Become a Certified Aligned Leader and unlock your potential for transformative impact across your organization

Want to Increase Your Influence and Drive Results?

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The Certified Aligned Leader Program (ALP) is a 6-week cohort program that teaches mid- to senior level leaders how to strengthen their skills and increase their influence in order to create the alignment necessary to drive results across an organization.

Get coaching, facilitation, and consulting from an experienced Karrikins Group HOW Activator to:

  • Develop your ability to lead in a new and unique way
  • Cut through the matrix and effectively lead a coalition of team members
  • Learn to use the power of alignment to get things done
  • Deliver on hugely ambitious goals and objectives
  • Energize your team and get people excited about working together
  • Do this from the comfort of your office, living room, or favorite coffee shop

Julie Williamson, PhD

Chief Growth Enabler & Partner at Karrikins Group
PhD in Organizational Communication, Published
Author & Sought-After Keynote Speaker

Why Alignment Matters for Leaders

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Most strategies fail because there isn’t alignment to the new behaviors and decisions required to deliver on them.

The Certified Aligned Leader Program was designed by Dr. Julie Williamson from an intersection of business experience and social science that makes this program much different from other leadership development programs.

So ask yourself, are you…

  • Tired of ‘doing’ instead of ‘leading’?
  • Unsure how alignment plays into your role as a leader?
  • Looking for new ways to improve your leadership skills and increase your influence?

If so, the Certified Aligned Leader Program can teach you the skills to create and maintain alignment on your team and across your organization through influence, not power.

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Alignment is the most under leveraged superpower a leader can develop to spark real change

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Our premier leadership programs are grounded in the four dimensions of alignment: Clarity, Connection, Commitment, and Courage. As leaders explore how to work beyond agreement by creating alignment with their colleagues, each dimension comes into play to create the conditions for growth.

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balances your availability and desired pacing within a directed time-frame to drive understanding and adoption.

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immediately applied the power of alignment to guide how they lead together in decision making and prioritization for investing time, money, energy, and resources.
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deliver accelerated results and high impact every day.

The ALP Experience

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Your Certified Aligned Leader

Program includes:

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  • Access to world-class thought leadership on the power of alignment
  • Facilitated experiences plus self-directed content that deepen your expertise
    • 2 highly interactive virtual cohort sessions
    • 17 video lessons
    • 3 frameworks for building alignment
    • 7 activities to use with your team
    • 30-minute group coaching sessions with a Karrikins Group HOW Activator to assist cohort members with the assignments, course materials, or other questions you might have about building alignment
  • Opportunities to develop connections with other cohort members
  • Engaging, interactive digital workbook
  • Additional content to support your learning
  • Badge of certification
  • Access to the Aligned Leader alumni network
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About the Certification

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Grow your career as a leader by adding Certified Aligned Leader to your list of accomplishments. After successfully completing the 6-week Certified Aligned Leader Program, all program graduates will receive:

  • A personalized certificate
  • A digital badge for sharing on LinkedIn, your website & other platforms
  • Access to the Aligned Leader alumni network

Get recognized for the hard work you’ve put into becoming a more aligned, transformational leader by sharing your certification with the world.

How to Become a Certified Aligned Leader

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Register for an upcoming Certified Aligned Leader ProgramView available cohort start dates.

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Learn how to lean into your skills as a leader and strengthen the muscle required to create alignment

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Transform your leadership, align your team, and deliver on your most ambitious goals

An amazing experience that will last a lifetime. Learning the difference between Agreement and Alignment was a key takeaway – I am learning how to influence my team by gaining better alignment.

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Fortune 100 technology company

About the Certified Aligned Leader Program

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At Karrikins Group, we push past traditional leadership development programs by combining knowledge with behavioral science to create sustained change. ALP provides content, personal interaction, and connections that help you lean into your own skills for creating and maintaining alignment on your team.

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Program Info

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Build alignment from the comfort of your own space – our cohorts meet virtually.

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Cohort sessions: 2 hours each

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Between 1-3 hours individual work (estimated) per week to complete the self-directed program

Weekly 30-minute group coaching sessions with a Karrikins Group HOW Activator to assist cohort members with the assignments, course materials, or other questions you might have about building alignment


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$1299 per leader

Do you have a group of three or more to enroll? Contact us with the form below to discuss the group discount and enrollment process.

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“This program strikes on so many elements of who we are and more importantly who we want to be.

The concepts in this leadership course are very applicable and easy to put into practice. Working through the Alignment Scenario is great for the development of the participant but also beneficial to the firm.”

It was an honor to not only have you work with the Senior Leadership Team but also our first line managers.”

Exceptional Results Come from Aligned Leadership

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Through our Alignment Journey work, Karrikins Group has exposed thousands of leaders to the power of alignment and provided them with tools and resources to create aligned teams that deliver on ambitious goals. We have developed the Aligned Leader Program as a way to reach more leaders, inviting mid- to senior level leaders to apply the tools and resources in meaningful ways to their own challenges.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to have people reporting to me to participate?

No, you do not have to have people reporting to you to participate. Aligned Leadership supports your work with colleagues and cross-functional teams and is a valuable superpower to develop regardless of your role in the organization.

What organizational leadership level is this program appropriate for?

This program is ideal for mid to senior level leaders who work across the organization as well as within their verticals. It will help you to strengthen your skills in both leading teams and influencing across your organization to get the most important work accomplished. 

Why is the program six weeks? / What happens if I can’t make all the sessions?

We believe that consistency over time makes for better learning than a single catalytic event. It takes effort to develop superpowers, and by spreading that effort over six weeks you dramatically increase the likelihood of success.

The dates for the two full-cohort sessions (Launch and Closing) are available at the time of registration. These sessions as well as the office hours will be recorded and posted in the learning platform.

Is there a discount for group registrations, or an option do a cohort internally?

Yes, we provide discounts for group registrations of three or more people. If you would like to fill a cohort with people from the same company, we also offer a cohort-level program option. Please contact us directly using the form below for more information.

How will this impact my leadership / career development?

We provide the framework, the partnership, and the access – you do the hard work of stepping into your own power and voice. Together we build the muscle you need to make alignment visible, to effectively hold yourself and others accountable to being aligned, and to make the hard decisions that strategic success requires. You can expect to finish the program with new tools and resources to grow your career and to elevate your leadership vertically and horizontally in your organization. 

May 2024 Cohort

May – July

Key Session Dates
Launch Session: May 20
Closing Session: July 1

*Sessions are 2 hours, held at 9am PT / 10am MT / 11am CT / 12pm ET


September 2024 Cohort

September – November

Key Session Dates
Launch Session: September 30
Closing Session: November 11

*Sessions are 2 hours, held at 9am PT / 10am MT / 11am CT / 12pm ET


Aligned Leader Program Information Request

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Have questions about the Aligned Leader Program? Contact us with the below form and we will happily answer any questions you have regarding the program.

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Connect with Kate

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Kate Zappitelli is Chair of the Alignment Institute and guides the Aligned Leader Program. Connect with her to learn more about transforming your own leadership.

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