Leadership and Communications

Our leadership programs prepare leaders at all levels to expand their own leadership skills and personal influence to build innovative, effective and collaborative networks within their organizations.

We draw on experts from a wide range of fields, including business, organizational science, psychology, sociology and others, to create a hands-on, interactive learning experience. Leaders who excel in driving change positively position their organizations for success.

Topics Include

  • Core Leadership Development
  • Ethics and Business Conduct
  • Executive Communications & Presence
  • Leading Change Management
  • Strategic Decision Making

Faculty Spotlights

Denis Arnold

Organizational ethics and business conduct expert who has advised managers and executives at major companies, including General Dynamics, John Hancock Financial Services, Aflac, Waddell & Reed, and United Heritage Financial Group.

Editor-in-Chief of number one ranked Business Ethics Quarterly and past President of the Society for Business Ethics. Over 50 publications, including six books, and over 70 public presentations. 

Areas of Expertise: Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability, and Public Policy

Gary Kohut

Award-winning professor and active consultant and speaker for organizations,including American Express, Bank of America, Belk, Inc., Blum, Inc., City of Charlotte, Duke Energy, IBM, Ingersoll Rand, Lowe’s, and TIAA-CREF.

Co-author of three books and published research in The Journal of Business Communication, The Journal of Management Studies, The Journal of Business and Technical Communication, The Journal of Management, The Journal of Managerial Psychology, and Business Communication Quarterly. 

Areas of Expertise: Corporate Communication Strategy, Leadership and Management Development, Applied Technology in Business Communication, and Strategies for Educational and Training Improvement

Steven Rogelberg

Designated by the Board of Trustees as inaugural “University Professor” for distinguished national, international and interdisciplinary contributions. Consulting services for over 200 profit and non-profit organizations including IBM, Family Dollar, Grace Cocoa, Vulcan Materials, VF Corporation, Proctor & Gamble, Brush Wellman, and Marathon Ashland Petroleum.

Research profiled globally including on NPR, CBC, CBS, Chicago Tribune; LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, London Guardian, National Geographic, Scientific American Mind. Over 100 publications, including serving as editor of the Talent Management Essentials book series and Editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology. 

Areas of Expertise: Team Effectiveness, Leadership, Innovation, Engagement, Health and Employee Well-Being, Meetings at Work, and Organizational Research Methods