Leadership Certificate Program

Learn how to become a more effective leader, and how to successfully apply new skills to your workplace. Past participants have reported:

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Decreased employee
turnover & absences

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Less time spent
managing conflict

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92% said they used
newly gained knowledge
within the first month1

Leaders have the ability to effect engagement, retention, and performance of the entire team. Higher team engagement can improve not only an individual’s productivity, but the overall business health. When a team is functioning well, it leaves you more time to focus on the business.

The program consists of four sessions over four months. Developed and led by animal health experts, the curriculum has been designed to be interactive. It incorporates content customized for the animal health industry, including case studies, in-class exercises and practical applications between sessions. Participants learn and apply the knowledge and skills gained right away.

The Leadership Certificate Program is also worth 47 CE credits.

Course Content

The program is split into 4 different sessions:

  • Leading Yourself

    • Engagement
    • Leadership
    • Self Trust
    • Communication & Productive Conversations
    • Time Management
    • Delegation
  • Leading Yourself & Individuals

    • Understanding DiSC
    • Self Awareness
    • Situational Leadership
    • Feedback
    • Employee Performance
    • Coaching
  • Leading Teams

    • Building High-Performing Teams
    • Leading Change
    • Diversity
    • Collaborative Problem Solving & Decision Making
    • Conflict
  • Bringing it all together

    • Individual Project Presentations
    • Review Topics
    • Assessment
    • Goal Setting


Get a 10% early bird discount

If you sign up 75 days prior to the start of program

  • One participant: $4,750
  • Two participant: $4,200/pp
  • Three participant: $4,000/pp

Upcoming Classes

City State Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Language
Toledo OH









  • Toledo, OH

    Session 1
    Session 2
    Session 3
    Session 4

Course dates and locations subject to change without notice.

For additional information on the Focused Leadership Principles course, click here.


Take the first step towards
becoming a more effective leader

Additional Course Information & Frequently Asked Questions

Course Details

Session 1
1 full day & 1 half day
Session 2
2 full days
Session 3
2 full days
Session 4
1 full day & 1 half day

Full days usually run from 8am-5pm and include coffee, lunch, and an afternoon snack.

Half days normally run from 8am-12pm and coffee is provided.

These are general start times. Exact start times will be confirmed for each course.

  • Is this course offered during other times of the year, or are these the only dates available?

    These are the only dates and times. If another area of the country is interested, we can add more courses. However, there must be a minimum of 9 attendees. We can also change the course language if 9 attendees will participate, with courses available in English and Spanish.

    The program can also be customized to fit your business and brought to a site that’s convenient for your employees for minimal interruption to your business.

  • Is there a deadline for enrollment?

    30 days prior to the start date.

  • If I am unable to attend a session, when will I have the opportunity to make up the day I missed? What does that process look like?

    Participants that miss a session are always welcome to travel to another class for that session. Most often though the participant will simply have an individual ‘make up session’ with their coach prior to attending the next class.

  • After enrollment, how quickly should the participant receive confirmation?

    Currently participants receive a confirmation and class logistics two weeks prior to the start of the class.

  • Is there a dress code?

    Business casual.

  • Are there hotel suggestions available?

    Most training is conducted in a hotel. This would be the best place to book a room.

  • Is the cost for the room included with the course?

    Cost of the hotel room is not included.

  • Are there blocked hotel rooms available?

    Often the hotel hosting the training will offer a block of rooms, but not always.

  • When and how can we expect to receive our certificate(s)?

    The certificates are presented on the last day.

Focused Leadership Principles

When staff have a healthy relationship with their supervisors, their productivity is optimized. In fact, when employees are positively engaged in the workplace, they perform 20% better and are 87% less likely to leave the company2.

The PeopleFirst Focused Leadership Principles program is the next step in advancing the leadership skills necessary to impact employee engagement and productivity

This two session program focuses on the four key areas identified as critical for leaders to succeed:

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Conflict Resolution

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Leading with influence

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Effective Meetings

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Performance Coaching Conversations

The program is designed for managers in the animal health industry who understand leadership fundamentals and best practices and want to further develop their leadership skills.

If you’ve participated in a foundational leadership program, have on-the-job experience, or have attended the PeopleFirst Leadership Certificate Program, this course is for you.

The Focused Leadership Principles program is worth 25 CE credits.