The Drake Executive Leadership Program is an open-enrollment program designed for leaders seeking transformation and accelerated growth. The program curriculum and format provides participants with the knowledge and tools that enable them to guide their organizations through periods of both change and stability. Our business and professional development programs leverage the Drake University signature learning experience: one that is transformative, empirical, readied and international. The program includes nearly 100 hours of orchestrated learning and is supported by a cross-industry cohort.
The program combines a unique opportunity to maximize learning and development while minimizing time away from the office. Through a combination of executive coaching and two highly interactive classroom weeks, you move through the four program components (Leader Readiness, Leader Development, Organization Performance and Leadership Sustainability) actually implementing as you learn.
Through the combination of Drake University College of Business and Public Administration and industry expert faculty, this program combines the best of theory and real-life application in business.
With the help of the Drake Leadership Success Profile (360) and your executive coach, you will develop your very own leader development plan—a clearly defined action plan to assist your individual leadership development.
Build a three year business plan for your function which can be readily implemented.
A once-in-a lifetime opportunity to present your function-specific Business Plan to a panel of renowned regional and international executives.
Gain insights and direction in your professional growth and leadership development thorough a combination of one-on-one and group coaching sessions.
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.
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.
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.
This program has been specifically designed to provide those in mid-to-senior level leadership roles with tools and techniques to understand what “outstanding leadership” looks like, and emerge with a relevant leader development plan and business plan that is readily implementable within the organization.
If I had to describe this program in one word, it would be transformational. If you're open to this experience, it can change your life.