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About the course
The Tuck Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Dartmouth is a two-week program designed to advance the strategic orientation of senior executives. The Tuck AMP focuses on the key levers that enable senior leaders to drive strategy and innovation as well as lead and manage change across complex global organizations – whether private, public, or nonprofit.
Drive strategy, spark innovation, and lead change.
The Tuck Advanced Management Program is a two-week offering designed to advance the strategic and management orientation of senior executives who aspire to succeed at the highest levels of executive responsibility—by learning to ask the right questions, identify the right business opportunities, and optimize resources to position their organizations for continued success.
This innovative new program is comprised of five integrated, dynamic modules that have been developed to respond to the critical business needs faced by senior leaders in any organization—private, public, or nonprofit. These five key domains are essential for developing an enterprise-wide mindset and visionary leadership:
Strategy & Innovation
Leaders looking to achieve significant results often face multidimensional challenges, such as new technologies, globalization and increasing competitive pressures. To achieve lasting impact, executives must adapt by learning to develop and execute continuous innovation. Module 1 explores the process of innovation and equips participants with strategies to develop organizational cultures of innovation; practice new ways of thinking about an organization’s position relative to customers, rivals, and partners; and identify strategies for ushering in breakthrough changes while managing day-to-day operations.
Securing Competitive Advantage
Competition takes many forms and extends across diverse domains: pricing, brand strategy, research and development, technology, new product or geographic markets, mergers and partnerships, and more. Module 2 examines the options companies have at their disposal to maintain and develop new competitive advantages in an interconnected global marketplace. It emphasizes actionable approaches that participants can take in order to understand external competitive pressures and outperform rivals.
Developing an Enterprise-wide Mindset
Companies that once enjoyed relative control over domestic or regional markets may find their dominance challenged by the increasing impact of globalization. To be successful, strategic leaders must understand the big picture—the influence of the global economy. Module 3 looks at leadership within this context, and participants will discuss the complex interplay between regional markets and prevailing economic forces, learn the factors that can spark or forestall growth, and understand how private-public sector partnerships can be advantageous.
Value-generation through Brand & Reputation Management
Public perception of an organization is one of its most valuable assets, but it can be an elusive commodity—difficult to quantify and equally difficult to manage. What is a brand, and what is a brand worth? How can strategic communication bridge the gap between strategy and execution while rallying employees around a shared vision? Module 4 explores how proactive reputation and brand management can help organizations accelerate and sustain business impact. Participants will learn how to leverage their firms’ brand equity and reputation capital in order to secure a platform for lasting results.
The Leadership Challenge
Crucial lessons can be learned by looking at the stories of other leaders who have realized success. There is also much to be learned by looking at cases where executives have stumbled. Module 5 examines the mindset and actions of successful leaders. What does it take to be an effective, transformational leader? Why do some succeed where others have failed? This module looks at the things effective leaders can do to influence others, negotiate change, and drive both strategy and organizational transformation.
Who should attend
The Tuck Advanced Management Program is designed for executives who seek to develop an enterprise-wide mindset and a visionary approach to leadership. Applicants should have 12+ years of management experience, careers marked by significant achievement, and an increasing role in setting the strategic agenda for their organizations. Ideal participants should be at the VP-level or higher, or its organizational equivalent, and be identified by their organizations as central to the succession plan.
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Bio Sydney Finkelstein’s approach to leadership and strategy focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of executive talent. His widely read research analyzes how capable leaders make bad decisions and, ultimately, fail. He teaches the core course Analysis for General Managers. Current Research To...
Bio Professor Adner’s research and teaching focuses on innovation, strategy, and entrepreneurship. His work introduces a new perspective on the relationship between firms, customers, and the broader ‘innovation ecosystems’ in which they interact to create value. Current Research Topics Innova...
Bio Paul Argenti's recent research on social media extends his expertise in corporate communications, strategy formulation and execution, corporate reputation, and corporate social responsibility—issues on which he consults for corporations and nonprofit organizations. He teaches the core course...
Bio Pino Audia is a professor of Management and Organizations at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College where he is also the founding faculty director of the Center for Leadership. Prior to Tuck, he was on the faculty of the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley and London Business ...
Professor Joyce has extensive experience teaching executives and consulting for organizations in the United States, Europe, and the Far East. His broad client base includes firms from the high technology, telecommunications, government, and financial services sectors. He has served as the princi...
Bio Matthew J. Slaughter is the Paul Danos Dean of the Tuck School and the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business. He is also the founding Faculty Director of the Center for Business, Government & Society. In addition, he is currently a Research Associate at the National Burea...
Bio Vijay Govindarajan, known as VG, is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation. VG was the first Professor in Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant at General Electric. He worked with GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt to write “How GE is Disrupting Itself”, the H...
Punam Anand Keller
Bio Punam Anand Keller is an expert in consumer information processing and choice behavior. Her current research—supported by the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control, and the National Endowment for Financial Education—focuses on designing and implementing consumer communic...
Kevin Lane Keller
Bio Kevin Lane Keller is an international leader in the study of brands, branding, and strategic brand management, with research focused on improving marketing strategies through an understanding of consumer behavior. He has served as a consultant and advisor to marketers for some of the world’s...
Bio Emily Blanchard teaches the second core economics course, Global Economics for Managers, as well as an elective research to practice seminar on Firms and International Economic Policy. Her research centers on the economics and policy implications of globalization. Current Research Topics ...
Tuck Advanced Management Program