With Linkage, it’s not just about a theory of leadership – It’s also about aligning leaders to the business strategy. That’s why we’ve used Linkage, working at the senior level of the organization, to help us deliver in several key areas of our talent management strategy.
—Senior Vice President of Organizational Development and Learning, Cendant Corporation
We’ve used other consulting firms before. But Linkage is different. No one is better at understanding corporate cultures – and making corporate cultures successful for both the employees and the business.
—Senior Vice President and COO, McKesson Corporation
Anyone can provide off-the-shelf leadership development. If, however, you’re looking for someone to help you create new developmental solutions to meet your unique needs in your unique situation, and partner in a process that can span many years of business growth, then Linkage is for you.
—Executive Director, Leadership Development, Wyeth
Linkage’s consultants managed to quickly gain an understanding of our business. Plus, they really stay on top of what’s new in the field. They’ve become the ideal partners for helping us develop leaders and drive performance.
—Operating Vice President, Federated Department Stores, Inc.
The hard part of change is to get your people to accept it, buy into it, and rally around it. And that’s where Linkage’s processes and tools really help make a difference.
—Managing Director and COO, David L. Babson & Company, Inc. (a member of the MassMutual Financial Group)
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The Global Institute for Leadership Development
This is one of the most comprehensive leadership programs I’ve ever seen.
—Steven Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
100% ROI. I feel I had a strong base on which to continue my growth, but now, I feel I have moved into the next realm of my growth chain.
—Senior Vice President, The South Financial Group
Linkage’s Global Institute is the Ivy League of leadership development.
—President, Professional Health Services
What a fantastic experience! What a way to allow us to step back, reflect on our key responsibilities, and grow as leaders!
You have to select those programs that are rich and really have that takeaway value that provides you with tools and inspires you to use the tools. I think that Linkage really brings that out.
—President & CEO, SDC Technologies
Relevant, energizing, inspiring, educational. GILD is the place to unlock your potential as a leader and unlock the potential of your business. For those who are ready to have this level of discussion, the institute covers a broad range of leadership traits that would be applicable to any field, any discipline.
—Vice President of Technology Delivery, Orbitz Worldwide
GILD is the best overall approach to leading I have ever been a part of externally. I was re-energized as a leader, learned applicable tools, and learned about myself.
—Senior Director, Kraft Foods
GILD assembles the finest faculty on leadership that you could possible have in one place at one time.back to top
—Leader, University of Michigan Health System
Women in Leadership Institute
I have truly enjoyed this conference. I have learned a lot about myself and others. I have a lot to take with me, but also give back to my organization, family and community.
—Manager, Capital One
Love this Summit - as an alumnus, I was not disappointed! I know when I attend a Linkage event I will reap incredible insight and value.
—VP/Leader Engagement, Bank of America
I had a wonderful, inspiring, empowering experience. The keynote speakers were excellent and they all left me with a feeling that I can make a difference and so I will make a difference. I feel energized about what I have learned and all that I can apply not only in the work life but also in my personal life. Thank you for giving us the opportunity and the venue to flourish.back to top
—Managing Director, IT, Charles Schwab & Co. Inc.
Institute for Leading Diversity & Inclusion
This Institute model really gets to the heart of what we need to prepare business leaders, diversity council members, ERG leaders and diversity practitioners to drive organizational change.
—Vice President Global Diversity & Inclusion, Ingersoll Rand
Excellent! I’ve been a practitioner for over 30 years and even I learned a few new tricks!
—Senior EEO/ Diversity Specialist, National Grid
The time for excellent diversity practitioners has arrived, and Linkage has been a key player. [They] have cultivated a dynamic, participative hub of people who care deeply about the work they do and how they do it.
—Speaker, strategist, and author, Warrior Lessons
I returned to my office feeling inspired and excited to share my experience with my team and anyone who would listen. The keynote speakers were outstanding and the Learning Tracks educational. Great opportunities for networking.
—Vice President Diversity Development, Sony Pictures Entertainment
The keynote speakers alone made this worth the trip! I enjoyed the experience and learned a lot. Going to recommend to my peers!
—Director of Personnel Services & EEO, American Electric Power Company
A truly eye-opening experience. I highly recommend this to any diversity practitioner, and plan to recommend my military counterparts attend next year's event.
—Chief, Military Equal Opportunity, US Air Force
I was challenged like never before.
—Engineering Specialist, General Dynamics Land Systems Informative
I wasn’t sure what to expect before attending. I enjoyed the facts that were shared as well as the personal experiences of the speakers. I thought the networking exercises were well designed (learning teams, World Café).
—John Deere line leader
Excellent! The information provided was very beneficial to me and to some issues that I’ve been working on in my area. This couldn’t have been more timely for me. Linkage did an excellent job of providing quality keynote speakers.
—John Deere line leader
If professionals could only attend one conference on diversity and inclusion, Linkage's Institute would be the only one I recommend.
—Manager, Diversity Consulting and Inclusion Strategies, Toyota Motor Sales
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I can hardly believe my good fortune of finding this course on the Internet. Pat Karbon was outstanding and the Strategic Thinking workshop delivered everything I was looking for and more.
—Board Chair, Pine Point School
I wanted to let you know that the Coaching Leaders Certificate Program was an absolutely amazing experience. Excellently developed and exceptionally delivered course.
—VP Customer Marketing Group, AXA Equitable
I am using the Introduction to Organizational Development Train-the-Trainer Program, and what I’ve learned, to continue discussions with OD professionals in my organization; I will leverage what I’ve learned to break into the field.
—Corporate EOP, Staff, Lockheed Martin
Excellent. I’d highly recommend the Leading Organizational Transition: Train-the-Trainer Program. Marcus was an incredibly effective instructor with a rich set of experiences and a passion for teaching. I appreciate his honesty and expertise and humor!back to top
—Organizational Consultant, University of Iowa