2019–2020 ProLEAD Certificate Program

Becoming a great leader takes an entirely different skill set from where you started as an entry-level employee. Unless you have been taken under the wing of a great mentor or participated in an immersive training program at your organization, you're learning to swim in an ocean of uncharted waters with unpredictable challenges and definite obstacles every day.

The ProLEAD program is designed for those with basic managerial skills who are seeking more guidance and insight on tough topics that keep them up at night, such as terminating employees and confronting difficult people in threatening situations.

To earn the ProLEAD certificate, participants must attend at least seven of the 10 classes, dial in to both individual coaching calls, and attend the required one-hour Habit Builder seminar.

ProLEAD Certificate Program Schedule

Seminar/Facilitator Date/Time
Uncovering Leadership Blind Spots
Facilitator: Michelle Gnida
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Habit Builder Webinar (one hour, required)
Leadership Coach: Joel Bennett
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Maximizing Your Productivity
Facilitator: Terry Whitson
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Trust, Respect and Ethics
Facilitator: Heather Woody
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Team Engagement Through Leadership Conversations
Facilitator: Joel Bennett
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Individual Coaching Calls (one hour, required)
Leadership Coach: Joel Bennett

November 4-8, 2019
Skillful Negotiation
Facilitator: Dr. Celina Peerman
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Finance for Non-Financial Managers
Facilitator: Mitch Roose
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Practicing Difficult Conversations
Facilitator: Heather Woody
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Individual Coaching Calls (one hour, required)
Leadership Coach: Joel Bennett

February 3-7, 2020
Effective Performance Reviews
Facilitator: Terry Whitson
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Making Teams Better: Win with Advanced Management Strategies
Facilitator: Lisa Powell
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Developing Self-Managing and Emotionally Intelligent Direct Reports
Facilitator: Heather Woody
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Workshop Features

  • 10 four-hour classes, plus two one-hour individual coaching sessions with a professional business coach, as well as a one-hour webinar
  • Use Habit Builder tool, which helps you integrate new leadership skills into your job
  • Class materials in one complete binder for each reference later


The ProLEAD Certificate Program is $1,995 per person for the first five employees and $1,795 for each additional employee.

Who Should Attend?

This program is the next step for leaders who have attended Hawkeye's LEAD Certificate Program or other comprehensive management or leadership training or have an associate or bachelor's degree in business management. These leaders must also have at least one year of experience with someone reporting directly to them.

Meeting Location

Hawkeye Community College
Buchanan Hall, Advanced Technology and Business Center 108
1501 East Orange Road, Waterloo, Iowa


Download the registration form [pdf] and submit it to Corporate and Business Solutions at solutions@hawkeyecollege.edu. A staff member will contact you to confirm registration and answer any questions. We will invoice your company for the total number of seats to the ProLEAD Certificate Program. Call 319-296-4223 with questions.

The registration deadline is Friday, July 19.

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