Comprehensive course analysis
Who should attend
- Senior-level leaders at large companies who are inspired to innovate
- Senior-level leaders at growth companies who are challenged to scale
- Seasoned and influential executives who are motivated to make a difference
About the course
Evolve as a leader in an executive education program that reinvigorates and ramps up your professional journey.
A one-of-a-kind approach to leadership development and personal growth, the Stanford Executive Program builds off the passion and perspective of our faculty, participants, and environment to help you evolve on a personal level, drive change on an organizational level, and make a difference in the world at large.
With a research-based learning model, our curriculum, materials, and perspectives evolve with societal shifts and global events to ensure you’re ready for any and every challenge your organization faces. Explore fresh ways of thinking. Discover exciting new directions. Build a global network that will last a lifetime.
SEP is how and where you evolve your career, your role within an organization, and even your place in the world at large.
- Leadership in Extraordinary Times – From moments of opportunity to times of adversity, the SEP approach to executive education equips modern leaders to guide their organizations through any and every challenge.
- Accountability Creates Results – Stay accountable to new behaviors with strategic action plans and a full year of post-program leadership coaching and support.
- Metamorphic Experience – A truly life-changing experience, we put health, happiness, and purpose on the same level as leadership learning. Rediscover a level of authenticity and a renewed passion for “what’s next.”
- Holistic Diversity – At SEP, diversity transcends demographics and geography. We cultivate an atmosphere of collective knowledge, cross-industry insight, and life experience to stimulate change-making discussion.
- Living Knowledge – Our curriculum is always evolving. Looking forward, shifting through collaboration and discussion to evolve organically. Every year, every day, and every session is one-of-a-kind.
An evolving curriculum that turns insights into action.
The Stanford Executive Program is a research-based program that takes executive learning beyond the traditional, keeping our content in tune with the times and always applicable to the current state of business. Through interactive, collaborative, and discussion-based learning, our curriculum looks forward, not back – keeping every year, every day, every session unique.
Immerse yourself in the latest research and insights surrounding the topics of business and leadership — from design thinking, negotiation, and financial engineering to diversity, culture, and crisis management. Our faculty will invite you to infuse your own experiences in order to create and evolve valuable leadership concepts.
Every SEP course is designed to inspire and impart knowledge relevant to executive leaders from all industries. Master fundamental business concepts, explore cutting-edge ideas, and discover agile, innovative solutions you can immediately apply to your business and industry challenges, demands, and opportunities.
The individual courses are highly integrated across three fundamental themes:
- Leading People – Understand human behavior and develop models and mindsets for true impact
- Leading Organizations – Create systems and cultivate a culture where excellence thrives and scales
- Leading Change – Hone strategic competitive advantages that address market and societal forces
1:1 Executive Coaching
Continue your evolution beyond the SEP experience with this value-added benefit. Take advantage of unlimited one-on-one virtual sessions for up to one year for continued guidance and accountability as you work to implement key SEP learnings within your organization.
Go behind the scenes for an in-depth exploration of the latest SEP faculty research. In these interactive discussions, faculty members share and discuss the questions and topics they’re currently exploring.
Take part in sessions designed for reflection and implementation. Review important key takeaways with senior faculty and collaboratively explore how these insights can apply to your organization’s unique challenges.
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...
Research Statement Jesper B. Sørensen specializes in the dynamics of organizational and strategic change, and their implications for individuals and their careers. His research on firm outcomes has focused on the impact of organizational structure and culture on organizational learning, performan...
Research Statement William Barnett studies competition among organizations and how organizations and industries evolve globally. He is conducting a large-scale project that seeks to explain why and how some firms grow rapidly in globalizing markets. His prior research includes studies of how stra...
Research Statement Anne Beyer’s research interest is in the area of financial accounting with a focus on corporate disclosure, capital market prices, and corporate governance. Recent work has examined the properties of analyst and management earnings forecasts as well as investors’ reaction to di...
Research Statement Steve Callander’s research interests lie at the intersection of business, politics, and society. As a researcher, he uses the tools of game theory to build models of political and economic institutions (legislatures, bureaucracies, markets, etc.) to understand how they work, ho...
Research Statement Deborah H Gruenfeld is a social psychologist whose research and teaching examine how people are transformed by the organizations and social structures in which they work. The author of numerous articles on the psychology of power, and on group behavior, Professor Gruenfeld has ...
Research Statement Charles I. (Chad) Jones is an economist noted for his research on long-run economic growth. In particular, he has examined theoretically and empirically the fundamental sources of growth in incomes over time and the reasons underlying the enormous differences in standards of li...
Hau L. Lee is the Thoma Professor of Operations, Information and Technology at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. His areas of specialization include global value chain innovations, supply chain management, global logistics, inventory modeling, and environmental and social responsibility. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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