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The High-Impact Leadership Program

In today’s global marketplace, leadership is the undeniable secret weapon of competitive advantage. More than ever, economic challenges and market conditions demand organizational leadership that is dynamic, adaptive, and creative. The High-Impact Leadership Program (formerly The High-Potential Leaders Program) is designed to help leaders develop a portfolio of strategic leadership capabilities in areas such as leading during crisis, managing change, building robust teams, and actioning a vision. The program provides models and action steps to prepare executive leaders to assume increased responsibilities and challenges, while maintaining organizational effectiveness and renewal.

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Date and Location

October 24-27, 2017 in Miami, Florida at the Atton Brickell Miami.

Pricing

$6,450 - Includes  tuition, program materials, accommodations for three nights, and most meals and breaks. 

  • 10% credit for early registration (before Aug. 31, 2017): $5,805
  • Multi-registration credit (3+ from one company): $5,450

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Who should attend?

Designed specifically for high-impact individuals with 10+ years of experience in roles of increasing responsibility:

  • Vice Presidents
  • Directors
  • Area managers with significant responsibilities

Why attend?

Ranking

In 2017, HR.com and Leadership Excellence Magazine ranked our executive leadership programs #1 and #2 globally, for custom and open enrollment programs respectively, besting longstanding programs from institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and Cornell University.

Benefits for the organization

  • Build leadership capacity by equipping high performing executives equally capable of assuming added and/or greater responsibilities
  • Develop a team of skilled executives adept at identifying and avoiding organizational “derailers”
  • Identify organizational leaders capable of building leadership capacity and engaging those they lead
  • Strengthen talent development and effective succession planning processes to ensure sustainable leadership capacity for the organization

Benefits for the individual

  • Enhance the ability to engage others and lead with strategic purpose and vision
  • Increase strategic thinking capabilities and the ability to “make the right call”
  • Build a strong understanding and awareness of self, and understand how self-knowledge strengthens leadership capabilities
  • Identify and articulate personal and professional goals and prepare to assume greater/increased responsibilities
  • Discover skills for a cycle of developing and ensuring the continuity of organizational values

Topics and Schedule

The Center’s Leadership Competency Builder© is at the core of The High-Impact Leadership Program curriculum design. This list of research-based leadership competencies provides a framework for leadership development and helps in determining what is most needed for successful leadership across all levels and organizations.

The Leadership Competency Builder© was conducted by a team of researchers at the FIU Center for Leadership based on an extensive literature review of multi-disciplinary, top-tier academic research on leadership from 2010 to 2015. This list of 45 leadership competencies is thematically categorized into 5 “meta-competencies” which inform the design and development of all Center programs.

  • Leading Self
  • Strategic Focus
  • Connecting with Others
  • Leading Others
  • Delivering Results

Topics covered include:

  • Leadership in Balance: how to confidently lead upward, downward, and across boundaries
  • Getting it right: making great decisions more often
  • Introspection: leveraging the totality of who you are
  • Leadership Derailers: Potholes to optimal leadership growth and effectiveness
  • Strategic thinking for organizational sustainability
  • Building effectiveness: teams and systems that make you more effective as a leader
  • Managing through conflict: managing toxic environments
  • Round Table Discussions with key business leaders
  • Individual Executive Coaching Sessions

Morning Sessions

  • Check-In and Registration at 10:00am
  • Program Orientation

Afternoon Sessions

  • The Role of Values in Leadership
  • Personality and Decision-Making
  • Hidden Traps of Decision-Making
  • Welcome Reception

Faculty

Nathan J. Hiller, Ph.D.

Nathan J. Hiller, Ph.D.
Program Chair

Mayra Beers, Ph.D.

Mayra Beers, Ph.D.

Gino Coca-Mir

Gino Coca-Mir

Leslie DeChurch, Ph.D.

Leslie DeChurch, Ph.D.

Hock-Peng Sin, Ph.D.

Hock-Peng Sin, Ph.D.

Testimonials

"I can just go on and on (about The High-Impact Leadership Program), but it was just really eye-opening in terms of taking a look at who I am, who I really am, looking at the mistakes that I made over the last year as a leader and the kind of things, even little things, I can do to make a difference in how I lead the individuals that are depending on me. It's been very valuable for me."

Bernadette Montgomery
Executive Director
Miami Dade County Public Schools

"The quality of the program exceeded my expectations. I would definitely call this a world class program and I would say that it rivals some of the ivy-league programs that are out there. I am going to talk to my team a lot about how we can build this program into our high potential leadership retention and development. For me this is? I hope to make this a big part of what we do in terms of developing future leaders at Burger King."

Jenn Crenshaw
Vice President, Human Resources
Burger King Corporation

"I was very impressed with the quality of instruction- I felt that all of the presentations were tight, the instructors were prepared and what really impressed me was the research that backs up some of the things that we talk about- personality, career derailers- things like that. The research is solid and I hadn't been exposed to that type of "metric" if you will, in any of the previous thirty years of leadership development that I've done."

Colonel Scott Malcom
Director of Public Affairs
United States Southern Command

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