Here’s What Others Say About BLI Professional Programs

BLI professional programs


“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

“Batten Leadership was one of the most rewarding group experiences I’ve had. I would strongly recommend it!”
Catherine Huff, Attorney, Gentry Locke

Understanding who I am as a leader has always been extremely important to me. Participation in the Hollins program 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

“The Batten Leadership Institute tailored a development program to meet our organizational needs. The instructors challenged our team to not just learn leadership theory, but to also apply it to major challenges back at the worksite. This was top-notch executive training, provided by extremely knowledgeable faculty, and directly applicable to our work.”
Chris Morrill, City of Roanoke

“Hollins University has an outstanding leadership program for women. Not only does the Batten Leadership Institute provide you with the resources to learn and grow but it also gives you the opportunity to meet and share with other professional women. I would truly recommend this program to any woman interested in digging deep to make a positive change in her life (professionally and personally). I am very thankful I was able to be a part of something so great!”
Rebecca Waterfield, Program Manager, Advance Auto Parts 

“Our experience with Hollins University’s Batten Leadership Institute far exceeded our expectations. The custom-designed program was structured to meet our needs, yet remained flexible and fluid. The guidance and targeted challenges moved participants forward in their focus and team accountability.”
Gwin Ellis, Coordinator of Organizational Development and Learning, City of Roanoke

“Based on my experience, I assure you that the time spent is well worth your investing. I see the benefits of exploring adaptive leadership both in my work and in personal life. I also gained from being exposed to leaders outside my discipline….and added benefit was that I gained friendships I never would have had the opportunity to make.”
George Anderson, Senior Pastor, Second Presbyterian Church