The Advanced Management Program
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Chicago Booth’s Advanced Management Program is designed for senior executives who desire to increase their impact and are serious about taking their organizations—and themselves—to the next level through agile and innovative leadership. Executives leave with razor-sharp business judgment, and the skills and confidence to make high-stakes decisions and create lasting value.
In the Advanced Management Program (AMP), executives are immersed in a collaborative environment, in which our world-class faculty provide frameworks and tools developed at Chicago Booth that can be immediately applied in their various leadership roles. The professors and their fellow classmates offer new perspectives, challenge their thinking, and offer meaningful feedback, all with the goal of increasing their ability to effectively lead their organizations.
AMP consists of two parts: three week-long core sessions—focusing on different aspects of enterprise leadership (see Program Outline section for more detail), and three week-long elective sessions—allowing for individualized curriculum, depending on each executive’s experience and interests, and flexibility in scheduling, which is critical for senior executives.
AMP is the only senior executive program to offer this individualized course of study. The three elective courses, combined with the three cohort-ed core sessions, provide Chicago Booth AMP participants a personalized learning experience unlike any other top business school.
By attending this program, you will:
- Develop a structured method for learning from your experience and generating insights.
- Gain new perspectives on your organization, the industry in which you compete, and the challenges you face.
- Become more reflective and critical in your thinking and encourage the same of your colleagues.
- Learn how to better position your organization for growth in a rapidly and continually evolving business landscape.
- Learn how relationships, self-awareness, and leadership agility determine your competitive advantage.
- Discover how to balance your roles as a representative for your interests, your company's interests, and the interests of your profession and community at large.
DATES AND SCHEDULE:
The flexible schedule allows you to start the program at any point during the year and attend elective sessions around your schedule. Electives can be attended prior to the core sessions.
PROGRAM OUTLINE: CORE SESSIONS & ELECTIVES
THE CORE SESSIONS
Opening Core Session: Leader as Person
The purpose of this program is to increase your impact as a leader. Two critically important factors are a strong understanding of yourself, your strengths and how to leverage them, and an equally strong understanding of those you interact with, and how to engage and motivate them.
In this session, you will learn how greater leadership agility can enhance your ability to influence others at the right time in the right way. You will be introduced to new techniques for communicating in an authentic and powerful way. You will learn how to leverage your network of connections and why some senior executives perform better than others.
Mid-program Core Session: Leader and the Organization
Just as personal agility is essential to your career success, developing organizational agility will increase your organization's competitive advantage. Building on the first core week, this session explores how your role as an effective leader is integrated into your organization and how you can drive change, develop a results-driven culture, and create value by identifying new opportunities and engaging and mobilizing your workforce.
Capstone Core Session: Leader and the Community
In today's global economy, risk and opportunity can come from events down the street or on other continents. This final core session explores how to balance your roles as a representative for your interests, your company’s interests, and the interests of your profession and community at large. You will also have an opportunity to think deeply about your future plans and your legacy as a leader.
Who should attend
The Advanced Management Program is designed for senior-level executives who have achieved rapid advancement in their careers, and are looking for a personalized, flexible program that addresses their specific development needs and helps them lead their organizations more effectively. Most of the participants will already be in general management positions such as president, senior vice president, division president, general manager, managing director, general counsel, CEO, CFO, COO, or executive director.
Participants have demonstrated strong leadership skills and play an integral role in setting strategy for their organization or business unit. They are senior-level decision makers sponsored by their organization. Candidates for the program are selected based on both experience and their ability to contribute to the overall learning community we build in the program.