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Program Components

Leading Others is designed for mid- to senior-level leadership roles charged with creating organizational value.

As a professional, you want to be successful. This means not only feeling valued by your employer and team but also consistently demonstrating value to your organization. To continue on a path of professional advancement, it's important to have the right tools and actionable plans for making a difference in the workplace.

Drake University collaborated with industry leaders and expert faculty to create  a hands-on, apply as you learn learning experience with practical tools to help participants experience real professional success. Leading Others is a 12-month journey progressing through four program components of Leader Readiness, Leader Development, Organization Performance and Leadership Sustainability transitioning participants into "outstanding leaders".

Executive Coaching

Program Duration 

  • Gain insights and direction in professional growth and leadership development through a combination of one-on-one and small group coaching sessions throughout the program.
  • Learn strategies to increase efficiencies and maximize productivity.  

Program Preparation

February 5, 2024 Welcome Event

  • Complete the Drake Leadership Success Profile (360)
  • Identify leadership goals and objectives with personalized executive coaching sessions

Program Key Dates

64 Classroom Hours In-person

  •  April 1-3, 2025 (SELF + TEAM)
    • Identify your strengths and opportunities through our Drake 360 Leadership Success Profile Results.
    • Develop a personalized and implementable Leader Development Plan with associated objectives, key results, and tactics.
    • Evaluate your own communication practices and discover various ways to improve.
  • May 14-15, 2025 (TEAM)
    • Utilize the Leadership Performance Model to build an effective environment for your team and/or diagnose the cause of team performance issues.
    • Evaluate your own communication practices and discover strategies to improve team performance in an ever-changing environment.
  • June 3-5, 2025 (BUSINESS)
    • Learn how to drive strategy and decision-making.
    • Create a three-year business plan for your function.
    • Receive valuable insights by presenting your business plan to the Dolphin Tank- a group of experienced executives.

Leadership Sustainability

September 2025 - February 2026 

  • Establish assessment strategies to drive decision-making and change 
  • Implement plans for identifying performance gaps and opportunities
  • Execute a 3-year business plan for your function
  • Continue to enhance leadership strengths and challenges under the guidance of executive coaching

Application Deadline

January 17, 2025 

EARLY BIRD Deadline: Register by Friday, December 13, 2024 and save $750.

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Additional Coaching Bundles


For those who wish to continue their professional development over and beyond the duration of the program, our executive coaches are available for additional coaching sessions.

Upcoming Courses
September 11, 2024