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Sep 16—Oct 18
12 daysModules info
Houston, Texas
USD 15000
USD 1250 per day


Delivered in two one-week sessions separated by an intersession, ADP is a high-intensive immersion program exclusively designed for enterprise leaders to ensure they are personally and professionally prepared to successfully lead their organization. Upgrade your leadership capability by leveraging our world-class management faculty, research, case studies, assessments, esteemed executive coaches, and selectively admitted fellow participants that will add value to your development. Read more to learn about your professors and the topics covered in the two-week program.


  • Enhance self-awareness to improve leadership impact
  • Learn to analyze context to identify behaviors associated with exceptional leadership
  • Enhance ability to lead and develop high performing teams and individuals
  • Understand organizational culture and key leadership challenges associated with leading through culture
  • Learn to conduct strategic analysis of industry and organization and identify opportunities for growth
  • Learn the language of corporate finance and financial accounting and improve financial decision making
  • Lead enterprise-level change and execute strategy
  • Improve strategic decision making by identifying cognitive, social, and emotional biases that affect judgment
  • Create personal development plans with support of an executive coach

Week 1

Transform your personal leadership style, powerfully lead your teams, and formulate winning strategies at the enterprise level

Topics in Week 1:


  • Leadership and the Characteristics of High Potential Executives
  • Leadership Style: Understanding Adaptability in a Leadership Role
  • Managing Talent and Improving Performance
  • The Leader as Coach


  • Industry structure and its implications for industry and firm performance
  • Choices and trade-offs associated with competitive positioning and value-chain configuration
  • Avenues for growth through innovation, consolidation, and multi-business expansion
  • The building blocks for effective strategy execution

Week 2

Sharpen your enterprise finance and accounting skill set, make sound strategic decisions and successfully lead change

Topics in Week 2:

Enterprise Finance and Accounting

  • The Global Economic Environment of Business
  • The Language of Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis
  • Corporate Finance and Financial Decision-Making

Strategic Decision Making

  • Core Elements of Individual and Group Reasoning
  • Unconscious Bias and Decision Making
  • Constructive Conflict and Collaboration in the Role of Decision Making
  • Maximizing Critical Reasoning and Minimizing Risk

Enterprise Change Management

  • Diagnosing Organizational Alignment to Enhance Effectiveness
  • Identifying Performance and Opportunity Gaps
  • Developing a Change Management Plan Based on a Stakeholder Analysis
  • Overcoming Resistance Through Persuasion

Who should attend

Individuals with seven or more years of experience in a managerial role or technical leadership track benefit most from the program. We encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds who are motivated to join a rigorous and interactive two-week educational experience.


Prashant Kale is Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Jesse H. Jones School of Business, Rice University. Prior to Rice he was faculty at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and he has also been visiting faculty at the Wharton School, the Kellogg School of Management...
Brian Rountree is a tenured Associate Professor of Accounting at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University. He earned his PhD in accounting from the University of North Carolina in 2003. He also holds a bachelors degree (summa cum laude) in accounting from Babson College and...
Professor Brent Smith, Ph.D. is currently Senior Associate Dean of the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. Prior to his current academic appointments, he was a member of the faculty at London Business School and Cornell University where he taught in the School of Industrial and ...


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