Batten Leadership Institute (BLI) offers both an undergraduate track and leadership programs for women and men as well as organizational team consultation. Undergraduate classes in BLI teach students how to understand and navigate feedback, conflict, and negotiation. Students may choose to take only one or two classes, or pursue a certificate in leadership studies to complement their major.
For professionals at all levels, BLI offers focused leadership training and development opportunities. Customized organizational team sessions are available or professionals may seek a limited-enrollment certificate program: Women’s leadership cohort or the Co-Ed leadership cohort, both enrolling early spring.
CERTIFICATE IN LEADERSHIP STUDIES FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Students can elect to earn a Leadership Studies Certificate through Hollins’ Batten Leadership Institute, gaining practical and academic experience that complements any major field of study. Learn more
What You’ll Learn
You Will Grow As an Individual
“Batten has had a significant impact on my personal and professional life…making me conscious of my priorities when entering a conversation and of the values that shape my perspective. It has also taught me how to negotiate.” – Catie Asip
EXECUTIVE EDUCATION: CERTIFICATE IN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
This certificate provides innovative training opportunities for the Roanoke region. Graduates grow in ways that foster clear movement in their organizations and community endeavors. Consider enrolling a promising leader this year. Learn more
Developing an Understanding of Others
“Understanding who I am as a leader has always been extremely important to me. Participation in the BLI taught me that developing a deeper understanding of others is a true measure of exceptional leadership. The experience was priceless.” – Kimberly A.C. Enochs, SPHR, senior vice president, Rutherfoord Companies
World-Class Experience of Personal and Professional Development
“Our region embraces a culture of leadership and BLI’s program offers a world-class experience of personal and professional development…expand your organization’s leadership learning by attending or sending an emerging leader to BLI’s Executive Leadership Certificate Program.” – Cynthia Lawrence, Owner, PerformanceLink