The Executive Leadership Program (ELP) is unique to Seattle University. It is an 8-month certificate program that provides an in-depth exploration into leadership and its personal meaning in each participant’s life. The Leadership Executive MBA (LEMBA) at Seattle University also begins with this unique leadership experience.
In small class settings and with one-on-one executive coaching, you’ll have the opportunity to discover how you’re perceived, who you want to be as a leader, and what leadership means in your life. You’ll also gain a deeper knowledge of leadership, greater self-confidence, and a keen awareness of the ethics and values that guide executive decisions. You’ll come away with a strong appreciation of how your actions as a leader can affect positive change in your organization and the world.
Most universities offer leadership courses, but few focus on developing your voice and vision as a leader the way the ELP does. In the process, you’ll become more influential as a leader. You’ll work with an executive coach to shape your own agenda and get unbiased feedback on your goals. Through rigorous coursework, application, and time for reflection, you’ll deepen your leadership perspective and skills. Through a social justice project of your choosing, you’ll put your leadership into action on an issue of importance to you.
The outcome is a deeper knowledge of leadership with:
The ELP includes a 3-day residential retreat, advanced experiential learning, team projects, outreach activities and one-on-one executive coaching. Classes meet once a month in two- to three-day modules. Meeting days are typically Thursday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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