In this eight-part series, participants will revisit core leadership concepts and tools to help refine their leadership skills in order to maximize business results. Each module in the series will be 3 hours in length, held on Friday’s from 9:00 – 12:00 pm.

All sessions will be held at Keiser University in Fort Myers. A variety of instructional methods will be utilized, including mini lectures, video, simulation, case studies and facilitated discussion. Each session also includes lunch. 


March 15, 2024
Session One: What does it mean to be a leader? How leadership differs from management. How does a leader move from competitor to collaborator and from controller to facilitator. Discover the evolving theories of leadership. What does it take to be a leader? What are your leadership strengths? How do you match your leadership strengths with your leadership role?

March 22, 2024
Session Two: Leading with your head and heart while mastering emotional intelligence. Can a leader lead with love versus and fear? Explore the personal courage it takes to become a moral leader?

March 29, 2024 - No Session

April 5, 2024
Session Three: Explore best practices in leadership communication and leading strategic conversations. Learn how to effectively use various communication channels, their strengths and weaknesses. Discover how to effectively lead a team to high performance and methods for dealing with team conflict.

April 12, 2024
Session Four: This comprehensive course is designed for business leaders and owners in Southwest Florida, aiming to blend the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with the core tenets of effective leadership.

April 19, 2024
Session Five: In this session, we will discuss change management techniques for effectively managing organizational change and leading teams through transitions as well as understanding the conflict that may arise.

April 26, 2024
Session Six: In this session, we will discuss negotiation and leading people who are different than you. Discuss how men and women lead differently. Learn how to develop cultural intelligence. Explore how power is different, how it can be leveraged, and how followers view the use of power.

May 3, 2024
Session Seven: Learn about the contingency approach to leadership. How is situational leadership helping leaders to manage followers with diversity? How do attitudes affect leadership and leadership style?

May 10, 2024
Session Eight: In this session Innovation and Creativity: Developing the ability to foster organizational innovation and creativity through design thinking techniques.

Event Item Name
Advanced Leadership Tuition (Chamber Member)
Advanced leadership (Non Chamber Member)