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Innovative Leadership Certificate Program 

October 24th, 2023 -
March 12th, 2024

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The Innovative Leadership Certificate Program is a professional development opportunity for graduates to develop their leadership skills for career advancement and for current leaders and managers to consolidate and hone their leadership experience. The program prepares participants to understand their vision, values and strengths as a leader to engage in innovative leadership in addressing challenges in their organizations and evolving contexts. This is a very valuable program for working professionals ready for promotion.

Schedule (Oct 2023 - Mar 2024):

Session 1: Oct. 24th - Innovative Leadership: the Antidote to a Volatile and Uncertian World
Session 2: Nov. 14th - Leadership Trends and Mindsets
Session 3: Dec. 5th - Creating a Compelling Vision of Your Future
Session 4: Jan. 2nd - Analyze Situations and Strengths
Session 5: Jan. 16th - Plan Your Development Journey
Session 6: Jan. 30thBuild Your Team and Communicate
Session 7: Feb. 13th - Take Action
Session 8: Feb. 27th - Embed Change
Session 9: Mar. 12th - Integration and Presentation

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Meet the Instructors
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Maureen Metcalf is a highly respected executive advisor and the visionary founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Innovative Leadership Institute. Committed to creating a better world through exceptional leadership, Maureen guides her clients in elevating the quality of their leadership talent pool.

Recognized as a Fellow of the esteemed International Leadership Association, Maureen is also an accomplished author. Her international award-winning book series on innovative leadership, including the acclaimed "Innovative Leaders for Health Care," received the prestigious International Book Award. 

Beyond her writing achievements, Maureen extends her influence through her captivating international podcast, "Innovating Leadership: Co-creating our Future," ranked in the top 1% of podcasts globally. As the host, she leads engaging discussions on cutting-edge leadership practices, garnering a wide and appreciative audience.

Maureen's expertise is highly sought after in leadership, as evidenced by her regular contributions as a writer and expert contributor to Forbes.com. Her esteemed Forbes Coaches Council membership further solidifies her role as a trusted authority in the field.

With a passion for education, Maureen has imparted her knowledge to students across various universities as an esteemed educator. She serves as the Vice President of James Madison University’s School of Strategic Leadership Studies Advisory Committee and Franklin University’s Mason Leadership Center, demonstrating her commitment to advancing the study and practice of strategic leadership, where she earned an honorary Doctorate.

Picture of Dan MushalkoDan Mushalko is Vice President for Media & Research with the Innovative Leadership Institute, where he produces and edits Innovating Leadership: Co-Creating Our Future, a top leadership podcast (and ranked in the top 0.5% of podcasts worldwide). He is also a leadership course facilitator for Institute clients, and co-leads a leadership course with ILI founder/CEO Maureen Metcalf for James Madison University. He has earned several leadership certifications from ILI. He is also certified as a VUCA Max Warrior coach.

Dan’s career has been a continual weaving of writing, science, media, and leadership. He was the assistant editor of his university humor magazine, an in-house copywriter for an East Coast ad agency while studying applied physics, a scriptwriter for a national science-based radio adventure series, launched an award-winning radio science show, taught creative writing, performed as a supplemental science teacher and presenter for school districts, and spoke and guest-lectured on writing, science, and science fiction at conventions, seminars, university classes, and national meetings for science associations. He has also held management/leadership positions in organizations of all sizes. 

His awards include best feature reporting from New Jersey’s Society of Professional Journalists, and the prestigious Westinghouse Science Journalism Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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