The Center for Leadership Studies Announces New Retail Online Course Options and Virtual Certification for Situational Leadership®

Raleigh, NC – April 23, 2020 – The Center for Leadership Studies (CLS) today announced that they will now offer their Situational Leadership® curriculum in retail format for new and experienced leaders to access online, allowing unprecedented access to the Situational Leadership® Model.

In addition, to help companies who want to focus on developing their leaders during COVID-19, for the first time ever, corporate trainers can become certified in Situational Leadership®: Building Leaders remotely, to deliver in-person or virtually. This is the only place that corporate facilitators can become certified to deliver Situational Leadership® virtually across their organization.

Online offerings from CLS include courses designed for managers, as well as individual contributors. Additionally, for organizations that want to provide their employees these online courses, CLS can now deploy them through the organization’s existing learning management system, completely integrating these classes into existing learning paths.

“Companies today are facing unprecedented challenges to not only deliver goods and services, but also in maintaining engagement and productivity with newly remote employees and managers,” says Maureen Shriver, chief executive officer of CLS. Shriver continues, “These new modalities and certification options allow companies the flexibility to develop their staff and leaders at a time when they need it most. We are proud to be the only source of Situational Leadership® and to meet our clients where they are.”

Newly created certification options include the ability to certify remotely to teach Situational Leadership®: Building Leaders via either in-person or virtual formats. More information can be found at or at

About The Center for Leadership Studies

For more than 50 years, The Center for Leadership Studies, founded by Dr. Paul Hersey, has been the global home of the original Situational Leadership® Model. With over 14 million leaders trained, Situational Leadership® is the most successful and widely adopted leadership model available. Deployed in more than 70% of Fortune 500 companies, the Situational Leadership® Model and influence-focused courses enable leaders to engage in effective performance conversations that build trust, increase productivity and drive behavior change. CLS services customers both domestically and internationally through an extensive network comprised of over 200 learning professionals in more than 25 languages.

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