The Elevate Certificate Series provides professionals with the necessary leadership, influence, and strategic-thinking skills to advance in today’s global, diverse work environment. Courses offered within this series emphasize these three core areas that prove necessary for successful talent development and organizational development, yet place them within a global context.
Leaders in organizations often discuss the need for their teams to develop strategic-thinking skills—this runs true for both individual contributors and managers. Similarly, team members often express challenges in fully learning the seemingly invisible and intangible organizational culture, office dynamics and politics necessary to advance and prove effective. This short-course certificate program helps you integrate both strategic thinking and organizational savvy through interactive and practical learning. You will:
The Science & Methods of Strategic Thinking for Individuals
Elevate your ability to think and act strategically. Learn how to develop a more strategic mind through key frameworks and step-by-step methods. The Strategic View focuses on crafting novel, visionary approaches to seize opportunities, manage risks simultaneously, align with the organization’s goals and challenge rigid mind blocks. Course topics include:
Effective Decision-Making Strategies for the Information-Inundated Professional
Thrive elevates your ability to grow while multiplying your strategic toolkit. Create multiple decision-making strategic models that prove simple, yet effective. These models follow a quadrant-based system of strategic decision-making, equipping professionals with the necessary tools that will systematize, clarify and simplify how we make decisions. Course topics include:
Understand Organizational Dynamics, Build Leverage & Exercise Ethics
Master organizational dynamics and create a desirable workplace. Navigate teaches the “invisible” and “intangible” world of workplace politics and how to build leverage and allies. Learn how to identify key political “rules” and tools for building social capital within an organization, while avoiding the pitfalls of dirty politics. Course topics include:
Note: Each course is 2 days.
Communication, influence and relationships synergize into peak people performance. By boosting both verbal and non-verbal communication, this series helps professionals, from individual contributors to front-line managers, influence others. Ultimately, these actions build relationships that improve collaboration and productivity in any organization. You will:
Leverage Your Surroundings, Personal Brand & Presence
Charisma encompasses appeal and magnetic attraction that leaders and influencers exhibit. Context consists of the environment and factors surrounding an event. Leverage this duo and you have a potent combination called Presence, which entails projecting those qualities to broaden an individual’s persona. Presence leads to influence, reputation through personal branding and the ability to utilize appropriate categories of power for corresponding situations. This course helps you boost your charisma and wield your context for optimal success. Course topics include:
Power Words for Powerful Communication
What’s a word worth? The worldwide advertising and branding industry alone spends $445 billion. A diplomat can spark wars or proliferate prosperity with just a few words. The Impactful Verbal Communication course elevates your ability to effectively use words to motivate and empower, increase collaboration and productivity, as well as develop talented managers and leaders. Course topics include:
Yes, It Is About Who You Know
The Networking, Influence & Strategic Relationships course elevates your ability to strengthen your relationships with other professionals in mutually beneficial ways. Based on research and presented in practical, interactive ways, this lively course focuses on helping you to boost your networking skills and social capital. These relationships prove critical in driving performance and results—or simply making the workplace the best culture and environment for you and your colleagues. Course topics include:
Note: Each course is 2 days.
We all know agility and competitive edge drive organizational success, yet how do we encourage an adaptive mindset for our team members? The Innovative Leader uniquely addresses mental and behavioral agility to drive individual and organizational success. Whether you’re an individual contributor or a manager, you will utilize different models and methods to effect change. These shifts, even minor ones, will improve your productivity and team dynamics. You will:
Think Innovatively & Take Smart Risks
Mental Agility means thinking in adaptable, fresh and innovative ways to stay on the competitive edge. Even small changes will lead to improved collaboration, productivity and synergy amongst teams and organizations—multiple small changes can lead to a “sea change” of transformation. This course focuses on how to stay mentally flexible, generate fresh ideas, as well as innovate immediately, practically and consistently. Moreover, it focuses on risk and how taking risks can lead to transformation. Risk need not prove disruptive, as individuals will learn how to adapt and take risks in ways that organizations can accept and embrace. Course topics include:
Tools & Tactics to Stay Adaptable
Although not sequential, this course synergizes with the Mental Agility course and provides a series of tools and tactics that will spur adaptable thinking at the individual and team levels. Trailblaze features a toolkit with many different tactics that will unlock your innovation potential and provide practical, timely results that will shift your thinking. These models are simple to understand and execute, yet will provide rich results and significant changes to the way you and your colleagues think. Designed to deliver results, the models will lead to immediate impact. Course topics include:
Navigate, Negotiate & Transform
Early-stage professionals need to adapt to an organization’s culture, while later-stage professionals have to change with the shifting currents. The need to change becomes more apparent as turbulent times take hold. It takes shifting your worldview and realigning your thinking. Shift Happens focuses on navigating conflict and how to negotiate with tough colleagues in everyday situations. Course topics include:
This exciting series taps into the dynamic forces that drive positive development in your career, professional relationships and overall thought processes. Achieve more success as you leverage the key elements of brain science and interpersonal dynamics in straightforward, effective ways. Address challenges at their root cause and focus on the most effective solutions. Elevate your productivity, people and processes through practical tools presented in this series—as you grow into a truly Dynamic Leader. As the course titles below suggest, you will develop your:
Mental Effectiveness and Emotional Intelligence
Cultivate mental flow and propel your brain toward smarter and faster thinking. The BrainStream course gives you insights and techniques to enhance your mental effectiveness and leverage your emotional agility for maximum impact. The course tools will boost your concentration, focus and memory with research-based, proven brain exercises. Unleash your mental flow and unlock more of your potential as you challenge assumptions and biases that may hold you back. You will also learn how your thoughts, emotions, experiences and personal narratives impact your professional relationships and career. Course topics include how to:
Self-Knowledge and Understanding Others with a Development Mindset
Strengthen interpersonal dynamics and collaborative solutions when you understand the PeopleQuotient. This course delivers insights into your natural tendencies in how you engage with your inner expectations and those of your colleagues. This directly impacts your success. Gain specific strategies to build peak performance for you and your team. These tools will energize and drive you to grow into a more effective, confident and empathetic leader.
Course topics include:
Adaptive Challenges, Systems Thinking and Process Design
As information increases in magnitudes, you will need stronger filters to find quality knowledge as well as simplified systems to process your thoughts effectively. Enter Processology. In this course, you will learn tools and tactics for managing the transformation that comes along with today’s dynamic, complex environment. Learn to distinguish between technical problems and adaptive challenges, as well as how to best lead and manage under challenging circumstances. The tools learned in this course will help you to build organizational development skills to increase productivity. Course topics include how to:
In order to master interpersonal dynamics, you need to primarily focus on understanding people and how we interact with one another. This essentially focuses on gaining insights into two primary areas: people systems and relationship synergies. The Mastering Interpersonal Dynamics series provides practical, research-based tools to help you achieve mastery in these two people-centered domains.
The Science, Systems, and Strategies of Multiple Intelligence & Wisdom—Made Practical!
Ambient & Automated People Dynamics
Economics studies the management and flow of resources. When you highlight people and influence as our extremely precious resources, then you leverage effective ways to flow these into positive results. This course allows you to build broader, “ambient” influence in nearly-“automated” ways. This approach reflects an economic view, which emphasizes minimal input with maximum impact. Topics include:
Active and Attraction-Based Influence Strategies
Persuasion can be deployed actively in a “push” format, or draw others in a “pull” manner. More so, it can take active effort, or function almost automatically once you build a foundation. This course explores different forms of persuasion and how to use them. You will learn:
Receive an Elevate Certificate to advance your individual development plans and gain recognition for your learning investment.
Learn alongside participants across multiple industries and sectors.
Provide your managers with a tailored report to incorporate in your individual performance development plan.
Learn collaboratively from the signature, trademarked, TrailBlaze Tools by Elevate that are highly practical, simplified, and visual.
Captivating & Condensed
Apply practical, research-based learning from the certificate. These courses are short, experiential, and homework-free!
The Elevate Competency DNA Matrix reflects the majority of competencies that organizations seek across job functions.
Each individual course in the catalogue covers multiple different competencies within this matrix.