ASCEND Executive Leadership Certificate Program
Facilitating the development of resilient, transformational, and inclusive leaders able to leverage the collective strengths of their teams to create healthy cultures and organizational success.
Why Choose ASCEND
The ASCEND Executive Leadership Certificate Program has a singular focus to enable good managers and effective supervisors to become capable, trusted leaders by identifying blind spots, honing leadership skills, and instilling confidence. Using a virtual cohort, 360° assessments, executive coaching, and proven leadership training students are challenged to rethink their leadership approach, address their leadership blind spots, and increase their leadership capacity.
The ASCEND Executive Leadership Certificate Program fosters collaborative learning and students receive proven, practical, and relevant insights needed to engage, encourage, and excel in today's rapidly changing global workplace.
Designed to work with a leader's busy schedule, not add to it. The program is both guided and self-paced.
The principles and concepts taught throughout the program are supported by theory and proven in the real world.
Real-time feedback coupled with engaging courses accelerates learning and practical application.
Learners will receive the skills they need to lead in today's fluid, fast-paced, competitive environment.
Most employees leave bosses, not jobs. Leaders have far more influence on their teams than they understand. This course is a primer for those new to management and a refresher for more seasoned leaders. Dealing with the fundamentals of leading teams to get results.
One of the fundamental differences between leadership and management is a vision. Understanding the direction an organization needs to go requires insight, judgment, and execution. The ability to provide strategic direction in certain and uncertain times is what separates leaders from managers.
Leaders at all levels often must communicate to different audiences, often simultaneously. This course covers effective communication as it relates to individual, group, organizational, and strategic communication and communicating a long-term vision and direction.
Accountability has been turned into a dirty word. But what is accountability? Hint: it’s not blame and shame. Accountability is the process of helping people succeed. But what does accountability look like? How can we practice positive, preemptive accountability? How important is it for leaders to be accountable as they hold others accountable?
Leading change is a specific skill set. How can you lead your organization through changes expected and unexpected? How can your leaders lead in an environment of rapid and non-stop change? Change leadership is essential in today’s environment and a reality for organizations seeking to retain competitive advantages.
Organizational culture is central to employee engagement, morale, and productivity; not to mention hiring retaining top performers. We like to think of culture as the air of your organization, nobody notices it until it stinks! Culture is invisible and intangible while at the same time critical to the functioning of your organization.
Leaders are communicators. Often leaders need to present their ideas in compelling and engaging ways to gain support, provide assurance, or encourage their organization. Here’s the catch, most people would rather die than present to a group. In this interactive course, participants learn how to use and apply a critical-thinking model that will become the starting point for workplace presentations.
Many of today’s teams are geographically dispersed, culturally diverse, and/or represent multiple generations. This course is designed to help leaders foster communication, collaboration, and cohesion as they relate to developing high-performing, self-managing teams.
What You Can Expect
Under 40 executives
2-4 hours per week
Self-paced & Instructor-led
Meet Your Instructor
Dr. David Arrington
David’s stated mission is to impact an entire generation of leaders. With over 17 years of leadership and executive coaching experience, he is a force multiplier for executives and their teams.
He's the principal of Arrington Coaching, a much sought-after coach, speaker, and leadership trainer. He partners with C-level executives and their leadership teams increasing accountability, clarity, and focus. David's doctorate in strategic leadership and over a decade of pastoral experience allow him to help leaders find constructive and creative ways to bring the best out of their teams.
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WHO SHOULD ENROLL
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