What is Personal Leadership Effectiveness?

Personal Leadership Effectiveness Program-logoThe Personal Leadership Effectiveness™ Program (PLE) for Rising Female Leaders is offered by the Inseitz Group to help aspiring female leaders enhance and build skills important to their professional and personal success.

The PLE Program for Rising Female Leaders is the only in-depth, uniquely women-focused, character-based, certified professional development program in Northwest Arkansas. Speakers and coaches include high-ranking executives and officials from Northwest Arkansas. The program is certified through Future Achievement International®.


Classes alternate between in-class meetings at The Center for Non Profits @ St. Mary’s, 1200 West Walnut, Suite 1083, Rogers, AR  72756 every other week and then a one-on-one meeting with your personal coach to review your workbook, discuss materials and create a personal/professional life plan.

To be eligible to participate in the upcoming session, women must be employed for at least three years, have served in a mid-level supervisory position for at least one year or supervised a program or project, show an openness to feedback and a willingness to learn, and be willing to commit to the time and rigor of the program.

Becky Paneitz, who developed the program, is the president emeritus of NorthWest Arkansas Community College and founder of the Inseitz Group, which works to advance women’s initiatives.

“The curriculum and self-assessment tool provide the perfect foundation for the program,” Paneitz said. “Our program empowers women to make a real difference in all aspects of their lives.”

Women in the Personal Leadership Effectiveness program will:

  • Learn about character-based principles that impact personal and professional success.
  • Hear professional women speak about the impact these principles have had on their personal and professional lives. In-person class sessions will also serve as networking sessions for participants. 
  • Meet with assigned personal coaches to complete a personal and professional life plan.

Research conducted with Fortune 500 CEOs by the Stanford Research Institute International and theCarnegie Mellon Foundation found that 75 percent of long-term job success depends on soft skills and people skills, while only 25 percent depends on technical skills. Adult professional women of all ages – in all transitional stages in life – can benefit from the ethically based program, self-assessment, and inspiring personal mentoring by area women in leadership.

Criteria Participant criteria for the Rising Leaders program is as follows:

  • Employed for at least 3 years
  • Employed as a mid-level manager or supervisor of a program or department for at least one year
  • Shows an openness to feedback and a willingness to learn
  • Is willing to commit to the time and rigor of the 12-week program consisting of 7 in-class sessions and 5 off-site coaching sessions.


Theresa Barrera, facilitator

Spring 2019 PLE Class Schedule (12 weeks)

Presenters to be determined

February 20 — Orientation

February 27 — In-Class Session — Make Things Happen

March 6  —  Meet with Coach

March 13 — In-Class Session — Achieve Personal Significance and X-Out the Negatives

March 20 —  Spring Break / Meet with Coach

March 27 —  In-Class Session — Internalize Right Principles and March to a Mission

April 3  —  Meet with Coach

April 4  —  In-Class Session — Integrate All of Life and Zero in on Caring for People

April 17  — Meet with Coach

April 24  —  In-Class Session — Energize Internally and Realign Rigorously

May 1  —  Meet with Coach

May 8  — In-Class Session — Stay the Course and (Commencement)

All program activities will be held at the Center for Nonprofits at St. Mary’s. In-class sessions are held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (8:30-9:00 – arrival/networking and 9:00-12:00 class activities).


Registration deadline is February 13, 2019


About Inseitz Group: Inseitz Group is a consulting firm led by Dr. Becky Paneitz, who uses her 40 years of experience to mentor, motivate and lead individuals and organizations. The group works with non-profit groups and businesses of all sizes.

About the Future Achievement International®: The cornerstone to Future Achievement International’s proprietary human capital solutions is 10 core character competencies known worldwide as the MAXIMIZERS™ principles, which are foundational to a leader or employees overall Personal Leadership Effectiveness™.

FAI created the character and behavior assessment tool known as the MERIT Profile, which assesses 10 character competencies (MAXIMIZERS) and four primary behavioral traits.  Organizations today realize that an individual’s character and behavior is the foundation to their Personal Leadership Effectiveness, which drives overall performance, productivity, team efficiency and bottom-line result.