Rachelle Strawther speaks to a group of leadership training students

Leadership Training & Development

Types of Offerings

Gonzaga University's leadership division offers companies and organizations unique programs and trainings to build capacity, increase motivation, and accelerate leadership development.

"Deep-Dive" Programs

Authentic Leadership Program

Are you looking for a way to re-charge both personally and professionally? Consider registering for Authentic Leadership, a 3-day leadership experience that is designed to deeper your self-awareness, develop your leadership identity, and enhance your communication skills.

Held at the serene Ross Point Conference Center on the Spokane River (25 minutes from Spokane), this experience has been carefully designed for personal impact. Led by Dr. Joe Albert and Rachelle Strawther, the program's focus on courageous communication will be complemented by a thorough 360 reviewEmotional Intelligence profileLeadership through Storytelling, and skill-building communication sessions. Learning will be supplemented by rich discussions, hands-on activities, case studies and a closed-door interview with a local executive. While the Authentic Leadership Program is valuable to leaders at all levels, it is ideal for individuals in new leadership roles and employees being considered for promotion to a supervisory position, no matter their educational level.

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  • 2018 offerings: Full, sorry!
  • 2019 offerings: May 21st - 23rd and September 18th - 20th
  • Registration is first come, first-serve (maximum 12 individuals per cohort)
  • Pre-work (including readings and leadership assessments) begins approximately 1.5 months before the 3-day onsite
  • Venue: Ross Point Conference Center, Post Falls, ID (25 minutes from Spokane, WA)
  • Accommodations: Each participant is provided with a private, comfortable room and bathroom. Meals are included.
  • Cost: $2,500/person (includes accommodation and meals)
  • Lead Instructors: Joe Albert, Ph.D. and Rachelle Strawther, M.A.
  • Program alumni are invited to participate in virtual check-ins with instructors every six month, at no additional charge.
  • Number of CE credits: 3

Feedback from recent alumni include:

  • “Wow. I have practical knowledge and tools to use as I head back to reality. . . What an amazing multi-faceted opportunity!”
  • "I'm going to recommend that everyone on our organization's leadership team go through this program."
  • “This was a great use of time and resources to recharge myself personally and professionally.”
  • “Many development programs can be canned or repetitive – this was not. Material was new and valuable.”
  • “I entered the program skeptical and left a believer.”
  • “Great setting and format for learning. Our group brought a wide range of life experience, as well work experience. The guest speakers were impactful and thoughtful. Joe and Rachelle, your experience and wisdom will stick with me and help me grow. Thank you!”



Assessment Tools Offered



Webinars offered by the Leadership Training & Development department at Gonzaga University include Adaptive Leadership, Mindfulness, Leadership & Storytelling, Servant Leadership, Team Building, Emotional Intelligence, and more.

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Women's Leadership

WOMEN LEAD Conferences
These one-day conferences in Spokane and Seattle are designed to educate and empower women, personally and professionally. Conference includes interactive presentations, keynote speakers, skill-building workshops, opportunities for free coaching sessions, and more. 

Learn more about the conferences

Earn a Certificate in Women's Leadership

Customized Programs for Organizations

  • Servant Leadership
  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Public Speaking
  • Team-Building
  • Project Leadership
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Strategic Planning
  • Leadership & Storytelling
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Group Facilitation
  • Mindfulness 
  • WOMEN LEAD Conferences
  • Leading Change
  • ExperienceInnovation™

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502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258
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