Our Team

“We’re all leaders of our life, but to be an effective leader of others, you have to start with being able to lead yourself.” –Ken Blanchard

Ken Blanchard is world-renown for developing effective manager and employee programs using proven concepts, well-researched models and practical skills. He and his wife, Margie, formed The Ken Blanchard Companies to bring SLII and related programs to people around the world.

Over the last 40 years, managers have said that they wish they had learned these things earlier. Ken and Margie Blanchard took that to heart and formed Blanchard Institute, a nonprofit organization that has created similar Blanchard learning experiences for youth in middle school, high school and college. Students benefit from learning key self leadership and life skills at an early age.

Margie Blanchard serves as the President and Board Chair of Blanchard Institute. She has built a dedicated team of individuals who believe that the world needs capable, empathetic young people who lead fulfilling and successful lives. Our team is proud to bring the important self leadership mindset and skillset to students in schools and nonprofit organizations around the world.

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Imagine students who are proactive, accountable and know how to get what they need to achieve their goals. Imagine students who are self-confident, know their strengths and are able to overcome barriers. Imagine our youth becoming competent leaders. We believe that when students learn to lead themselves, they are more successful and fulfilled in school, at work and in life.

You can turn students into self leaders.
We can help.

Blanchard Institute has set a goal to reach 100,000 kids with our Student Self Leadership program by the end of 2020 and we need your donation to help us get there. The impact your donation will have on students, teachers and schools is incredible. Your support will enable us to equip teachers and schools to deliver our program. Please consider donating any amount to help us reach 100,000 students.

Sponsor Opportunities

As a proud sponsor you provide learning materials and facilitation support that creates an impactful growth experience for students. Your support enables students to lead themselves well and navigate life successfully. We appreciate our generous sponsors and recognize each giving level.

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Sponsor Students and Facilitators

Your gift of $1,000 equips 3 facilitators and 105 students.

Your gift of $2,500 equips 10 facilitators and 350 students.
In recognition you will receive:
A thank you card from Ken and Margie Blanchard.
Your logo on the Blanchard Institute website.

Your gift of $5,000 equips 25 facilitators and 875 students.
In recognition you will receive:
A thank you card from Ken and Margie Blanchard.
Your logo on the Blanchard Institute website.
The option to designate a school or organization to receive the program.

Sponsor Schools and Nonprofit Organizations

Your gift of $10,000 equips all facilitators and up to 3000 students.

Your gift of $15,000 equips all facilitators and 3000 or more students.
In recognition you will receive:
A thank you card from Ken and Margie Blanchard.
Your logo on the Blanchard Institute website.
The option to designate a school or organization to receive the program.
An invitation to the annual recognition dinner.
VIP seating and public appreciation at the annual recognition dinner.
Your company name and logo on banners displayed at events.

Please contact info@blanchardinstitute.org if you have any questions.

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Our Purpose and Values

Who We Are

Blanchard Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Ken and Margie Blanchard. We offer a Student Self Leadership program developed from the successful leadership content taught by The Ken Blanchard Companies for over 40 years.

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Our Purpose

Blanchard Institute exists to prepare, educate and equip young people around the world to take charge of their lives by developing accountability, confidence and a strong belief in themselves so they can take initiative to achieve their dreams. We teach skills that enable youth to overcome barriers and persevere against life’s inevitable challenges and lead others to do the same.

Our Values

We are fair, ethical and follow through on our commitments to our employees and our clients.

Getting to D4
We are committed to helping our people and our clients get to D4—the highest level of development in the SLII model.

Focus and Clarity
We focus on what we do best and strive to build on our strengths to maximize the impact for our clients.

We value conversation and talk things through. We collaborate with others to encourage new ways of thinking to overcome challenges, solve problems, and make improvements.

We value Ken Blanchard’s spirit of compassion, humility, and abundance. Kenship describes our commitment to create connected relationships, serve others, and have fun.

Everyone at Blanchard Institute takes personal responsibility for keeping our organization nimble, innovative and healthy.

What We Do

We offer the Student Self Leadership program to schools and other organizations that support youth. The program is available online or in hard copy for middle school, high school and college students. The Student Self Leadership program is available in several formats and lengths.

We have qualified instructors to deliver the program or we can support teachers and facilitators who wish to deliver it themselves.

Blanchard Institute awards grants and scholarships to students, teachers and facilitators who wish to attend or teach Student Self Leadership.

We deliver this course to the children of Blanchard employees and enable other organizations to do the same for their employees.