Transforming Lives & Leadership
On March 8, 2017, eight of the top minds in leadership and counseling held a symposium as the culminating event for a four-day, on-campus launch of inaugural classes with Institute founder John Townsend. The half-day symposium, open to the public, drew capacity crowds, where a live broadcast of the session was also made available.
Students and attendees came to hear the latest thoughts and research updates from the Institute Fellows, which included six bestselling authors, on topics ranging from attachment science in action to whether or not transforming American culture is possible.
The symposium was a signature event in the celebration of the launch of two master's degree programs in Organizational Leadership and Counseling, and three new online graduate certificate programs in Executive Coaching, Organizational Leadership, and Counseling. All degree and certificate programs have received accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges’ Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
Dr. John Townsend is a New York Times best-selling author, leadership consultant, psychologist and relationship expert. For more than twenty years Dr. Townsend has engaged with leaders, organizations and individuals offering life-changing solutions to common challenges. He brings this depth of experience to the courses offered in the Townsend Institute's programs.