WHY ELITE ACADEMY
Elite Performance Academy is the first of its kind offering unique accessible curriculum that leverages gender-strengths and combines scholarly academia, technology, marketing expertise and strength-based training, to meet you where you are.
We deliver digital platform learning collaborating with some of the best experts and talents in the world to offer world class informed trainings and core competency education.
Elite’s course work showcases both success experience and the irrefutable value of education.
HISTORY AND VISION
Elite Performance Academy: Engaging the World through Transformative Digital Education
As founders of Elite Foundation, we are known throughout the world for excellence in teaching, empowering and dedication to truth, study and service. Elite Foundation tradition imbues and animates Elite Performance Academy. Elite Performance Academy was developed and driven by a profound compassion for all human suffering, an unfailing quest for truth and a deep zest for human learning. Our charism provides an environment that nurtures our students, supporting them and facilitating the achievement of their educational and professional development goals. Our caring colleagues create the transformational moments that help students actualize their potential, encouraging them to become what they dare to be. In this community-oriented atmosphere, we also provide the nourishment that allows us to transform ourselves and our institution, giving us the strength to identify our personal and institutional challenges and to address them.
Elite Performance Academy was founded to enroll a diverse and multicultural student body accessing online education from over 50 countries all over the world. Elite Performance Academy is governed by an independent, self-perpetuating Board of Trustees and is sponsored by Elite Foundation - Igniting Souls to Action.
In the process of strategic planning for The Elite Performance Academy we have learned that we are now the demographic microcosm of what the rest of our country will become in the next decades. Therefore, we must become an exemplar for other American-based online education providers. We have also learned that our virtual location, gives us special insights about the future and of our responsibilities to our students. We are perfectly placed to interpret for ourselves and others the intersections between all the cultures.
We have always been the model of a spiritual, personal, responsive and transformational learning community, distinguished by academic excellence and caring service. Now, we find ourselves at the crossroads of this fast evolving global marketplace, in an increasingly complex and still emerging environment. We shall share our distinctive mission and values. We shall become an academy community distinguished by Engaging the World through Transformative Education.
STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS
As the Elite Performance Academy prepares itself for the future growth in its programs and student demographics, it embarks on the following as part of its due diligence and accountability.
1. Appoint members to Strategic Planning Steering Committee.
2. Announce to Academy Community changes in strategic planning.
3. Continue environmental scan building on Deans' scan (focus groups, e-surveys, town hall meetings).
a. extract major themes from Dean SWOT.
b. review existing operational plan for carryover of initiative activities.
c. determine appropriate approach to engage constituencies and initiate engagement:
4. Identify key issues based on above.
a. Repeat theme extraction
5. Review key issues in context of mission.
a. Obtain constituent input via electronic survey and constituency group meetings
6. Develop shared vision.
a. Community input
7. Develop goal statements that are consistent with mission and vision.
a. Community input
8. Develop initiatives to achieve goals.
a. Community input
9. Prepare Strategic Agenda report.
10. Obtain board approval for strategic plan goals and initiatives.
11. Develop action plan.
Each of the work groups assess our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, which we summarized periodically. The strategic planning process presents us with a signal opportunity to respond to environmental factors and to explore all possible avenues to enhance our academic, spiritual, interpersonal and financial well-being. This initiative leads to the crafting of a new vision every five years to become an academy community distinguished by Engaging the World through Transformative Education.
STRATEGIC AGENDA GOALS - 2016/2021
WHERE WE'RE GOING
- Build upon current agenda
- Evaluate budgetary impact during development
- Internally driven
- Utilize people, structures and technologies already in place
Jessica L. Vera. Ph.D., LMHC, CRC, CLCP, CVP
Dr. Vera graduated Magna Cum Laude, conferred her Doctoral Degree from Barry University, Miami, FL, and her Master's in Science from State University of New York and Master's Degree in Psychology & Rehabilitation from York University, Toronto, CA. She is an active Adversary Committee Board Member of her alma mater in Florida, where she taught Master's level clinicians and educators for the last 18 years. Dr. Vera holds several certifications in Rehabilitation Counseling, Trauma Informed Care, Life Planning and Higher Education, and is licensed in the state of Florida. In addition she has been recognized by the National Association of Professional Counselors, The Commission on Certification of Rehabilitation Counselors and National Association of Professional Women, as well as the Department of Children and Families, and is a Certified Supreme Court Mediator. Dr. Vera has published in empirical professional Journals, spoken on international stages, and is the Founder of Elite Foundation a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to the combat of Human Exploitation in all its ugly forms. Dr. Vera is a trauma-survivor-leader, best-selling author, forensic expert and socially-conscious entrepreneur, who takes seriously her responsibility to educate, empower and to impact the evolution of others.
Ms. Wendy L. Elliott, MBA/HCM, CCC-SP
Ms. Elliott conferred a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Healthcare Administration from University of Phoenix and a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology conferred from Marshall University. After which she received and continues to maintain her Certificate of Clinical Competency. A recipient of various Awards for Distinction and Innovation, Ms. Elliott is specialized in Effective Communication, Leadership, Team Building and the Art of Mentoring. She has had the privilege of educating future healthcare professionals as an Adjunct Professor for the College of Natural Sciences at University of Phoenix and has spoken nationally at multiple conferences on neuroscience, leadership and business development. Ms. Elliott has vast experience through several advanced leadership roles in some of the most premier providers of healthcare in the US. She is in good standing as a Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team and is actively involved in numerous Women’s organizations including The Women’s Executive Exchange, and the National Association of Professional Women. Ms. Elliott was awarded the National Association of Professional Women VIP award and was featured as a top Women’s leader. Ms. Elliott is a best-selling author and recently co-founded Elite Foundation, Inc a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization to restore and rehabilitate victims of Human Trafficking.
HELP ELITE PERFORMANCE ACADEMY ERADICATE
HUMAN EXPLOITATION IN ALL IT'S UGLY FORMS
Jessica and Wendy have dedicated their lives to giving to others. From initiating programs to deliver health and mental healthcare direct services to thousands of people daily to volunteering on global missions and supporting operations worldwide to prevent the exploitation of human beings, these ladies’ actions demonstrate their belief that we all benefit when we reach back and pull forward those in need.
You’ve heard the ladies talk about their philanthropic projects through: Elite Foundation Inc. a nonprofit 501(3)(c) dedicated to the fight against the human trafficking of our children, youth and vulnerable adults. If you’re interested in joining them on their mission to stop human sex trafficking, donate to this organization via the link below.
All royalties from the proceeds of goods and services provided through Elite Performance Academy are directly donated to support the needs of victims. Take action today!