What you will learn:

> The learner will be able to add leadership value to peoples lives.
> The learner will identify how influence is the true measure of leadership.
> The learner will learn how to lead and influence others.

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Qualified Executive Leader (Q|EL)

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This Program Includes: Official Training Program, Official Digital Study Manual, Official Prep Review Quizzes, Digital Certificate of Completion

Total Hours: 120

# of Exercises: 14

# of CPE Credits Earned: 120

Delivery Method: Online Self-Study

Certificate Earned: Digital Certificate of Completion

Benefits: Live Instructor Support | Lifetime Access | Free Updates for Life | Globally Recognized | Real-world Applicable Training


You have incredible potential to become one of your organization's 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 world's foremost experts in leading people. This incredible training 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.

  • Welcome To CEL / Q|EL
  • Developing the Leader Within
  • Building Trust and Credibility
  • Attracting Followers
  • Becoming a Leader of Influence
  • Finding Ways to Succeed
  • Understanding Leadership and the Sacrifice
  • Success, Victory, and Legacy
  • Leadership Research Assignment
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Professional Development
  • Final Board Exam

Want to learn more about the CEL and Q|EL? Within these programs, you are going to discover cutting-edge techniques and real-world training in executive leadership and position yourself as an industry-recognized leader upon completion of these incredible programs. Download the complete syllabus here.


Exam Details Program (Should you want to obtain an exam license to sit for the exam) - 

If you choose to sit for the exam which is not required to earn the qualified certificate of completion, the Exam is a written paper on leadership.

    You can purchase an exam license here  for $450 USD separately to sit for the exam if you don't buy the open-source intelligence training bundle.

    The cost is $125 for an additional two years and requires proof of completion of 20 CPE credits. 


    Eligibility is not required for the Qualified Executive Leader (Q|EL) individual training.

    Eligibility is required if you chose to sit for the Certified Executive Leader (CEL) board exam.

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

    Associates degree plus three years of experience 
    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 QEL®. The 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.

    What if I don’t want to attend the training program. Can I just sit for the exam?

    You do not need to attend our training programs to sit for the board exam. 

    If you are interested in sitting for the exam only to become a Certified Executive Leader (CEL), you may obtain an exam license to do so. Exam licenses are valid for one year after purchase. Click the image below to purchase. 


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