Vertical Leadership Development: Advanced Leaders

Expanding how you perceive and engage in leadership to increase your ability to handle complexity!

Vertical Leadership Consulting (VLC) presents a dynamic 7-month program of deep learning to advance your leadership impact. The Advanced Leaders program offers established leaders a customized development program that provides essential insights, frameworks, and tools needed to leverage your influence and drive outcomes. VLC combines cutting-edge science with compelling interactive learning to equip you with the techniques and frameworks you need to work with and through others to drive organizational success. You start with your growth edge and we provide the environment to challenge and train your brain!

For an investment of 3 hours each month, you will be a member of a small co-hort (maximum of 9 other aspiring leaders). You’ll be guided on a journey that explores your emerging development needs, develops insights through hands-on learning, and uses your every day work to consciously apply your learning and insights!

Advanced Leaders session topics include:

Maximize Your Impact – Learn how to learn effectively! Consciously build habits that maximize your development ROI during this course and beyond.

Your Assessment Results – Your Leader Decision Making Assessment (LDMA) results that measure the complexity level of your decision-making skills. The LDMA provides scores and analysis for each topic area we cover.

Advancing Leadership through Perspective Coordination – How to recognize the need for perspectives, identify what perspectives to consider, clarify those perspectives, and bring together perspectives. You will advance your capacity to coordinate perspectives.

Advancing Leadership through Decision-Making - The nature of decision-making goals, the kinds of information considered and the particular steps and/or processes used to make a decision. You will increase your ability to lead complex decision-making.

Advancing Leadership through Contextual Thinking – How to consider the broader context and then leverage perspectives related to the broader context. You will gain greater capacity to consider problems in terms of broader systems/contexts in which they are embedded and be able to take context into account to manage effects.

Advancing Leadership through Collaboration – Advanced skills in communication, teamwork, and facilitation. You will develop clear ways to include others in a decision-making process and within your leadership approach.

Advancing Leadership through Argumentation – How clarity and coherence of arguments is a strong indicator of the quality and depth of our knowledge. You will expand your skillset in framing persuasive arguments that are clear and coherent.

Integrating Your Impact – Explore your transformation over the past 7 months and create an integration plan to share and execute with your manager.

Investment: $8,000 per person


  • Lectica Leader Decision-Making Assessment (LDMA) ($500 value)
  • 7 co-hort learning sessions (2 face-to-face plus 5 virtually via Zoom)
  • Individual developmental coaching ($3,825 value, 9 hours of coaching)

2019 Emerging Leaders Schedule

Note: all times are 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ET.


Grand Rapids, Mi

Detroit, Mi

Kalamazoo, Mi


One (virtual)

March 18

March 19

March 20

March 21

Two (in person)

April 15

April 16

April 17

April 18

Three (virtual)

May 20

May 21

May 22

May 23

Four (virtual)

Aug 19

Aug 20

Aug 21

Aug 22

Five (virtual)

Sept 16

Sept 17

Sept 18

Sept 19

Six (in person)

Oct 21

Oct 22

Oct 23

Oct 24

Seven (virtual)

Nov 18

Nov 19

Nov 20

Nov 21

Optional Advanced Leaders Add-ons:

Leadership Circle Profile 360 Assessment with Coaching Debrief - $1,275

Additional Coaching - $425/hour



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