Leadership Development - Executive Education at University of Louisville

Leadership

Great leaders elevate their entire organizations. Current and aspiring leaders will find value in our Leadership courses as they develop the skill to lead performance, lead people, and lead from the heart.


Featured Courses

Optimize your team's performance and cultivate effective leadership skills with UofL Executive Education's Transformative Leadership Certificate, consisting of 5 half-day virtual sessions.


February 22, 2023 to May 17, 2023, Online
Dare to Lead™, based on the Research of Dr. Brené Brown and presented by Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, Leah Brown. This three-day skill-building workshop will help you embrace brave leadership and show up with your whole heart in work and in life.


February 1-3, 2023, Founders Union, Rm 136A
In the Positive Leadership Certificate, learners develop skills for recognizing, comprehending, and transforming both challenging and routine situations so that the people involved can all achieve more excellence.


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Certificate Programs

What comes to mind when you think of great leaders? You might think of the compassion and courage of Harriet Tubman; the resilience and decisiveness of Winston Churchill; or the integrity and commitment to justice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Or you may think of a person in your own life who inspires you to strive toward excellence.

In any context, great leaders are those who stand out because they rise above; they are those who exhibit such exceptional qualities, or virtues, that they inspire others to follow their example. These are not innate and immutable traits of extraordinary people, but rather skills and conscious behaviors that any person can practice. Every circumstance provides an opportunity to exhibit particular virtues, and we can hone our sense of moral insight to identify the virtues relevant to the situation at hand.

Positive Leadership occurs when a person exhibits all of the virtues relevant in a given situation, and in so doing inspires others to follow in their example. Positive Leaders elevate those around them and plant the seeds for a culture of ethical excellence within their organizations.

In the Positive Leadership Certificate, learners develop skills for recognizing, comprehending, and transforming both challenging and routine situations so that the people involved can all achieve more excellence. You will be part of a community of learners who work together in real time, both within and outside of the classroom, to ensure that the concepts you learn in the classroom can be put into practice immediately in your workplace. By completing this program, you will cultivate the insight to inspire others and become a leader who elevates your organization and the people within it.
Optimize your team's performance and cultivate effective leadership skills with UofL Executive Education's Transformative Leadership Certificate. Now more than ever, a team's success is built upon the chemistry between teammates, paced by stable, agile leadership. From self-reflection to practical application, the Transformative Leadership Certificate consists of 5 online sessions. Executive Education offers a special pre-course assessment utilizing ProScan and TeamScan surveys. Provided at no extra charge, these tools help calibrate your leadership strengths and team needs, to maximize your learning experience!
We need braver leaders and more courageous cultures in order to be successful in today's complex, rapidly changing environment. Brave leadership is not an innate and immutable quality possessed only by the most exceptional among us, but rather a set of skills and behaviors that are teachable, observable, and measurable. Daring leadership requires that we stay curious, lean into difficult conversations, and be vulnerable instead of armoring up. The Dare to Lead™ program dives into the future of leadership, ethical decision making, and organizational success through the lens of bravery and courage by tackling the four skill sets of brave leadership: Rumbling with Vulnerability, Living into Our Values, BRAVING Trust, and Learning to Rise.

Dare to Lead™ is designed for ANYONE who is ready to embrace brave leadership, shed their armor, and show up with their whole heart in their work and life. You, your team, and your organization will learn how to have tough conversations, address employees fears and feelings that show up during change and upheaval, build trust, identify personal values, reset after failure, and so much more - all of which are meant to support leader agility, team effectiveness, and culture change.