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The Senior Executive Leaders Program

Does effective leadership look the same across organizations and contexts? As leaders ascend and prepare for the highest-level leadership roles, the leadership equation needs to be rebalanced.

The Senior Executive Leaders Program focuses on helping participants understand nuanced ways how “who you are” shows up in your leadership, avoiding predictable mistakes in decision-making, finding ways to innovate in any type of organization, maximizing personal influence using proven techniques, and getting buy-in of your efforts. The program is designed to build strategic leadership capacity at senior levels, drive productivity and effectiveness by capitalizing on diverse perspectives, and developing action plans for energizing the organization.

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Program Information

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?

This program is designed to maximize the leadership capacity of new C-suite executives, senior vice presidents, and other leaders with significant and broad strategic and operational responsibilities in their organization.

Not sure if this program is the right fit for you or want more information before applying? 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.

  • Benefits for the individual
    • Understand how "who you are" shows up in the way you make decisions.
    • Maximize personal influence using proven techniques and get buy-in on your efforts.
    • Learn to lead units and organizations through significant change.
    • Pretest new leadership strategies and techniques.
    • Grow your toolbox to innovate in any role, team, or organization.
  • Benefits for the organization
    • Build strategic leadership capacity at senior levels.
    • Drive productivity and effectiveness by capitalizing on diverse perspectives.
    • Develop a process for continual growth without fatigue.
    • Develop an action plan for energizing the organization.
    • Lead innovation in systemic ways.
  • Continuing Education

    Continuing Education


    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
    • Program Introduction
    • CEO Dinner and Roundtable
  • Day 2
    • Leading Self: Personality and Decision Making
    • Values in Leadership
    • Practical Innovation
    • Action Plans
  • Day 3
    • Effectively Leading Change
    • Deconstructing (and Reconstructing) "Vision"
    • Making the Most of Your 360° Feedback
    • Leadership in Action: Triple Threat
  • Day 4
    • Leadership Presence
    • Concurrent Sessions Executive Coaching and Developing Action Plans
    • A Case Study in Leadership: Invictus



Nathan J. Hiller, Ph.D.
Program Chair

Mayra Beers, Ph.D.

Mayra Beers, Ph.D.

Gino Coca-Mir

Gino Coca-Mir

Kaihan Krippendorff, Sc.D.

Kaihan Krippendorff, Sc.D.

Hock-Peng Sin, Ph.D.

Hock-Peng Sin, Ph.D.

Stephen J. Zaccaro, Ph.D.

Stephen J. Zaccaro, Ph.D.


Lloyd DeVaux, President and CEO at Sunstate Bank, believes firmly that people aren’t born leaders. Rather, leadership must be developed — and development is a continual process, he says. So, it’s no surprise that Lloyd himself participated in The Senior Executive Leaders Program at The Center for Leadership at FIU.

As a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management (OPM) program, a three-year program, Lloyd was looking for local leadership development opportunities not only to increase his own abilities but also to be used for developing the leaders in his organization.

“The Center’s Senior Executive Leaders Program was very well done,” he says with enthusiasm.

The program was diverse in terms of topics and the faculty members are excellent at staying on point, something that’s valuable in an intense program.”

Lloyd reports, “I brushed up on some important leadership skills that we tend to forget as time goes by – such as listening well – and learned valuable new insight in the leadership field, important information about what works and what doesn’t.”

Having leadership development be research-based is important to Lloyd. “Plus, I was impressed that the faculty at The Center knows so well how to put research into practical terms that leaders can use right away,” he adds.

Lloyd is pleased he discovered the Center for Leadership and will be sending a team leader at Sunstate Bank to their other leadership development programs.

“Leadership development is essential, I always tell my team,” he says. “Regardless of how skilled you are at doing something, if you can effectively lead 10 people to perform that activity, you will be many times more productive”.

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