Executive Workshop Leading Change

Executive Education:
Appreciative Leadership Workshop Series

In today’s competitive business environment, flourishing companies are built on positive leadership, strategy, and organizational culture. 

The Appreciative Leadership Workshop Series is a premier, hands-on executive learning experience that equips participants to develop themselves and others as exceptional leaders, build high-engagement organizations, and drive performance by providing clear, strategic leadership.

The program is built on our evidence-based research into excellence in leadership, culture and change combined with the theory and practice of Appreciative Inquiry (AI), a positive approach to leadership development and organizational change used by companies worldwide.

Executives from some of the world’s most respected and successful organizations rely on AI to help them identify and move purposefully toward a shared strategy for the future. 

Executive/Team Workshops in Appreciative Inquiry

Foundations of Appreciative Inquiry – Sept. 20-22, 2017

Explore the fundamentals of Appreciative Inquiry and learn executive-level tools you need to lead your organization and reach strategic goals through collaborative, strengths-based approaches.

Appreciative Leadership for Peak Performance – Nov. 8-10, 2017

Aristotle said that to know yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Take a deep dive into your leadership success pattern and identify new ways to achieve peak performance for yourself and others.


Leading Appreciative Organizations – Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2018

Appreciative leaders are architects of positive culture: masters at engaging people, casting vision, setting strategy, building systems, and leading large-scale change that creates flourishing organizations. Learn to lead appreciative organizations through the Appreciative Inquiry Summit methodology.


What is Appreciative Inquiry? Find a brief introduction here.


All courses are offered at Benedictine University’s Lisle, IL, campus, just outside Chicago. The university is located approximately 30-minutes from both O’Hare and Midway airports.

Classes are held in the state-of-the-art Goodwin Hall of Business, in the spacious Hall of Leaders. Amenities include guest wifi, an outdoor terrace, and on-site Starbucks.


$1800/course or $5000/series.

Non-profit & CVDL alumni rate, $1200/course or $3200/series.

Group discounts available. Email Amber Johnson, aajohnson@ben.edu, for more information and to register.

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Customize Executive Education Programs for Your Team:

Bring the Center for Values-Driven Leadership’s executive education workshops and certificate programs inside your company in a format custom-tailored for your leadership team. Email Amber Johnson, aajohnson@ben.edu, for more details.

Participants in our executive education programs experience extraordinary learning opportunities that ignite dialogue, innovation and action. Creativity comes to life and mobilization toward a better and more profitable way of doing business begins.

Our education model is built on a belief in learning by example, connecting business leaders with each other through stories of success and providing practical tools for driving significant and sustainable business results. This is why our executive experiences are hands-on and specifically tailored toward senior leaders – developed and delivered by Benedictine University faculty and other distinguished thought leaders and practitioners in the field.

Additional Executive Education Programs include the following:

Individual Workshops:
3-day and 4-day programs designed to provide transformational experiences and actionable strategies for integrating values-driven leadership into every area of your life. Delivered on campus or at your site. Contact us at info@cvdl.ben.edu to discuss a workshop for your team.

Custom Solutions:
Individualized learning and development solutions for companies, based on collaborative relationships with our clients and customized to their unique business needs.