Make 2010 Your Leadership Year with New Training Programs from XLC

By Sue Bensman, Director of Programs, Xavier Leadership Center | December 15, 2009

As the New Year begins, many business professionals are taking a considered look at their careers, analyzing whether they have what it takes to thrive in their positions or to take their work to the next level. Companies, too, are facing a new dilemma: after several months of a turbulent economy, signs of improvement are on the horizon—which means their best and brightest leaders may want to explore other opportunities. Savvy companies will ensure they provide leadership growth within their own organizations, to keep their highest potential leaders engaged.

Xavier Leadership Center is responding to both individual and company needs with a suite of new programs in our Spring 2010 lineup—building on our already comprehensive set of open enrollment courses.

“We’ve had strong response to our core programs, and requests to expand our offerings to include ‘what’s next’ courses, as well as some introductory workshops to meet the needs of business professionals at all levels,” explains Sue Bensman, Director of Programs. “We’ve added programs in our Leadership, Project Management, Process Excellence and Human Resources tracks, and are developing still more programs for the fall.” For a complete listing of Xavier Leadership Center programs, go to

New programs offered through Xavier Leadership Center include:


In addition to Critical Skills for New Supervisors, Communication Skills for Supervisors, Success Strategies for Middle Management and Finance for Non-Financial Managers, business leaders can explore:

Influencing Without Authority – To engage and influence others from any level in the organization, and gain their support, you need a new set of tools. Learn how to build your credibility, create an influence strategy, and express your brand effectively.

Selling by Leading—Sales Executive Training – To improve your sales results, coach your team and communicate effectively with your clients, leadership is key. See how these innovative tools can help you guide your team to breakthrough sales performance in any market.

Decision Making Under Uncertainty – Learn the tools of intuitive analysis to make critical decisions at any level, without resorting to “fire fighter” mode. Identify when and how you can make decisions and increase your impact within your organization.

Project Management:

Adding to Xavier Leadership Center’s Project Management Certificate Program and PMP® Exam Review, you can discover:

Introduction to Project Management - Even if you don’t have the title of “Project Manager,” chances are you have several projects on your plate right now. Whether you’re tackling an individual or team project, learn how to initiate, plan and budget for your initiative, track progress, troubleshoot issues and close your project successfully—on time and on budget.

Process Excellence:

After getting Lean with Six Sigma certification, process excellence professionals can master the next step in the Lean canon:

Lean Certification – Embracing the lean business system is just the first step for most organizations. Now you can learn Lean leadership from the inside out, including visual management, value stream mapping, error proofing, waste reduction and lean teams and metrics – essential for the advanced Lean practitioner!

Human Resources:

In addition to our Senior HR Management Certificate Programs, participants don’t need to stop with Ed Jones “Train the Trainer” programs, when they can go:

Beyond Train the Trainer -This “hands-on” training shows you how to know when and how to train, create effective training tools, choose the best facilitators, and solve challenges in any training environment. A must for the advanced trainer!

To learn more about Xavier Leadership Center open enrollment programs or to enroll, visit us online at or contact Sue Bensman 513-745-3396.