HR Competencies

  • Consultation
  • Business Acumen
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Leadership and Navigation 

Employers Council’s executive-level leadership development program, The Intentional Leader, is an experience that will deepen awareness and develop crucial skills for executives and senior managers who demonstrate high leadership potential. The nine-month learning laboratory provides insights and opportunities that have an immediate and significant impact on a leader’s contributions to the organization. Our integrated approach challenges participants to immediately begin thinking as leaders. Program faculty support participants to include time-honored and cutting-edge leadership practices into their own leadership styles.


A four-part learning model including Strategic Mastery, Results Mastery, Self Mastery, and Interpersonal Mastery. 

Learning Format 

Nine-month program where participants in the learning cohort come together one day a month to apply their learning as well as during a 30 minute phone sharing of lessons learned each week. 

Delivery Methods

Innovative online processes to minimize class time while sharing valuable content and to provide everyone access to participants’ and faculty thoughts and ideas throughout the year. The online process will also offer valuable follow-up for participants after the formal training is finished. 

Blended Learning Approach

This program is based on a blended learning approach, providing a multi-faceted, integrated experience through:
  • Four Core Training Modules using the innovative and efficient Reverse Classroom Method where participants learn new content at their own pace according to their schedule and then deepen the learning in the cohort setting through discussion, hands-on activities and application.
  • Executive Coaching: Eight one-on-one coaching sessions with an Executive Coach beginning with a 360 competency assessment.
  • Workplace Project: A self-directed workplace project supported by a state-of-the-art online learning process and dedicated project advisement sessions.
  • Decision-Making Groups: A variety of decision-making methods taught to address real-time business issues.
  • Hot Topics: Half-day modules to introduce concepts relevant to today’s changing workplace.  

Program Format 


Participants will meet as a cohort group for a full day every month. Participants will complete assignments on their own schedule in preparation for the classroom days and for regular phone check-ins.

The program will begin with a full day kick-off event in February 18, 2020, and will conclude with a two-day integration/closing session in October 2020.


Preview Video 


Application Process 


Download an application packet now.  Applications are due January 17, 2020. Deadlines for early registration with a 10% discount is December 13, 2019.



Course ID #CERT131

Class Details

There are no scheduled instances of this class for the remainder of the year. Check out our new course catalog this fall, or click below to explore onsite options.

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