The Advanced Leadership Program is a transformational leadership course that is designed to enable your credit union’s human capital to become the organization’s most valued and leveraged asset and competitive advantage. This program equips the next generation of leaders with the tools, skills, and resources to increase their strategic impact. This intensive program is customized to deepen the bench strength and fast-track the talent readiness of tomorrow’s leaders. This program also produces a deeper understanding in each individual of their current levels of empowerment, not yet realized, and accountability for themselves, enabling them to take more effective and decisive action. 

There is not a one-size-fits-all leadership approach. This program is designed for those who are interested in raising the bar of their individual, team, or organizational efforts, whether they are an individual contributor or a leader of leaders. Participants will be armed with the skills to increase productivity and leadership effectiveness, cultivate sustainable leadership practices, effectively communicate strategic objectives, and so much more. 

As participants grow and develop as leaders throughout the program, their daily practices, new language, and effectiveness will accelerate the culture’s evolution. Others will see the tangible difference in their presence, coordination, and strategic execution capabilities. In addition, participants will develop, deliver, and receive powerful and generative feedback to track their development throughout and beyond the program to better measure and support their success. 

Who Should Attend?

The Advanced Leadership Program is for mid-level experienced leaders, directors, and next generation leaders seeking a new sense of critical self-awareness.

The Takeaway

Program participants will graduate with sustainable leadership practices, new thinking, and a clear understanding of their unique development path moving forward, as well as a network of industry peers. 

The program provides a robust learning environment for the next generation of leaders to proactively gain competencies on the following skills: 

  • Transformative Change: Learn the theory of transformative change, its purpose, and its practical application within an organization.
  • Strategic Leadership Development: Discover the importance of taking effective action in planned and unplanned change.
  • Executive Presence: Develop practices to be more open and connected by cultivating the right attitude, language, and mood.
  • Applied Executive Communication: Unlock the potential of language and listening with a unique appreciation of the complexities of communication and diverse perspectives.
  • Financial Acumen: Begin to learn about credit union specific financial concepts that inform your judgment and business decisions.
  • Social Responsibility: Explore the social responsibility of “People Helping People.”
I am much more in the "living my leadership declaration" mode now and am proud of the fact that I'm becoming a driver. I want to sustain and build on that! 
2022 Attendee
I am actively implementing my leadership development plan's actions and I look forward to achieving the goals
2022 Attendee
I learned how to be more direct and recognize the value of executive-level communication in so many situations (home, too!).  
2022 Attendee
I am now more confident and speak up more in difficult situations. I also ask for more accountability and feedback. 
2022 Attendee
Leaders seek assessments, period. I will always take that with me and move forward. I need to continue to find what is working and what is not.
2022 Attendee