Tri County Tech Institute

Certificate of Executive Leadership

The Tri County Tech Institute’s Certificate of Executive Leadership will instill confidence and skills to take your leadership to the next level. Learn how to motivate your team, speak and communicate effectively, and solve problems in today’s workplace.

The Certificate of Executive Leadership is an intense, six-part course aimed at new and emerging leaders. This world-class experience is limited to 20 participants. The thought-provoking sessions led by Lindel Fields, Tri County Tech’s Superintendent & CEO, and Tara Gotwalt, Senior Director of Economic Development, will include speaking sessions, group presentations, role-playing, and draw on materials from a variety of respected sources, including the Harvard Business Review, best-selling authors, and Tri County’s own time-tested, proprietary content.

“The Institute was engaging and inspiring! I feel honored to have had the opportunity to participate and highly recommend the program to anyone seeking to further advance their leadership skills.”
– Michael Howze   |   Manager-Outpatient Physical Medicine and Wound Center, Jane Phillips Medical Center   |   Bartlesville, OK


Sessions | Coming 2021

Brave Leadership

Session 1

What does it mean to be an effective leader in today’s rapidly changing business landscape? How do you build your leadership skills? This session will cover principles and imperatives for great leadership and effective people.

  • Inspire leadership
  • Create a winning culture
  • Explore timeless leadership principles

Courageous Growth

Session 2

What are your leadership strengths and weaknesses? Take a deep dive into your leadership skill set, articulate your values, and define success.

  • Assess leadership strengths & weaknesses
  • Identify personal values
  • Develop a plan for personal leadership growth

Powerful Executive Communication

Session 3

Leaders are skilled communicators. Effective communication is essential to professional success. Uncover tools to sharpen your communication and relationship skills.

  • Sharpen public speaking
  • Lead difficult conversations
  • Tell compelling stories

Knowing Your “Why”

Session 4

What does it mean to work for fulfillment? In a society where two of every three workers are disengaged, reveal your purpose, and truly love your job, career, and life.

  • Take “Busy” out of your vocabulary
  • Spend time on the things you do best in the world
  • Reach extraordinary productivity

The Power of Influence

Session 5

The more you focus on helping your team, clients and customers succeed, the more successful you will be.

  • Apply a win-win mindset
  • Use synergy to breed innovation
  • Solve problems with collaboration

It’s Not About You

Session 6

Great leaders invest in people. Investing and building trust with team members is something that only the very best leaders do. Explore techniques to build trust with teams and unleash talent.

  • Empower your people
  • Meet others where they are with empathy and trust
  • Build high performing teams
“The Tri County Tech Institute is a leadership program that truly challenges you individually to attain personal growth without limitation. Our community is blessed that Tri County invests so deeply in its residents.”
– Vann Bighorse | Director Osage Language Department | Pawhuska, OK


Tri County Tech Event Center
Every Other Tuesday | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm | $1,850

The registration fee of $1,850 per participant covers program content, food & beverage, facilities, books, and other materials.

Have Questions?

If you have questions, please call or email:
Tonya Foreman
Senior Director of Business Development

Improve Performance Quality

Tri County Tech, one of 29 public technology centers in the Oklahoma Career and Technical Education System, serves the residents of three counties and has a vision of inspiring success through life-changing learning experiences. Tri County Tech provides scholarships and funding for student expenses such as medication, gasoline, clothing, and food with a goal that no student should be denied an education due to the inability to pay. TCT has sustained national top quartile rankings for student completion/retention and placement for eight fiscal years. The institution also increased graduate wages above the national average while growing its own revenues 34 percent since 2009–without federal funding and despite a sizable reduction in state funding.

In 2018, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross named Tri County Tech as one of five recipients of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The Baldrige Award is a Presidential-level honor, recognizing exemplary practices among American organizations and businesses, including an unceasing drive for radical innovation, thoughtful leadership, and organizational improvement. In 2017, Tri County Tech earned recognition as a Baldrige Best Practice Organization for Leadership and Workforce. For Tri County Tech, using the Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence is about challenging themselves to live up to their potential as an organization. Learn More about the Baldrige Award.

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