Leadership Program

Do you feel unable to effect the change you want to see in your company, organization, community, or family? In order to be a change-maker, there are a set of skills you need to learn which are counter-intuitive.  This intensive 4-day leadership program utilizes cutting-edge neuroscience to teach practical skills, enabling you to lead from a space of true collaboration and inspiration.

To be considered for this program, submit your application by July 19th, 2021.
Those accepted will be notified on July 20th, 2021.

At the end of this program you will have:
  • Greater clarity in how to achieve your goals and what really matters to you.
  • Powerful processes for de-escalation and having difficult conversations.
  • Tools and techniques to improve team collaboration.
  • Skills to hear what lies beyond the words another is saying.
  • New access to inspiring others with your words.
  • A revitalized sense of curiosity, wonder, and playfulness.
  • Access to increased productivity and focus.
  • Practical tools for coping, managing, and relieving stress/anxiety.
Upon completion you will receive:
  • A certificate denoting completion of the program.
  • A deck of connection cards.
  • A one-hour individual session with Tisse & Gregg.

You should apply if:

  • You value communication and want to be more impactful.
  • You want to connect with others for the purpose of powerful collaboration.
  • You want to create open work spaces or community where everyone feels welcome and included.
  • You want to improve the quality of the relationships in your life.
  • You want to inspire others to effect change.
  • You are fully available to attend the entire program - all four days.

Here's what participants are saying about the Connective Communication Leadership Program

Tuesday, Aug 24th - 11am to 5pm
Wednesday, Aug 25th - 11am to 5pm
Thursday, Aug 26th - 11am to 5pm
Friday, Aug 27th - 11am to 5pm

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Online Program via Zoom


Cost: $1,200 USD
Thanks to a grant, we have funds for 10 full scholarships available for this program.
There is a non-refundable $25 application fee that is not covered by the scholarship.

How to Apply:

1. Fill out this form by July 19th, 2021.
*There are specific and simple questions included in this form for those wishing to be considered for a partial or full scholarship.

2. After submitting your application, please pay your non-refundable $25 application fee by clicking the button below.

3. That's it! Those accepted into the program will be notified on July 20, 2021. You will be asked to confirm your attendance by July 24th, 2021. Payment for the program will be due by Aug 1st, 2021, unless you have been granted one of the scholarships.


If you have any questions, please contact Tisse at tissemallon@gmail.com

Teacher Bios:
Tisse Mallon
Tisse is the founder of Elar Institute and over the past 12 years has worked with schools, companies, and individuals to develop structures and practices which lead to a higher level of connection, balance, and creativity. 
Gregg Pollack
Gregg Pollack is a successful serial entrepreneur who is passionate about creating vibrant company cultures.  He is a teacher at the Elar Institute and a founder of Vue Mastery, an online learning platform for software developers.  Other successful startups he’s founded include Code School, an online software programming school which was acquired by Pluralsight for $36 Million, Envy, a web application development firm, and Starter Studio, Orlando’s first technical accelerator.  
Amy Whicker
Amy Whicker is the co-founder of Connection Collaboratory at the Elar Institute where she facilitates discussion groups, socials, and highly interactive workshops on positive psychology, compassionate communication, interpersonal skills, and personal empowerment. She has over 14 years experience in the education field. Her passion and specialty is in designing for the learning experience and developing impactful programs that stick with you.