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Walsh College Announces New Leadership Certification Series

People get promoted every day, eager to make the ascent in their career. One thing that can help professionals move ahead more quickly, and stay ahead successfully, is proper leadership training, so that the transition between worker bee and manager of the hive is a smooth one. Walsh College addresses that gap in the workplace with a dynamic new leadership certification series, to begin January of 2015.

Leadership-YOU, taught by renowned leadership experts Dr. Lee Meadows and Diane Morrison, is ideal professional development for mid-level managers and recently promoted leaders from small and mid-sized companies. It’s perfect for companies that don’t have need for on-site custom training or which do not provide in-house leadership training, but whose leaders of today want to invest in grooming tomorrow’s leaders.

The 2015 course takes place on seven twice-monthly sessions beginning January 8, 2015 and concluding April 9, 2015.

Cost is $1,725 per person (with volume discounts for teams from the same company). Early bird discounts for registrants before December 15, 2014 are $1,595 per person. This course is produced through the Walsh Institute, Walsh College’s professional development arm.

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“The practical success of leaders is rooted in their ability to blend knowledge and skills in a cycle of consistent results achieved through a highly, motivated team of committed players,” says Meadows.

“It has always been my personal vision to make the world a better place to work, one leader at a time,” says Morrison. “The most important relationship a leader has in the workplace is the one with his/her employees. This course will provide leaders with the practical skills and knowledge to improve how they motivate people and obtain results.”

“The Walsh Institute excels in providing certifications and courses with practical application that our students can take back to their workplaces,” says Tara Miceli, Director, The Walsh Institute. “It is exciting to launch this new leadership course with Walsh College’s signature strategy for excellence in the academic sphere as well as in the marketplace. It is an opportunity that has not been offered quite like this locally, and today’s workplaces will certainly benefit from more informed, strategic and confident leaders.”

The course itinerary includes sessions on Delegation, Conflict Management & Resolution, Coaching for Performance, Emotional Intelligence, Giving and Receiving Feedback and Partnering for Performance.

Morrison and Meadows bring a wealth of experience and talent in leadership training to this endeavor. Diane Morrison is a Clarkston-based entrepreneur and owner of 2-Way Communications, LLC. Dr. Lee Meadows, a Walsh College Professor of Management.

Diane Morrison provides leadership training, coaching and consulting for small, medium, and large companies. She has designed and taught leadership courses for more than 100 companies and more than 30,000 leaders around the world. With a master’s degree in the Science of Management, Morrison has been working in the field of leadership and organizational development for 17 years, in the fields of manufacturing, administrative, health care, financial, automotive, furniture, food, retail, government and education.

Lee E. Meadows, PhD, is an expert in career change/makeover, management consulting and development, team-building, and performance management. Dr. Meadows joined Walsh College in 2001, where he teaches management and MBA courses. He is also a keynote speaker, training and development consultant, and motivational speaker for corporate and community groups and professional associations. In 2006, Dr. Meadows published Take the Lull by the Horns: Closing the Leadership Gap. With more than 30 years of teaching, working, and consulting experience in the field of leadership and management. Dr. Meadows has worked within the consulting and corporate environments at A.T. Kearney, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, General Motors, and Con-Way Transportation Services.

Dr. Meadows says, “I have never accepted the notion that people are limited in their capacity to excel, exceed and transcend the boundaries imposed by the actions of less informed and insecure people. Leaders look beyond self-imposed and organizational boundaries to show others the true potential that they fear.”

The Walsh Institute is Walsh College’s direct connection to the business community, offering education, networking, and skills enhancement with practical application. Providing professional education and certifications, customized training, and entrepreneurship guidance, the Walsh Institute seeks to empower entrepreneurs and businesses of every size with the knowledge, skills, and support to build business success. Learn at

Founded in 1922, Walsh College is a private, not for profit institution offering upper-division undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees and certificate programs.

One of Southeast Michigan’s largest business schools, Walsh has locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, and Port Huron, as well as online. Walsh’s business services division offers the Walsh Institute, which provides solutions for businesses through training, continuing education, and consulting.

Walsh is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (; phone: 312-263-0456). The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, accredits specific degree programs.