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Emerging Leaders Academy

exclusively for women leaders

Over 50% of the U.S. population is female, yet under 30% of women hold executive leadership positions.  We have a leadership pipeline problem

The majority of college graduates are female today, yet the number of men getting promoted into first-level manager and supervisor roles is significantly higher than women.  Our female leadership gap starts at the beginning of the pipeline, right after college.

If we want to create gender equity in the workplace, especially in leadership positions, we must provide better leadership development to emerging and high potential female leaders earlier in their career.  The Emerging Leaders Academy is exclusively for women; designed for them, by female leaders, experts, and coaches.


The program is specifically designed for female emerging and high potential leaders.  Participants may be women new to leadership or in the pipeline to take on more responsibility within the next 12-18 months.  Women may already be leading a team, but desire or need additional training or resources to more effectively lead or advance her team.  

When? Where?

Class starts on July 16, 2020 and meets monthly on the third Thursday of every month through June 2021.  Class runs from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m.  Location TBD, based on enrollment.

Course Dates:  July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17, January 21, February 18, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17.

Course Content

Class meetings will combine time for peer networking, leadership development, and coaching.  Course materials will reflect current events, the needs of the class participants, and the expertise of our faculty and guests.  It is delivered in an interactive and engaging environment that uses discussion, activities, reflection, videos, and reading materials to engage every participant and drive powerful learning opportunities.  Individual and group coaching, at every class meeting, will address current events and situational issues that participants are dealing with, while focusing on challenging the leaders and driving their individual growth. 

Participants will create a Leadership Development Action Plan to establish personal and professional “success” goals, as well as identify the metrics through which we will quantify their leadership skill improvement and subsequent contributions to their organization.

Course Topics by Month: 

  • July: Take Ownership For Your Own Career and Creating Your Leadership Action Plan
  • August: Understanding Your Own Unique Leadership Skills and How You Are Perceived as a Leader.
  • September: Enhancing Your Leadership Communication Skills Across the Organization
  • October: Navigating Conflict, Negotiation, and Persuasion
  • November: Gender Equality and Building Allies (Bring an Ally)
  • December: Wellness, Work-Life Balance, Mental Health, and Rest
  • January: Managing Your Time as a Leader and Enhancing Productivity Within Your Team
  • February: Building and Maintaining High Performing Teams
  • March: Maintaining High Performing Teams
  • April: Mentorship and Sponsorship (Bring an Emerging/High Potential woman)
  • May: Leading and Navigating Change
  • June: Your Next Step, Celebrating, and Communicating Successes

Course Pricing

Course is priced at $300 per month for 12 months per enrollee, billed monthly.  If course is paid in full at registration, the price is $3000 per enrollee (17% savings).  A deposit of $500/participant is due at registration.  Deposit will be applied to the cost of the course.  Payment invoices will be issued 30 days before the first course meeting (or at registration whichever comes first).

Questions?  Contact Jessica Gendron, President of The Center for Leadership Excellence.


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