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About the Program

Leadership Elevation Certificate Program & Courses

As global competition increases, companies need a dependable way to produce, groom, and grow strong leaders. This program is designed to enhance productivity from understanding how to bring out the best in teams, increase employee engagement through managers who know how to effectively lead people, create a more positive and nurturing corporate culture where learning is embraced by all, and provide better decision-making skills based on strategy and planning vs. reacting to problems.

We believe that the mission of community colleges, such as IVCC and training partners like AristaLearn, is to grow the civic leadership needed to further society. The function and role of leadership today is very different than in past decades. Leadership applies to more than just those who supervise others.  This program blends the best of Leadership and Technology so that those who aspire to become leaders will be fully qualified to manage technical teams, innovation projects and run large, complex and initiatives successfully.

Who are these programs for?

This IT Leadership Elevation Program and array of Courses is designed to equip individuals to become Exceptional Technical and Operational Managers and Directors.  The courses offer relevant and critical skills needed for today’s workforce, with an eye on the future work trends as well.

This program and courses are great if you are:

  1. Interested in beginning a career in technical leadership, project management and/or organizational development;

  2. An entrepreneur, leader, business owner, senior manager, supervisor or a team lead, OR

  3. A professional seeking to advance your career and continually hone your skills to increase your contributions and visibility with your current and future employers.

About Us

Illinois Valley Community College

Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC) provides a high-quality, accessible, and affordable education that inspires individuals and the community to thrive.  IVCC has served the educational needs of its north-central Illinois district for 95 years and it is the second oldest community college in the state. IVCC predecessor, La Salle-Peru-Oglesby Junior College, was established April 24, 1924, by action of the LaSalle-Peru Board of Education, District 120.   Illinois Valley Community College is the preferred gateway to advance individual and community success.


“Arista” means Excellent in Greek.  AristaLearn is a woman-owned, minority, small business dedicated to continual learning and professional achievement.  Learning is the Engine to Success and AristaLearn fuels that engine! Our dynamic training programs help professionals learn at the pace of technology.

Our expert training consultants work with team leaders or with individual learners to guide them through their learning journey, helping them develop the skills your organization values most.

AristaLearn has mastered the art of virtual training, and our varied courses are second to none.  Students can access our training from anywhere, and still benefit from real-time interaction with our highly-skilled trainers and other learners. Our content has been designed by experts to engage learners and support retention.

Core Values 

Responsibility: We will follow through on our commitments and welcome constructive assessment and suggestions for improvement. We will meet performance expectations for personal and professional conduct.

Caring: We will nurture a culture of mutual appreciation; cultivate empathy and a compassionate response to others.

Honesty: We will speak and act truthfully, without hidden agendas—admitting when we make mistakes or do not know, avoiding silence when it may be misleading, identifying and working with each other to communicate and solve problems.

Fairness: We will treat students and colleagues equitably, without favoritism or prejudice, giving all the benefit of the doubt and providing opportunities for individual success.

Respect: We will consider the talents, feelings and contributions of everyone in our interactions and behaviors; practice active listening and collaborating in our daily work; base our relationships on the essential dignity of each individual; value diverse cultures, backgrounds, lifestyle and abilities; and understand that inclusion makes us stronger and able to perform at higher levels.