LEADERs Institute

The LEADERs Institute

It's more than a leadership class. It's Kansas City's cutting-edge one year leadership program.

Next cohort begins
June 2023

The LEADERs program

The L.E.A.D.E.R.s. program focuses on an individual’s career journey utilizing Dr. Ervin’s Career and Power Skills (CAPS) program.  Unlike any other leadership class you’ve taken, this program will have a vertical integration from entry level to retirement.

This is a one year leadership program for leaders at all levels and stages in their careers.  Cohorts will focus on these skills and how they use them as they progress through their career journey. 

Participants will receive all 7 L.E.A.D.E.R.s. toolkits that will guide them monthly through their skill journey.  They will also receive assessments and other tools to work through skill building to include the Working Genius and Emotional Intelligence Assessments.  Everyone will be invited to participate in monthly group sessions where we discuss current skill work and review how they integrate with previous skills.  We will also host closed LinkedIn groups that will allow for connections/discussions between sessions and beyond the one year program.   

Session Details

Participants will receive a discount on individual coaching sessions with a member of the Catalyst Development team.

Dates:  June 16, August 18, October 20, December 15, February 16, April 19

Leadership Program Facilitators

Dr. Katie Ervin, leadership coach and consultant

Dr. Katie Ervin

Dr. Ervin has 22 years of experience in leadership development, organizational growth.  Her doctoral research and continued focus areas are workplace motivation and employee satisfaction.

Facilitating Session 1: LEAD – How do you lead?

Career and Power Skills

The secret sauce in this leadership program is the intentional skill building.

Lead – How do you lead?

  • Integrity
  • Authenticity
  • Humility
  • Responsibility
  • Dependability
  • Commitment
  • Self-motivation

Engage – How do you communicate?

  • Clarity
  • Respect
  • Verbal/Non-Verbal/Written
  • Kindness
  • Active listening
  • Cooperation
  • Coordination

Accept – How do you belong?

  • Psychological safety
  • Unconscious bias
  • Trust
  • Raising awareness
  • Being diversity brave
  • Cultural intelligence
  • Cultural inclusion

Develop – How do you work with others?

  • Analysis/logical reasoning
  • Lateral thinking
  • Initiative/Persistence
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Brainstorming/Creativity
  • Interpersonal skills

Effective – How do you get it done?

  • Goal setting
  • Prioritizing/planning
  • Decision making
  • Focus
  • Collaboration/Idea exchange
  • Organization
  • Delegation

Resilient – How do you pivot?

  • Curiosity
  • Agility
  • Self-management
  • Optimism
  • Open-mindedness
  • Self-confidence
  • Stress management/Coping

Personal Skill building – How will you get there?

Want to join in on Kansas City's best leadership program?

If you’ve been looking for the right leadership class and LEADERs sounds something you might be interested in (or even if you’re not sure yet), get in touch with us by filling out this form!