Asian American Executive Program

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Stanford Graduate School of Business

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Who should attend

  • Asian American executives with 10 to 15 years of professional experience in U.S. or global companies, from a wide range of industries. Most participants hold titles of senior vice president, vice president, director, partner, or above.
  • Participants who are interested in advancing Asian American leadership in business

About the course

Develop global leadership skills to advance your career as we focus on effective training for high-achieving Asian-American executives.

Curriculum. Confidence. Connections. Community. In six intense days, you’ll learn global business leadership skills from Stanford GSB faculty. You’ll meet successful Asian-American leaders and hear personal stories from the C-suite.

You’ll have a unique opportunity to build a strong community based on shared experiences, and develop a personal action plan to transform classroom learning into personal and professional success.

Stanford’s Advanced Leadership Program for Asian-American Executives is the first of its kind to address the gap in effective training for high-achieving Asian-American executives.

Learn how to lead cross-functional teams to compete for tomorrow’s global assignments. Develop personal strategies for building power and influence. Recognize Asian and Western cultural biases and competencies. And find out how to get more of what you want.

Key Benefits

Gain the skills, confidence, and connections you need to succeed personally and professionally.

  • Understand expectations for leadership in the C-suite.
  • Achieve better results through more effective use of influence, negotiations, and communications.
  • Learn how to lead in dynamic and uncertain competitive environments.
  • Manage cross-functional teams to succeed on a global scale.
  • Develop a broad network of executive peers.
  • Build professional and personal relationships with peers who face similar challenges and opportunities.
  • Connect with a vital network of professionals through access to guest speakers from Fortune 500 companies and our partnership with Ascend and Asia Society.

Curriculum

How can you reach the highest levels of leadership? How can you turn challenges into opportunities? How do you compete and win?

Designed in conjunction with Asian-American senior executives, the program provides a rigorous curriculum so that you can develop the leadership skills you need to succeed. Complementing the classwork and group exercises are informal networking opportunities with Asian-American senior executives, thanks to our collaboration with Ascend and Asia Society.

Program Highlights

Building Power and Influence: Personal Strategies

Even though cooperation and collaboration are valued in organizations, they remain inevitably hierarchical. Because aspiring leaders are challenged by the idea of power, this session will highlight the importance of getting comfortable with power, understanding the fundamentals of power dynamics, and developing one’s own path to power.

The CEO Agenda: Taking Charge of Strategy, Growth, and Culture

Getting to senior executive positions requires an understanding of the CEOs’ agenda: how they measure their own success, how they spend their time, how they communicate with different audiences, and their temperament. This session will provide insights from successful CEOs of medium-size and large companies.

Effective Communication Skills

As a leader, you spend the majority of your time communicating with others. You probably don’t spend much time thinking about the way you do this, nor are you likely to get honest feedback about the way you communicate. Yet the quality of your communication skills largely determines your effectiveness. This session will provide guidelines for improving your communication style. In particular, we will focus on your persuasive skills — how to convince others to accept your ideas or support your position, even if they are skeptical at first.

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Francis Flynn

Research Statement Professor Flynn’s research focuses on three topics of interest: (1) How employees can develop healthy patterns of cooperation; (2) How the negative impact of racial and gender stereotyping in the workplace can be mitigated; and (3) How people can emerge as leaders and assume po...

Margaret Ann Neale

Research Statement Margaret Neale’s research focuses primarily on negotiation and team performance. Her work has extended judgment and decision-making research from cognitive psychology to the field of negotiation. In particular, she studies cognitive and social processes that produce departures ...

Joel Peterson

Research Statement Since 1992, Joel Peterson has taught courses in real estate, entrepreneurship, and leadership at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Peterson’s course focus is presently on the effective management and leadership of growing businesses. His abiding interest, ho...

Jeffrey Pfeffer

Research Statement Jeffrey Pfeffer has published extensively in the fields of organization theory and human resource management. His current research focuses on the relationship between time and money, power and leadership in organizations, economics language and assumptions and their effects on ...

Hayagreeva Rao

Research Statement Professor Rao studies collective action within organizations and in markets. His research and by implication, his teaching, revolves around scaling up mobilization, innovation, and talent in organizations. Teaching Statement Professor Rao teaches courses on Scaling up Excellenc...

Seungjin Whang

Research Statement Professor Whang's research interest is in supply chain management and the economics of information systems. He studied how demand information may be distorted in a supply chain, and what impacts a secondary market (where retailers exchange excess inventories) has on a supply ch...

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