Global Leadership Executive Forum

Our flagship program was the recipient of a 2014 Top 10 Leadership 500 Excellence Award from HR.com, given for exemplary leadership development programs.

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Date: May 26 – June 18, 2015


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


Fee: $35,900 (2014); TBD (2015)


Please note: Companies sending three or more participants, organizations with fewer than 500 employees, non-profits, and the government sector receive a 10 percent discount.


For questions, contact Debi Dobransky-Fasiska, Director of Executive Programs, at +1-412-268-5178.


Today’s global economy and increasingly complex world require organizations and their leaders to develop the specific skills to anticipate, adjust and adapt to this rapidly changing business landscape. The Global Leadership Executive Forum is Carnegie Bosch Institute’s popular, rigorous program that enabling participants to make a greater impact on the success of their multinational companies.


The three component feature modules are: Managing the Business, Managing Yourself and Managing and Leading Others. The program addresses key issues of strategy, business, and leadership. By learning and working together with peers from other functional areas, industries, and cultures, participants gain different perspectives of topics with broad economic and international scope.


Learning occurs in a highly interactive setting that incorporates thought-provoking lectures, case studies, small group workshops, computer-based simulations, and innovative project work with real-life business partners. The program provides a transformational learning experience.


Participants will test their individual assumptions, gaining new ways of thinking about global markets, strategy, value creation, and leadership. Personal growth is an important element of the program, with 360 degree feedback, several assessment tools, and professional coaching integrated into the curriculum. Emphasis throughout the Global Leadership Executive Forum is on shifting the learning from classroom concept to relevant application in the real world.




  • Curriculum

    The program includes thought-provoking lectures by leading international faculty, case studies, team assignments that require experiential application of knowledge (“rapid prototyping”), small group sessions and workshops, computer-based simulations, applied leadership techniques from the performing arts, and real-time leadership projects with regional business partners, along with opportunities for social and multicultural interaction.

    The program incorporates state-of-the-art training methods that go beyond the classroom and provide a common thread that ties the program together using “I as a leader” as a framework, helping participants move forward on the critical path from being the leaders of teams to leading teams of teams, and further on to leading the organization. The program is carefully designed to guide participants from learning in the classroom to application of that knowledge in the real world.

    The following topics are typically covered over the course of the program. The ever-evolving global marketplace drives final program content.

    • Megatrends
    • Global Vision and Strategy – Creating the Modern Global Enterprise
    • Global Markets and Corporate Performance
    • Corporate Strategy
    • Basic Finance for Non-Finance Executives
    • Creating Shareholder Value and Building Competitive Advantage
    • Integrated International Management Game
    • Market Leadership and Global Marketing Strategy
    • Developing and Communicating a Leadership Point of View
    • Star Performers
    • Leadership and Followership
    • Multicultural Management
    • Creating Value in Cultural Diversity
    • Power in Informal Networks – Leading Beyond Hierarchy
    • Managing Change
    • Leadership Communication and Negotiation
    • Leadership Techniques from Performing Arts
    • Creative Problem Solving
    • Work/Life Integration
    • Mindfulness for Leaders
  • Participants

    The Global Leadership Executive Forum has been specifically designed to meet the complex needs of mid- to senior-level executives in multinational companies who currently hold, or aspire to, a key role in a global operation. Participants typically have 8-15 years of management experience. They come from around the world with different cultural backgrounds. Participants represent a wide-ranging cross section of functional areas, including executive management, strategic planning, finance, human resources, legal, marketing, sales, operations, research & development, product engineering, and manufacturing, among others.

    Participants represent diverse industries, cultures, and companies. Past participants have come from:

    Companies Aricent, Bayer, BMW Group, Boeing, Bosch Group, Caterpillar, Coal India, Cognizant, Coromandel, Eicher Motors, Enzen Technologies, Genpact, iBanx, IBM, Joy Mining, Kennametal, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd., Komatsu Ltd., Mahindra & Mahindra, NEC Corporation, Nissan, NTT East Corporation, ProMetal RCT, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Qatar Telecom, Renault, Rinnai Corporation, Scania, Seagate, Sun Microsystems, SupplyOn AG, Swiss Automotive Group AG, Syngene International, Tata, Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles, Vulcano Termodomésticos SA
    Industries Aerospace & Defense, Agro Industry, Automotive, Building Technology, Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Goods & Electronics, Energy & Mining, Finance & Banking, Heavy Industry, Industrial Technology, Media, Security Systems, Service Industries, Telecommunications
    Countries Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Panama, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
  • Faculty

    Faculty of the Global Leadership Executive Forum represent the best and brightest of industry and academia, aligning each session’s objective with the threads of the overall program. Recent faculty include the following:

    Dr. Michael Brimm
    Emeritus Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD
    FRANCE

    Dr. Michael Forlenza
    Leadership Coach, DPL Coaching & Consulting
    USA

    Brenda Bakker Harger
    Director of the Interactive Theatre Company and Professor of Entertainment Technology, Carnegie Mellon University
    USA

    David W. James
    Principal Consultant, The Coverdale Organisation
    UNITED KINGDOM

    Dr. Robert Kelley
    Adjunct Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University; President, Consultants to Executives and Organizations
    USA

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

    David L. Lamont
    Associate Teaching Professor of Business Strategy and Director of Management Game, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
    USA

    Dr. Vikas Tibrewala
    Consultant and Independent Educator (formerly INSEAD)
    FRANCE

    Dr. Fons Trompenaars
    Founder and Managing Director, Trompenaars Hampden-Turner
    NETHERLANDS

    Carnegie Bosch Institute reserves the right to make faculty substitutions.

  • Program Details

    Program Dates: May 26 – June 18, 2015

    Location: Carnegie Bosch Institute, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (USA)

    Limited Enrollment: To ensure a productive personal and interactive atmosphere, we limit enrollment to 36 participants. This group size guarantees a high return on your investment. Due to the limited group size, we recommend registration as early as possible. This program may fill up before the deadline.

    Application Deadline: April 9, 2015

    Language Proficiency: All sessions are conducted in English.

    Application Process: Participant admission is based on an application process that ensures the best possible peer group parity. Applicants submit their application and information online, followed by a recommendation letter from their supervisor. This letter serves to assess expectations for the applicant’s professional and personal development, as well as the impact on the business following the program. Accepted participants will be notified thereafter. All correspondence related to the application process is treated confidentially.

    Accommodations: Participants live in self-contained apartment suites (fully furnished bedroom, living room, kitchen, and bath) that are a 15-minute walk to Carnegie Bosch Institute. Upon prior arrangement, suites may also accommodate visiting family members.

    Enrollment Fee: The participant program fee of $35,900 for 2014 (TBD for 2015) covers tuition, lodging, course materials, campus athletic facilities, daily shuttle, transportation for organized social events, 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.

    Cancellation Policy: With written notice of cancellation received 45 days in advance of the program start date, a full refund minus a US $500 administrative fee will be provided. With less than 45 days notice, a refund of 50% will be provided. Feasible substitutions may be an option at the discretion of Carnegie Bosch Institute.

    Program Preparation: As a way of effectively preparing for the program, creating common ground among participants, and laying the groundwork for spirited discussion, some pre-readings are required. Program participants are also required to collect confidential 360 degree feedback from their supervisors, peers, and colleagues via a secure online portal. Participants are encouraged to discuss their goals and expectations for program participation, both before and after the program, with their supervisors and their organization’s leadership team.