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Leadership is the #1 factor in an organization’s success or failure. The leader who is equipped and ready with the right tools can help the organization win, and perform at scalable levels. 

For an organization to perform at high levels, leaders have to understand the strategic and process elements:  mission, vision, core values, strategic thinking and operations. At the same time, they must know how to navigate relationships, teams, culture, messaging, buy in, and even understand themselves as a person. Organizations flourish when their leaders are high-clarity and high-touch. And we will teach you both skill sets.

Our Organizational Leadership training model is based on several foundations: scriptural teachings, performance and business research and neuroscience. You will understand the theory and the practical aspects of how to connect with and get the best from people. And you’ll learn the breakthrough power of relationship, real relationship, which is one of the ultimate sources of all motivation. 

To become a high performing leader at the top of your game, your #1 tool for success will always be yourself. Organizations flourish when their leaders are the best they can be, both professionally and personally. Your training at the Institute will provide you with not only solid performance tools, but also with a path to personal growth. This is a unique value-add in the world of academic leadership development. One key element is the Personal Development Process Group course (3 credit hours) which is a 3 day intensive leadership training experience. Just before you begin classwork in the fall, you will engage on the Huntington campus or in Indianapolis with your fellow students and highly trained faculty in this process, to help launch your skills and growth. You will receive both lecture content and skills experience within the context of a process group. It is a high-impact, research-driven and biblically based experience that will prepare you for the rest of the program. This 3 day intensive culminates with the Institute’s launch day comprised of sessions with the rest of the students and faculty at the Institute.    

In addition, students will be involved at least 10 hours of personal counseling or leadership coaching during their time in the program. 

The classroom experience at the Institute is innovative, unique and highly effective. It will involve not only lecture and content delivery, but also will engage you in the experiential delivery of concepts and skills that will make you a better leader for life. There will be different “experientials” you will participate in: live role plays and enactments; videos of master therapists doing counseling sessions; movie and media vignettes which demonstrate concepts; and personal application for your skills as a therapist. This will help you learn how to:    

Students will create a personal development plan during their time in the program. The faculty will review the plan, and make suggestions on ways to accelerate the growth process.