Academy Leadership - Leadership, Excellence & Executive Coaching

October 20, 2020 8:00 AM MDT to October 22, 2020 4:30 PM MDT
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U.S. Air Force Academy Association of Graduates
3116 Academy Drive
USAF Academy, CO 80840-4475
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October 20 - 22, 2020 from 8:00am to 4:30pm

36 PDUs

A powerful, game-changing leadership course and coaching program for experienced Managers and Project Managers. Whether you are a senior executive trying to advance your organization in a new world or an experienced project manager, you’ll be empowered with new skills and a contemporary perspective on leadership from our Leadership Excellence & Executive Coaching Course. Over 1,000 Corporate managers and project managers from across the globe have graduated from this program more confident, more productive and more effective leaders…driving their organizations forward.

Why Attend?

"This program is designed for someone who wants to improve themselves and their teams’ abilities. This program is designed to have you look objectively at yourself to see where your strengths and energy drains are. Once you look at yourself you will look at how to know your team. Once you know yourself and your team the course will provide practical tools to a motivational environment and to aid you in coaching and guiding the team to expand its abilities while also improving yourself. The class is truly facilitated to be life altering.”  Miki Bell – Associate – Booz Allen Hamilton

Walk into one of our leadership courses, and you will take an eye-opening journey of self-discovery using our comprehensive leadership style and values assessment methods to uncover what kind of leader you want to be.  This is the most critical, profound step towards dramatic improvements in leadership. Self-aware, leaders can now clearly communicate their values and vision to stakeholders, partners, colleagues and employees. It’s the key to creating a motivational climate where everyone is ‘onboard’ and passionately rowing in the same direction.

Program participants also learn important ‘soft’ skills like how to leverage conflict and build more effective working relationships – two issues that research has shown are particularly challenging for most managers at this level. You’ll be captivated learning these and other highly specific, practical strategies that can be set in motion at your organization immediately.

By the end of Day 3, you’re armed with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Articulate your personal leadership philosophy
  • Build a high-performance team
  • Align and accomplish organizational goals
  • Strengthen your influence with boards, shareholders, partners, customers, colleagues and critical stakeholders
  • Set priorities and develop clear action plans
  • Develop committed, energized project team members and employees

The Leadership Excellence course delivers all the tools you need to become a dynamic and influential Leader.

Program Overview

Academy Leadership’s highly praised course is led by a faculty of former senior executives and Service Academy graduates. You’ll benefit from experiential exercises, faculty and peer feedback and personalized assessment.

Course modules include:

  • Managing a Leader’s Style & Energy
  • Aligning & Accomplishing Goals
  • Personal Leadership Philosophy
  • Feedback
  • Creating a Motivational Climate
  • Leveraging the Power of Conflict
  • Setting Leadership Priorities
  • Building a Culture of Responsibility
  • Coaching to Develop People

Your tuition includes:

  • 3-day, goal-focused, outcome-driven workshop
  • 90 days of follow-up executive coaching
  • Audio MP3 files of Leadership Excellence Course readings
  • Workbook including self-evaluation, application and action exercises
  • Your personal Energize2Lead™ Leadership Profile
  • The Leader’s Compass: A Personal Leadership Philosophy is Your Key to Success, 3rd Edition by Ed Ruggero and Dennis F. Haley
  • Bonus: My Leader’s Journal Template Package

The Academy Leadership Advantage

Academy Leadership, an elite consulting and training firm founded in 2000 by Annapolis and West Point graduates, consists of a team of trailblazers with decades of real-world experience leading businesses and developing corporate leaders. Combined, Academy Leadership delivers a comprehensive, no-nonsense program for senior executives and program managers in any industry, in any size organization. Contact Jim at 813.579.0739 or [email protected] should you want to discuss Academy Leadership organizational consulting and training programs.

The Facilitator for the Colorado Springs Leadership Excellence program will be Jim Emerick. Jim is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy (BSEE) and The University of New Mexico’s Anderson Graduate School of Business (MBA). He is former Spacecraft Microelectronics Program Manager, co-founder and CEO of a successful high-technology start-up, podcast host and works with PMI chapters and corporate clients worldwide. Jim gave an engaging and energizing talk to our Pikes Peak chapter last year.

Continental breakfast and check-in at 7:30-8:00am.


Colorado Springs, CO
U.S. Air Force Academy Association of Graduates
3116 Academy Drive
USAF Academy, CO 80840-4475


October 20 - 22, 2020       8:00 am to 4:30 pm       (3-days)


PMI Member Price $3,150.00   [PMI Members enter discount code:  PMICOSPR during registration.]

Non-PMI Member Price $3,450.00*

* Contact Jim at 813.579.0739 or [email protected] to see if you qualify for a $300 Partner discount.


Enroll by October 6, 2020.  Program materials mailed to participants 2 weeks prior to event.  After October 6, contact Jim directly to see if late enrollment is available.

Cancellation Policy 

Refer to Academy Leadership’s website for latest policy.  Minimum $200 administrative service charge for cancellation once the program pre-work package has shipped.