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Certificate in Leadership Practice

"Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” - Bill Bradley

Do people consider you a leader?
Do you feel you have an innate sense of what it takes to lead?
Are you looking to expand or refine your leadership skill set?

The Certificate in Leadership Practice is designed for nonprofit professionals, including emerging leaders, who are ready to take their leadership skill set to the next level. Offered only once each fall, this series includes four, full-day sessions with capped enrollment to ensure an intimate, personalized learning experience. This leadership immersion experience will help participants develop a road map to maximize their potential and help them overcome hindrances to success.

Why apply?

- Develop a comprehensive understanding of your leadership style through self-assessment
- Apply and integrate leadership concepts into a variety of situations
- Understand the link between leadership and power, motivation and trust
- Think critically about innovative leadership styles
- Understand organization dynamics and the role leaders play at all levels
- Become a more effective leader within your current, or future leadership positions

Program participants will engage in interactive sessions that will help them understand their own leadership style and challenge them to leverage personal strengths. Attendees will complete self-assessments and feedback instruments that include: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Assessment (MBTI®), DiSC Profile, Leadership Profile 360 Instrument, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict MODE Instrument, and a Personal Leadership Action Plan.

The fee is $1,050 for members and nonmembers, inclusive of all training materials, assessments, books, and personal development coaching. Scholarships are available to Philanthropy Center member organizations. 

Active participation is expected. The Certificate in Leadership Practice involves the completion of out-of-session reading and assignments. A Certificate will only be awarded to those who complete all of the required assignments and attend all four sessions in their entirety.

Fall 2014 - dates coming soon

If you would like more information about the Certificate in Leadership Practice, please contact Kaia Forgét by phone at 407-975-6414 or by email at


Dr. Mark S. Freeman, LMHC; LMFT; NCC; ACS - is a licensed mental health counselor, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a nationally certified counselor with a doctorate in counselor education and supervision. Mark is past president of the American College Counseling Association. His counseling philosophy is inclusive of many theoretical positions. Mark presents workshops on a wide variety of topics, such as personal and professional success, personal responsibility, dream interpretation, and developing personal and professional mission statements. He has written several articles on personality type and development and he teaches several courses for the evening degree program in psychology and the master's program in counseling at Rollins College. Mark has been a consultant/facilitator for several organizational retreats in the local area. Mark is a trained mediator and handles dispute resolution activities for various organizations locally and across the country. He has been a practicing therapist, coach, and organizational consultant for the last 25 years.

Kaia W. Forgét joined the staff of the Rollins College Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center in March of 2008. Kaia  is the program manager responsible for the Donors Forum of Central Florida, executive transition roundtables, local nonprofit affinity groups, as well as leadership programming to include the Certificate in Leadership Practice. Her nonprofit experience includes program planning, curriculum development, volunteer management, facilitation, training, and events management. She has worked with AmeriCorps programs, has served in various public school education roles, and has worked on community issues across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. She is the current Chair of the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School Board, past chair of several committees for the League of Women Voters of Orange County, and coaches local youth development soccer. She is a 2009 Orlando Business Journal Forty Under 40 honoree and a graduate of Leadership Orlando Class 66. Kaia received a B.A. from Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., and an M.A. from the University of Central Florida.

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