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Leadership Partnership Programs

Center for Innovation

Leadership Partnership Programs

As part of our commitment to helping you grow professionally, the VSCPA has added two new partnerships to assist you in developing your leadership skills and reaching your full career and leadership potential. Interested in becoming a Center for Innovation partner? Click here for more information.


Dale Carnegie Certificate Program

Through virtual classroom trainings from Dale Carnegie, you’ll find a selection of courses to help address the specific needs for your role. We offer four packages for staff, senior staff, managers and executives. You’ll receive expert coaching, peer collaboration and levels of interaction never before possible online. Along the way you’ll also earn certificates and digital badges. 

Each package has been customized to help you through your leadership journey, offers lots of targeted CPE, and costs $999 for members and $1,499 for nonmembers. Once you purchase a track, you'll receive a code from the VSCPA to enroll in the sessions of your choice. 

Register for the executive level (19 CPE credits): 

Discover the difference between leadership and management and learn the elements to succeed at both. These courses will help you with succession planning and encouraging your employees to embrace change.

  • Winning Leadership: Engage, Align & Get Results (four 3-hour sessions)
  • Leading Change Effectively (2-hour session)
  • Strategic Planning Essentials (3-hour session)
  • Succession Planning for You and Your Managers (1-hour session)

Register for the manager level (23 CPE credits):

Ever wondered how to drive results and sustain employee engagement? Research shows that managers have more of an impact than any other driver. You'll learn how to build high performing teams and manage workplace conflict.

  • How to Communicate with Diplomacy & Tact (four 3-hour sessions)
  • Manager’s Guide to Sustainable Employee Engagement (three 2-hour sessions)
  • Build a High Performing Virtual Team (1-hour session)
  • Managing Conflict in the Workplace (3-hour session)

Register for the senior staff level (23 CPE credits):

Your success as a leader is conditional on your ability to influence others in a productive way. These courses will help you communicate with tact and confidence and provide tools for fostering innovation in a practical way.

  • Secrets to Leading with Assertiveness (1-hour session)
  • How to Communicate with Diplomacy & Tact (four 3-hour sessions)
  • Step up to Leadership (two 3-hour sessions)
  • Critical Thinking: Tools for Effective Action (3-hour session)

Register for the staff level (18 CPE credits):

Do you ever feel lost in your constant flow of responsibilities? This package focuses on key strategies to help you organize and prioritize your time, work-life balance and managing workplace stress

  • Time Management (four 3-hour sessions)
  • Managing Workplace Stress (3-hour session)
  • Create Your Work-Life Breakthrough (1-hour session)
  • Present to Persuade (1-hour session)


Frontier Academy Certificate Track

We've hand selected a set of dynamic workshops available only through the Frontier Academy that will help you enhance your leadership skills and earn certificates. Each track includes CPE credit and costs $2,465. Click here to purchase these workshops and begin your leadership development.

Innovation Mindset 

  • Innovation Mindset workshop focuses on the two most important facets of innovation: idea generation and practical execution. Participants will learn a process through which they can look at issues from different perspectives to generate new ideas and solutions. They will also get practical tools to help them assess the viability of their ideas and how to pitch their innovations to win stakeholder approval.

Dynamic Leadership 

  • This workshop teaches leaders how to paint a picture that’s both concrete and inspirational, then effectively communicate their vision throughout the organization so that it gets buy-in and is consistently reinforced. But communicating the vision isn’t enough. To support execution, we equip leaders with tools to create strong team dynamics and set clear goals that keep individuals motivated and accountable.

Effective Communication 

  • This workshop is designed to give you a crash course in communicating using all mediums available, choosing the right medium for the right message, and connecting with and motivating your audience. In addition to the basics, we also help you with some of the trickier forms of communication, like understanding your own emotional reactions, filtering your biases, offering constructive feedback, and diffusing conflict.

Self Leadership 

  • Self-leadership is first a mindset that drives self-awareness and self-management, as well as an appreciation for feedback that promotes continuous personal and professional growth. This workshop gives leaders time and space to reflect and apply self-leadership practices to their day-to-day lives.