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  • Ed Helton

    Ed Helton

    Assistant Vice President of Leadership Development

    Adjunct Professor of Philosophy

    Columbus State University

    Doctor of Divinity, Judson College

    Master of Arts, Philosophy, Samford University

    Bachelor of Arts, Communication and English, Samford University

    Ed Helton is the Assistant Vice President for Leadership Development at Columbus State University. He previously served as Executive Director of the Leadership Institute and Client Relations at Columbus State University.

    Helton is certified in several assessments, including The Center for Creative Leadership, The Center for Applied Psychological Types, Lominger International, Competitive Edge, The Browning Group, The Hay Group, The Leadership Challenge, and EI World. He led in the development of the GTBTR (Get The Big Things Right) assessment, unique to The Leadership Institute. He is also a trained Executive Coach.

    In May 2013, he completed the Art and Practice of Leadership Development Executive Education course at the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University. The course was led by Dr. Ronald Heifetz, the King Hussein bin Talal Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership and founder of The Center for Public Leadership.

    In March 2015, he attended the Minds at Work training in Cambridge, Mass., where he was licensed to facilitate the Immunity to Change (ITC) instrument. The ITC instrument was developed by Robert Kegan, the William and Miriam Meehan Professor in Adult Learning and Professional Development at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, and Lisa Lahey, associate director of Harvard’s Change Leadership Group.

    In October 2015, Helton was selected to present a talk on “Adaptive Leadership as a Model for Executive Coaching,” at the first Adaptive Leadership Alumni Conference at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.

    Helton is also a guest and keynote speaker for a number of organizations and events, including the Governor’s Conference on Tourism, the Georgia Convention and Visitors Bureau Annual Meeting, Columbus Water Works, Niles Bolton Architects, FEI-Atlanta and other corporate and civic groups.