Elevate Leadership Certificate Program

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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Moving into Management

This 2-day introductory leadership program is designed to equip new and upcoming managers with the necessary skills to be successful in their roles. Oftentimes, managers struggle with the transition from peer to supervisor because they have not been trained or even exposed to leadership best practices. Filled with discussions, case studies, and experiential activities, participants will explore concrete and practical examples to equip themselves with the needed tools and skills as they move into management.


Program Components:

Setting the Leadership Foundation:

    • Compare and contrast leadership and management in a post-pandemic and increasingly complex world
    • Explore various management styles and their benefits and advantages
    • Realize the importance of emotional intelligence and self-awareness

Effective Communication and Relationship Building:

      • Explore the art of clear, persuasive, and empathetic communication
      • Recognize the underlying message of nonverbal communication and body language
      • Learn how to actively listen and provide constructive feedback
      • Build trust and rapport to develop strong relationships with team members and direct reports
      • Understand the sources of conflict and how to address them

Unlocking the Potential of Teams:

    • Discuss team roles and dynamics
    • Utilize the five stages of team development to build and lead effective teams
    • Empower others through coaching, feedback, and ongoing development via one-on-ones
    • Learn techniques for motivating and engaging team members while recognizing and rewarding contributions

Problem-Solving and Decision-Making:

    • Evaluating problems to make informed decisions
    • Communicating complex decisions to various audiences
    • Recognizing the importance of ethical behavior in decision-making
    • Overcoming resistance to change and developing a culture of adaptability

Leading into the Future:

    • Discover ways to leverage an organization’s Human Resources office.
    • Align actions and team deliverables with organizational goals
    • Leveraging SMART goals for personal and team member growth
    • Establish practices, behaviors, and habits of continuous improvement


New managers, those with 1-3 years of managerial experience, and identified future managers within an organization.


Cintas Center
1624 Musketeer Drive
Cincinnati, 45207 United States
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