Leadership Development Programs, Courses and ecq-based Readings

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The Graduate School (DC)

Leading People

Develop insight into critical leadership behaviors and how to adapt them to the needs of your organization through this highly interactive seminar. Explore the Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) Leading People and the fundamental leadership competencies. Examine trust and integrity as the foundations for leadership while learning to maximize performance. Explore the dynamics of team leadership and how to create a "Culture of Greatness," through coaching and empowerment. For more information, click here.
Dates: February 26 - 28, 2014; May 28 - 30, 2014; July 28 - 30, 2014

Location: Washington, DC (USDA)

Tuition: $1,595

Contact Number: 202-314-3300 or toll free (888) 744-GRAD (888-744-4723)
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Harvard University

Leadership for the 21st Century: Chaos, Conflict and Courage

Leadership for the 21st Century: Chaos, Conflict and Courage is a provocative program that introduces a set of conceptual frameworks and a unique teaching method designed to challenge your fundamental assumptions about how you can courageously and effectively exercise leadership and authority during difficult times. The five-day program requires participants to be actively engaged on several levels - in the classroom, in small groups, and in individual reflection. You will discuss issues like creating and claiming value, understanding the relationship between leadership and authority, exercising influence, and managing the individual and institutional dynamics of change. We will explore a wide range of leadership strategies and practice new ways of exercising leadership, whether in a position of authority or just one member of a group. We will confront the dangers and risks associated with exercising leadership – the chaos and conflict – and explore how. For more information, click here.

Dates: February 2-7, 2014; September 7-12, 2014

Application Deadline(s): December 2, 2013; July 7, 2014

Cost: $6,900 (includes tuition, housing, curricular materials and most meals)

Contact Number: 617-496-0484

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Michigan State University

Managing Project Teams

Through instructional methods such as role-playing, teach-backs and other participant-centered exercises, you will gain a practical understanding of Project Management Institute’s (PMI) “Human Resource Management” and “Communications Management” knowledge areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide, 2000). For more information, click here.
Dates: TBD

Location: The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, Lansing, Michigan

Cost: $1495.00 – full tuition

Contact: Phone: 517-353-8711 Email: vescolan@msu.edu

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MIT Open Courseware

Advanced Managerial Communication
This course builds on managerial communication skills developed in (15.279) Management Communication for Undergraduates or (15.280) Communication for Managers. It introduces interactive oral and interpersonal communication skills important to managers, including presenting to a hostile audience, running meetings, listening, and contributing to group decision-making. Working in teams, students present a communication topic of their choosing to the class. An individual project challenges students to address a business audience in written and oral forms. For more information, click here.
Dates: Self-paced

Location: Online

Cost: Free

MIT Sloan Business School

Managing Technical Professionals and Organizations

Technical professionals' goals and incentives are often different from those of other employees, and so are the management challenges that arise. Drawing on the wealth of research and industry experience of faculty and leading practitioners, this program will explore proven, practical, and innovative strategies for maximizing the contribution of technical professionals. This intensive program will focus on individual contributors and members of project teams, including cross-functional teams, and examines how to work effectively with prima donnas and independent spirits. For more information, click here.
Dates: Mar 20-21, 2014; Jul 08-09, 2014; Nov 04-05, 2014

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cost: $2,900 (excluding accommodations)

Contact Information: Phone 617-253-7166 Email sloanexeced@mit.edu

Intelligent Organizations: Collaborations and the Future of Work

This intensive new program is designed to help managers understand how to create competitive advantage by harnessing new organizational approaches made possible by the latest wide-ranging communications technologies. It will illustrate how people and computers can be connected in new, creative ways so that—collectively—they act more intelligently than any person, group, or computer has ever done before. For more information, click here.
Apr 03-04, 2014; Jun 26-27, 2014; Oct 21-22, 2014

Cambridge, Massachusetts

$2,900 (excluding accommodations)

E-mail: sloanexeced@mit.edu
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New York University

Great Leadership: Developing Practical Leadership Skills

This program is based on the premise that leadership is not a genetic inheritance. It’s a skill to acquire and master. A journey to commence and complete. This program will provide you a framework for that skill and a template for that journey. For more information, click here.
Dates: March 17-18, 2014

Location: NYU Campus, Greenwich Village
: $3,400 (Accommodations not included)

Contact Number: (212) 998 - 0789

Leadership Training For High Potentials

Leadership is about change: being able to make things happen with, and through, other people.  Yet the world within which leaders operate is complex, dynamic, and unpredictable.  To be effective as a leader, one needs to understand that world (i.e., how things work within one’s organization and one’s industry) but also willing and able to challenge the status quo.  One needs to be able to articulate a compelling vision, but also to get that vision implemented.  One needs to be highly competent as an individual contributor, yet also highly effective in motivating and inspiring others.  In addition, leaders need to find the right balance between traditional top-down approaches to leading and collaborative/distributed approaches, and to work within a context that is less and less about control and formal authority and more and more about trust and informal influence. For more information, click here.
Dates: May 20 - 21, 2014 

Location: NYU Campus, Greenwich Village
: $3,400 (Accommodation Not Included)

Contact Number: (212) 998 – 0789
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