Professional Leadership

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Our Professional Leadership Training is a 12-week class that helps people with U.S. work experience develop their leadership skills and advance in their careers.

Watch this short video to learn more: Professional Leadership Training

Professional Leadership Training Snapshot

  • Leadership styles
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Employee training techniques
  • Sincere, timely and specific feedback
  • Advanced customer service
  • Professional phone and email communication
  • Computer skills, including Google Suite
  • Goal setting
  • Networking
  • Financial coaching
  • Employee scheduling
  • Industry-specific English
  • Final project culminates in presentation and leadership portfolio
  • Graduates eligible for three-month paid internship with TPI Hospitality
  • Employment navigation to support career goals

Student Eligibility

  • Be born outside of the United States
  • Have worked in the U.S. for six months
  • Must have high intermediate or above English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills

Class Schedule

Winter 2023 Session (currently registering)
January 24-April 13, 2023 | Online only
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays | 5-8 p.m.
Orientation: January 18, 5-8 p.m. OR January 20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (choose one)

Spring 2023 Session
May 30-August 17, 2020 | In person or online
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays | 10am – 1pm
Orientation: May 24 or May 26 (choose one); time TBD

Fall 2023 Session
September 26-December 7, 2023 | In person or online
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays | 10am – 1pm
Orientation: September 20 or September 22 (choose one); time TBD


Lynn Thompson Hospitality Program Manager and Instructor International Institute of MN 1694 Como Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108
P: 651-377-8626 W:


Saint Paul



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