How Your Employer Can Support Your Personal Leadership Education

Many organizations often have tuition reimbursement benefits in place for professional development programs. One of the most successful ways to acquire financial support from your organization, and to advance your career goals, is to submit a formal request to leadership. Some things to consider:

  • Identify company policies for professional development programs and follow the process to apply for tuition reimbursement.
  • Research the specific aspects of the education program you’re interested in and how this education will benefit your current role, or a specific project, and/or develop solid leadership skills.
  • Prepare your proposal to illustrate features of the education program and how investing in your professional development will be beneficial to your company.

Here’s a sample letter to use as a guideline in your request.

Participants who complete an Executive Program or Master Class are issued a Certificate of Completion from Columbia Business School Executive Education in conjunction with the Institute of Personal Leadership (IPL). For more details about the certificate, check out the FAQ’s.

Common Objections to Overcome

As you rise through an organization, challenges become more complex. Senior leaders often face managing teams in multiple locations, responding to client expectations, and creating innovative strategies to meet the demands of a crowded marketplace. Personal leadership courses from Columbia Business School Executive Education in conjunction with the Institute of Personal Leadership (IPL) address leadership as a lifelong learning journey to assist executives in evolving their skills.
Understanding the ROI of an investment is important. ersonal leadership programs from Columbia Business School Executive Education and IPL deliver students with practical toolkits, empowering them to create innovative strategies to positively impact the bottom line. IPL’s online Executive Programs and Master Classes provide a focused and unique approach to today’s business challenges at a fraction of the cost of traditional leadership programs.

All classes are entirely online and can be completed on your own time. Master Classes require approximately two hours per week and three hours for Executive Programs. The self-paced, highly engaging lectures include discussion forums, IPL’s proprietary myPL mobile learning platform for convenient on-the-go access, and IPL’s proprietary Virtual Mentor platform for practice and feedback. You’ll gain beneficial tools that can be implemented immediately in your organization, and you can participate anytime and anywhere you have an Internet connection.
Begin your journey of a lifetime to become a more authentic leader in both your personal and professional relationships!