Executive Development Series

The Executive Development Series (EDS) is designed to help mid-career professionals build skills that are critical to effectively delivering results within their organizations, with a focus on mastering competencies vital to success at the director and VP level. The two seminars of the series, Leading with Power and Authenticity and Executive Leadership Presence, may be taken in any order.

Leading with Power and Authenticity (35 seats)
This educational program is the original Executive Development Seminar.

April 3 – 5, 2019
Savannah, GA
Registration now open.

November 13 – 15, 2019
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Registration to open in spring 2019.

As leaders take on roles of greater influence within their organizations, authenticity and the ability to inspire trust among colleagues is critical to success. Over this two-and-a-half day program, participants learn and practice strategies to build relationships in business, manage differences among peers, and tap into their power so they can lead with vision and clarity. Through lecture, group exercises, peer feedback, and deeply personal reflection, participants increase self-awareness of their priorities and unique abilities.


« This is a deeply personal seminar that brings out every emotion and teaches you how to harness them. » – Heather Davidson, KPMG

« LWPA was one of the best training experiences due to the amazing women that attended and Elaine’s unique wisdom, insights and guidance. A must-do! » – Kathy Boyes, Cisco

« This is amazing. No idea how 2.5 days could make such an impact on my personal and professional life. » – Katie Smith, Scripps Networks Interactive


Executive Leadership Presence (38 seats)
Educational program added to the series in the fall of 2012.

November 13 – 14, 2019
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Registration to open in spring 2019.

Executive Leadership Presence is designed to develop Leadership Presence as a means to inspire confidence, engage and influence others, and maintain productivity while increasing visibility and career mobility. This two-day program will introduce participants to a unique framework and toolkit of 21 specific attributes, skills and thought processes that work together to help them build knowledge and expertise.


« It is amazing what 2 days of being surrounded by accomplished woman can do, not only for your career growth, but also for your SOUL. » – Eliane Castro, TWC

« Absolutely valuable information presented with passion and practiced with other women hungry to learn. Must-have training for aspiring women leaders. » – Stephanie Ducote, Comcast


What you need to know:

  • Each program within the series stands independent of the other and may be attended in any order.
  • Seating is limited in both programs and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • If you attended the Executive Development Seminar prior to 2012, you attended Leading with Power and Authenticity.

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