Monte Ahuja Leadership Excellence Certificate | CSU Pro Dev


Monte Ahuja Leadership Excellence Certificate

Certificate Description

How do you develop your organization's executives of the future? Research indicates that top performers can be as much as 1000% more productive than your average employee. Yet, it takes 10 years to develop even a top performing leader to be successful in an executive role. In order to retain high potential individuals, organizations must continue to invest in their training and development. The Monte Ahuja Leadership Excellence Program can help you do just that.

The Monte Ahuja Leadership Excellence Program is a yearlong leadership and business skill development program for high potential future executives in corporate, government and non-profit business organizations. In addition to experiential leadership and development training using the best facilitators, the program includes multiple assessments, networking with other high potential leaders, executive coaching and a formal mentoring program. Monte Ahuja Leadership Excellence Program leaders graduate with the skills and confidence needed to be successful at the next level and beyond.

The Monte Ahuja Leadership Excellence Certificate program will push you to examine yourself beyond a simple reflection and help you face the everyday challenges of leadership.
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You will participate in a 360 assessment in which your peers and senior leadership can provide input on your leadership abilities. The best minds in business will engage you in ways that will cause you to take a deeper look into how you can become a better leader and consider what you've learned and how to apply it.  Be a leader who plans and leads strategically!

Who will benefit?

  • Aspiring executives
  • Individuals who want to advance their careers by improving their communication skills and leadership presence
  • Teams who want to gain new knowledge, skills, and tools to accelerate team success
  • Project managers
  • High-potential managers / supervisors
  • Entrepreneurs who want to master the pillars of executive leadership

Certificate Key Features

  • One-on-One Executive Coaching
  • Explore your leadership style through the use of the Leadership 360 assessment
  • Distinguished faculty, coaches and consultants provide expert instruction
  • Program focuses on four levels of leadership; self, team, organization and community
  • Recognize the importance and impact of Emotional Self-awareness, Emotional Self-control, Empathy, and Influence on leadership capability
  • Develop emotional and social competencies in sustainable ways through techniques such as feedback seeking behavior and accurate self-assessment
  • Align strategic thinking with efforts to lead innovation and growth
  • Empower employees through effective delegation
  • Develop skills for addressing negative performance issues
  • Learn how to be a catalyst for innovation within your organization
  • Develop trusted relationships with colleagues, customers, clients
  • Lead high-performing teams that drive innovation and growth
  • Ensure personal accountability
  • Develop a framework for accelerating your organization’s transformational efforts to a Lean-thinking organization, while avoiding common pitfalls
  • Learn how to apply change management best practices
  • Meet the challenges of leadership in a complex and changing world


Coursework for the Certificate


A certificate is awarded after completion of each of the seven required courses plus two (2) coaching sessions. Certificate requirements should be completed within an 18-month period.

Completion Time: Completion time is dependent on several factors. The average completion time for this certificate program is two semesters or 9 months.


Class meets once a month from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Note: Motivation- Applications of Dan Pink's Drive is 2 days.

March 6, 2018-December 4, 2018 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Course meets: 3/6, 4/10, 5/8, 6/4, 6/5, 9/11 10/9, 11/13, 12/4
Location: CSU's Monte Ahuja College of Business, 1860 E. 18th St., Cleveland, OH 44115 (map)

Contact Hours:  70 hours

CEUs:  6.3

Fee: $4,995

(includes executive coaching, assessments, all courses and materials)
Note: Payment can be split over the 9 month period.  Call 216.687.6957 to arrange payment.

To receive the EARLY BIRD RATE, you must register at least 6 weeks prior to the start date of the course. Corporate, CSU Student, Alumni and Organization membership discounts available!

Course Benefits

Competency-based Professional Development: Our programs increase learner retention through application, which results in a more productive workforce.  Students demonstrate their competence by successfully completing a course assessment.

Digital credentials: Digital credentials give employers, clients and colleagues the ability to instantly verify student mastery of learning and see what the earned credential qualifies the student to do.

All Inclusive: Each course delivered at CSU includes materials, pre-test and post-test, coffee, snacks, lunch and convenient, on-site parking.

Educated and Experienced Instructors: Our instructors bring years of real-world, classroom and CPA, CFA, SHRM, PhD and MBA experience. Many hold leadership positions in northeast Ohio organizations and have taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Cost-effective: The course is designed to minimize travel expenses and time away from work.

Networking Opportunities: Learn from instructors and colleagues who have a variety of industry experiences to share.

Audit option: Students have the option to audit a course they have already attended at no charge within one academic year. Interested students must notify the ProDev office requesting to audit a course a minimum of 10 business days prior to the course start date to ensure there is enough seating. Audit students are responsible for their own parking and lunches. New materials will not be provided.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued if notification is not received seven business days prior to the first day of class. Registrants who cancel will receive a refund, less a $50 processing fee, if we receive written notification a minimum of seven business days prior to the first day of class.