The Leadership Challenge®

The Leadership Challenge framework grew out of rigorous research that first began in 1982 when Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner set out to understand those times when leaders performed at their personal best. They conducted hundreds of interviews and reviewed hundreds of cases studies and survey questionnaires. What emerged were five fundamental practices common to extraordinary leadership achievements.

ODE is a Global Training Partner of The Leadership Challenge® and often combines our expertise in designing learning engagements with its content and profilers. We also were given the opportunity to present a client case study during the TLC Forum in 2017.


International Association of Coaching (IAC)

The IAC® is an independent, global professional association of coaches dedicated to the ongoing pursuit of coaching mastery in order to effectively support clients toward achieving their goals. Their mission is to expand the path to coaching mastery by inspiring the on-going evolution and application of universal coaching standards. Their focus is on the improvement of the coaching profession overall and is not on the performance of particular services for individuals.

The IAC® enVISIONs a world in which:

  • Coaching professionals commit to continuously learning, growing, collaborating and holding themselves to the highest standards;
  • Coaching recipients are inspired to achieve their desired outcomes; and
  • The world benefits in many surprising, life-giving ways.

International Management Consultants Board (IMCB)

The IMCB Certification Board fosters quality education standards and advances professional quality standards in the field of global business certification and professional designations; facilitates the exchange of information and ideas among people in academic, business, and government professions who are concerned with competency assurance, education in international business; encourages and fosters research activities that advance knowledge in international business.

The IMCB maintains graduate criteria, standards, ethics and certification standards for professional designations worldwide and maintains an Academic PDAC Professional Designation Accreditation Commission.