Leadership Development Seminars and ecq-based Readings

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DePaul University

Effective Presentation and Communication Skills Certificate

The ability to communicate effectively and present ideas clearly is perhaps the most important skill you need to have in order to be successful in any career. Good communication skills are key in many situations - whether you are making a presentation to potential clients, giving speeches at company events or just having an individual meeting with your supervisor.
The Kellstadt Marketing Center's Effective Presentation and Communication Skills Certificate Program is designed to help you become a better, more effective presenter. Taught by Dr. Joel Whalen, a nationally acclaimed communications author, the program will help you learn how to make clear, concise presentations to audiences from 1 to 1,000. As one of the most outstanding presentation coaches available, Dr. Whalen will teach you how to manage speech anxiety, speak up in difficult situations, work effectively in teams, advance relationships, and build message packaging and delivery skills.
Dates: February 27 – March 20, 2013; May 16 – June 6, 2013 (This course takes place on Wednesdays from 6:00-9:00pm)

Location: Chicago Loop campus

Cost: $765 ($75 late fee applied to registrations after 2/20/13 and 5/9/13)

Contact: E-mail: jmurray9@depaul.edu; Telephone: (312) 362-5913

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Strategic Management

Skilled strategic management professionals establish and direct disciplined approaches to planning and execution that fits their organization by being practical, sustainable and cost effective. The Strategic Management Certificate Program gives you an understanding of the discipline of strategic management as a whole and breaks down the required phases and steps for planning, implementation and evaluation of strategy as a management process.

The 10-week program immerses you in the industry's most widely respected and universally applied practices in strategic management. Aligned with the Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) "Lead -Think-Plan-Act" Body of Knowledge, you will gain valuable experience and establish a pathway to ASP Certification as a Strategic Planning Professional (SPP), Strategic Management Professional (SMP) or association designation as a Strategic Planning Associate (SPA).

Dates: 2/6/2013 - 4/10/2013, Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm

Location: Online

Cost: $1,495($75 late fee applied to registrations received after 1/30/13.)

Contact: E-mail: emcdonag@depaul.edu; Telephone: (312) 362-5295

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Emory University

Developing Talent that Drives Organizational Success

Developing Talent that Drives Organizational Success enables participants to strategically plan, manage, and grow their leadership pipeline in three areas: talent identification, development, and retention.
Learning Objectives: After completing Developing Talent that Drives Organizational Success, you will have the ability to

  • Understand your role and the role of the organization in implementing effective talent management practices

  • Recognize which talent management practices are appropriate or best suited for your department and/or organizational context, and determine how they should be executed

  • Execute talent management activities with your peers, direct reports, and others within your organization

Dates: May 15-16, 2013

Cost: $1,995

Phone: 404.727.2200
Website: www.EmoryExecEd.com
Email: ExecutiveEducation@emory.edu
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George Mason University

Leadership: Inventing the Future

Stimulating people to act and giving them the power to do so is one of the most important differences between companies that stagnate and those that develop and sustain a competitive edge.

Designed for individuals at all levels from top executives to emerging leaders, Leadership: Inventing the Future is a three-day program that expands leadership capacity, improving corporate performance and positioning organizations to thrive.

You will:

  • Gain a direct access to being an effective, action-oriented leader

  • Address the critical factors that drive human performance and creating value

  • Move beyond hidden assumptions that block personal and organizational agility

  • Create a climate of innovation and informed risk taking

  • Mobilize people to generate and implement far-reaching, substantive change

  • Earn up to 28 CPE credits

  • Participants gain fresh perspectives and enhanced ability to lead people successfully in taking on the company’s future as their own—creating the generative force of the organization.

Date: April 9 – 12, 2013

Location: Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel (Fairfax, VA)

Fees: $3,340 (meals only); $3,920 (with meals and lodging)

Contact: 703-993-9801 or execprog@gmu.edu
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George Washington University

Becoming Conflict Competent Certification Program

Conflict is an inevitable part of organizational life. Depending on how people manage it, conflict can either be a resource for creative problem solving or a drag on productivity and morale. If conflict is causing problems in quality of service or retention of good employees you’re experiencing the wrong kind of conflict. If people are afraid to voice important differences and rigorously debate issues, you are missing out on the opportunities inherent in conflicts. To “become conflict competent” incorporates the renowned Conflicts Dynamics Profile® (CDP) instrument and the elegant communications processes developed by Dr. Sherod Miller with principles from the conflict competence books of Craig Runde and Tim Flanagan.
Dates: June 15, 16, and 17, 2013, 8:30am – 5pm each day

Location: GWU School of Business, Duquès Hall, 2201 G St., NW, Washington, DC 20052

Fee:$1,395 for those who have CDP certification

$1,695 for those who do not have CDP certification

Contact Number: 202-994-6380
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Essentials of Leadership Communication


Representing yourself and your organization to the media and other external audiences is an essential leadership skill. Yet even the most seasoned professionals and executives can be intimidated when it comes to speaking in public. Through hands-on experience, you will develop the self-confidence to overcome your anxiety and become a more effective communicator, leader and agency advocate. In this workshop, you will explore the nature of media relations, practice public speaking in a safe environment and leave with materials and tactics that will enable them to refine this important skill.

Spring 2013
April 10–11, 2013
Location: George Washington University Alexandria Graduate Education Center

Program Tuition: $1850

Contact Number: 202-994-5390

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The Graduate School (DC)

Leading People


Develop insight into critical leadership behaviors and how to adapt them to the needs of your organization through this highly interactive seminar. Explore the Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) Leading People and the fundamental leadership competencies. Examine trust and integrity as the foundations for leadership while learning to maximize performance. Explore the dynamics of team leadership and how to create a "Culture of Greatness," through coaching and empowerment.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply strategies to build and lead effective teams based on individual strengths

  • Resolve conflict by applying a variety of conflict management styles

  • Leverage diversity and foster inclusion in the workplace

  • Develop and communicate a vision for workforce motivation

  • Use coaching and effective strategy implementation to maximize organizational performance

Dates: February 25-27, 2013; May 29-31, 2013 and July 29-31, 2013

Location: Washington, DC (USDA)

Tuition: $1,595
Contact Number: 202-314-3300 or toll free (888) 744-GRAD (888-744-4723)
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Harvard University

Leadership for the 21st Century: Chaos, Conflict and Courage

Leadership for the 21st Century: Chaos, Conflict and Courage is a provocative program that introduces a set of conceptual frameworks and a unique teaching method designed to challenge your fundamental assumptions about how you can courageously and effectively exercise leadership and authority during difficult times.

The five-day program requires participants to be actively engaged on several levels - in the classroom, in small groups, and in individual reflection. You will discuss issues like creating and claiming value, understanding the relationship between leadership and authority, exercising influence, and managing the individual and institutional dynamics of change. We will explore a wide range of leadership strategies and practice new ways of exercising leadership, whether in a position of authority or just one member of a group. We will confront the dangers and risks associated with exercising leadership – the chaos and conflict – and explore how

Dates: January 27, 2013-February 1, 2013

Application Deadline(s): currently accepting applications; limited seats available

Program Fee: $6,800 (includes tuition, housing, curricular materials and most meals)

For more information on these programs please contact: 617-496-0484

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