Leadership Essentials


Our Leadership Essentials Certification  program is designed to progressively develop leadership competencies needed for high performers at the mid-level, and senior levels of responsibility. 

Further refine and develop your adaptive leadership capacity, along with understanding how talent development and communication in the context of organizational leadership can assist your organization in its leadership and management practices.



All participants will receive the Leaderships Vitals Assessment Package, consisting of a whole-brain thinking, emotional intelligence, and a value and motives behavioral assessment.



BRIDGE|3 in partnership with the Center for Extended Learning and Global Partnerships located within the Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) at Pepperdine University is able to offer tuition credit options (CEUs) for participants who have successfully earned a certificate and would like to continue their education with GSEP.


Pepperdine University
GSEP Pepperdine

What You'll Learn.

A leader’s personal desire to learn at an individual level impacts organizational learning and culture by helping them become a catalyst for change. In this course you will learn how to build and lead collaborative teams that can consistently outperform the competition.


  • A Higher Understanding of Leading Self & Others
  • Increased Leadership Effectiveness
  • Improved Ability to Adapt to the Challenges of an Innovative, Rapidly Changing Environment
  • Effective 21st Century Leadership Concepts & Tools


L1: Leading Self
Before leaders can effectively lead others, they must be able to lead themselves. Every interaction a leader has with a member of their organization has a positive or negative impact on their influence as a leader. To lead ourselves requires having the self-awareness of how our personality, behaviors, and emotions impact those around us positively or negatively. Leading self effectively begins with understanding how others are experiencing your leadership. When we can lead ourselves, we can lead others more effectively, which results in achieving better organizational results. This seminar will be directed at improving your effectiveness as a leader.

L2: Resilient Leadership
Current and future leaders must remain resilient when operating in dynamic and rapidly evolving environments. Today, leaders are expected to be skillful agents of change. Leaders routinely face uncertainty, disruption, and new challenges. Through this seminar, participants will obtain practical tools and strategies to navigate their organization through the many obstacles routinely faced. Participants will learn to recognize neurobiological responses to stress and understand how thoughts affect emotional reactions. Coping strategies and resiliency development tools will be addressed. Participants will emerge with a “resilient mindset” and the ability to evaluate and effectively address adverse events. Through highly interactive lectures, exercises, and case studies, participants will leave more resilient and inspired leaders, able to handle adversity, unite their teams, and emerge from challenges stronger than before.

L3: Leader as Coach
Experience is the primary medium through which adults learn and develop professionally. With the leader as coach guiding them, direct reports can leverage their experience to develop “Quicksmarts” where the ability to reflect on action and learn from experience can be developed into the ability to reflect and learn in action. This accelerated learning strategy will develop organizational members and leaders to be more effective in their daily roles.

L4: Leading Teams
Organizations are an aggregation of teams. The cornerstone of any high performing team is a direction and purpose that energizes and focuses its members. Building and leading a team begins with establishing relationshipsand setting the proper foundation for the growth and development of the team, so the group learns and transforms into a team together. This seminar is directed at understanding the fundamentals of team building and leadership that you can apply to your organization immediately.


L1: Leadership Communication
Communication is critical to leadership success. Understanding the nuances of internal and external communication is essential to inspiring effective decision-making, teamwork, and action. As technology drives much of our information sharing, communicating strategically through mediated platforms is an indispensable skillset for today’s leader. Every interaction determines how you are perceived, and each interaction is an opportunity to develop trust and exert positive influence. The ability to create an environment for open discussion and ongoing dialogue is crucial for success. Strategizing communication through the various digital mediums for maximum understanding, value, and action, is paramount to effective leadership in this dynamic environment and with each communication interaction, you are branding yourself as a leader. The leadership communications skills covered in this seminar will explore communication as a leader in a dynamic digital world by addressing communication types, mediated communication, persuasion and influence, as well as branded leadership communication. The participant will emerge with a better understanding of how to strategically enhance and adapt their communication to create success in a rapidly changing environment.

L2: Storytelling for Leaders
Stories can bring leadership to life. Telling and hearing stories enables organizational members to reflect on their own and others’ experiences and abstract knowledge. It is an effective way for catalyzing learning in any organization. Asleaders,we learn from experiences, or to put it differently, what we learn is experiences. By articulating our own experiences as stories, we increase our and others’ understanding of them. This seminar will be directedat improving your ability to communicate through storytelling and to become more effective as a leader.


L1: Leading Organizational Change
When leaders take over an organization, whether it is at the C-Level or departmental level, they might see the need to launch an organizational change initiative to develop the culture to meet the organization’sgoals and mission. Organizational culture can be a competitive advantage. If leaders do not take stepsto shape the culture, the culture will shape itself. Organizational culture change begins with leaders. It takes an understanding of the social context of the organizationand identifying members who will support the change initiative, and who will resist the change initiative to make change efforts successful over time. It takes leaders modeling the values and behaviors to set the example for other members of the organization. This seminar is directedat understanding the fundamentals of leading change, the obstacles to change, and strategies to make an organizational change initiative successful over the long-term.

L2: Design Thinking for Adaptive Challenges
Developing breakthrough ideas and solutions will be increasingly important to all organizations regardless of industry or market. But how you should your organization go about that? Design thinking,also referred to as human-centered design, is a positive way to create solutions for an organization’s most challenging issues. Design thinking offers a systematic approach to enable collaborative, interdisciplinary problem solving. This seminar is hands-on and will be directedat creating ideas for your organization or industry.


Leadership Essentials