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Leadership for the 21st Century: Delivering on Purpose and Profit

$9,280.00
Leadership for the 21st Century: Delivering on Purpose and Profit

Leadership for the 21st Century: Delivering on Purpose and Profit

$9,280.00
Overview

PLEASE NOTE: This program is currently being taught as a live online class. See agenda below for schedule.


Today’s quickly changing business landscape has brought increased pressure for organizational leaders not only to maximize profitability and shareholder value, but also to do what is right and moral from the standpoint of a wider array of stakeholders, including employees and customers. Topics that were once siloed have become core to successful business practices. In this one-of-a-kind program, NYU Stern has identified the emerging topics that will become integral markers of success for businesses in the future and assembled a team of trailblazing faculty who are setting the standards for these issues.

In three modules, participants will be challenged to “look out” (i.e., consider their social, environmental, ethical and moral obligations to the broader society), “look in” (i.e., create human centered business practices within their organizations), and “look within” (i.e., develop the personal skills and perspectives needed to lead effectively). The course will conclude with an integration and action planning session, in which participants will come up with concrete ways they can implement what they have learned.

This course is designed for those who understand that topics such as social responsibility, climate change and environmental sustainability, ethics and morality, diversity and inclusion, and employee well-being have become integral components of leading a competitive and profitable company, and are looking for the knowledge skills necessary to embed these concepts in their organizations and themselves. We have structured this course as daily intensive sessions, to not only equip you with knowledge, but to help you build a habit of incorporating these practices every day.

Course Syllabus

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Certificates and Credits

Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Program Takeaways

During this course, participants will:

  • Responsibilities to Diverse Stakeholders

    Understand how organizations affect and are affected by diverse stakeholders in broader society, and your role in operating an ethical business that upholds social and environmental responsibilities.
  • Responsibilities to Employees

    Learn how to build an ethical, moral, and inclusive culture within your organization.
  • Core Competencies

    Develop the personal skills needed to lead diverse teams and integrate diverse employee perspectives.
  • Leadership Action Plan

    Create a roadmap for incorporating emerging leadership competencies as core business practices within your organization.

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.

  • Prerequisites

    Ideal for individuals who are open minded, forward-thinking, innovative and proactive, and who recognize the power in themselves and their organizations to shape the future of business.
  • Job Functions

    This course is relevant across all job functions and industries, but will be most immediately applicable for individuals leading teams or organizations, and/or who are enthusiastic about driving organizational change.

Agenda

The following agenda is a sample and subject to change.

This course has been designed for live online instruction. Each course day will run from 9:00am - 12:30pm ET, with a 30-minute break starting around 10:30am ET.

Part I: Looking Out

When leaders “look out” beyond the boundaries of their own organizations, how can they fulfill their social and moral responsibilities to the broader society?

  • Session 1: The Language of Ethical Businesses, Bruce Buchanan
    Understand the changing business landscape, identify essential pillars of business practice in the near future, and build a vocabulary around these topics that is designed to unite stakeholders around your vision.
    Bruce Buchanan is former Director of NYU Stern's Business & Society Program; introduced NYU Stern’s social impact curriculum in 1997.

  • Session 2: Business and Human Rights, Michael Posner
    Examine the relationship between corporations and human rights, and learn how to develop industry-appropriate processes, standards and metrics to evaluate and improve your company’s performance.
    Michael Posner is former Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; Director of the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights.

  • Session 3: The Business Case for Sustainability, Tensie Whelan
    Discuss key sustainability issues and strategies, and understand how to embed sustainable business practice as a financial win for your organization.
    Tensie Whelan is former President of the Rainforest Alliance; Founder and Director of NYU Stern's Center for Sustainable Business.

 

Click below to download a detailed course syllabus.

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This course has been designed for live online instruction. Each course day will run from 9:00am - 12:30pm ET, with a 30-minute break starting around 10:30am ET.

Part II: Looking In

When leaders “look in” their own organizations, what can they do to create human centered business practices?

  • Session 4: Group Dynamics and Employee Well-Being in the Age of Polarization, Jonathan Haidt
    Learn about group dynamics and hive psychology (the “one for all, all for one” mentality), and how to overcome the challenges of leadership in the age of political polarization, social media and anxiety.
    Jonathan Haidt was named one of the top global thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine and Prospect magazine; author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion; author of The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom.

  • Session 5: Establishing an Ethical Culture, Alison Taylor
    Understand why meeting legal compliance is no longer sufficient when solving ethical challenges, examine factors that drive people to act ethically or unethically, and learn how you can drive ethical behavior through your leadership.
    Alison Taylor is Executive Director of Ethical Systems; former Managing Director at Business for Social Responsibility.

  • Session 6: Breaking the Barriers to Diversity and Inclusion, Anne Weisberg & Linda Basch
    Understand what bias is and how it plays out in major talent decisions -- from hiring and assignment to performance reviews -- and learn about the mindset you need to cultivate to recognize bias and change outcomes.
    Anne Weisberg is Director of the Women's Initiative at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP; author of Mass Career Customization: Aligning the Workplace to Today's Nontraditional Workforce. Linda Basch is former President of the National Council for Research on Women; Executive Leadership Coach & Consultant.

  • Session 7: Diversity and Inclusion as a Business Asset, Lisa Coleman
    Explore and apply DEI asset modeling to frame and drive innovation, best practices, and sustainability, and harness entrepreneurship across varied business practices and sectors.
    Lisa Coleman is the inaugural NYU Senior Vice President for Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation and NYU Chief Diversity Officer; formerly Harvard University's inaugural Chief Diversity Officer

 

Click below to download a detailed course syllabus.

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This course has been designed for live online instruction. Each course day will run from 9:00am - 12:30pm ET, with a 30-minute break starting around 10:30am ET.

Part III: Looking Within

When leaders “look within” themselves, what are the core competencies needed to lead effectively in the 21st century?

  • Session 8: Developing Intercultural Competence, Gary Fraser
    Learn what intercultural competence is and how to develop it within yourself to become a stronger, more inclusive leader.
    Gary Fraser is the inaugural NYU Stern Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion; formerly Assistant Dean at USC Marshall School of Business and UCLA Anderson School of Management

  • Session 9: Leading by Listening, Nathan Pettit
    Practice essential listening techniques that can lead to increased performance outcomes for your employees and organization.
    Nate Pettit is founding Director of NYU Stern’s Leadership Accelerator Initiative; one of Poets & Quant’s 2017 “40 Most Outstanding MBA Professors Under 40.”

 

Click below to download a detailed course syllabus.

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This course has been designed for live online instruction. Each course day will run from 9:00am - 12:30pm ET, with a 30-minute break starting around 10:30am ET.

Part IV: Integration and Action Planning Session

Participants will be guided through the process of integrating what they have learned and coming up with a plan for how they will use the material in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead.

  • Session 10: Integration and Action Planning, Lisa Leslie
    Reflect on the topics, frameworks, and practices introduced throughout the course, and identify concrete steps you can take to practice this new form of leadership moving forward.
    Lisa Leslie is the Academic Director for Leadership for the 21st Century; author of Diversity Initiative Effectiveness: A Typological Theory of Unintended Consequences; one of Poets & Quant’s 2017 “40 Most Outstanding MBA Professors Under 40.”

 

Click below to download a detailed course syllabus.

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