Quad City Leadership Consulting

Serving organizations through leadership development

Quad City Leadership Consulting provides strategic planning facilitation, training workshops, and leadership coaching.  Topics include delegation, effective conversations, conflict resolution, motivation, team-building, servant leadership, non-profit management, and stewardship.

About QCLC

Dr. Dan R. Ebener - Owner

Dr. Dan R. Ebener - Owner

Started in 2005, Quad City Leadership Consulting, Inc.  is owned and operated by Dr. Dan R. Ebener.  Dan has over 40 years of professional leadership and management experience and has provided consulting services to a variety of public, not-for-profit, and private businesses.

Dan teaches full-time at St. Ambrose University for the Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL) program.  He also works part-time as the Director of Stewardship and Parish Planning for the Diocese of Davenport.  Dan believes that his full-time teaching at St. Ambrose University is enhanced by his consulting business and vice versa.  The consulting work allows him the opportunity to practice what he teaches.  The teaching requires him to stay sharp and keep current with the literature on leadership and management.  As such, he is a lifetime learner who continuously strives to discover new and creative approaches, to apply new theories into practice and to integrate what he is learning with what he is teaching in the classroom and practicing in his consulting work.

His business consulting includes strategic planning, leadership development, training sessions for not-for-profit boards and managers, assessing leadership skills, executive coaching and conducting workshops or trainings in conflict resolution, servant leadership, human resources management and team-building.  Dan is certified to teach Leadership Through People Skills (LTPS) week long training course.

Dan has served on the board of directors for over forty nonprofit groups since 1976.  He has led fund drives for many of these organizations, including capital campaigns.  He has also staffed ten different boards or commissions for the Diocese of Davenport.

Dan was the recipient of the 2015 Yves Congar Award from the Conference for Pastoral Planning and Council Development (CPPCD).  The award is in recognition of extraordinary service, initiative and creativity on the part of a CPPCD member in support of pastoral planning and consultative processes in the direction set forth by the Second Vatican Council, as well as sustained commitment to furthering the mission of CPPCD.

In 2016 Dan was awarded the Graduate Faculty Member of the Year by St. Ambrose University.

Dan has traveled to all fifty states and to sixty countries.  He has taught leadership courses and seminars in Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Mexico and Germany, as well as thirty-five states.  Most of his international travel involves mission trips or leadership seminars.

Kevin James - Associate

Kevin James - Associate

Kevin James joined QCLC in 2013 and has over 18 years of work experience in the private and public sector.  Kevin has successfully guided over 30 strategic planning initiatives for various organizations, along with providing multiple training workshops on the topics of leadership, delegation, team building, and effective conversations techniques. 

Kevin holds a Master of Organizational Leadership degree from St. Ambrose University and is an active volunteer within his church and local community. 

Kevin believes that an organization having a clear and concise strategic plan is essential for successful growth and sustainability.  Kevin looks forward to working with various organizations to develop a custom plan that fits their needs.



To enhance organizational life by providing services that develop leaders, build team spirit, and inspire a sense of purpose and direction.


Organizations will be transformed when leaders act with integrity, place themselves in service to others, and address strategic issues with confidence and competence.


Leadership - We develop leaders to bring about the change they want to see.

Guidance - We serve our clients toward their success, not ours.

Interaction - We maximize opportunities for as many people to participate.

Teamwork - We facilitate processes that enhance collaboration and build trust.

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