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.

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Date: October 9-13, 2017

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.

Note that we are close to capacity for this program. Please register as soon as possible or contact the program coordinator at +1-412-268-7344 or cbi@andrew.cmu.edu to discuss. 

Today’s business climate is marked by shifting global trends, increased pressure from new and different competitors, and the need to respond and adapt to change. More than ever, organizations need inspired and effective leaders in order to produce a sustainable competitive advantage. Leadership as a Daily Challenge: An Integrated Approach helps managers develop four essential leadership competencies:

1. Creating star performers, including maximizing the role of leadership and followership
2. Developing effective change management tools for complex organizational environments
3. Mastering informal organizational networks in order to effectively manage beyond hierarchy
4. Building negotiation strategies and managing conflict in diverse teams

With its comprehensive, integrated design, the program strengthens the abilities and confidence of managers and executives to successfully lead their teams in a dynamic world.

(This program is valid for 30 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM).

  • 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
    Distinguished Service Professor of Management, Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University

    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.”

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

    Mr. Lassman teaches case-based organizational behavior and strategy courses. He worked in a variety of industries in the private sector for more than 25 years before joining Carnegie Mellon University as a faculty member.

    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.”

    Taya Cohen
    Carnegie Bosch Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory, Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University

    Dr. Cohen’s teaching focus is on negotiations, conflict management, and behavioral sciences. Her research investigates how personality and situations influence unethical and competitive behavior.

  • Terms & Conditions

    Fee: 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 percent discount.

    Accommodations: 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: For cancellations received more than four weeks before the program, the program fee will be fully refunded, less a $300 administrative fee. For cancellations received 14 to 27 days before the program, a 35 percent refund will be provided. For cancellations received less than 14 days before the program, no refunds will be given. A substitute attendee may attend with no cancellation fee.

    Transfer Policy: If you choose to defer your admission to a future program session, you must attend that session or you will forfeit all funds previously paid. Only one deferral or substitution per registration is allowed and the new session must occur within one year of the original session date. There is no cancellation allowed on deferred registrations.