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 8-12, 2018

LOCATION: Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business
Executive Education
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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.

For questions, please contact Carnegie Mellon Executive Education at +1-412-268-2304 or exec-director@andrew.cmu.edu.

  • 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 ensure 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 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.

    Sylvia Vogt, Faculty Director
    President, Carnegie Bosch Institute and Adjunct Professor of Management at Carnegie Mellon University


  • Fee and Terms

    Fee: The program fee of $6,700 is due prior to the start of the program and covers instruction, course materials, coaching, and most meals. A $250 fee is assessed on all cancellations.   

    Accommodation: Logistic details will be communicated to participants after registration. Cost of accommodation is not included in the program fee. Recommendations for local hotel options can be provided, however room reservations and transportation are the responsibility of the participant.

    Cancellation policy:

    • All requests to cancel must be received in writing.
    • Qualified substitutes for registration can be accommodated.
    • Cancellations forfeit the deposit fee.