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Great Leadership: Developing Practical Leadership Skills

Great Leadership: Developing Practical Leadership Skills

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Great Leadership: Developing Practical Leadership Skills


As you rise in your career, you will need multiple and often conflicting constituencies on board to follow your vision. But if you don’t lead, others will not follow. Following the premise that leadership is a skill to acquire and master, rather than a genetic inheritance, this course will provide a framework and template for your journey to becoming a great leader.

Designed for those who wish to better understand and further develop their potential and propensity to lead others, this course uses a formula for leadership success to help you identify and hone the essential self-reflective skills necessary to give form and substance to your vision. To achieve these objectives, we combine a variety of pedagogical approaches: lectures, group discussions, case analysis, videos, and self-assessments. Emphasis is placed on self-reflection and linking the concepts from the program to participants’ own objectives and development as leaders.


Certificates and Credits

Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement. This program is also eligible for 4.5 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits in Business Management and Organization and 10 CPE credits in Personal Development through NASBA.

Program Takeaways

  • Case Analysis

    Analyze real life cases from diverse contexts in order to gain a more fine-tuned idea of the scope and limitations of leadership
  • Self-Assessment

    Identify, comprehend, and critique assumptions and attitudes towards leaders and leading
  • Road Map

    Design a personal and actionable leadership road map to guide them through their career choices

Who Should Attend

Although there are no formal education or background requirements, this course is designed for executives who meet the criteria below. While we strongly encourage global participation, please note that all courses are taught in English. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.

  • Years of Experience

    This course is designed for professionals with 5+ years of work experience
  • Job Functions

    Ideal for individuals who have significant leadership responsibilities
  • Prerequisites

    This program is designed for individuals who wish to better understand and develop their skills and propensity to lead others


The following agenda is a sample and subject to change.

8:30 am - 9:00 am: Breakfast

Session 1: Introduction to Leadership Framework

  • Introduction to the myth and reality of leadership
  • Dimensions of leadership: Definitions

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm: Lunch

Session 2: Leadership in Action: A Leader’s Story

  • Dynamics between leaders and followers
  • Dimensions of leadership: Self-Assessment Exercises
  • Leadership in action: A leader’s story

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Day 1 Conclusion and Evaluations

8:30 am - 9:00 am: Breakfast

Session 3: Leaders and Followers

  • Leadership in action: Different leaders in different domains
  • Leadership life cycle
  • Dynamics between leaders and followers: Self-Assessment Exercises

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm: Lunch

Session 4: Personal Plan for Developing Leadership Skills

  • Perils of leadership
  • Potentials, pitfalls and plans: Personal leadership roadmap
  • Individual and team exercises and debrief
  • Learning to lead: Program summary and takeaways

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Program Conclusion and Evaluations

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