Learning to become an effective leader requires tapping into experience, strengths, and emotional intelligence.



To claim your rightful place, we must learn to lead. This means developing our own emotional intelligence, as well as honing the competencies that are essential for leaders in the industry. We have to understand the business we’re in, naturally.

We also must develop cognitive competencies so we can become smarter about the world today. We must understand how societal changes are affecting people and business, and how technology is affecting education and the workforce of tomorrow.

Personal Branding

We live in a world in which time has become a luxury, therefore, it is critical that you quickly sell yourself at “hello” or the first “click” because the first five seconds matter! Similar to popular fast-food chains, athletic wear, or your favorite vacation hotel you too have a “brand,” which is made up of what people see immediately during an initial face-to-face interaction, what is mentioned about you when you’re not in the room, and what is revealed through a social media click. Therefore you must design, build, and cultivate your personal brand because you are your own company. During this course you will:

  • Understand the correlation between personal branding and ROI.
  • Learn the art of effective and intentional networking.
  • Learn the importance of “brand crisis management.”
  • Identify individual brand.
  • Receive feedback from “Personal Brand” test.
  • Establish and review current on-line presence, and design content for personal website.

It’s Not Black and White: Understanding Diversity, Inclusion, and the Bottom Line

In today’s multicultural society it is critical that leaders understand the value that diversity and inclusion have on the organization’s bottom line and how it extends beyond affinity groups. Inclusion must be weaved into every fabric of an organization’s functions, policies, and procedures which will support the recruitment of the best talent, ensure accountability of leader, and establish cultural competencies. Additionally, diverse and inclusive environments organically foster diversity thoughts, which is the beginning of innovation.  During this course you will:

  • Define and differentiate between diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competencies.
  • Understand the impact the lack of diversity inclusion has on the bottom line.
  • Describe what an inclusive workplace looks like and its benefits to all employees.
  • Identify areas of unintentional bias.
  • Learn the skills to build individual and group effectiveness.
  • Create your own personal action plan to help the organization achieve a more inclusive workplace.