Five Paths to Leadership℠ Self-Assessment Facilitation Certification Training

Denver, CO | June 5, 2024 8:00 am MT - June 6, 2024 4:00 pm MT

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This training will not be available asynchronously.

Five Paths to Leadership℠ Self-Assessment Facilitation Certification Training

Denver, CO | June 5, 2024 8:00 am MT - June 6, 2024 4:00 pm MT

Learn to facilitate this intuitive and powerful assessment for groups on your campus.


Become a certified practitioner of the Five Paths to Leadership℠ Self-Assessment and bring your expertise to your institution to both support individual learners and facilitate workshops with your campus. 

The Five Paths to Leadership℠ Self-Assessment is being used by thousands of faculty and staff in higher education across North America. The magic of the Five Paths is not just deeper self-awareness but its ability to enable more effective interpersonal and team dynamics. The assessment is unique and valuable because: 

  1. It is designed to reflect that leaders must be adaptive—rather than getting fixed scores only on certain paths, the assessment recognizes that you have to lead from all of the paths to be effective. 
  1. It is highly intuitive and practical, and it can be applied to a variety of leadership tasks, including: running more effective meetings, communicating, collaborating, delegating, planning, and making more effective decisions. 
  1. It reveals how your leadership style changes under stress. 

Who should attend?

We invite anyone to become certified, and in particular, we encourage HR, faculty affairs, faculty, diversity officers, student affairs professionals, and others to consider this opportunity. Can’t attend over these dates? Find future dates here.

Note that certification is limited to using the assessment within an individual institution; certification does not allow you to facilitate public workshops where leaders from multiple institutions participate.

Bring a Partner for a Discount!

The Five Paths to Leadership is best facilitated by a pair, so we highly recommend bringing someone that you plan to facilitate with at your institution in the future.

Registering two people for this training gets you a special price of $2,000 per registration. To purchase registrations with this deal, please email

Expand Your Leadership Programming

Pair this facilitation certification opportunity with a two-day workshop to help you to develop leaders on your own campus with Building an In-House Leadership Development Program in Higher Education. This workshop also uses the Five Paths to Leadership℠ Self-Assessment and takes place in Denver during the same week, from June 3-4, 2024. Register for both and receive a $300 discount!

Certification Process

Attending this two-day event is your first step toward certification. Following the session, you will have:

  1. Access to three one-on-one coaching sessions with AI staff to provide just-in-time support to help you to prepare, design, and facilitate Five Paths trainings on your own campus.
  2. The ability to begin delivering workshops on your own campus. Participants will be required to rate your facilitation using an Academic Impressions evaluation form. To receive the certification, you must meet specific benchmarks in terms of your effectiveness (details to be shared at the June 2024 workshop).

Please note that certification enables you to facilitate Five Paths workshops for as many audiences as you’d like, at the organization of your current employment. Facilitation of the Five Paths to Leadership℠ workshops outside of your organization is expressly prohibited.

Earn an Academic Impressions Digital Badge!

Academic Impressions now offers digital badges on select events! Digital badges are a powerful way to showcase your commitment to professional development and lifelong learning. Learn more about our badges here.


Day 1: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Day 2: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

In this two-day workshop, you will do a deep dive into The Five Paths to Leadership℠ Self-Assessment and will learn:

  • The origin of the model
  • The inner workings of how wisdom turns to shadow
  • The design of the model, including how to understand each path, the tensions between them, and how fear and insecurity play into each path
  • The scoring model, as well as how to help others interpret their scores
  • The best practices to facilitate the session, including common scenarios/questions
  • The most effective exercises to make the sessions interactive and applied
  • The ways each path influences a person’s leadership, both individually and collectively
  • The tensions within and across paths and achieving dynamic balance
  • To understand the dimensions of intersectionality in the Five Paths

The session will be highly interactive and applied, and it will model the same activities that we recommend using when facilitating the sessions. You will be asked to role play and practice delivering the material throughout the two days! Attendees will get practice facilitating the model and workshopping their own styles during the program.


The training will be conducted in person at Academic Impressions’ Denver-based office at:
5299 DTC Blvd, Suite 1400, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Nearby hotel suggestions:

Hyatt Place Denver Tech Center – 3-star hotel
8300 E Crescent Pkwy, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Distance from office: 0.5 miles if driving, 0.3 miles if walking

A room rate of $154/night is available if you book your room using this link.

This reduced rate and room availability are subject to general hotel availability and not guaranteed. So, we recommend booking as soon as possible!

Denver Marriott Tech Center – 4-star hotel
4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237
Distance from office: 0.9-1.2 miles, depending on route

A 10% discount is available if you book your room using this link.

This discount is subject to general hotel availability and not guaranteed. So, we recommend booking as soon as possible!

Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center – 4-star hotel
7800 E Tufts Ave, Denver, CO 80237
Distance from office: 1.1 miles