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Advanced Leadership Program

1 Week | 3 CEUs


This program is an excellent opportunity to examine and prepare for the dynamic challenges facing today's companies and organizations. This intensive program will help refine management and leadership capabilities and broaden your managers' and executives' understanding of up-to-the-minute business theory and practice.

Program Description

The Advanced Leadership Program sessions focus on key concepts, tools, and techniques needed to help you manage and lead in today's challenging business environment. Modules include:

~ Developing a Leadership Mindset

Understand the foundation to: empower yourself and your staff; begin the journey to develop your leadership skills; become more effective at influencing others; learn how to work with groups and teams to accomplish organizational objectives; learn the importance of embracing change; understand how to become effective in an ambiguous environment; and develop the skills necessary to move from a manager or supervisor to a leader.

~ Managing Talent

Organizations that prefer to be at the top of the charts spend time and energy managing their organization's talent. They know that better business results are attained when talent is appropriately managed. They understand that each organization and its talent are different, but there are approaches that any organization can use. This module will address the essential question: what are you personally doing about your opportunity to get the most out of your people? These are people who know that talent management is an ongoing process.

~ Strategic Thinking

This module offers a management perspective that focuses on the "big picture." This perspective helps organizations perform better because actions that the organization takes are grounded in a vision of the future. This session helps executives combine the systemic system with the day to day operational requirements. It creates a framework for determining a clearer direction for the company that is aligned with the realities of the marketplace.

~ Leadership for High Performance

Explore the importance of leadership in your organization, and its role in creating and sustaining a high performance culture. This session evaluates high performing organizations, their characteristics, and the role of leadership in a high performance environment. During the session, participants will: discover the effect of leaders on followers, evaluate the issues facing all groups and teams, participate in exercises to demonstrate inter-group dynamics, and understand management.

~ Executive Coaching

Coaching is an advanced form of communication, that when used properly, can increase performance, improve motivation and retention, reduce stress and create better working relationships. This is a practical session that gives executives the skills they need to be effective coaches in their organizations. Growing and developing their staff and managing change are some of the most important tasks for a manager. Coaches are skilled at both.

~ Building and Leading Successful Teams

One way leaders add value to the organization is through a higher level of team building. This session addresses a number of the factors that lead to team success. Analysis of individual team behavior will be stressed. Extensive reflection of team principles and practices will occur.

~ Leading Change

Change is inevitable and constant. We must not only be able to manage change, but to lead our subordinates in coping with and perhaps even embracing change. This program is designed to provide participants with a broad understanding of the change management methodology and concepts, along with a complete toolbox of managing transition methods and simulations.

~ Executive Decision Making and Problem Solving

This session guides participants in making clear, informed and effective decisions that are in line with the organization's core values and philosophies and that support the organization's short-term and long-term strategies. It will address the full spectrum of framework and models used in decision making.

~ Fostering Creativity and Innovation

Innovation is the fuel that drives business. The many aspects of creativity are the building blocks. The blocks are used to build the "house" for alternative ways to manage people, technology and other resources. Creativity helps managers generate more options and alternatives for increasing results. Creativity and innovation provide perspective and structure to make it easier to find a better way.

~ Ethics, Values, and Drive

Executives and senior level managers are self driven. Often this drive for accomplishment and recognition comes into direct conflict with corporate and personal ethics and values. We must understand how ethics and values govern our business. Our drive to win is essential to our success and that of our business, but it must always be ruled by ethics and positive values, and this requires courage and understanding.


The Advanced Leadership program is designed for managers, directors and professionals who are helping to lead their organizations; business owners and executives that hold leadership positions in high-performance organizations, and business leaders with active roles in creating and sustaining a high performance culture.

Program Dates / Locations

While this course is not scheduled at this time, any of the executive education programs offered by the Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education (HCEEE) can be delivered to your organization either in our classroom or at your location. Please contact us for more information.

Program Fee

Fee of $1,995 includes tuition and instructional materials.


Bryan J. Deptula, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Bryan J. Deptula is an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Management at Nova Southeastern University. He holds a Ph.D. from Florida Atlantic University, a M.B.A. from Suffolk University, a BA in Economics from University of Delaware, attended INSEAD University in France for Corporate Education (CEDEP), and served as a member on the Executive Panel for Alumni Council at Suffolk University.

Bryan specializes in the study organizational behavior, development of effective leaders and followers, mentoring and developmental relationships, and human resources.

He is published in the Leadership Quarterly and is an active member of the Academy of Management and the Southern Management Association; and has presented research at the Western Academy of Management.

Before joining the faculty, Bryan was an executive and trainer with over 14 years industry experience. As a Director at First Choice LLC, his leadership role involved developing and delivering continuing education on management skills and leadership, training, and employee development programs; writing sales manual for national sales meetings and personally training over 2000 individuals at weeklong and weekend conferences and forums.

Roslyn Vargas, D.B.A.

Dr. Vargas has many years of experience in management with an extensive background in training and development. Dr. Vargas has been an HR practitioner in all facets of human resources at levels ranging from Generalist up to Executive and has now moved into the consulting arena. Roslyn's specializations include Human Resource Management, Performance Management and Leadership Development.

Roslyn is currently an adjunct professor at the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University. She has taught Human Resource Management courses at the graduate level in the Human Resource program and the MBA program, as well as Leadership courses in the Leadership program and Organizational Behavior in both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She is currently teaching other business related courses at the undergraduate level.

Roslyn's educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Florida Atlantic University, a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Nova Southeastern University, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.

Comments from Past Participants

"It was thought provoking and worthwhile."
Brendan Cavanagh, Chief Accounting Officer | SBA Network Services

David Mulhern, Budget Supervisor | Broward County Health Department

"Excellent program!"
Brian Lane, Risk Manager | Broward County Health Department

Course Customization

Using core programs, we can customize the material to fit your corporate training needs. With our extensive resources and program facilitators, we will design a program that is tailored to fit your specified objectives and requirements.

Substitution, Cancellation, Fee and Transfer Policies

We realize that occasionally you need to cancel your registration. You can substitute another individual in your place at any time prior to the first day of a program.

If you wish to receive a credit toward a future program: we will allow you to transfer you registration to a future date of the same program you are enrolled in currently, provided we receive written notice two weeks prior to the start date of the class you are currently registered in. You are permitted to re-register only one time.

If you wish to receive a refund: written cancellations received 30 calendar days before a program begins will be issued a full refund, less a $150.00 processing fee; written cancellations received 6 to 29 calendar days prior to the start of a program will get 50 percent of the registration fee refunded. We apologize but we cannot provide a refund if we receive your written cancellation in five or fewer business days prior to the start of the program.

In the event of non-payment, the responsibility for any fees incurred in collecting the payment is the responsibility of the customer.

Fees and dates are subject to change without notice.

Contact Information

For additional program information, please contact us at:

Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education
H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue, Carl DeSantis Building, Suite 2088
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314
Tel: 954.262.5161
Toll Free: 800.672.7223, ext. 25161
Fax: 954.262.3188

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