Creating Course Leaders Workshops are designed to support faculty members in higher education in gaining mastery in the delivery of our course: “Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological / Phenomenological Model.”  The workshops are for faculty members who are graduates of the course who are interested in teaching the course at their respective institutions.

The 2016 Creating Course Leaders Workshop will be delivered in New York from June 27 – July 1 to faculty members from universities and colleges around the world and is sponsored by the American Friends of The Erhard-Jensen Ontological / Phenomenological Initiative.

We have trained over 90 faculty members from universities and colleges around the world to teach the course in their own institutions.

If you have graduated from the leadership course and are a faculty member you are invited to apply by contacting Dr. Jeri Echeverria at


Workshop objectives:

1. Make a significant contribution in identifying and equipping you with what it takes to reliably produce the promise of the Leadership Course which is “You will leave this course being a leader and exercising leadership effectively as your natural self-expression”.

2. Provide participants the opportunity to create and participate in a community of scholars, educators and practitioners to advance the ontological/phenomenological approach to creating leaders.

The workshop aims to equip and engage scholars and educators to deliver a high-impact, transformational leadership course creating leaders ready to meet the global demands of the 21st century. Workshop participants include faculty members, researchers and administrators from North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia and from various academic institutions, including the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), business schools, medical schools, law schools, military institutions, and research centers. This workshop is intended to serve as a catalyst for global leadership development at the highest levels of international policy, business, the academy, governance, development and security.

Graduates of the “Creating Course Leaders Workshops” have formed their own organization – LeCole, which stands for “Learning Community for Ontological / Phenomenological Leadership in Education. There are 45 active faculty members from 43 different universities and colleges around the world who are members of LeCole.

In summary, the fundamental and enduring commitment of those of us who created the course (and continue to do so) is to have the material that constitutes this course and the methodology used in delivering the course be widely available in academic institutions throughout the world.

This commitment includes that wherever the full course is taught as designed, it delivers on the following promise to participants:

You will leave this course being a leader and exercising leadership effectively as your natural self-expression.

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