Leadership Development Program

Navigate your new leadership role with confidence

This exciting new chapter comes with its own set of challenges and opportunities,
and we’re here to help you thrive.

Learning to Lead

Unlock Your Leadership Potential

Our 8-week Leadership Development program begins on July 16, 2024

Leadership Development Program

Weekly Zoom sessions led by a certified HR professional

2-hour implementation sessions scheduled every week that provide training and “How-To” examples

Structured Weekly Outcomes that are Attainable

Community of HR Professionals Focused on Optimizing Talent

Tools to Promote Alignment Throughout the Organization

We believe that when people thrive, businesses flourish.

Leadership Program Objectives

  • Communication Skills: Learn how to communicate clearly to lead effectively with your team.
  • Change Management: Navigate and manage change within your organization.
  • Accountability: Understand the importance of accountability and how to instill it in your team.
  • Employee Engagement: Foster a motivated and engaged team environment.

8-week Program Outline

Leadership Foundation

  • Leadership vs. Management
  • Explore and understand the environments we lead in
  • Leading to your team’s preferred leadership style


  • Explore the similarities and differences between a coach and mentor
  • Learn different types of coaching
  • Effective listening

Employee Engagement

  • Drivers of Engagement
  • Workplace Empowerment
  • Self-Awareness


  • Techniques to successful accountability
  • How to deliver feedback
  • How to set clear and empowering expectations


  • Team structure
  • High-performing teams
  • Meeting and leading teams at the right stage


  • Workplace conflict
  • Alignment of communication and company culture
  • Trust equation

Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

  • Effective problem solving as a leader
  • Effective problem solving as a team
  • Supporting an innovative culture

Change Management

  • Effective change processes
  • Principles to success
  • Positive change through innovation

Leadership Program Projected Outcomes

  • Increased success of leaders in position using the length of time, productivity, and staff retention metrics.
  • Increased cohesion of the teams these leaders manage as they are not equipped with tools to overcome challenges and enroll their team in problem-solving and decision-making. ​

Ready to solve the root problems of your organization?

Dig in with the Leadership Program and start implementing change for the better.

Interested in applying our Leadership program to your business? Schedule a call with Traci to learn more!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the program?

This is an 8-week, online program. The next cohort begins on July 15, 2024

  • Tuesday’s online class – 8:30 am – 10:30 pm
  • Friday’s online coaching – 11 am – 12 pm
When does the next program start?

The Leadership Development Program begins on July 16, 2024.

Is the course in person, online, or hybrid?

The Leadership Development program is online.

It will be virtual Zoom calls.

  • Tuesday’s at 8:30 am – 10:30 pm
  • Friday’s at 11 am – 12 pm
Who leads the program?

Traci Austin, MPA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPC is the Chief Talent Officer and owner of Elevated Talent Consulting. Traci is a certified HR professional with nearly two decades of experience in employee development and engagement, performance consulting and training facilitation building HR departments from the ground up

Are there payment options?

No, this course requires full payment of $2,250 to participate.

What exactly do I get by joining this program?

You will receive the following with this program:

  • 8 2-hour in-person sessions that facilitate leadership skills among the participants by certified HR professional/ coach.
  • 8 1-hour Implementation calls for you to take notes, work through concepts and gain clarity on the material
  • Templates for you to implement into your business including employee surveys at hire, learning about benefits, employee engagement, talent pathway planning and exit surveys.
  • Access to recorded webinars and grouped podcasts that provide you with SHRM PDC’s
  • 2 x HR consulting hours with a certified member of our team to assist you in implementing the program outcomes.
  • 10% discount on any HR Consulting “Bank of Hours” Purchase.  (These are made in 25-hour increments.)
  • SHRM Credit
  • Facilitated discussion to increase gratitude among the team and start towards a culture of gratitude.
Is this program eligible for SHRM PDCs?

Yes, all our our training programs are eligible for SHRM PDCs, provided upon completion of the program.

I have to get approval from my manager, can we chat?

Of course!  You can schedule a time with Traci to determine if this is the right program for you here. 

What our clients are saying:

Elevated Talent Consulting listened to our needs and was able to coach us in developing the HR foundations that fit our company. I trust Traci to steer our organization to meet our business objectives with strong human capital operations.
Shelley TaylorConsortium For Educational Change
Traci is a consummate example of courage under fire in difficult decisions. She taught me the subtle art of soft skills by watching her perform her craft.
Travis EaganAmerican Mortgage
When Traci did her Career Goal Setting workshop, it was clear she knows how to connect to her audience. Despite a Zoom format, she tailored her comments to the audience giving them actionable information.
Brian MorelloBeloit College
Traci gave us a full update on HR, OSHA, and legal concerns related to COVID-19 for healthcare organizations and members of the Northwest Illinois Preparedness and Response Coalition. What an incredible resource for Human Resource information!
Diane LogsdonLogsdon Consultation Services, Inc.
On behalf of the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce, we would like to thank Traci for spending an afternoon with us at our recent membership meeting. With a full room, Traci's energtic, thorough, and well craftted presentation, "The Great Retention", was not only delivered with extreme professionalism but Traci also did a great job of adjusting as needed based on audience engagement. Our membership is filled with a mix of medium-to-small business owners, executive level management, managers, employees, non-profits and civic organizations and Traci managed to make the content relievant to all. Our membership feedback on the presentation was "Excellent", "Perfect timing," "She was great!" When you hear feedback like that it makes it pretty easy to make an organizational decision that Traci will most certianly be invited back to present again.
Sarah Hurleyon behalf of the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce