Home

Executive Leadership Institute

Delivering best-in-class professional development for executive populations.

Down

The Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) provides top-tier leadership development services to organizations across the Carolinas. ELI is hosted by Queens’ McColl School of Business and delivers best-in-class professional development for executive populations in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, retail and consumer, professional services, education, construction, and hospitality sectors.

Our solutions are uniquetailored for each client according to their needs and culture. 

Download Brochure

Service Areas

Students participating in Leader Development Program in classroom
Leadership Development Programs
Organizations are hungry to develop their pipeline of emerging- mid-, and senior-level executives. This is ELI’s sweet spot. Our core offering is the design and delivery of cohorted programs, tailor made for our clients. Simulations, cases, action learning, and a variety of other adult learning techniques bring organizational behavior, strategy, leadership, and business acumen topics to life with your company as the focal point.
Students participating in Executive Coaching session
Executive Coaching
ELI supplies executive coaches to organizations across the region. We provide a valuable advisory resource to our client’s talent and leadership development functions. Nearly 50 credentialed coaches are affiliated with ELI 1-on-1 and small group coaching engagements Face-to-face and virtual coaching International coaching assignments Large array of assessment instruments to support our coaching clients
Group of consultants around table
Consulting/Advisory Services
The McColl School of Business is very well known for our Master of Science in Organization Development (MSOD) program. ELI brings that organization development expertise to our clients. We are frequently contracted to provide consulting services in the areas of strategy and strategic transformation; change and journey management; organization design and competency modeling; employee engagement and team dynamics; talent and succession planning; and meeting design and facilitation.
“ELI at Queens has become an extension of our company’s effort to identify, train, and develop leaders. We rely heavily upon this partnership and appreciate the flexibility to custom build a leadership program that is designed for the needs of our teammates. This cycle of growth has been extremely gratifying to watch: our first team graduated from ELI 3 years ago, immediately moved into new roles, and began to successfully shape their own departments. Now the next generation leaders they selected have also graduated from ELI.”—Chief Executive Officer, Manufacturing/Engineering Client

Why Consider ELI for your Leadership Development Needs?

Consultative Academics

Our experienced faculty, coaches, and staff provide our clients with relevant best practices and frameworks.

Expertise in Adult Learning

We design and deliver in ways that recognize and address the learning styles of adult professionals from different cultures and generations.

Credibility with Executives

We bring executive level experience to the learning environment; we empathize and identify with clients.

Coaching and Assessments

We excel at executive coaching that develops leaders, changes behaviors and applies learning. Our portfolio of assessment instruments is without rival.

Tailored Programing

We tailor the learning outcomes, program design, and delivery to fit the unique needs of each ELI client.

Relational, Engaging, and Fun

Every member of our team is committed to providing exceptional, impactful service and we love what we do.

Beautiful Environment and Concierge Experience

Our on-campus programming is packaged in a gorgeous learning environment with features that let executive talent know they’re special and cared for.

Turnkey and All-in

We bring it all. The ‘What’, ‘Who’, ‘When’, ‘Where’, and ‘How’ is an ‘All-in’ ELI distinctive.

“The quality of my executive coaching experience was very high. My coach was well skilled to address my particular needs and interests. My assessments were custom selected based on the goal I wanted to achieve. He was a gifted, active listener; able to quickly get to the root of things. Together, we honed in on a focused set of leadership behaviors and we discussed ways to create opportunities to practice the new behaviors I wanted to exhibit. From meeting to meeting, we discussed the changes I was making and the impact they were having. The coaching engagement was highly focused and relatively brief – just the right amount of time- spent on the right things.”—Coaching Client, Department Chair, Healthcare Client

Our industry knowledge and experience has permitted us to deliver value to organizations in many different sectors:

Technology
Manufacturing
Healthcare
Retail and Consumer
Education

Financial Services
Professional Services
Hospitality
Construction
Not-For-Profit

 Some of ELI's Clients

Atrium Health
BSN Medical
Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Continental
Duke Energy
Jeld-Wen

La Coalición
Lincoln Derr
Lowe's
Midrex
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
SPX

“ELI at Queens has become an extension of our company’s effort to identify, train and develop leaders. We rely heavily on this partnership and appreciate the flexibility to custom build a leadership program that is designed for the needs of our teammates. This cycle of growth has been extremely gratifying to watch: our first team graduated from ELI three years ago, immediately moved into new roles and began to successfully shape their own departments.” Now the next generation leaders they selected have also graduated from ELI.—Chief Executive Officer, Manufacturing/Engineering Client

Contact Us

Discover how we design and deliver solutions that develop principled, competent, transformational leaders and help organizations thrive. Reach out to us for more information or to schedule a time to discuss your needs and how we can customize a plan specific to your organization.

Paul Joyce
Executive Director 
704-337-2524
joycep@queens.edu  

Amanda Gibson
Program Manager
704-688-2705
gibsona@queens.edu

Get To Know Us