Authentic Leadership Development

The success of a company depends on the ability of its executives to lead with courage. Learn to function as a leader in a more purpose filled way, and be prepared to offer authentic leadership to your company and your community.

Oct. 27-29, 2014 / 8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. / $3,500
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In today's uncertain climate, the success of a company is determined by the ability of its key executives to lead with courage, authenticity, and purpose. This program explores both the personal depths and dimensions of authentic leadership.

Offering constructive practices for personal and organizational contribution, you will gain a better understanding of the ultimate leadership task: self-leadership. You will master your character as a leader in a more authentic and purpose-filled way and be prepared to offer authentic leadership to both your company and community. The instructional approach provides a mix of lecture, discussion, and experiential exercises.

This executive program is designed for managers who strive to build a robust, enduring organization that makes a significant and positive difference for all critical stakeholders (owners, customers, employees, and communities). Typical titles include vice president, director, manager, consultant, and learning or OD professional.


Examine the ultimate leadership task: self-leadership


  • Understand the core purposes and types of leadership
  • Serve others through coaching, deep listening, and clear expression
  • Learn to coach for peak performance


  • Create and identify coaching practices that lead to powerful results
  • Practice leadership coaching skills and apply them in tough situations
  • Bringing courage into your leadership during challenging or conflicting times
  • Awakening your authenticity and purpose as a leader
  • Bringing your whole self into your leadership roles in all parts of your life
  • Learning when you are coping and when you are leading from character
  • Determining the moral and ethical boundaries of leadership
  • Creating powerful conversations for action in the world
  • Developing a leader's sounding board: coach, mentor, guide
  • Mastering how to self-coach and coach others for peak performance
  • Returning to your organization better prepared to coach and develop people

Executive Education
Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota
321 Nineteenth Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0438

Kevin Cashman Kevin Cashman, Carlson Executive Education Instructor

"A very insightful program. It helped me pause and reflect on leadership as a part of life. I participated in the program previously and took great value from this twice. I learned more now that I can practice in life."
Plant Director
Xcel Energy

"Great program. Great venue and exceptional instructors. A must attend program for all aspiring leaders."
Vice President
Black & Veatch

"I felt that the class was ‘beyond expectations’ in every category. I felt like I did not want to leave the class. The content of the class is a ‘gift’ that will help in both personal and work life."
Director of Marketing
The Toro Company




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"The instructors were an engaging team of executive coaches who did an excellent job of bringing coaching and leadership principles into focus for daily applications through simple and practical techniques."

– Dave Johannes
VP, Digital Print and Mailing Operations
IWCO Direct

"Every leader should be blessed enough to be able to attend this program. It was key to uncovering core truths we all know and may have forgotten how to practice."

– Patrick Davidson
Operations Manager
Beaver Aerospace & Defense

"Well worth it! It made me really think about how I want to ‘be' as a leader, and realize the importance of leading others from the core of what I believe and who I am."

– Anne Marie Pernice
Sr. Training & OD Manager
Medtronic, Inc.

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