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You have an incredible potential to become one of your organizations greatest assets. But how do become an influential leader that can drive amazing results? Developing into a strong leader that people want to follow requires great mentorship. Mentors that can help you hone a very specific skill set based on timeless principles of the worlds foremost experts in leading people. This incredible board certification in executive leadership blends the latest research and theories with values and principles that will help you to develop your leadership strengths in an effort to prepare you for greater challenges.

You will have an amazing opportunity to work closely with some of the industry’s greatest leaders in a dynamic, interactive environment, that helps shape effective leadership strategies with real results. You’ll be able to test new strategies and receive instant feedback, preparing you to return to your organization ready to make an immediate impact. And you’ll collaborate with other highly motivated individuals from around the world, increasing your professional network.

Executive Leadership Program Benefits & Value

  • Strengthen emotional intelligence for greater influence, stronger relationships, and higher levels of productivity from your team
  • Understand the importance of leadership and followership
  • Improve negotiation skills and understand how communication style influences leadership outcomes
  • Leverage organizational culture for best productivity and commitment
  • More effectively lead change initiatives to advance organizational growth
  • Learn from the CEO of one of the World’s Fastest Growing Companies on the Inc. 500 for the last 6 years (#1 in education and professional development) and voted the #1 organizations to work for on the Best and Brightest List!

Your journey on earning this incredible credential will be filled with interactive video-based lectures, hands-on experiential workshops, small group discussions, and guest speakers. All in a stimulating environment on the McAfee Institute online platform, led by Joshua McAfee CEO and Founder of the McAfee Institute.


  • Career Advancement

    Surveys consistently suggest that McAfee Institute (M.I.) Board certified professionals earn higher salaries (up to a 30% increase) and gain more opportunities for career advancement.

  • Professional Opportunities

    Certification proves to prospective employers that your expertise is confirmed by McAfee Institute, the leader in intelligence and investigative professional development.

  • Proven Professional Achievement

    Documented evidence of your professional achievement leads to recognition and respect for your abilities as an intelligence and investigative professional.

  • Greater Adaptability

    McAfee Institute Certified professionals demonstrate that they are committed to continuing education, allowing them to adapt more effectively to a rapidly changing technology environment.

  • Increased Credibility

    McAfee Institute Certification credentials increase your standing in the community by attesting to the integrity of your knowledge and skills and the reliability with which you can apply them.

  • Employer Confidence

    McAfee Institute Certifications help employers match skills to job requirements and provides confidence that employees have the right skills for the job.

  • Industry Recognition

    The high-integrity examination and certification process ensures that McAfee Institute credentials are the standard for the intelligence and investigative sectors.

  • Continued Professional Growth

    Recertification requirements, combined with a variety of learning resources, ensure that your knowledge keeps pace with a rapidly changing field.


Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the Certified Executive Leader (CEL)

    • Course Guide
    • Being Successful FREE PREVIEW
    • Gut Check! What Motivates You!
    • Follow Them and People Will Follow You
    • Leadership Intro
    • Adding Value to People's Lives
    • Leadership Excersise
    • Building a Solid Foundation
    • Leaving a Lasting Legacy
    • Deep thoughts in Leadership
  • 2

    Developing the Leader Within

    • Leadership ability determines a person's level of effectiveness
    • Discussion 1: Leadership Lid
    • The true measure of leadership is influence
    • Discussion 2: Adding Value
    • Leadership develops daily, not in a day
  • 3

    Building Trust and Credibility

    • Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course
    • Discussion 1: Goals
    • Leaders add value by serving others
    • Discussion 2: Importance
    • Trust is the foundation of leadership
    • Discussion 3: Egos
  • 4

    Attracting Followers

    • People naturally follow leaders stronger than themselves
    • Discussion 1: Earn Respect
    • Leaders evaluate everything with a leadership bias
    • Discussion 2: Intuition
    • Who you are is who you attract
    • Discussion 3: Magnetism
  • 5

    Becoming a Leader of Influence

    • A leader's potential is determined by those closest to him
    • Discussion 1: Inner Circle
    • Only secure leaders give power to others
    • Discussion 2: Empowerment
    • People do what people see
    • Discussion 3: The Picture
    • People buy into the leader, then the vision
    • Discussion 4: The Buy-In
  • 6

    Finding Ways to Succeed

    • Leaders find a way for the team to win
    • Discussion 1: Victory
    • Momentum is a leader's best friend
    • Discussion 2: Momentum
    • Leaders have to give up, to go up
    • Discussion 3: Sacrifice
  • 7

    Understanding Leadership and the Sacrifice

    • Leaders understand that activity is not necessarily accomplishment
    • Discussion 1: Priorities
    • When to lead is as important as what to do and where to go
    • Discussion 2: Timing
  • 8

    Success, Victory and Legacy!

    • To add growth, lead followers--to multiply, lead leaders
    • Discussion 1: Explosive Growth
    • A leader's lasting value is measured by succession
    • Discussion 2: Legacy
  • 9

    Leadership Research Assignment

    • Leadership is Influence nothing more, nothing less.
    • Coaching Research Assignment
  • 10

    Coaching and Mentoring

    • What is effective coaching and mentoring at work?
    • Prep Review Quiz
  • 11

    Professional Development

    • Being a Professional
    • Motivating People
    • How to Deal with Negative People
    • How to be Resilient
    • Effective Communication
    • How to Reduce Conflict
  • 12

    Final Exam

    • Exam Application
    • Personal Essay Final Exam

Eligibility Requirements

Learn if you are eligible to take one of our programs.

Bachelor’s degree or higher plus two years of professional experience. OR

Associates degree plus three years of experience or

High school diploma or equivalency plus four years of experience.

Also, a person convicted of a felony, any crime of moral turpitude or misdemeanor relating to honesty, theft, embezzlement, fraud or the like shall be ineligible to become a CEL®. Applicant must successfully pass the prescribed background check, which may include a criminal background check and examination process. Falsification or omission of information on the application form will be reason enough to disqualify the applicant from holding the credential.


How often do our certifications need renewed?

You have to renew the board certification every two years, once you are certified. The cost is $125 for an additional two years.


Download Syllabus

Want to learn more about the CEL? Within this program, you are going to discover cutting-edge techniques and real-world training in executive leadership and position yourself as an industry-recognized leader with this incredible Certification Program. Download the complete syllabus here.

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