Welcome to the Leadership Institute
Founded in 2005, the Leadership Institute at Columbus State University is a university-based consulting group. We have worked with more than 200 organizations and helped develop thousands of leaders. We work with leadership at all levels, from front-line supervisors to senior management executives, to develop and enhance their skills by engaging them in challenging, interactive sessions.
At the Leadership Institute, we are ready to help make your team’s learning experience customized to your needs.
Our services range from executive coaching to companywide leadership development programs. We offer a safe space that supports leaders on their journey.
What Our Clients Say
In a time when local governments are challenged to be more innovative and cost effective in delivering services to our citizens, we looked to The Leadership Institute at Cunningham Center to develop a program for our senior leadership team. We identified our leadership strengths and developmental needs both individually and as a team.
The Leadership Institute at CSU has facilitated leadership development for Leadership Columbus since 2008. Through their use of assessments, they have helped participants gain a better understanding of themselves and how they can better utilize their skills in their workplace and personal lives to be more productive. They are an asset to our programs and our Chamber.
As long as we are in existence, we are going to need to continue leadership development for all levels of our people. The Leadership Institute has taught us how to better communicate with each other. We look forward to a continuing relationship with them.
It was critical for us to evaluate how we do business. The Leadership Institute at CSU provided us with the tools, resources and professionalism to take us to the next level of staff and organizational development. We are the only CVB in the state that has the national and state accreditation because of The Leadership Institute. Not one does it better than they do.
Some people think that non-profits don't have to focus on vision, leadership or strategy, but that's not true. We are stewards of public funds and must ensure we are aligning our goals and actions so we can accomplish our outcomes. The Leadership Institute has been a big help in strengthening Enrichment Services as a non-profit organization.
The Leadership Action experience that we participated in was a truly unique and bonding experience. I believe that our ability to connect with each other in the office will be stronger due to the team building and collaborative nature of this humorous experience. We will definitely be back!
I've told everyone over the years that your sessions were some of the best leadership courses I've ever had!
I was one of the recent graduates at the GACVB conference in Savannah. I enjoyed the Leadership Institute. Honestly, it required some real digging and soul-searching; it wasn't easy. But it made me better and I appreciate that -and that you work with the GACVB to provide this for us. All of you were great instructors/leaders. I‘m proud to have completed the program.
I wanted to tell you how great this training was, this was my 5th Emergenetics class and your presentation was truly one of the best! You did a great job! Thank you for all that you did to make it so good!
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the outstanding job you did coordinating the program! When we first sat down to determine what employees needed for their career development, It was a spontaneous array of thoughts. Leadership Institute was able to take those thoughts and pull together a program that was designed perfectly to meet our needs. We were beyond impressed with the training provided by the staff. Again, I wanted to let you know that we greatly appreciate the effort of the Leadership Institute. Your service is highly appreciated and we look forward to continuing our partnership.
2022 Snapshot of Leadership Institute