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The Leadership Accelerator Program

Are you ready for the challenge?

Research tells us the best leaders are continually building greater self-awareness and taking action to continually develop their skills and behavioral repertoire – big and small. The Leadership Accelerator Program is designed to sharpen both.

This program will transform managers from task-oriented contributors to operational leaders focused on moving the organization’s priorities forward in innovative ways.

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Program Information

Program Dates
Upcoming 2021

Class Times
Day 1 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET
Day 2 - Day 5 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm ET

Live Online (Zoom)

Program Fee
Multi-registrations, non-profits, government agencies, and FIU employees and alumni, contact us for pricing. View our registration and refund policy.

Who should attend?

Designed specifically for managers with 2-10 years of management experience. Well-qualified participants are responsible for leading a team of individual contributors. Job titles may include assistant/associate directors, senior managers, project managers, or managers.

Why attend?

Ranked #1 in the U.S. by in 2018, our leadership development programs continue to gain recognition around the world. The 2018 awards by and Leadership Excellence Magazine marked the 5th year in a row that our programs were top-ranked, and the first time the programs were recognized with a #1 award in both the open-enrollment and custom program categories. Read more about our ranking

  • Benefits for the individual
    • Build a strong understanding and awareness of self, and understand how self-knowledge strengthens leadership capabilities.
    • Strengthen skills to generate effective communication, drive optimal performance and ensure successful conversations.
    • Learn to direct energy to drive best possible outcomes for self, teams, and organizations.
    • Improve buy-in from key stakeholders to address strategic initiatives/goals.
    • Develop an action plan to tackle an area for personal and professional growth upon returning to work.
  • Benefits for the organization
    • Build organizational capacity for managers to assume greater responsibilities and capacity for front-line managers to assume greater responsibilities.
    • Develop individuals to strengthen internal talent development and drive succession plan initiatives.
    • Identify organizational leaders capable of building leadership capacity and engaging those they lead.
    • Increase internal productivity and effectiveness.
  • Continuing Education


    The Center for Leadership is a recognized provider of both Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and SHRM professional development credits (SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification). Participants of this program will be eligible to receive CEUs and SHRM-PDCs with participating professional organizations.

Topics and Schedule

The following topics and schedule are subject to change.

  • Day 1 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET
    • Program Introduction and Orientation
  • Day 2 – 1:00pm to 5:00pm ET
    • Leading self: leveraging the totality of who you are and engaging in self-reflection
    • Values: clearly defining the role of personal values in leadership to better understand your decision making process
  • Day 3 – 1:00pm to 5:00pm ET
    • Power and influence: understanding the importance of power and influence and how to use both in your leadership position
    • Delegation: effectively delegating the appropriate decisions and tasks to the right people at the right time with proper follow-through
  • Day 4 – 1:00pm to 5:00pm ET
    • Leveraging networks: exploring the critical role social networks play in determining professional success
    • Developing others: providing tactful, well-timed and appropriate developmental feedback
    • Valuable insight: participate in a roundtable with an industry leader
  • Day 5 – 1:00pm to 5:00pm ET
    • Leading change: gaining a fresh perspective on how to lead change for even greater achievements
    • Action planning: crafting a personal action plan for implementation upon returning to work
    • Program Closing

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"The Leadership Accelerator Program shared so much valuable information in an effective way that made me think and reflect as a leader."

Denise Hogan

"This program taught me a new way to “see things.” I would say there’s always room for growth in everyone, and this program would benefit any leader."

Florencia Sengiali

What leadership capabilities should you be developing?

Research shows that good leaders can become great, and even great leaders should continue to develop, reflect, hone their skills, and learn new strategies. Assess yourself or your organization with The Leadership Competency Builder by clicking on the button below.

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