Jun 21, 2024  
2012-2013 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
2012-2013 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Center for Leadership





The Center for Leadership at Endicott College (CFL) is the corporate education institute of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Center for Leadership programs include seminars, special lectures and events, workshops, consulting assignments, and non-credit certificate programs. The CFL brings practitioners and faculty members to work with manufacturing and service companies, community-based organizations, and municipalities to improve organizational, operational, and individual effectiveness. Programs are delivered at client sites, online, and on the Endicott College campus in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Custom-Developed Programs


The philosophy of the Center for Leadership is to develop custom programs that meet the needs of our client organizations. The programs offered by the CFL are NOT “one size fits all.” Rather, representatives from the Center for Leadership spend a significant amount of time collecting information on the particulars of the situation prior to creating an instructional plan. Then, armed with an understanding of the relevant issues, the CFL custom develops a program that is most responsive to the organization’s needs. This process maximizes the likelihood of a productive experience. 

Interactive Instruction


The programs delivered by the Center for Leadership are not highly theoretical or totally academic in nature. Instead, these tailored programs employ an interactive model of instruction, integrating theory and practice. Through role-plays, illustrative examples, simulations and vigorous group discussions, the opportunity for lasting change is greatest. Our instructors are experienced in encouraging and facilitating structured group participation.

Expert Faculty


Center for Leadership instructors and seminar leaders are experienced practitioners and subject matter experts who work as coaches and facilitators to help individuals and organizations work towards significant improvement. Faculty members of Endicott College also participate in program development and delivery. 



The following programs can be custom tailored to fit the needs of any organization. In addition, Center for Leadership representatives are available for individual consulting engagements.

Management Development

  • Executive Leadership Development
  • Management Skills for Supervisors
  • Strategic Planning
  • Managing Change
  • Coaching and Mentoring

Organizational Success

  • Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
  • Improving Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Leadership and Creativity
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Teams and Team Building

Operational Effectiveness

  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Effective Business Negotiations
  • Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management 

Professional Studies


In addition to its degree and licensure bearing graduate programs, Endicott College offers a wide variety of innovative and enriching professional development opportunities for educators.  Through unique partnerships with cooperating institutions, professional development seminars, workshops and courses are often awarded Endicott College credit.  While not part of the Endicott College initial or professional licensure programs, professional studies courses are often designed to meet the requirements of teacher recertification and may be used as elective credits.