Institute for Emerging Leaders | Strata Leadership

Invest in your Emerging Leaders TODAY!

Do you have high potential employees and want to retain that talent within your organization?

Strata Leadership has the resources necessary to maximize their potential through the Institute for Emerging Leaders (IEL).

IEL is a life-changing leadership development experience that equips high-potential leaders with the character and competency necessary to positively impact those they lead. Throughout this course of three, two-day experiences, leaders will be challenged to think differently, encouraged to build meaningful relationships, and empowered to lead more effectively. Strata Leadership is here to assist you in maximizing your investment in the future executives of your organization through this challenging and highly rewarding program.

IEL is an intensive learning experience with curriculum tailored to meet the needs of an emerging leader. IEL has a strong emphasis on character development and addresses the following competencies needed to lead effectively: 

Systems Thinking  Decision-Making
Time Management  Critical Thinking
Communicating to Connect  Personal Leadership


Fall Program (6 Days Total)

Course 1 & 2: September 15 & 16, 2020
Course 3 & 4: October 13 & 14, 2020
Course 5 & 6: November 3 & 4, 2020


Invest in your high potential emerging leaders today for $3,995 per participant!
Email [email protected] or call us at 877.357.0001 to register TODAY!


IEL Advisory Council

Jeff Beagle – Director of Human Resources, INSURICA
Scott Briggs – Managing Director of Human Resources, OG&E
Jenna Byrnes – Senior Vice President, Oklahoma City Dodgers
Angie Christopher – Human Resources Director, 180 Medical
Shad Glass – Executive Vice President, Kimray, Inc.
Brent Hart – Learning & Development Manager, Gulfport Energy
John Higginbotham – Market CEO, Bank of Oklahoma, OKC (Co-Chair)
Shanna Jones – Vice President of Human Resources, Locke Supply
Stan Mayer – Vice President of Operations, MRO Group, AAR Aircraft Services
David McLaughlin – Assistant Vice President, Corporate Training, American Fidelity
Betty Merritt – Organizational Development Specialist, Human Resources, INTEGRIS Health, OKC
Scott Mueller – Senior Vice President Organizational Development, MidFirst Bank
Dr. Holly Osburn – Director Leadership Studies, Assoc. Professor of Management, UCO (Academic Advisor)
Jessica Ramirez – Director of Human Resources, ATC Drivetrain
Nancee Roberson-Caldwell – Chief Strategy Officer/Senior Vice President, American Fidelity (Co-Chair)
Jeremiah Shaw – Executive Vice President, Strata Leadership
Frank Smith – Chairman & President, C3 Brands, Mosaic Personnel
Brandon Tatum – President, Oklahoma Christian Academy (Academic Advisor)
Aaron Weast – Owner and Operator, Chick-fil-A


"To say IEL was an incredible experience would be an understatement. The lessons I learned will have a profound impact on both my professional and personal life."
Kellen | American Fidelity
"The network and fellowship that is created in the IEL program allows each of us to be our most true genuine self, to learn from others with different viewpoints and experiences, and to honestly grow together to advance the next generation of leaders."
Jennie | Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Oklahoma County


Invest in your high potential employees today!

Send email inquiries to [email protected] or call us at 877.357.0001


IEL Member Organizations (Past and Current):

180 Medical
AAR Aircraft Services
American Fidelity
ArcBest Corporation
Bob Moore Auto Group
CASA of Oklahoma County, Inc.
Chapparal Energy
Citizens Bank of Edmond
Gulfport Energy
Heartland Payment Systems
Kimray, Inc.
Locke Supply Co.
Lopez Foods, Inc.
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
Mammoth Energy
MidFirst Bank
Mosaic Personnel
Museum of the Bible
Oklahoma Blood Institute
Oklahoma City Dodgers
Oklahoma Swim Academy
Oklahoma's Credit Union
SandRidge Energy
The Oklahoman
Variety Care
Warren Equipment

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