategic and forward thinking, yet practical. Besides consulting, Priya is also affiliated with Xavier Universities, Xavier Leadership Center.
Priya is qualified and uses various tools in her practice including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®), the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), the EQ-i 2.0 / EQ 360 assessment, EIDI (Emotional Intelligence and Diversity), Social+Emotional Intelligence Profile, LEGOS Serious Play and several Creative Problem Solving tools.
She 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 in the Prosci Change Management methodology.
Denise Dal Vera is a Xavier Leadership Center facilitator in areas including influencing, emotional intelligence, presentation skills and more. Creating interactive and engaging sessions tailored to workforce needs is a challenge she enjoys. She has been a working actress for over 20 years and is a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music Acting Program (CCM), a corporate coach and co-owner of IWA Strategies LLC. Combining what both actors and neuroscientists understand about human communication, allows a fresh approach to teaching the soft skills of Emotional Intelligence that is tangible and easily accessible. Recent featured acting roles include; Rebecca in My Days of Mercy, with Kate Mara and Ellen Page, Rust Creek, Goat, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Chicago PD, Army Wives, 21 Jump Street, Northern Exposure, Days of our lives.
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
Pam is an XLC facilitator delivering value in a number of areas from Leadership & Employee Communications, Cultural Awareness & Competence, Employee Survey Programs, Employee Relations, Teams, and Change Management. Her extensive career in leadership positions at Fifth Third Bank including Employer of Choice VP and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer provide Pam with the ability to understand a wide variety of corporate cultures and gaps in organizational development. She delivers a combination of content and experiential learning to produce the necessary impact to increase organizational success. Pam is certified in the following:
Franklin Covey ( FC) 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
FC Leadership Greatness
Di SC Personality Style Profile
Career Systems International ( CSI) Career Power
CSI Career Coaching for Managers
CSI Employee Engagement & Retention