Truist Leadership Institute

Truist Leadership Institute by UNC Pembroke

The business world felt the impact of a quiet revolution in 1956, when James Farr, Ph.D. introduced his psychological approach to leadership development. Generations of leaders have succeeded through the insights and life-changing principles of his program. Rooted in psychology and neuroscience, the Truist Leadership Institute’s one-of-a-kind learning experience has been empowering business executives, educators, and students to become better, more self-aware leaders and individuals for over 60 years.

This program is for students on the fast track to success and leadership. Students will learn to:

  • Lead others more effectively;
  • Gain a deeper self-awareness;
  • Identify signature strengths and leadership communication preferences; and,
  • Begin developing your leadership purpose.


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"An awesome experience for aspiring or veteran leaders. Instructors were knowledgeable and great presenters. Curriculum was relevant and informative. Time well spent. I look forward to reaping the benefits of participating and using the strategies in real life situations."

Student learning
Beliefs. Behaviors. Results.

We change the way you lead. Thoughtful leadership inspires change. Understanding and building the proper beliefs, self-aware leaders provide positive reinforcement to support behavioral changes and create desired results.

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Empowering the next generation of leaders.

Each year, over 100 students at UNC Pembroke earn their Truist Leadership Institute certification. By becoming certified, you can build your professional network and earn access to the exclusive UNCP Truist Certified Leaders LinkedIn Group.

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Transform your leadership.

The Truist Leadership Institute takes place on campus once each semester, and our partnership with Truist allows all enrolled UNC Pembroke students to earn their leadership certificate for free.