Leadership Xcelerator

The Only Modern Management Program that Combines Engagement Research and Leadership Training for Proven Results

Elevating Higher Education Leadership with Cutting-Edge Management Skills

In today’s dynamic landscape of higher education, effective leadership isn’t just about authority; it’s about cultivating a culture of growth, collaboration, and innovation. As colleges and universities strive to adapt to evolving student needs, technological advancements, and societal shifts, the role of leaders within these institutions is crucial.
At apc, we understand the unique challenges facing higher education leaders. That’s why our Leadership Xcelerator™ program is tailored to equip them with the modern management skills needed to improve their effectiveness, drive team performance, and successfully navigate the complexities of the higher education landscape.
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What is the Leadership Xcelerator™ Program? Program?

Expectations of leaders today have dramatically evolved. There is clear demand for leaders to be more human-centric, authentic, empathetic, and adaptive.

But this type of leader is not the norm, particularly in front-line management. New and emerging leaders, and many of the current human resource and management development approaches, do not address the barriers that are holding leaders back today.

Based on more than 25 years of employee engagement research and training development, apc’s Leadership Xcelerator™ is a market-leading training program designed to develop managers, providing them with the skills, tools, and modern strategies needed to lead their teams effectively in today’s dynamic landscape. This comprehensive solution covers a wide range of topics, including communication, decision-making, problem-solving, and talent management, ensuring that participants are well-equipped to tackle any challenge they may face as leaders.

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As the saying goes…

“People don’t quit their company; they quit their manager.”

Leadership Xcelerator™ for Higher Education

Key Components of apc’s Leadership Xcelerator Program

Building Blocks for Success

The apc Leadership Xcelerator™ Program is built on four key components, each designed to address a specific aspect of leadership development:

  1. Adaptive Leadership: Today’s managers and leaders must embrace flexibility and responsiveness to navigate change and uncertainty, a skill emphasized by the Xcelerator program to help them anticipate and adapt to industry shifts.
  2. Strategic Thinking and Decision Making: Leadership Xcelerator™ equips managers with the ability to analyze complex situations, think strategically, and make decisions that propel their organizations forward in a competitive landscape.
  3. Effective Communication and Collaboration: The program focuses on enhancing managers’ communication and collaboration skills to unite diverse teams and drive organizations towards common goals.
  4. Innovation and Change Management: It teaches participants to foster innovation and effectively manage change, keeping their organizations competitive and agile amidst evolving markets.
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  • Human-Centric Approach: In a sector inherently focused on nurturing talent and fostering intellectual growth, leaders must prioritize the human element. Our training instills the importance of understanding and empathizing with the diverse needs of faculty, staff, and students, creating a more inclusive and supportive environment.
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  • Authentic Leadership: Authenticity breeds trust and loyalty. Our Leadership Xcelerator™ program empowers leaders to embrace their unique strengths and values, fostering genuine connections and inspiring those around them to do the same.
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  • Empathetic Leadership: Higher education institutions are communities unto themselves, each with its own dynamics and challenges. Our training cultivates empathy, enabling leaders to navigate conflicts, foster collaboration, and support the well-being of all stakeholders.
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  • Adaptive Leadership: Change is inevitable, especially in the fast-paced world of academia. Our training equips leaders with the resilience and agility to navigate uncertainty, seize opportunities, and lead their teams through periods of transition effectively.
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  • Strategic Leadership: In an era of budget constraints and evolving educational models, strategic thinking is paramount. Our programs empower leaders to align their vision with institutional goals, make data-driven decisions, and drive sustainable growth and innovation.

What are the benefits of Leadership Xcelerator in Higher Education?

  • Increased Motivation and Engagement: Human-centric leadership inspires greater motivation and engagement among faculty, staff, and students, creating a more vibrant and supportive learning and working environment within the institution.

  • Improved Communication and Collaboration: Training emphasizes effective communication and collaboration strategies tailored to the unique dynamics of higher education teams, fostering a culture of transparency and trust within academic departments and administrative units.

  • Enhanced Adaptability and Resilience: Leaders navigate the complexities of the higher education landscape effectively, fostering a culture of resilience and agility within teams to respond to evolving student needs, technological advancements, and changes in educational policies.

  • Empowerment and Development: Authentic leaders prioritize the growth and development of faculty and staff, empowering them to excel in their roles, contribute to institutional innovation, and support student success.

  • Alignment with Organizational Goals: Strategic leadership ensures that team efforts are aligned with the broader mission, values, and strategic priorities of the institution, driving performance and advancing the institution’s educational and research goals.

  • Improved Retention and Recruitment: Authentic, empathetic leadership fosters a sense of belonging and purpose, reducing turnover rates and attracting top talent to the institution.

  • Positive Organizational Culture: A culture rooted in authenticity, empathy, and strategic thinking not only enhances morale but also strengthens the institution’s reputation, attracting students, donors, and partnerships.

Leadership Xcelerator™ for Higher Education

Who Should Participate in the Leadership Xcelerator Program?

A Program Designed for Managers at All Levels

The apc Leadership Xcelerator™ program is suitable for managers at all levels, from new supervisors to experienced executives. Whether you are looking to enhance your existing leadership skills or develop new ones, our program is designed to help you unlock your full potential as a modern leader.

apc is committed to empowering leaders in higher education to thrive in today’s complex landscape. Contact us today to learn more about our Leadership Xcelerator™ program and take the first step toward elevating your institution to new heights.

How to Get Started with the Leadership Xcelerator Program

Take the First Step Towards Transforming Your Team
Getting started with the apc Leadership Xcelerator™ program is simple:

  1. Contact our team of experts to discuss your organization’s specific needs and goals.
  2. Choose from our range of flexible delivery options, including in-person workshops, virtual training sessions, or a combination of both.
  3. Begin your journey towards becoming a more effective leader and driving exceptional results for your team and organization.