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Leadership Excellence Course Coming to Salt Lake City

Course qualifies attendees for credits from the Project Management Institute, Human Resources Certification Institute, and National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Academy Leadership, an elite leadership training firm founded in 2000 by service academy graduates, brings its concentrated, three-day Leadership Excellence Course to Salt Lake City September 30th through October 2nd. Academy Leadership affiliates Steve Alltop and Bob Mason will facilitate the event.

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Leadership training for Salt Lake City managers and executives

Designed for leaders at all levels, the Salt Lake City Leadership Excellence Course establishes each participant's Leadership Profile -- identifying personal leadership style and philosophy, and honing the ability to communicate them to team members. Three months of coaching sessions are included in the course fee so attendees continue to receive practical advice and reinforcement of key learnings.

Drawing on leadership training instilled at America's service academies

Academy Leadership uses a unique leadership development process based on principles used by West Point, the Naval Academy, and the U. S. Air Force Academy for instilling leadership, strategy and discipline. These strategies underpin today's successful corporate leadership philosophies to create leadership training programs guaranteed to give measureable results.

Course attendee Mike Hobson speaks frankly about his experience

Course participant Mike Hobson, Project Manager with NextGear Capital, explained, "I've taken several others, but Academy Leadership's course was by far the most valuable – and I've become a more effective team leader because of it. During the course I developed my own leadership philosophy, defined my team goals, and learned how to communicate that to my team. I found the follow up sessions after the course with instructor Steve Alltop were really invaluable, and something I'd never experienced in any other course.  I was able to talk through and apply what I'd learned in day-to-day work situations or challenges, and it has really helped continue the leadership style I've developed."

Course graduates qualify for continuing education credits

The Leadership Excellence course qualifies attendees for 36 PDUs from the Project Management Institute, 21 recertification credits from the Human Resources Certification Institute, and 36 CPE credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

Seats limited

Only 30 seats are available. The cost is $2,950 per person, with a special $300 per person discount available for groups of 3 or more. More information and registration is available at

About Steve Alltop

Steve Alltop is a leadership trainer and executive coach with decades of military and business experience. After 24 years of military service, including 40 combat missions as a USAF fighter pilot, Steve focused on helping companies in the defense industry equip modern warfighters with high-tech solutions. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Astronautical Engineering. He holds a Masters of Aeronautical Sciences, a Masters of Business Administration, and is a certified Project Management Professional. Learn more at

About Bob Mason

Bob Mason is a leadership trainer and executive coach with decades of military and business experience. After 30 years of military service, which included commanding the United States Air Force's largest munitions squadron and lecturing on advanced logistics for the Air Force Institute of Technology, Bob turned to leadership training with such companies as Sandia Corp., and Xerox. He is a regular presenter for the Small Business Development Center in New Mexico and supports the New Mexico Innovation Alliance. He holds a Masters of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle University and is the author of three books. Learn more at

About Academy Leaders, Affiliates of Academy Leadership LLC

Academy Leaders was co-founded in 2014 by Steve Alltop and Bob Mason, leadership trainers with decades of military and corporate experience. They are Affiliates of Academy Leadership LLC, a global organization of 32 leadership development trainers, all of whom have experience in both the military and the business worlds. Through its network of leadership training experts, Academy Leadership LLC offers open-enrollment and private in-house training programs throughout the United States and in some overseas markets.

Since World War II, West Point and the Naval Academy have produced military officers who became presidents, vice-presidents, and high profile CEOs. Academy Leadership's founders were trained as military officers at West Point and the Naval Academy, and founded Academy Leadership in 2000 to offer companies leadership development training that emphasizes self-discipline, integrity, passionate commitment to group success, persistence, and a will to win.

When Proctor & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald needed to improve leadership skills throughout P&G, he turned to Academy Leadership's training programs and coaching to make it happen. Academy Leadership programs are also sought by Allstate, Bank of America, Boeing, Booz Allen Hamilton, Fidelity, General Mills, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg's, Microsoft, Motorola, Oracle, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, Southwest Airlines, Staples, UPS, Verizon and Wells Fargo.

These and hundreds of other organizations -- large and small, government and private -- have benefitted from Academy Leadership programs by gaining leaders who see a clear relationship between their daily duties and the company's overall goals.

Visit Academy Leaders' website at


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