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Leadership Accelerator

Leadership Accelerator is designed for emerging leaders with expanding roles and responsibilities, and it provides them with the knowledge and skills required to accelerate their professional and personal growth. The learning objectives: 

  • elevate professional skills and judgement
  • improve personal influence and managerial effectiveness
  • reveal core values that guide behavior and interactions
  • awaken and guide the leader within.

Spring 2015 | Program dates to be announced

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This course takes a close look at the common traits and practices that effective leaders use to make good organizations even better. It is a commanding approach to developing leaders who are inspired and driven toward relevant goals aligned with their personal and organizational missions.

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The series meets for three 2.5 day sessions. This model allows participants a learning format that includes interim periods to apply content, complete assignments and reflect on the learning.


Fisher College of Business, Pfahl Hall



  Fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and course materials.

Leadership Accelerator, part of the Fisher College of Business Executive Education Program, provides a uniquely individualized leadership training program that can be aligned with an organization’s strategic development goals and budget.  Throughout the program, professionals will examine their values, their organizations, and their life in uences that drive them. Attendees will graduate with a conceptual framework for setting strategy and making decisions using key leadership behaviors.

In mid-size companies the program is designed for direct reports to the C-level executives. For larger companies, business unit leaders are targeted as well as one level below the BU senior team. The specific nature of the program is to have teams of individuals, whether they are geared to work together as a unit or come together specifically for this program.  




Jay Dial- Clinical Assoc. Professor, Management and Human Resources
Jeff Ford- Professor, Management and Human Resources
Larry Inks- Clinical Assoc. Professor, Management and Human Resources
Deborah Mitchell- Clinical Professor, Marketing
Tony Rucci- Clinical Professor of Management and Human Resources
Jeff Rodek- Sr. Lecturer, Management and Human Resources


In particular, this course reveals the keys to personal growth; how to lead the growth of those around you; and how to help drive the growth of the organization overall. Key topics include:

  • The Intangible Value Chain
  • Leading Change
  • Strategy Creation & Execution
  • Personal Influence & Negotiation
  • Innovation & Design Thinking
  • Talent Management & Team Effectiveness
  • Communications Effectiveness
  • Leadership Legacy

Continuing Education Credits:

4.8 CEU (Continuing Education Units)

Program Participants Will Learn

  • Incorporate best practices and methodologies for leading organizational success
  • Design strategies that inspire and build positive morale
  • Work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team
  • Combine logical thinking and intuition for a more rigorous approach
  • Think differently and view opportunities from different perspectives


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Michelle Norris
Program Manager
Phone: 614.292.8574
Fax: 614.292.6644 
Fisher College of Business
Executive Education
110 Pfahl Hall
280 W. Woodruff Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210-1144