A focus on leadership development

The Leadership Development Institute (LDI)  at Eckerd College was founded in 1980 to help individuals, teams and organizations achieve their potential. LDI has been a Network Associate of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) since 1981 and has delivered internationally acclaimed programs to thousands of local, national and international clients.

Developing leaders
at every level

We design programs for specific organizational needs, from a comprehensive multi-week leadership institute for executive teams to a one-day session to help managers master the challenges of workplace conflict. We provide coaching and diagnostic services that identify company roadblocks and assist in attaining organizational goals.

Self-awareness: The foundation of leadership effectiveness

In this fast-paced world, individuals rarely have the opportunity to receive extensive feedback in the workplace to understand how others perceive them. We provide leaders with the time, tools and environment needed to gain a comprehensive, accurate view of themselves.

1980

The Leadership Development Institute (LDI) at Eckerd College is founded to help individuals, teams and organizations achieve their potential.

1981

1981

LDI becomes a Network Associate of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), delivering internationally acclaimed programs to thousands of local, national and international clients.

1986

Reached 1,000 Leadership Development Program (LDP) Graduates!

1988

Conducted 100th Leadership Development Program (LDP).

1994

Conducted 200th LDP Program.

2000

2000

Developed by LDI and released in 2000, the Conflict Dynamics Profile® (CDP) is a powerful assessment which helps individuals manage workplace conflict.

2001

Conducted the first Mastering Conflict Dynamics Program.

2006

The Maximizing Your Leadership Potential (MLP) Program reaches 200 graduates.

2013

2013

The Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile® (EMP)—a cutting-edge tool that examines the degree to which individuals leverage an entrepreneurial mindset—is released in 2013.

2013

2013

The Mediation Training Institute (MTI) was founded in 1985 by Dr. Dan Dana, one of the early pioneers in the field of mediation, and acquired by Eckerd College in 2013.

2016

2016

LDI becomes a Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Education Partner qualified to deliver the SHRM Certified Professional and Certified Senior Professional Exam Preparation Programs to HR professionals.

2018

2018

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) is ranked No. 10 in the Financial Times worldwide survey of executive education.

2022

2022

MTI at Eckerd College’s Certified Workplace Mediator and Trainer (CMT) program is accredited by the prestigious International Mediation Institute.

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Our Clients

Participants in the Leadership Development Institute’s programs represent a variety of organizations and interests from all 50 states and many foreign countries. This rich diversity of backgrounds, skills and experiences adds to the learning in our programs. Below are just some of the many clients with whom we have worked in the areas of leadership, teamwork, coaching and conflict.

Learn to lead with

Outstanding Instruction

Outstanding instruction is a hallmark of Leadership Development Institute (LDI) programs. Our senior faculty are experienced professionals who have worked with clients from hundreds of diverse organizations. Our team consists of highly trained and seasoned practitioners with diverse business and academic backgrounds. They are content experts who are trained to work collaboratively with both individuals and their organizations to help leaders fulfill their potential.

Margaret Cooley, M.A.
Senior Faculty, Executive Coach and Lead Program Consultant
Julia Welch, Ph.D.
Senior Faculty and Executive Coach
Maggie W. Dunn, DBA
Senior Faculty, Executive Coach and Coaching Talent Lead
Lawrence W. Hamilton, MPA, Ed.S., SPHR
Senior Faculty and Executive Coach
Joseph D. Carella, Psy.D.
Senior Faculty, Executive Coach and Custom Solutions Lead
Rebecca Armacost, M.A.
Senior Faculty, Executive Coach and LDP Program Manager
Cheryl Bonini Ellis, MBA
Senior Faculty and Executive Coach
Wayne Jones, MBA
Senior Faculty and Executive Coach
Holly Tompson, Ph.D.
Senior Faculty and Executive Coach
Ashley Potts, Ph.D.
Senior Faculty, Executive Coach and MLP Program Manager
Monty H. Stepura
Senior Faculty, Executive Coach and Leadership Development Program Host
Keesha Benson, Ph.D.
Senior Faculty and Executive Coach

Location

We are located on the Eckerd College campus:
4200 54th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33711

Partnerships

Center for Creative Leadership

As a network associate of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), we offer internationally acclaimed programs which help individuals, teams and organizations achieve their potential.

Institute of Leadership Dynamics

The Institute of Leadership Dynamics (ILD) in Berlin, Germany is a strategic partner in leadership and team development. ILD is an exclusive distributor and trainer in Europe for the Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP). Additionally, ILD consults and coaches clients in culture, organizational and people development. Based on the challenges of the Mega Trends of the 21st century and their influence on workplaces, ILD has developed “The 4Cs of Leadership®“, focusing on Conflict, Communication, Change & Accountability and Coaching as styles of leadership.

Institute for Workplace Dynamics-Europe

The Institute for Workplace Dynamics-Europe (IWD-Europe) is a strategic partner and exclusive distributor and trainer in Europe for the Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP). IWD-Europe is dedicated to improving quality of life at the workplace and helping individuals, teams and organizations enhance leadership performance, competitiveness and innovation while improving a company culture of satisfaction and peace at work.

MoneyMind

MoneyMind (MM) in Porto Alegre, Brazil, is a strategic partner in leadership and team development providing training and certification in the CDP and EMP in Brazil. MM also coaches clients to solve common problems associated with money choices, patterns, and the day-to-day management of money issues, inspiring them in the pursuit of harmony between mind and money to become more conscious and prosperous.

Society for Human Resources

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the foremost global expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. LDI has been a SHRM Education Partner since 2016 and delivers SHRM programming to HR professionals.