WALA Leadership Certification Program

Recruiting and Retention is the elephant in the room.  Raising the hourly rate will only go so far as improving recruiting. Unfortunately, raising pay does little to nothing when it comes to retention, especially in the current inflationary market.  Your employees are in the drivers' seat as more and more organizations are increasing salaries just to get employees from a seemingly shrunken pool of available workers.  If your employees are unhappy at all with their job, they can find another one all too easily.

Never has it been more true than it is today: The biggest key to retaining current workers and attracting additional good workers is having supervisors and managers with excellent Leadership skills.

Recognizing the most significant challenge currently facing our members in recruiting and retention, WALA has teamed up with LDG to provide WALA Members with an effective solution to employee retention and productivity which, when put into practice, will positively impact recruiting. 

WALA Leadership Certification

This Program is available exclusively to WALA members and their employees.

2023-24 Course Schedule:

The first six classes will be conducted over Zoom beginning at Noon, lasting 1-2 hours each:

September 12th     

October 10th

November 14th

December 12th

January 9th

February 13th

Course Overview:

The certification class size is limited to 30 with a minimum of 15, ensuring personal attention to each participant.  All applicants must be from an organization that is a current WALA {provider or associate} member and in a leadership position that will directly benefit from this course.

  • Group classes will be 1 hour long, monthly via Zoom from September 2023 through February 2024.
  • The final group class will be during a closed breakout session at the WALA Spring Conference March 6-8, 2024. 
  • Additionally, each participant will have two individual coaching sessions, one during the course and the other after completing the course.

Participants will be recognized and presented with a certificate of completion at the 2024 WALA Spring Conference.  Conference registration is included with program tuition.

What Progam Participants Have to Say:

"I was able to put my emotional intelligence to work and had the opportunity to get to know myself better by exploring my working style. I am constantly referring to my personal assessment tools that were completed in class to understand myself and members of my team"

"Person-centered is a true belief of mine and this course has helped me navigate many different aspects with each and every one of my employees to better create so many new and exciting opportunties to help them reach new heights and achieve their goals.  The specific skills taught by an amazing instructor has helped me to grow within myself in the process by seeing the transormation up front and center."

Who Should Attend:

  • Team Leads l Department Leads
  • Administrators l Executive Directors
  • Those with many years experience
  • Those new in their leadership role
  • Those hoping to become a better leader

Application Process:

Interested members need to:

Applicants will be reviewed and notified of their acceptance by August 21st.

Upon acceptance, WALA will process $2,500 registration invoice and full payment is required prior to the first class.

WALA is excited to offer this Member Exclusive opportunity along with Leadership Development Group for a second year. 

Questions? Please contact WALA at info@ewala.org