Program Schedule *

Late October
Pre-Program Virtual Launch

Arrival & Check-in
Welcome Reception & Dinner
Program Orientation

Study Groups
AM Session
Campus Walk/Orientation
PM Session
(B, L, D)

AM Session, PM Session
Evening free
(B, L)

AM Session
Study Groups (Lunch)
PM Session
Fireside Chat (Guest Speaker)
(B, L, D)

AM Session, PM Session
Program Wrap-up
Farewell Dinner
(B, L, D)

Check-out & Departure

Mid November
Post-Program Follow-up

* subject to change


Sessions & Objectives*

A variety of teaching and learning methods will be used in these sessions, including presentation of frameworks, concepts and best practices; facilitated large group discussions; experiential learning; small group application exercises and individual self-assessment instruments. The faculty-led sessions will be complemented by guest speakers and panelists on selected topics as well as opportunities for reflection, networking and physical exercise.

Strategic Leadership: Key Capabilities of Strategic Leaders    Sydney Finkelstein
  • Explore what it takes to create a strategic mindset and the essentials of successful strategies
  • Identify the major challenges your organization faces now and over the next three years
  • Reflect on what you are doing to meet these challenges
  • Understand how to make knowledgeable strategic choices so action can be taken
Leadership, Change, and Influence    Pino Audia
  • Understand how effective leaders influence others and implement change in organizations
  • Explore a wide range of influence tactics and their effectiveness
  • Gain insight into your own influence profile
  • Identify steps to take to improve your ability to influence others
Sharpening Your Negotiating Skills    Judith White
  • Explore the strategy and psychology of effective negotiations
  • Examine the components of an effective negotiation and analyze your own and others' behavior in simulations and role plays
  • Learn what to ask for, how to ask, and how to avoid backlash in your negotiations
Leader in Action: Getting Results with Others    Action Learning Associates
  • Develop a visceral, behavioral understanding to complement intellectual understanding of leadership and teamwork
  • Practice getting results working in teams though a series of performance challenges
  • Explore results from an assessment tool (such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality inventory) and compare with team behaviors
Managing Your Visibility    Stacy Blake-Beard
  • Reflect on your own social identities and how the resulting group memberships inform your behavior, feelings and attitudes generally and in specific settings
  • Learn about implicit assumptions you may be making about people — and people may be making about you
  • Discuss the challenges and opportunities offered by mentoring relationships
Creating the Need for Change    Paul Argenti
  • Engage in case discussion of common challenges related to change
  • Reflect on what you are doing to meet these challenges in your organization
  • Learn approaches to strategy and how to manage change
Connecting Strategic Vision to Implementation    Paul Argenti
  • Learn how to create a connection between strategy development and execution using strategic communication
  • Learn how to use strategic communication to create integration
  • Understand how to create communication strategies for personal leadership
The First Tenet of Leadership    Ella Bell Smith
  • Understanding the source of your true leadership muscle
  • Enhancing your leadership narrative
  • Creating stronger followership
  • Understanding your approach to leadership from multiple angles
Information Value of Primary Financial Statements     Phillip Stocken
  • Develop skills to interpret and confidently use financial statement information for business decision-making
  • Discuss the purpose of the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows
  • Examine and understand the accounting concepts for revenue and expense recognition
Financial Analysis for Strategy Implementation    Phillip Stocken
  • Learn to analyze and interpret metrics
  • Understand how to align business decisions with strategy using key performance indicators
  • Create a framework for identifying opportunities for performance improvement
Integrating Your Life    Ella Bell Smith
  • Explore what work-life integration means for you
  • Look at the many facets of your life
  • Examine the role you play in each area, the changes you would like to make, and the actions steps you need to take to make it happen

*Subject to change. Session content will be refined based on identified participant needs and experience.