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KU Professional & Continuing Education Leadership Programs

“I highly recommend the KU Professional Leadership program to anyone wishing to sharpen their leadership abilities or to broaden their understanding of what it means to be a great leader.”
~ Michael Sizemore, General Services Administration


KU Professional Leadership training programs in Kansas City


Fast, flexible leadership skills training for managers, aspiring leaders and their organizations


Get the prestige and portability of KU education on your résumé or in your workforce with KU Professional Leadership training programs. It's training for working professionals with no applications, prerequisites, homework or tests. Pick only the events you want, and finish each one with applicable new skills and a certificate from KU that represents a 150-year heritage of educating leaders.

Training is available in several formats, including webinars, workshops, and our flagship week-long immersive leadership program. All topics are also available for quick delivery in your office location. See our list of events below or contact us today for more information.


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Leadership Link & Learn Free Live Webinars

Take an hour and join us online to learn best practices in such topics as leadership, communication, innovation, and management. Equip yourself with new information you can use the same day with KU's Professional Leadership Link & Learn free live webinars. Come away with practical leadership advice without paying a cent or leaving your office.
Learn more and register here.


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Professional Edge 2.0: On-Trend Talks on Leadership Topics

Back by popular demand, these engaging, thought-provoking, always entertaining fireside-style presentations will leave you equipped with new skills that will immediately broaden your perspective and make you a better leader. Enjoy breakfast and networking opportunities while you share the room with noted leadership experts and like-minded professionals. Professional Edge 2.0 talks are hosted at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park on the first Tuesday of every other month.
Learn more and register here.


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Leadership Live: Accelerating Professional Development

Trade one day of your time to learn powerful new leadership skills with KU Leadership Live workshops at KU Edwards Campus. Join other local business leaders as they share their insights on topics that are critical for success in today’s environment. These are ideal professional development events for organizations to send groups and teams, or inquire about hosting Leadership Live events at your office.
Learn more and register here.


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Immersion Week: LEAD* with KU—*Leadership, Education, Advancement, Development

L.E.A.D. with KU (Leadership, Education, Advancement, Development) is an elite one-week training opportunity that immerses leaders in advanced leadership skills development activities. You'll experience intensive study and self-reflection in such topics as personal branding, advanced presentation skills, detailed stakeholder analysis, organizational change, and communicating for inclusion. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime career development opportunity.
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Leadership Coaching

Engage in an constructive assessment of your leadership style and skills, including your personal and professional motivations, your communication style, and decision-making patterns. You will be paired with a confidential relationship with an highly experienced executive coach who will help you see more clearly how you are perceived by your co-workers, clients, and others with whom you need to maintain successful relationships. This is the most impactful form of professional leadership development available, with dozens of program alumni in the metro area.
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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. 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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