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KU Professional & Continuing Education Leadership Programs

“Each person must develop his or her own leadership. Leadership cannot be bought. It cannot be conferred. It cannot be inherited. It knows no divine right. It cannot be passed on by any process of succession. It is acquired only by the personal mastery of each individual aspirant.”
~ Sterling W. Sill


KU Professional & Continuing Education Leadership Programs

University of Kansas Professional & Continuing Education believes excellence in leadership is the most critical element of success in 21st century business. Our Leadership programs are developed in partnership with industry experts. They are offered in a variety of learning formats, including workshops, webinars, and online courses packaged specifically for working professionals.

Our programs deliver applicable, best-in-class knowledge and skills training that help professionals become the best leaders they can be. Training formats include webinars, workshops, an intensive week-long immersion program in February, customized in-house programming and personal leadership coaching. See more information about each format below, and check back to this page soon for event dates, registration details and more.


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Leadership Link & Learn Free Live Webinars

This is a series of free webinars on such leadership topics as business presentation skills, organizational culture, and inspired leadership.
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Professional Edge: On-Trend Talks on Leadership Topics

This professional development breakfast series, hosted at 7:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, features expert speakers on topics such as personal leadership branding, innovation, civic engagement, and navigating organizational change.
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Leadership Live: Accelerating Professional Development

In these one-day live workshops, business leaders teach on important topics such as crisis communications, stakeholder analysis, and talent management.
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Immersion Week: LEAD* with KU—*Leadership, Education, Advancement, Development

This is KU's flagship leadership program, a one-week immersion in leadership and communications skills training. In five days, participants are exposed to trending leadership topics by expert KU faculty and C-suite industry leaders.
Learn more here.


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Leadership Coaching

This is a program of professional development and personal enrichment that elicits insights and self-awareness for executives and emerging leaders who are striving to improve business results. Through a confidential relationship with an executive coach, participants engage in an assessment of their personal and professional motivations and desires, their communication and decision-making styles, and how they are perceived by co-workers, clients, and others with whom they need successful relationships.
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Customized Leadership Training

Customizing leadership training for your organization means getting curricula uniquely tailored to the specific needs of your workforce in a rapidly changing world. Collaboration with our program development experts allows your new customized training to tap the skills of your current managers and aspiring leaders to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. See how we can work with you to provide the most effective, cost-efficient professional leadership education available in a variety of formats, including traditional face-to-face, on-site and online.
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