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The Center for Leadership and Innovation
The CLI is an integral part of the College of Business, delivering the region's premier executive and technology education programs and providing a focal point for applied, consultative research in support of the business community of Southwest Florida.

Under Director Dr. Julia East, activities of the CLI are:

  • Executive Education
    Designed to serve public and private organizations in Southwest Florida and beyond, we seek to provide specialized training and assistance in a variety of formats . . .

    • Professional Certification Programs
    • Workshops
    • Seminars, Conferences, and Forums
    • Customized, In-House Training Programs
    • Comprehensive Training and Research
    • Assistance and Consultative Services

    . . . and on a broad range of topics, all designed to meet the needs of middle and upper managers in both private organizations and public agencies:

    • Communication & Negotiations
    • Customer Service
    • Diversity and Time Management
    • Fiscal Management
    • Human Resource Management
    • Leadership/Management and Change
    • Mediation and Conflict Resolution
    • Quality Improvement & Performance Management
    • Research and Grant Writing
    • Teamwork
    • Technology & E-Commerce

    As needs for professional training and consultative services in the community are identified, the CLI stands ready to provide these services. Contact Dr. East to learn more.

    A key element of our Executive Education is the Executive MBA program. It satisfies the need for executive education in Southwest Florida. The program provides advanced management tools in a challenging and interactive learning environment that supports attainment of managerial and leadership excellence by participants.

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