Emerging Leader Cohort Program

The Emerging Leader Cohort Program is a rigorous and result oriented program, it prepares high potential leaders to adopt increasing levels of responsibility and handle both challenges and opportunities inherent in future leadership roles within their organizations. Presented over six months, this concentrated cohort program is designed to help emerging or newer leaders learn core business concepts and build key competencies. More than ever before, emerging leaders must shift with agility from the role of individual contributor to developing a strategic perspective and taking their leadership skills to the next level.

  • Applications must be received by Oct 1, 2020

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Kick-off: October 20-21
The Emerging Workplace & Leadership: Leveraging the Human Element

Session 2: November 17-18
Regulating Your Inner Critic & Conflict Tools: Empowering Others

Session 3: December 15- 16
Tactical Leadership Influence Strategies

Session 4: January 19-20
Coaching: Maximizing Potential, TED Talk Principles & Financial Acumen

Session 5: February 16-17
5 Dysfunctions of a Team & Communication Tools: Interpersonal Mastery

Integration: March 17-18
Change Management, Mitigating Unconscious Bias, Mindfulness & Integration

  • 8:30-3:30
  • $5500
  • Facilitator: Leading Matters staff

Faculty Highlight: Bridget Morris, M.Ed.

Bridget has a diverse background in Organizational Development, Coaching, Mediation and Education. She holds a M.Ed. from American University and a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University. She is a facilitator/consultant in such areas as: effective communication, conflict prevention and resolution, navigating change, presentation skills, and interpersonal and group dynamics. Bridget is certified in Mediation, 360 Profilor, Radical Collaboration and a certified Executive Coach from New Ventures West. She brings a rich background to her current role having worked in both public and private education and serving 12 years at Employers Council helping members with their needs.

  • Hometown: Grand Rapids
  • Following on LinkedIn: HBR, Purdue University; Brene Brown and International Coaching Federation