Leadership for the 21st Century

A Program for Developing Leaders for the 21st Century 

The research is clear. Leadership has a significant impact on organizational outcomes across the board.

Organizations committed to the growth and development of their people see a significant return on their investment across the board; from creativity and innovation to productivity and profitability; from culture and collaboration to equity and inclusion; and from customer service and satisfaction to employee recruitment, engagement, and retention.


This experiential and interactive program has been created to build the skills and competencies that will allow you and your organization to take your leadership to the next level.

The program builds the mindset and skillsets that define exceptional leadership—synthesizing key findings from leadership theory, organizational development, diversity, equity, and inclusion, entrepreneurship, psychology, neuroscience, coaching, and creative studies.

Taken as a whole, it encompasses a powerful set of leadership competencies that can be assessed and developed.

The program is delivered in a collaborative environment that encourages peer-to-peer learning and can be tailored to fit the specific needs of your organization, with options for one-on-one coaching, psychometric and workstyles assessments, and action-based learning activities.

Throughout the program, we introduce tools and processes for expanding leadership capacity, along with structured activities for application and implementation.

Who Should Attend?

The program is designed for leaders at all levels of the organization—from high-potential emerging leaders to mid-level directors, senior leaders, and C-suite executives who want to up their game and expand their leadership capacity.

Learning Objectives and Topic Areas

Focus On Relationships

Practice social and emotional intelligence, lead with purpose and integrity, and commit to service.

  • Self-Awareness: Purpose and values; strengths; mindfulness, presence, composure and resilience; self-care
  • Interpersonal Awareness: Authenticity, deep listening, curiosity, empathy and compassion; the power of perspective; responsibility for impact; intrinsic motivation, alignment and engagement; coaching, mentoring, empowerment, and delegation

Focus On Results

Expand efficacy, employ systems awareness, aim for outcomes, and set the stage for people to do their best work every day.

  • Outcomes orientation; systems and strategic thinking; stakeholder awareness; expectations and accountabilities; macro-management; influence and executive presence

Focus On Collaboration

Create cultures of inclusion, develop a foundation of trust, build strong teams, work collaboratively, and welcome diversity.

  • Trust; cultural fluency; diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; 360° leadership; teaming; communication, feedback, and healthy conflict

Entrepreneurial Mindset

Foster creativity and innovation, embrace paradox, navigate uncertainty, ambiguity, and change, and fail forward.

  • Taking ownership; putting the right people in the right place; prioritizing and managing resources; creativity, innovation, and change; uncertainty, ambiguity and paradox; reframing failure; sustainability; business acumen

Program Components 

Assessments and Evaluation

  • The Leadership Circle ProfileTM 
  • The ThirdWay Leadership Self-Assessment
  • Workstyles and Psychometric Assessments (including DiSC, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, FourSight, and others relevant to the needs of the cohort) 


  • A series of face-to-face and/or virtual workshops organized to allow time for the practice of developing competencies and ongoing coaching

Interim Study and Activities

  • Interim readings, videos, and application activities
  • Small groups meetings to take a deeper dive into workshop content and insights from interim activities
  • Ongoing cohort dialogue through an online portal

Capstone Project

  • Design and development of an organizational or community-based initiative that supports the integration of the learning achieved through the program

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