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Pathways to Leadership

Jumpstart Your Leadership

You’ve learned basic leadership skills by modeling others, but now it’s time to elevate your skills and formalize your role. Discover what aspiring leaders already know: The Leadership Essentials Program: Pathways to Leadership from the award-winning Center for Leadership at FIU will help you develop your leadership capabilities to jumpstart your career.

Imagine discovering the foundational leadership skills not learned in the workplace and how far you could go by spending some time in a proven leadership course. This program will enhance your pathway to leadership through a deeper understanding of self, learning to leverage networks, developing resilience through mindfulness, and effectively communicating with others. Jumpstart your leadership at the Center for Leadership at FIU.

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Program Information

Program Dates
October 28-29, 2024 - REGISTER NOW

Class Times
Day 1 from 12:30pm to 5:00pm ET
Day 2 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm ET

Instructor-led Live Online Workshop (via Zoom)

Program Fee
$427, registered by August 29, 2024
$475, registered after August 29, 2024

Registration closes on October 16, 2024

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Who should attend?

The Leadership Essentials Programs are designed for individuals looking to develop foundational leadership capabilities. Well-qualified participants are recently-appointed leaders or those who informally lead others at work, those looking to hone basic leadership skills and insights, or those who are preparing to take on leadership roles.

There is no formal prerequisite to attend LEP. Each program is unique such that participants may attend all program iterations and in any order.

If you previously attended an iteration of The Leadership Essentials Program, but do not recall which one, please contact us at so we can provide you with that information.

Not sure if this program is the right fit for you or want more information before registering? Contact a member of our team or view our other program options for individual contributors, managers, and established executives.

Why attend?

Our leadership development programs and workshops continue to gain recognition around the world. Since 2014, we have garnered thirteen different accolades from, Chief Learning Officer (CLO), and University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)… including six #1 rankings! Read more about our rankings and awards.


The Center for Leadership is a recognized provider of both Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and SHRM, offering Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities. 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 from 12:30pm to 5:00pm ET
    • Welcome and Program Introduction
    • Personality and leadership: understand how who you are affects your leadership behaviors
    • Leveraging networks: explore the critical role social networks play in determining professional success
  • Day 2 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm ET
    • Developing resilience through mindfulness: be ‘steadier and readier’ amidst the chaos of your day and an ever-changing world
    • Connecting with others: effectively communicate with others to drive optimal performance and ensure successful conversations
    • Program Closing


Mayra Beers, Ph.D.

Mayra Beers, Ph.D.

Nathan J. Hiller, Ph.D.

Christiana Serle


Ebony Smith


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"The Center taught me the importance of self-awareness and helped me leverage my leadership style to be effective as a team leader."

Mayra Garcia
Florida Department of Health

"The Leadership Essentials Program taught me that you don't always have to show your team you have the right answers. Instead, you should encourage your team to find those answers together."

Brittany Baldwin

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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