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Leadership Excellence

Develop leadership skills that help you establish, operationalize and sustain values and vision

A leader is far more than a label - leadership is about taking actions to create sustained, positive transformations within an organization. Great leaders align their own values and vision with those of their business and help operationalize them for the future. The most meaningful way to demonstrate these skills is to passionately communicate your shared vision and practice what your company stands for. Leaders also cultivate committed employees who strive to lead as well. It is this approach to leadership that is responsible for The Walt Disney Company legacy known around the world today.

Disney Institute offers leadership development through a time-tested approach that demonstrates the values and behaviors of exemplary leaders. Leaders who intentionally nurture an environment of mutual trust and respect find that they create stronger employee performance, exceptional customer service and ultimately greater business results. Connecting great leadership to improved performance is just one of the ways that Disney Institute helps organizations reimagine their results.

What You Will Learn:

  • Adapt time-tested Disney business insights to assess and improve your organization.
  • Identify the personal and organizational values that drive you as a leader to carry out your organization's vision.
  • Establish an alignment of personal values and organizational values to enthusiastically support your organization’s vision.
  • Understand a leader’s values-infused role in operationalizing culture-building and team support.
  • Develop strategies to sustain your organization’s values and vision during turbulent times as well as good times.
  • Build your own personal legacy as a leader.
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Who Should Attend

Disney insights and illustrations are beneficial to any leader, particularly those new to their role, interested in achieving leadership excellence through a personal journey that explores values alignment, communication strategies, and sustainment tools.

Course Details

The Leadership Imperative

Leaders are more than titles such as manager, supervisor, or even CEO. Leaders take action. The long-term success of Disney is a direct result of exceptional leaders who took action when needed. What was their foundation? The ability to establish, operationalize, and sustain their values and vision through the lens established by Walt and Roy Disney. In this course you will discover your personal leadership strengths and how your values impact, relate, and communicate within the values and vision of your organization.

Establishing Values and Vision

Aligning your personal values with those of the organization is critical. If not aligned, your leadership may not be compatible with the values and vision of your organization resulting in decreased business results. By proactively aligning your behaviors with the values of your organization, you are establishing values and vision as a leader. You will learn how values are proactively established, and the part they play in aligning values and vision within an organization.

Operationalizing Values and Vision

Leaders must model the values that will contribute to the vibrancy of an organization. This is a critical part of your personal leadership journey. Additionally, by deliberately infusing the organization's culture into aspects of recruiting, hiring, and training, exceptional leaders reinforce the values and vision of the organization. You will learn the importance of effective communication for building healthy teams and the building blocks necessary to infuse cultural values into human resource processes.

Sustaining Values and Vision

Make no mistake: Your organization's values are vulnerable. In fact, if not protected, they will erode over time, and can threaten the entire organization and its future. At Disney, we believe that everyone is a leader. By proactively developing the next generation of leaders, we pass on the values that keep the organization's vision expanding. You will learn to recognize when your values are most at risk and how to preserve them through both comfortable and difficult times.

Leave a Legacy

You will, no matter what, leave a leadership legacy. The question is: What kind do you want to leave? What kind of influence do you want to have on others after you've moved on? If you want to ensure it will have a long-lasting, positive impact on your organization as a whole, start thinking about your legacy today. You will learn what leaving an intentional legacy means, experience opportunities to reflect, and begin to refine your leadership legacy.

Course Description

Pricing & Details

Disney's Approach to Leadership Excellence may be available in either 1-Day or Multi-Day durations at the Disneyland® Resort or the Walt Disney World® Resort.

For courses starting after Jan. 1, 2018
One-day course
Standard Pricing $1,550
Disney Institute Alumni and Guests
Non-profit employees
Military/Government employees
Disney Vacation Club members

What's Included

  • One day (8 hours) of official Disney Institute training with one facilitator. Registration & Breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m.; The course is delivered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, all Disney Institute public courses are delivered in English.
  • Comprehensive reference materials.
  • Guided field experiences throughout Disneyland® Resort or the Walt Disney World® Resort.
  • Meetings with working leaders and employees (Cast Members).
  • Both breakfast and lunch buffets.
  • For items not included, such as accommodations, please see our Course FAQs
1-Day Course Pricing & Details

For courses starting after Jan. 1, 2018
Multi-Day courses
Standard Pricing


Disney Institute Alumni and Guests
Non–profit employees
Military/Government employees
Disney Vacation Club members


Pre–paid Registration packs of 5-25+ for one organization To learn more, click here.

What's Included

  • 3½ days of official Disney Institute training with two facilitators — starting at 2 p.m. on the first day and ending as late as 5 p.m. on the final day. Please note your start and end times when you receive your course confirmation. Unless otherwise noted, all Disney Institute public courses are delivered in English.
  • Comprehensive reference materials.
  • Guided field experiences throughout Disneyland® Resort or the Walt Disney World® Resort.
  • Meetings with working leaders and employees (Cast Members).
  • A welcome dinner, daily breakfast and lunch buffet; and refreshments.
  • One (1) 2-Day Park Hopper® ticket for the course attendee.
  • For items not included, such as accommodations, please see our Course FAQs
Multi-Day Course Pricing & Details

Now your organization can save when you pre–pay registration fees for multi-day Disney Institute professional development courses. Purchase 5 or more registrations in advance, and you can save on the non–discounted rate for any course in a multi-day duration.

Prepaid registrations may be used for any multi-day Disney Institute professional development course held only at the Walt Disney World® Resort or Disneyland® Resort. They can be used up to 12 months from date of purchase, giving you a flexible training option that fits within the schedule and needs of your business and your employees.

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  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

  • International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

  • National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
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