Five Paths to Leadership℠ Self-Assessment Facilitation Certification Training 

Five Paths to Leadership℠ Self-Assessment Facilitation Certification Training

Denver, CO

June 5 - 6, 2024


November 20 - 21, 2024

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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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

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 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.


June 3 - 4, 2024

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Members get a $250 discount!

November 18 - 19, 2024

Starting at:


Members get a $250 discount!

What Our Attendees Are Saying

"The Five Paths to Leadership℠ Assessment helped me to reflect more on how I tend to communicate with my colleagues and boss at work, as well as how I go about my day during working and non-working hours. It also allowed me to reflect on the different ways those within my research group communicate/ work, and how we could split tasks to be more effective, perhaps, or avoid conflicting situations."



"I know my MBTI, my strengths, my interest pattern, and my Kouzes and Posner areas of leadership. But it was The Five Paths to Leadership℠ that gave me new insights into a recent conflict I had with a direct report. Thank you!"