Strategic Leader Certification

Advanced training to help you address new and emerging leadership challenges


  • Maximize employee engagement
  • Prioritize limited resources
  • Master communication
  • Improve collaboration
  • Prevent performance from plateauing

Members: $3,250
Non-Members: $4,250


“My biggest challenge was in balancing priorities. I felt stressed. If your position is one that requires you to be thinking 2 steps ahead in any aspect of your role, this certification is for you.”

Nick Johnson, Sr. Manufacturing Engineering Manager

“I’ve been told I need to be more influential, but it wasn’t something my leader could teach me. This training was just what I needed. I learned what it means to be influential and different strategies to use.”

Michelle Coleman, HR Manager



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Advanced, Half-day, In-person
Leaders that use influence excel at attracting, developing and retaining team members. But how do you know what traits of yours are effective? This course will help you develop your own approach to positively influence others. 

This course will help you address these leadership challenges:

  • You need to lead your team without just telling people what to do
  • You don’t know how to drive higher levels of engagement and reduce turnover
  • You’re not sure how to build rapport with a diverse workforce
  • You have positional power, but don’t really want to use it
  • You want to serve your team, but you’ve hit your own limits and capacity

Advanced, Half-day, In-person
Leaders that know what is at stake give their team a reason to get results and don’t worry about putting posters on a wall. This course helps attendees develop priorities that have resources, scorecards that provide feedback, and accountability to reach commitments.

This course will help you address these leadership challenges:

  • If everything is a priority, nothing is a priority, and you don’t have the resources for that
  • You can’t see future possibilities and translate them to strategies everyone can relate to
  • You don’t know how to avoid getting caught up in fighting fires
  • You struggle to use metrics to make better decisions
  • You’re struggling to hold yourself or others accountable to meet commitments

Advanced, Half-day, In-person
Leaders increase their effectiveness and serve as an example for others by being transparent, direct and collaborative. This course will help ground your communication in empathy and develop leadership presence.

This course will help you address these leadership challenges:

  • You fear the dreaded “hard” people conversations
  • You don’t address difficult issues and say what needs to be said
  • You’re not sure how to effectively communicate in a variety of settings
  • You’re unsure how to adapt your leadership style to each unique situation
  • You don’t know how to create milestones and symbols to rally support behind the vision

Advanced, Half-day, In-person
Leaders that move the business forward first need to understand the current state of the business, team dynamics, and process flow. This course will help you lead the type of change that will connect silos, remove tunnel vision and improve the way work gets done.

This course will help you address these leadership challenges:

  • You need to learn how to maneuver through policy and politics diplomatically
  • You don’t know how best to reject your boss’s low-impact ideas or fad technologies
  • You don’t know how best to collaborate with cross-functional leaders and external partners
  • You’re not sure how to make the best decision, when will an 80% solution suffice
  • You struggle to create organization-wide energy and optimism for the future

Advanced, Half-day, In-person
Leaders that sustain high levels of performance know that what got them here will not bring them to the next level. This course will help you find practical ways to make sure your leadership lasts.

This course will help you address these leadership challenges:

  • You struggle supporting everyone, getting everything done, and making time for learning
  • You’re worried about sustaining performance in your new leadership role
  • You’re worried that people tell you what they think you want to hear
  • You know your leadership style has blind spots, but you’re not 100% sure what they are
  • You used to crave feedback and wish you still had the zeal and time for it 

Leadership development assignments will help you practice new leadership behaviors and will be assigned after each course. All assignments must be completed in order to receive the certification designation. Leadership coaching will help reinforce your new skills and behaviors and is encouraged, not required.

Members: $3,250
Non-Members: $4,250


Meet a few of our

Executive Level Instructors

Matt Kanz

Matt Kanz is the SVP NA at Jack Link’s. Prior to this promotion, he served for nearly 3 years as the SVP of HR North America where he led all aspects of Human Resources.Matt’s passion lies in unlocking others potential to solve their own complex opportunities because sustainment is just as much internal as it is external.

Kelly Hansen

Kelly is the Vice President of Human Resources for Veit. She has over 20+ years of experience developing people and organizations and has a passion in helping others become the best version of themselves through leadership development and coaching.


  • Step 1

    Enroll in Certification

  • Step 2

    Complete training

  • Step 3

    Apply what you learn

  • Step 4

    Get better results





Starts March 14th, 2024
Members: $3,250
Non-Members: $4,250


We customize training to fit your team needs, timeline, and improvement plans.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this certification for?
Managers with direct reports and at least 10 years experience

What is the time commitment for the certification?
Courses and assignments may be completed in 4 months

When will the training be available?
Registration is now open!




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