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Drake University’s leadership program is the most comprehensive professional development opportunity I have experienced. The program masterfully introduces participants to principles of leadership, organizational and business planning. Where most programs stop here, Drake’s program takes it to the next level and introduces tools and techniques that tailors the experience to the individual leadership needs and goals.
City Manager, City of Indianola
The leadership program has introduced me to a process of developing myself and team members in a constructive and productive method that I believe all leaders should take and employers should implement. It keeps you focused on the positive actions that you can take to contribute to your personal and organization's mission and success.
Georgia Van Gundy
Executive Vice President, Chief Customer and Talent Officer, Hy-Vee
This is way more than just a leadership course — it’s a Masterclass in Leadership. The curriculum and the individual coaching empowered me to tailor my business plan, merging my personal leadership development with outcomes for my organization.
Iowa Plant Manager, General Mills
I’m in a role where I work with others on developing their careers. Sometimes this means I’m last to take time for my development. Drake's leadership program has helped me with a master-level curriculum designed to identify and leverage my leadership strengths, an executive coach to help stretch me in areas of opportunity, and a structure to create an effective and impactful business plan. The combination of these three elements is like no other experience I’ve had in my 20-year career.
SVP Human Resources, Bankers Trust
As a leader in my family business, Drake's program provided the tools I needed to accelerate my leadership development. The feedback and perspectives given by my executive coach, as well as the other leaders in the program, added value that I utilize daily.
Director of Business Development, Keystone Electrical
The skills, experience, professionalism and passion of everyone involved with this program has been absolutely exceptional.
Chief Strategy Officer, Greater Des Moines Partnership