Extended Hours August 19 – 30, 2019

The following offices, located in Hawkeye Center, will have extended hours: Admissions, Business Office, Financial Aid, Student Services, and Testing*.

Monday–Thursday 7:30am–6:00pm
Friday 7:30am–4:30pm

* The Testing office will open at 8:00am Monday–Friday, August 19–23.

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 

Uncovering Leadership Blind Spots
Facilitator: Michelle Gnida
Habit Builder Webinar (one hour, required)
Leadership Coach: Joel Bennett
Maximizing Your Productivity
Facilitator: Terry Whitson
Trust, Respect and Ethics
Facilitator: Heather Woody
Team Engagement Through Leadership Conversations
Facilitator: Joel Bennett

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

Skillful Negotiation
Facilitator: Dr. Celina Peerman
Finance for Non-Financial Managers
Facilitator: Mitch Roose
Practicing Difficult Conversations
Facilitator: Heather Woody

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

Effective Performance Reviews
Facilitator: Terry Whitson
Making Teams Better: Win with Advanced Management Strategies
Facilitator: Lisa Powell
Developing Self-Managing and Emotionally Intelligent Direct Reports
Facilitator: Heather Woody

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 new program will begin in early 2020. Classes meet from 8:00am–12:00pm. Call 319-296-4223 for more information or complete the form below.


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.

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