Leadership as a Daily Challenge

After this five-day program, participants understand what it takes to be an inspired and effective leader to successfully lead their teams in a dynamic world.

Leadership as a daily challenge
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Date:  October 5-9, 2015 (5 days)

Location:  Carnegie Bosch Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Fee: $6,700

Companies sending three or more participants, organizations with fewer than 500 employees, non-profits and the government sector receive a 10% discount. For questions, please contact the program coordinator at +1-412-268-7344 or cbi@andrew.cmu.edu.

This program strengthens the abilities and confidence of mid- to upper-level managers. Graduates understand the critical success factors for today's business environment, effectively align and motivate people, and know how to manage confidently in an atmosphere of change.

  • Curriculum

    The program focuses on four essential leadership competencies:

    1. Creating star performers: How to maximize the roles of leadership and followership to identify and develop star performers on their teams
    2. Change management: Understanding the assumptions, models, and implications associated with change, in order to become more adept at developing effective change management practices for complex organizational environments
    3. Informational organizational networks: Building awareness of the power and dynamics at play in informal networks and developing the skills to exert influence beyond the traditional hierarchy
    4. Conflict management: How to achieve positive results in difficult situations by managing conflicts, negotiating disputes, and dealing with perceptual gaps as the root causes of recurring conflicts in diverse teams

    A unique strength of the program is the integrated approach of tying the learning from different fields to actual personal leadership challenges. Focusing on experiential application, participants are ;provided with the knowledge and tools to effectively address the challenges they face every day, enabling them to develop a greater understanding about their own leadership style and create holistic strategies to be successful in different situations.

  • Participants

    This program is designed for executives and mid- to upper-level managers. Recommended participants include those who:

    • Supervise departments or diverse teams
    • Lead complex projects or organizational change
    • Manage relationships between different functions and stakeholders
    • Are accountable for delivering results in global business
    • Hold or aspire to a key role in their operation
    • Develop talent within their organization

    Enrollment is limited to 36 participants. This ensures a productive and interactive learning atmosphere, providing a high return on your investment. Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basic, so register early.

  • Faculty

    Leadership as a Daily Challenge: An Integrated Approach brings together four recognized Carnegie Mellon University faculty with expertise in the fields of organizational behavior and management.

    Robert Kelley
    Adjunct Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory, Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon UniversityAd

    Author of the national best-seller How to Be a Star at Work: Nine Breakthrough Strategies You Need to Succeed, Dr. Kelley has been described as an “entrepreneur of the mind.” He consistently stays a step ahead of the pack in creating new management practices used by world class organizations.

    David Lassman
    Distinguished Service Professor, Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University

    Mr. Lassman teaches “Organizational Management” and “Managing Change” in numerous programs at both the Heinz College and the Tepper School of Business.

    David Krackhardt
    Professor of Organizations and Public Policy, Heinz College and Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University

    Dr. Krackhardt';s research focuses on how the theoretical insights and methodological innovations of network analysis can enhance our understanding of how organizations function. He pioneered the concept of “cognitive social structures.”

    Laurie Weingart
    Carnegie Bosch Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory, Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University

    Dr. Weingart’s research and teaching focus on negotiation and conflict management in team settings. She is Director of the Accelerate Leadership Center and publishes in top-tier management and social psychology journals.

  • Terms & Conditions

    The program fee of USD 6,700 per person covers tuition, course materials and most meals. Companies sending three or more participants, organizations with fewer than 500 employees, non-profits and the government sector receive a 10% discount.

    Rooms have been reserved at special seminar rates at a local hotel. Logistic details will be communicated to participants after registration. Cost of accommodation is not included in the program fee.

    Cancellation policy 
    The program fee for cancellations received (in writing) more than two weeks before the program start date will be fully refunded, less a $250 administrative fee. If your cancellation is received 8 to 14 days before the program start date, you will incur 65% of the program fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received within 7 days or less of the program start date.