Who should attend
- Professionals in the leadership pipeline
- Emerging leaders with two or more years of experience managing people, projects, or initiatives
- Experienced leaders seeking to update essential skills
About the course
This course equips emerging leaders for the challenge of leadership. Topics include managing teams, persuasive communication, negotiation, strategy, and relationship building.
In the face of rapid business changes, the next generation is stepping up. This course equips emerging leaders for the challenge. Course participants will acquire specific approaches to managing cross-functional, geographically dispersed teams. They’ll practice persuasive communication, negotiation, and using data to make a case. Through experiential learning, individual reflection, and small group discussions participants will increase their ability to execute complicated strategies and develop strategic relationships. The course finishes with a road map exercise to help participants accelerate career development.
Coursework begins with a foundational discussion on managing an ethical business environment. Participants will learn how the ability to understand and manage an ethical environment can become a source of competitive advantage for firms and for emerging leaders. Class discussion will then pivot to strategy execution. Without execution, the benefits of the great idea or big bang concept are not realized. This session will provide the practical insights and tools leaders need to effectively lead execution no matter how big or small the strategic initiative.
A leader's success depends on his or her ability to work effectively in teams and across team boundaries. The inability to lead teams is one of four factors causing managers to “derail” off the track to higher level positions. Course participants will discuss strategies to help them successfully manage in cross-functional, cross-enterprise, geographically distributed and cross-border contexts. They will also deep-dive into strategies on how to increase personal influence and develop successful relationships with others who are critical to their success in a leadership role.
- Understand how to manage cross-functional and cross-enterprise teams
- Increase personal influence and capacity to build strategic relationships
- Learn how to drive strategy execution via effective team management, project management, and governance
- Create an individualized career roadmap and identify experience needed for success
- Sharpen awareness of business ethics and the ability to lead ethically
Education M.A. and PhD University of Minnesota Expertise Collaboration in teams, strategic partnerships and across borders Svjetlana Madzar is a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship Department at CSOM. Her interests focus on collaboration within and across firms, and glo...
Lori Abrams is a Distinguished Member of the Carlson Executive Educator Network. Lori is also a Strategic and Organizational Communication Consultant with broad-based experience in workforce optimization, organizational development, and change management. She has extensive experience in creating ...
Education Ph.D. 2000 Management [Strategy] University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill J.D. 1990 College of William and Mary B.B.A. 1987 Management James Madison University Expertise Strategy Implementation Managing Change Strategic Thinking Managing the Ethical Environment Law and Manag...
I partner with my clients to accelerate development for themselves and their teams in order to improve their effectiveness and deliver exceptional results within their organization. Approaching each situation with a positive and appreciative mindset, I build trust and rapport and help people take...
Jane Kuhn has over 25 years of experience in human resources management and development, change management, internal communications, organizational culture, and diversity & inclusion. She has worked in numerous industries (healthcare, financial services, retail management, and manufacturing)...
Sue Willman is an Educator in the Carlson Executive Educator’s Network at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. She is also the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Life Science and Pharmacy Services at EXL, a leading operations management and analytics company that d...
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