Leadership Development

The iLead Consulting & Training team offers four different Leadership Challenge workshops based on your leadership development objectives.

Always Growing

Leadership Development That Endures​


You could simply add a bit of water, sunshine, some fresh air, and in a few thousand years you’d be done.

However, people aren’t trees. And at iLead Consulting & Training we know that you are working in days, not years. We also know that when leadership development programs generate shared language and common experiences, the positive outcomes endure. We don’t believe in flavor-of-the-month training, but we are committed to working with leadership development professionals to create world-class, evidence-based programs that make substantial, enduring workplace impact. 

Tom Pearce and Renee Harness receive the "Star Player" award from Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner at the 2019 Leadership Challenge Summit in West Palm Beach, Florida. Note: This is Tom's second time to receive this award. First time was 2015.

The Leadership Challenge® Workshop

The Leadership Challenge Workshop is a unique, intensive leadership development program that consistently receives rave reviews from participants. It has served as a catalyst for profound leadership transformations in organizations of all sizes and in all industries. The program is highly interactive and stimulating. Participants experience and apply The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® through large and small group discussions, individual reflection, as well as through case studies and research from the Leadership Challenge. The two-day workshop has seven modules: an opening module to set the course for learning about leadership and individual results of the LPI®, a module for each of The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®, and a closing application/action planning module.

“You are our role model when it comes to mentoring. I wish we could clone you! Your contributions to our collective capacity to develop leaders are extraordinary, and we are extremely grateful. You say that you are blessed, and I would add to that that we are blessed that you are so actively engaged in mentoring so many amazing people.”

Workshop Outcomes

After participants complete the workshop, they will be able to:

  • Identify specific leadership behaviors to strengthen results for themselves and their team

  • Clarify their personal values and develop a philosophy of leadership

  • Speak with conviction about the meaning of their work and inspire hope for the future

  • Become a catalyst for meaningful change through courage and vision

  • Strengthen relationships by modeling collaborative leadership behaviors

  • Enable the development of others to enhance their contributions to the organization

  • Encourage the individual and collective accomplishments of their teams

  • Fortify their ability to solve business challenges with The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®

View our full summary of The Leadership Challenge Workshop.

We have a variety of pricing options available. Please click here for more information.

Our leadership workshops locations: Austin, Texas; and McKinney, Texas (easy access from Dallas-Fort Worth).

Interested in attending our next Leadership Challenge Workshop? Click here to get started.

The Leadership Challenge® Facilitator Training

The Leadership Challenge® Facilitator Training is a fast-paced, hands-on two-day program that will help prepare you to guide others to become more effective leaders and develop champions for leadership development. You’ll immerse yourself in the Leadership Challenge process and develop an implementation strategy to take back to your organization or to your consulting clients.

There will be plenty of time to practice facilitating the workshop and get valuable feedback and coaching to improve the effectiveness of your delivery and the outcome for participants. You’ll also dive deep into The Leadership Challenge® Workshop Facilitator’s Guide, including customizable scripts, presentation slides, audio clips and forms, sample agendas, the Participant Workbook, and more.

Workshop Outcomes

What you will learn:

  • The research foundation for The Five Practices of Exemplary Leaders model

  • How to explain and interpret the Leadership Practices Inventory assessment

  • How to use the Facilitator’s Guide to develop an agenda for a two-day Leadership Challenge Workshop

  • How to conduct experiential activities that illustrate The Five Practices and make them come alive

  • How to facilitate a powerful The Leadership Challenge Workshop with your leaders

View our full summary of The Leadership Challenge Facilitator Training.

Our leadership workshops location: Austin, Texas; and McKinney, Texas (easy access from Dallas-Fort Worth).

Interested in attending our next Leadership Challenge Facilitator Training? Click here to get started.

The LPI®
Coach Training

The LPI® Coach Training is an in-depth exploration of the LPI®: Leadership Practices Inventory®, the cornerstone of the powerful evidence-based leadership development program created by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, authors of the best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge.

In this program, attendees will learn about the evidence behind and development of the instrument from Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, become familiar with the intricacies of the LPI reports, and understand how to effectively help leaders make sense of their feedback, in both a group setting and one-on-one coaching.

Workshop Outcomes

Upon completion participants will have:

  • Gained a deeper understanding of the different ways to leverage the LPI reports to help aspiring leaders plan for their future development and affect positive change

  • Increased their personal competency in the use and delivery of the LPI

  • Increased their knowledge and understanding of the statistical credibility of the instrument

  • Explored and practiced the coaching skills required to optimize the use of the LPI within a variety of leadership development situations

  • Earned the credential, Trained LPI® Coach

View our full summary of the LPI Coach Training.

Our leadership workshops location: Austin, Texas; and McKinney, Texas (easy access from Dallas-Fort Worth).

Interested in attending our next LPI Coach Training? Click here to get started.

Customized Workshops

The Leadership Challenge can be customized to meet the specific needs of any organization. After a thorough consultation, we will recommend the most appropriate learning path for your organization’s journey. Based on our conversations and the specific challenges you are experiencing, we will craft a unique leadership development and coaching program designed specifically to drive deep cultural change. Let us help you grow stronger leaders, build better teams, and healthier organizations.

Some recent successes include:

  • Working with the State of Texas – Department of Family Protective Services to bring the high-impact message of The Leadership Challenge® to over 500 leaders in just 18 months in a 4-day custom program delivered over 12 months.
  • The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Chumash, and Imperial Valley College (IVC) have benefited from a customized combination of The Leadership Challenge workshops paired with coaching designed to bring positive and lasting change to their culture.
  • iLead is also excited about our collaboration with international leadership development facilitators in China, Dubai, London, Africa, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Want more information? Send us an inquiry about delivering a customized workshop for your group.


The iLead Consulting & Training team is ready to help you grow to the highest levels with our certification programs. Are you up for the challenge? 

Certified Facilitator

The Leadership Challenge® Certified Facilitator Training program is an extensive, one- to two-year educational experience that builds mastery in both content knowledge—of The Leadership Challenge® Workshop, the Leadership Practices Inventory® (LPI®), and The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® model—and workshop facilitation and delivery skills.

Certified Master

When you are ready to further your knowledge and practice of all aspects of The Leadership Challenge®, we invite you to explore our Certified Master Program and consider becoming part of our robust community of passionate, like-minded leadership development professionals. Once accepted into the program, you will begin a rigorous and time-intensive learning path.

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