ABGC’s Leadership Education Advancement Development Academy (LEAD Academy), is a new educational taining series designed to help Certified Genetic Counselors (CGCs®) build leadership skills and advance their careers.  

ABGC has partnered with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) to offer world-class, half-day learning sessions at special pricing available only to ABGC Diplomates. Since their founding in 1970, CCL’s mission has been to advance the understanding, practice, and development of leadership for the benefit of society worldwide.   

The registration cost for each half-day session is $300 (per attendee) and each session is limited to 30 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. By keeping the sessions smaller, participants receive more focused attention from the facilitator and participate in peer-to-peer learning. 



Session #1: Direction, Alignment and Commitment

Program Description 
This course enables Certified Genetic Counselors to work together as a cohesive group to produce collective results that they would not otherwise achieve working individually. The program helps leaders cultivate mutual accountability for team success, where leaders use “shaping and supporting” behaviors more than command and control approaches. It is based on the Center for Creative Leadership’s extensive analysis of field work in the area of leadership, leadership development and organizational leadership. 

Susan Reinecke, EdM, MFA‎  
Susan has held multiple leadership roles during her more than twenty-five years of professional experience. ‎Her work as a professional educator and leader has given her an insider’s perspective of ‎the challenges and rewards of innovation for improving complex systems, including short term experiences and ‎systemic initiatives. Susan holds an EdM in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University and is a CCL certified ‎coach.   

Program Outcomes

  • Identify and understand leadership as a social process
  • Apply approaches to enhance leadership outcomes – direction, alignment and commitment (DAC) 
  • Learn to improve leadership processes within an organization by identifying deficiencies through the DAC framework 
  • Assess how well leadership is happening in a group 
  • Identify actions needed to improve leadership outcomes 
  • Create an action plan for improving leadership effectiveness within a group 

Questions?  We're happy to assist. Reach us by email, or call (913) 222-8661.