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Leadership Development Institute at Eckerd College (LDI) & Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)


Building Leadership Impact (BYLI) is for first-level or early-career managers and individual contributors, as well as more experienced managers who would benefit from training in the fundamentals of superior leadership development.

This dynamic program offers a variety of in-depth self-awareness tools to enhance leadership capabilities and addresses the unique leadership challenges of early-career managers. Participants learn strategies for continuous development through extensive assessment, group discussions, self-reflection, small-group activities and one-on-one coaching.

Learning Objectives

During this program, participants will:

  • Recognize self-awareness as a critical leadership competency
  • Communicate effectively by aligning intention and impact
  • Identify and utilize a variety of influence styles
  • Experience personalized coaching
  • Create an inspiring action plan

BYLI Program Overview


  • Four Half-Day Sessions from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT daily

Upcoming Dates:


  • October 17-20, 2022 – Virtual


  • February 21-24, 2023—Virtual
  • May 23-26, 2023 – Virtual
  • August 22-25, 2023 – Virtual
  • November 7-10, 2023 – Virtual


$3,900 Per Person

BYLI Live Online Program Schedule:

16 hours of live online learning divided into four ½-day sessions, including a confidential one-on-one feedback session with an executive coach and one additional post-program coaching session will support participants and sustain their learning.

Day 1
Developing Self-Awareness

Identifying the Appropriate Leadership Mindset

Creating a Leadership Brand

Reviewing a 360-Degree Assessment

Day 2
Enhancing Communication

Understanding Interpersonal Needs

Learning to Listen

Delivering and Receiving Feedback

Day 3
Influencing Effectively

Recognizing Preferred Influence Styles

Building a Foundation of Trust

Developing Political Savvy

Day 4
Bringing it All Together

Reflecting on Leadership Impact

Experiencing Individual Coaching

Committing to an Action Plan

Assessment-Based Learning

  • Leading Others 360
  • FIRO-B
  • Influence Style Inventory

Special Features

Intensive feedback. A comprehensive assessment of the leadership skills most critical to success at this level provides deeply personalized data for feedback and improvement.

Take-home tools. Resources are tailored to support the newly-enhanced skills of self-awareness, influencing and communication.

Peer learning. Opportunities for feedback, insight, suggestions and support occur through small-group activities and large-group debriefs.

Personal coaching. A one-on-one personal feedback session with a feedback coach during the program will help participants understand and interpret data from the 360-degree assessment and two other powerful assessment tools. An additional 45-minute post-program coaching session will support participants and sustain their learning.

Why BYLI at Eckerd College

Reputation of Excellence

  • Eckerd College Leadership Development Institute (LDI) has been a Network Associate of the renowned Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) since 1981 and has delivered internationally acclaimed programs to thousands of local, national and international clients.
  • Since its inception, LDI has enjoyed a reputation for excellence and quality in education and training.
  • Our senior faculty consistently receive 4.8 or 4.9 on a 5.0 scale in value and enjoyment. Often, the ratings don’t even fully reflect the impact our programs have had on the individual lives and careers of participants who have participated in LDI programs at Eckerd College.

High-Quality, Assessment-Based Program Content

  • Rich, research-based content is focused on what matters most for leaders at all levels.
  • Intensive, personalized feedback gives participants an assessment of important competencies
    and a plan for learning.
  • The live online interactive format prepares participants to take action back at work, and the coaching and take-home tools support newly enhanced conflict resolution and leadership skills.
  • Low faculty/participant ratio: 1:12.



Standard $3,900 per person for the program plus one additional post-program coaching session.

BYLI Live Online Program Dates


  • October 17-20, 2022—Virtual


  • February 21-24, 2023—Virtual
  • May 23-26, 2023 – Virtual
  • August 22-25, 2023 – Virtual
  • November 7-10, 2023 – Virtual