Leaders are often promoted because they succeed in a specific area or industry. Excelling at the next level, however, requires different skills essential to an organization’s reputation – relationship-building, conflict management, strategic thinking, and media and presentation skills, to name a few.

Our Leadership & Reputation Academy is an intense, 12-part Executive Education course aimed at new and emerging leaders from around the region. We've adapted to the circumstances of COVID-19 and streamlined the curriculum to be virtual while still giving participants an opportunity to fine-tune connections in a personalized and interactive environment.

Some of the topics include leadership vs. management, presentation skills, crisis communication, and emotional IQ. The program will include lectures, group presentations and role-playing, and draw on materials from a variety of respected sources, including Harvard Business Review, bestselling business authors, successful corporate executives, and STF’s own time-tested, proprietary content.

Registration is now open! The next Academy will begin Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 and classes will be held via Zoom. Click for more information.

  • DEVELOPMENT: Exposure to intensive, multi-tract development in executive coaching, leadership and reputation management
  • PROBLEM-SOLVING: Preparation for challenges unique to leadership roles using quick thinking and real-life scenarios
  • CONNECTIONS: Provides a network of peers likely to face similar issues regarding leadership and reputation

“Simply put, LRA is one of the best investments a company can make in its existing and future leaders – informative, practical, insightful and transforming.”

Frauke Petersen
Frauke Petersen Managing Partner, LUXA Enterprises
  • LEADERSHIP: Prepares new, emerging and established leaders for their roles in your organization
  • TALENT DEVELOPMENT: Sends the message you value your employees by investing in their development
  • VALUE: Fraction of the cost of retaining a firm or sending executives to out-of-state business school programs

“LRA clearly defines leadership vs. management. It has inspired me to be a better leader in my organization.”

Vann Bighorse

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Interested in learning more about LRA? Contact Hannah Jackson or fill out the form below to receive additional information.

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Alison Anthony
President & CEO, Tulsa Area United Way

Dr. Don Betz
Past President, University of Central Oklahoma

Brian Byrnes
Senior VP, Sales and Marketing, OKC Thunder

Dr. Joe Cunningham
President, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma

Mark Graham
CEO Emeritus, Tulsa Area United Way

Debby Hampton
President & CEO, United Way of Central Oklahoma

Ted Haynes
Community Volunteer

Kim Henry
Executive Director, Sarkeys Foundation

Bill Major
Executive Director, Zarrow Family Foundations

Justin McLaughlin
Executive Vice President & COO, Tulsa Regional Chamber

Jenny Love Meyer
Chief Culture Officer, Love's Travel Stops

Mike Mears
President & CEO, Magellan Midstream

Sanjay Meshri
Executive Vice President, Advanced Research Chemicals

Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar
President, University of Central Oklahoma

Pierce Norton
President & CEO, ONEOK

Peggy Simmons
President & COO, Public Service Company of Oklahoma

J.D. Strong
Director, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Robyn Sunday-Allen
CEO, Oklahoma City Indian Clinic

Mike Thompson
Adjutant General, Oklahoma Army National Guard

Roy Williams
President & CEO, Greater OKC Chamber

STF Leadership
Becky Frank
Russ Florence
Aaron Fulkerson
David Wagner
Hannah Jackson