Purpose-Driven Leadership Training



    54% of Business Leaders Cite Gaps in Their Leadership Pipeline as One of Their Top Challenges

    This eight-session leadership training program has been designed specifically for new and seasoned leaders to help them bring out the best in the people they lead. Purpose-Driven Leadership Training focuses on "turning the mirror" on leaders to recognize that their leadership has the greatest influence on those they lead and directly impacts engagement and retention. This training is NOT an event, but a catalyst for continuous development. There are five training sessions which focus on learning and developing leadership skills. Three skills practice sessions are scheduled between training sessions to help reinforce learning and implementation.


  • The Eight-Session Learning Lineup Includes:

    SESSION 1: Leadership Essentials – It all begins with TRUST

    Trust and engagement go hand in hand. Organizations built around trust and respect see higher levels of engagement, productivity, and retention. Participants will look at their own trustworthiness as a leader and how it effects their teams.

    SESSION 2: Masterful Communication—Speak and listen to UNDERSTAND

    Different communication styles can bring about different outcomes. Masterful communication means being mindful of our communication, the outcome we want to achieve, and the impact it has on others. Participants are given the DISC assessment to identify their personal communication style while learning how to flex and adapt to other styles to foster stronger interpersonal relationships.  

    Session 3: Skills Practice I

    This session involves reinforcement of Sessions 1 and 2 involving interactive group activities and peer-led discussions and resolutions around real work issues.  

    SESSION 4: Emotional Intelligence – The more you know, the more you GROW

    The most successful leaders know who they are, how they interact, and the impact they have on others. Participants will take the Emotional Intelligence 2.0 assessment and gain insight into their own management of stressful situations and how to respond vs. react to others.

    SESSION 5: Giving Feedback and Coaching Conversations – The key to ACCOUNTABILITY

    Leaders who know how to give feedback and have coaching conversations see a return of trust, personal and professional development of team members, and stronger accountability. Participants will learn models for how to give feedback and have coaching conversations to empower their teams to problem solve and take ownership of their development.

    Session 6: Skills Practice II

    This session involves reinforcement of Sessions 4 and 5. Participants practice how to effectively prepare and hold difficult conversations that build accountability.  

    SESSION 7: Situational Leadership – One style does NOT fit all

    An effective leader must customize their management style to motivate employees at all levels of development. Situational Leadership helps you develop a common language to direct, support, and coach your employees in a way which fosters competence and motivation.

    Session 8: Skills Practice III

    This session is an integration of all five training sessions reinforcing and using the knowledge, skills, and tools in a case study simulation. A certificate of completion is given along with a year-long action plan to promote continuous development.


  • Who Is This Training For?

    This leadership training program will benefit anyone who is interested in enhancing their leadership, communication, or teamwork abilities. The curriculum has been developed specifically with front-line and mid-level managers in mind, to help enhance the way these managers interact with and lead their teams. However, employees of all levels in an organization stand to benefit from completing this training. Every class has a unique group of participants from various backgrounds, including: Manufacturing, Human Resources, Engineering, Finance, Operations, and Executive Leadership. See what some of these professionals have to say on our training testimonials page!

  • Cost: $1,495 Per Person


    • 26 hours of leadership training and application
    • Books, assessments, and participant workbook
    • Surveys taken before and after training to measure performance changes
    • Action plans
    • Coaching forms provided to supervisors of attendees to facilitate continuous development
    • Half-day learning sessions include full hot breakfast; continental breakfast for two hour Skills Practice Sessions

    Upcoming Training Sessions



    • Jan. 4 - Feb. 22 (Tuesdays) 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Feb. 10 - Mar. 31 (Thursdays) 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Mar. 15 - May 10 (Tuesdays) 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Apr. 15 - June 10 (Fridays) 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • May 26 - June 23** (Thursdays) 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.**
    • Aug. 2 - Sept. 6** (Tuesdays) 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.**
    • Aug. 12 - Oct. 11 (Fridays) 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Sept. 13 - Nov. 1 (Tuesdays) 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Oct. 28 - Dec. 23 (Fridays) 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
      **Special Schedule**

    Options for Virtual Training are available here.

    Training takes place at the Express Employment Professionals Training center in Grand Rapids. Class sizes are limited to 10 - 20 participants so that interaction and learning are maximized. Training can also be customized and offered onsite at client companies for large enough groups.

    Class sizes are limited, register today to reserve your spot in an upcoming training session!

    If you have any questions, need help registering, or would like to be invoiced for this event, please contact: Alec McGuire, Training & Event Coordinator at (616) 608-9684 or Alec.McGuire@ExpressPros.com.
  • Lorraine2022Meet Your Trainer: Lorraine Medici

    Lorraine Medici is the Director of Training and Development for Express Employment Professionals. As a certified personal development coach and workshop facilitator, Lorraine works to help clients create results-oriented leaders who increase employee performance, retention, engagement and deliver bottom-line results. Learn more about Lorraine and the Express training team here.

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  • Participants Receive 25 HRCI & SHRM Credits

    Purpose-Driven Leadership Training has been approved by the HRCI and SHRM for 25 HR General re-certification credit hours. Develop your leadership abilities and receive a year's worth of credit towards your HR re-certification, all in this five week training series!

    HRCI-SHRM Credit Approved

    The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity.  It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.