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Lisa Chance
Enrollment Advisor
Executive Education
26750 Agoura Road, Ste. 118
Calabasas, CA 91302



Leadership Essentials for Team Leaders, Managers, and Directors

Join us for the unique opportunity in a specialized three-day certified program. At this certified program, you will develop key strategies for managing organizational change. You also will build high performance teams with our Leadership Essentials for Team Leaders, Managers, and Directors program. Overall, this program is tailored to target leadership competencies and cultivate skills critical for mid-level leaders.  We also will be providing performance feedback and coaching in direct reports and colleagues.

During this experiential program, you will:

  • Enhance your ability to build high performance teams.
  • Further your skills in managing organizational change.
  • Develop your emotional intelligence competencies as a leader.
  • Enhance your skills at delivering performance feedback.


Certificate Program Information

  Program Details

Program Dates*

Our Leadership Essentials for Team Leaders, Managers, and Directors program features six three-hour sessions:

  • Day 1: Sessions 1 and 2 - May 9, 2019
  • Day 2: Sessions 3 and 4 - May 10, 2019
  • Day 3: Sessions 5 and 6 - May 31, 2019



Pepperdine Graziadio, West Los Angeles Graduate Campus
6100 Center Drive, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90045


  • Cost is per participant and includes program materials and meals (this includes breakfast and lunch, unless otherwise noted).
  • General registration discounts are available for Pepperdine students, alumni, along with previous Executive Education program participants. Please contact execed@pepperdine.edu for additional information.

*Dates and locations may be subjected to change. We will notify students of any changes in a timely manner.

  Who Should Enroll

Our Executive Leadership Development program is designed for senior-level executives with a minimum of eight years in business experience, including:  

  • Team leaders
  • Managers
  • Directors

  Program Overview

Session 1: Leadership Agility in a VUCA Business Environment

Faculty: Kevin Groves

Session one features a comprehensive overview of the program, including learning outcomes and what participants should expect.

Session 2: Developing Leader Emotional Intelligence

Faculty: Kevin Groves

Session two focuses on critical emotional intelligence competencies for both leaders and professionals. You will engage in discussions and team experiential exercises to further your skill set. This will be focused in managing complex stakeholder relationships that drive success. Session two will also feature the completion of your 360 Leadership Assessment.

Session 3: Managing Organizational Change

Faculty: Gary Mangiofico

In Session three, you will develop your skill at managing organizational change. You will engage in discussion and analysis of expected employee behaviors during significant organizational change. You will be trained on productively managing  reactions through these changes.  

Session 4: Developing High-Performance Teams

Faculty: Jaclyn Margolis

Session four features the development of your competencies as a team leader and team member. Utilizing case studies, simulations, and experiential exercises, you will enhance your ability to build high-performance teams. This includes sharpening your communication skills as a leader and learning how to cultivate a collaborative environment.

Session 5: Developing Performance Feedback & Coaching Skills

Faculty: Mark Allen

In session five, you will develop your performance management skills and learn how to effectively provide performance feedback. You will also conduct performance reviews, and coach direct reports.

Session 6: Creating & Implementing Your Leadership Development Plan

Faculty: Kevin Groves

In session six, you will complete a personalized leadership development plan that targets challenges in your organization. You will identify specific leadership competencies for further development, and commit to implementing a practical action plan.


Kevin Groves, PhD
Associate Professor of Organizational Theory and Management

Gary Mangiofico, PhD
Executive Professor of Organizational Theory and Management; Academic Director, MS in Organization Development

Jaclyn Margolis, PhD
Assistant Professor of Applied Behavioral Science

Mark Allen, PhD
Practitioner Faculty of Organizational Theory and Management; Academic Director, MS in Human Resources