The Emerging Leaders Academy Is Open For Enrollment

Change is the one constant in business today. 

And change is occurring more and more quickly. Emerging leaders are being called on to lead and manage without the training development they need to succeed. It’s important to equip these leaders with the right tools and experience to quickly build their capacity to lead within any organization.

Studies show that the cost of turn over is anywhere from 1-2x the salary of the employee. Giving emerging leaders the opportunity to advance and build their skill sets through continuous learning programs helps organizations retain their best talent.

Graduates of the Emerging Leaders Academy gain advanced competencies in 4 critical areas:

  1. Self-management and personal effectiveness to drive excellence
  2. Interpersonal relationships, communication, and trust to break through silos
  3. Teamwork and collaboration to optimize processes
  4. Leadership to establish our new direction

Black Diamond Leadership has developed a unique model that describes success factors for High-Performance Organizations. Below is the horizontal axis of that model with our curriculum.

The content of the program was carefully created to deliver the most important aspects of middle-management development, based upon 20+ years of research into the skill sets that have the greatest impact on both current and future performance. The emphasis of the Academy is on application rather than theory. It enables participants to learn new competencies and gives them the tools to apply those competencies on the job.

The workshops use the latest techniques in adult learning, including simulations, case studies, behavior modeling, application exercises, and group discussion make the training come alive and ensure that participants translate the principles into a personal plan of action. This program can be taught to a large group or even a single leader with the trainer acting as a personal coach. The number of participants, structure and format can all be tailored to fit the needs of your organization.

The programs are modularized into 3-to-4 hour workshops that can be spaced over 6 months to a year.  The Academy is also delivered via Webinar to lower travel costs. To achieve maximum effectiveness, many companies choose to add coaching between workshops to support participants as they apply what they are learning.



The Emerging Leaders Academy use the latest techniques in adult learning including simulations, case studies, behavior modeling, application exercises, group discussion, and skill building.

The Emerging Leaders Academy emphasizes application rather than theory. Participants will develop new competencies and apply them back at the office after the first workshop!

The Emerging Leaders Academy Is:

Dynamic- Every workshop is packed with action and exercises that engage the participants and bring the material to life.

Flexible– The workshops are modularized so a delivery schedule can be set to minimize work disruptions and allows topics to be prioritized based on needs.

Get people back on the job– The modularized nature of the workshops minimize the time people are away from the job.

Spaced learning– The workshops are spaced over time to allow the participants to practice and master new skills between sessions.

Application– Each module concludes with application assignments to ensure the skills are not forgotten and utilized between sessions.


12 High Impact Programs Designed for Emerging Leaders

Building Trust: Evaluate consequences of high and low trust within an organization. Learn and understand the importance of being trustworthy in building trust, rate your trustworthiness and create a plan to improve trustworthiness. 

Conquering Your Key Moments: A “key moment” is a triggering event or situation which presents a challenge or demands a response. Often we react to circumstances, events, and people rather than learning to live with our vision and purpose. It is self-mastery when we are able to embrace reality, exercise responsibility, clarify the vision, and act with integrity.


Leading with Vision: Improve your leadership and ability to translate vision into reality and the ability to rally people behind the vision passion, trust, and commitment.

Setting Performance Expectations: A Guide to Managing People: High performing organizations require more – not less – from their employees. Learn to set performance expectations and then confront behavior that fails to meet those expectations.

Effective Communication: Improve relationships by practicing a powerful model of two-way communication to ensure that people establish mutual understanding before taking action.

Taking Responsibility: How to be Proactive, not Reactive: “Claim ownership” of the results of your life and learn to see choices available in each circumstance and situation. Experience the power and personal effectiveness that come from owning responsibility.

Effective Meetings: The Power to Get Things Done: Few would disagree that many (if not most) meetings are poorly organized and run. Learn how to create effective and efficient meetings that result in action and accountability.

Conflict Resolution: Learn about healthy and unhealthy ways of dealing with interpersonal conflict. Assess your own “style” and practice a powerful skill for resolving conflicts in a way that everyone wins.

Leveraging Time: Learn to prioritize task and leverage time in accordance with your goals, Identify time wasters and deal with them. Embrace strategies to maximize effective time management and learn to lead others to leverage time for greater productivity.

Teamwork: Learn to enable groups to become self-governing with facilitative guidance and how to organize teams around core processes. Hire and develop employees who possess multiple skills and empower teams that are principle governed.

Winning Relationships: Strengthening Self and Others: Understand the critical features of a vibrant and strong relationship and develop skills to interact with others in ways that strengthen their ability to clarify their vision and perform at higher levels.


The Emerging Leaders Academy is limited to 30 participants.  Each student will receive a workbook for each workshop.

Never before has such diverse and critically important business, interpersonal, and leadership topics been combined into a leadership development program with such impact.