Ignite Leadership Training


Whether you’re new to leadership or a seasoned veteran, Ignite can help.

Wherever your people are on their leadership journey, they will increase their leadership self-awareness and develop successful leadership behaviors, and build their teams with the guidance of Ignite’s experienced trainers.

Ignite Leadership Training is a hands-on, application-based learning offered at an affordable price and delivered virtually or in-person.

Ignite is relevant, interactive, practical, and group-guided enhancing the leadership skills of managers who are building teams within in a virtual, hybrid or traditional work setting.

To apply discounts (Peer Group member, MichBusiness member, or multiple enrollment discounts) please call or email Therese Smith at 586-393-4396 or tsmith@michbusiness.org.

Ignite Leadership Training Details

Practical Leadership Advancement Program

A reality-focused, action-­oriented program for experienced and emerging leaders who are ready to take their leadership influence and results to the next level. This program offers hands­-on, pragmatic solutions to build managers and leadership teams that will make your business flourish.

Price: $1,800/student

Multi-student discounts available.

2022 Virtual Sessions
8 Week 90-Minute Mid-Day Program

(Closed) Fall/Winter: Sept 1st – Dec 8th

2022 In-Person Sessions
2 Half-Day Program

Livonia Location
(Closed) Wed, Sept 14th and Sept 28th (1 pm – 5 pm)
(Closed) Thurs, Sept 15th and Sept 29th (8 am – 12 pm)

Detroit Location
Thurs, Oct 6th and Oct 20th (1pm – 5pm)
Thurs, Oct 27th and Nov 10th (8am – 12pm)

Session Topics

  • Leadership 101
  • Climbing the Leadership Ladder
  • Developing Your Leadership Influence
  • Developing a Culture of Ownership
  • Know Your Team
  • Accelerating Teamwork
  • Selling Your Ideas through Story Telling
  • Self Awareness & Strategies to Win With People

Why Choose Ignite Leadership Training?

  • Learning is hands on – not a traditional classroom, students participate in just-in­-time learning
  • Topics are relevant – trainer applies leadership principles to real-life business successes and failures
  • Program learning – allows for effective assimilation with company culture & role
  • Class schedules – minimize your leader’s time away from role
  • Learning happens in cohort – reinforcing learning with a group of leadership peers from a variety of industries & disciplines
  • Cohort size is limited – creating a safe space for sharing challenges & practicing new behaviors
  • Students acquire leadership resources via a proprietary LMS

Meet Our Trainer

Steve Lowisz is an authority on all things talent, business leadership, and personal development. With a unique and unconventional delivery style, Steve understands how to connect with everyone from executives and entrepreneurs to human resources and recruiters. As a result, companies including Cisco Systems, Starbucks, Whirlpool, Coca­Cola, Miller, Walgreen’s and many others have engaged him to educate, inspire, and uncover the true potential within their teams. With more than 25 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur and CEO, Steve Lowisz developed these sessions based on his own failures and successes as a leader. What Steve shares throughout this program is not based on philosophy, but on daily practices and real results.

Ignite Leadership Training Details

Leadership Development Jumpstart Program

An interactive program that builds the overall capability of your organization’s leaders (experienced managers, newly hired managers, team leaders, individuals moving from peer to supervisor, and any staff demonstrating the potential to become a leader).  Participants learn within a learning community (cohort) of peers guided by an experienced trainer/coach.

Price: $1,500/student

Multi-student discounts available.

2022 Virtual Sessions
6 Week 90-Minute Mid-Day Program

(Closed) Summer/Fall: Aug 31st – Nov 9th

2022 In-Person Sessions
2 Half-Day Program

Troy Location
(Closed) Thurs, Sept 22nd and Oct 6th (8:30am – 12:30pm)

Detroit Location
Thurs, Sept 29th and Oct 13th (8am – 12pm)

Session Topics

  • Measuring and Assessing Your Own Leadership
  • Developing Resilience in Times of Change and Uncertainty- The Art of Feedback
  • The Art of Giving Negative Feedback
  •  The Cost of Disengagement- A little thanks, goes a long way
  • Strategically Hiring Engaged Employees- Accelerating Team Performance
  • Leadership Performance – Driving your leadership to reach your destination smoothly and effectively

Why Choose Ignite Leadership Training?

  • It’s relevant and hands-on – students bring real leadership issues to sessions for just-in-time learning
  • Class schedules – minimize your leader’s time away from role
  • Program learning allows for effective assimilation with company culture & role
  • Learning happens in cohort – reinforcing learning within a community of leadership peers
  • Cohort size is limited – creating a safe space for building skills & practicing new behaviors
  • Trainer follows a coaching model of learning – enhancing self-awareness & inspiring behavior change

Meet Our Trainer

Denise Roberts has helped professionals in Michigan businesses increase their revenues by teaching them how to connect with and create strong relationships with their coworkers, customers and prospects. Her high energy, experiential training style offers a simple but effective method that changes people’s beliefs, leading them to new behavior and stellar results. Denise provides customized training programs that teach people the skills necessary to engage and retain employees, customers and prospects without missing revenue opportunities.

What are students saying about Ignite?

It’s about understanding and applying leadership qualities even in non-management functions. The idea that anyone can be a leader and that it’s more than just a title.

It’s about understanding and applying leadership qualities even in non-management functions. The idea that anyone can be a leader and that it’s more than just a title.

I love the diversity of the people who are participating in the training. I love that we get to work together in the training and share with each other our successes and opportunities. We are not only learning from our trainers, but each other as well.

Why Choose Ignite Leadership Training?

  • Learning happens in cohort – reinforcing learning with a group of leadership peers from a variety of industries & disciplines
  • Class size is limited – creating a safe space for sharing challenges & practicing new behaviors
  • Students stay engaged between sessions and acquire leadership resources via a proprietary LMS
  • Learning is hands-on – not a traditional classroom, students participate in just-­in­-time learning
  • Topics are relevant – trainer applies leadership principles to real­-life business successes and failures
  • Program learning occurs over time – allowing for effective assimilation with company culture & role
  • Sessions take place virtually – reducing leader’s time away from role

For More Information

Therese Smith
(586) 393-4396
tsmith@michbusiness.org

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