Academy for Leader Development


PLEI’s Academy for Leader Development (ALD) is designed to provide custom training to develop leaders, enhance teamwork, and provide growth opportunities designed to drive success.

Our Immersive workshops have historically been face-to-face experiences but we recognize that the expense of traveling (and recent limitations on travel) are barriers that we can easily overcome using technology. In 2020 we began providing leader development content virtually, while still maintaining an engaged and interactive experience. In fact, one of our participants commented that the interaction in PLEI’s virtual program was better than most programs she had attended in person!

Learn more my watching the following videos. Ready to enroll in a course? Click here for our ALD registration page.

In this video, Michael Negrete takes us through an overview of materials covered in our Star Framework course. The Star Framework is our introductory program and looks that the five ways of being and doing that make leadership work.

Join PLEI Executive Director, John Grabenstein, as he welcomes you to the PLEI Academy for Leader Development and learn more about what ALD has to offer.

You’ve probably heard of the classic elevator pitch, in which you describe something in the time it takes to ride an elevator. But what if you had to describe yourself in less time than an elevator ride? In this video, John Grabenstein takes us through an exercise in which you are asked to describe who you are in six words. This thought exercise is meant to make you reflect on the various aspects of your life, distill down to what is important, and allow yourself to shine through in just six words!