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ICAN - Institute for Career Advancement Needs

Inspiring leaders. Transforming organizations.

Companies turn to ICAN to invest in their most valuable resource: their employees. At the same time, individuals need to invest in their own careers, too. When people succeed, their companies succeed. We help people like you navigate their careers, elevate their work and motivate each other to be their best.

Learn About Authentic Leadership
Defining Leadership takes participants on a journey of knowing themselves more deeply — and translating that into whole-life leadership results.

Fall Series Begins September 10

Defining Leadership takes participants on a journey of knowing themselves more deeply — and translating that into whole-life leadership results.

Cultivate your leadership talents, innovate and collaborate through top-tier, convenient powerful bursts of learning.

First Session Begins June 11

Cultivate your leadership talents, innovate and collaborate through top-tier, convenient powerful bursts of learning.

2,000+ All Program Graduates Strong

Our proven leadership development programs can help you find your true purpose and engage with your work like never before.

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Years of excellence
Developing and influencing generations of leaders
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Faculty Certifications
Inviting you to learn from leadership experts
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Defining Leadership Graduates
Transforming leaders since 2004 through our flagship 4-month program
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Partner Companies Annually
Organizations trust and turn to us year after year for high value experiences to inspire and invest in their talent pipeline.

Defining Leadership

Ignited Purpose. Maximized Potential.

During eight immersive, day-long group sessions, we’ll expound on all facets of leadership and how you can enhance your career now. Your leadership style and how you represent yourself to people plays a big role in your individual path. You’ll learn more about yourself, you’ll expand your network and you’ll design intentional plans to accomplish your goals.

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Custom Programs

Leadership Your Way

Custom programming offers the opportunity for our incredible faculty to lead personalized sessions at your company. We work closely with you to determine your unique needs and build a program that will accomplish your specific goals. This is an opportunity to delve into your organization’s culture, build off its strengths and take your leaders to the next level by choosing the programming that is right for you and your company.

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The ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference

Coming next on April 16, 2025

In 2024 – our 31st annual conference year –  nearly 3,000 leaders from 378 companies, 41 States and 9 countries joined together in-person and virtually for an unforgettable and inspiration-filled day elevating the collective power of women. 

 

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Leadership Development for Everyone

We offer a variety of leadership programs that are suited for all career experience levels, all organization types and sizes, and all industries.

Level Up and Stand Out

Individual Coaching

Elite athletes have coaches to help them refine their techniques, elevate their skills and motivate them to win. Having a coach in your corner can help you stay at the top of your game — or help you get there. The individuals we coach are paired with one of our faculty members who advises them on their career, leadership development and more.

Personalized Success