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Emerging Leader Development Program

Overview

The Emerging Leader Development Program provides participants with a wide range of learning opportunities. A 360-degree feedback tool, combined with one-on-one consultation on the results, helps participants take an in-depth look at their leadership strengths and weaknesses.

The program covers several key business skills, always with a focus on how to apply them, both personally and within an organizational context. Effective leadership, strategy formulation, better decision making and negotiating skills, and successful change management form the core of the program's curriculum.

For a complete program schedule download the agenda.

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Benefits

Benefits in the Current Context

"An executive's softer skills can determine his/her ability to create value, drive change, and build institutions. The current round of economic turmoil means that certain organizational responses are inevitable. Mastery of the softer interpersonal skills is what will separate those who merely survive these changes from those who will thrive and grow as leaders."
–Professor Robert Bontempo, faculty director

Summary of Benefits

  • Learn to organize your thinking and successfully implement your plans
  • Develop your ability to formulate effective strategy
  • Gain insights into the strengths and weaknesses of your leadership style
  • Analyze how organizational culture can impede or bolster success
  • Learn to create an atmosphere that allows change and innovation to thrive

Upon completion of this program, you will earn five days towards a Certificate in Business Excellence. Learn more.

Curriculum

During the program participants acquire the skills needed for managerial success, such as strategy formulation, negotiation, conflict resolution, decision making, implementing change, and managing culture. With the help of 360-degree feedback, participants return to their organizations with the ability to communicate effectively and maximize both individual and team performance.

The curriculum for the first few sessions includes the latest research and practical applications related to diagnosing and solving the root cause of organizational problems. Readings cover such topics as organizational behavior, motivation and improving self-management abilities. Participants receive one-on-one consultations regarding their 360-degree feedback results.

By mid-week, participants focus on formulating and implementing effective strategy. Discussions cover such questions as: Is your company's strategy working well? Are you clear on what you need to do to support the strategy? Participants also continue their one-on-one feedback sessions.

The end of the week concerns negotiations and includes case study readings, discussions, and role plays. The program concludes with intensive discussions on leadership, constructive conflict, and implementing change.

For a complete program schedule download the agenda.

Audience & Testimonials

The Emerging Leader Development Program is designed for midlevel executives with fewer than 10 years of experience who seek to reinforce their potential with a strong foundation of skills and self-awareness.

Upon completion of this program, you will earn 13 days towards a Certificate in Business Excellence. Learn more.

 
What recent participants say about the Emerging Leaders Development Program:

"An incredibly valuable and relevant course. I know I can take these classroom learning and immediately apply them in the office."  – Russ Bley, Regional Vice President of Sales, Undertone

"After the Emerging Leader Development Program I have been able to vary how I manage different employees based on their personality and what motivators are more effective with specific individuals. Essentially, the program has helped me to not use a one-size-fits-all approach to managing employees."  – Christopher Duncan, National Sales Director, GAF Materials Corporation

"Outstanding balance of theory, experiential learning and sharing between participants. A week well spent towards my future career development."  – Lynne Knittel, Manager Corporate Benefits, Barnes Group Inc.

"The broad mix of discussions and exercises across a culturally diverse group made the learnings invaluable."  – Kevin Lotenberg, Associate Partner, IBM

"Professor Bontempo captures the essence of good teaching and pushes us to think, rather than force feed us info."  – Jo-An Tremblay, Sales Manager, International Flight Services Assoc.

Faculty

Robert N. Bontempo, Faculty Director
Associate Professor of Management
Faculty Member, Executive Education

Robert N. Bontempo is a leading advisor to senior executives worldwide. He advises on the leadership of organizational change and the implementation of business strategy to such companies as Goldman Sachs, Citibank, ExxonMobil, General Electric, Sony, Boeing, Glaxo-Welcome, NASA, and Deloitte & Touche, as well as government and ministry officials from The World Bank and The United Nations. He has served on the board of directors of the Michael Baker Corporation, an energy services and engineering firm with operations worldwide, since 1997.

Bontempo’s research on the role leadership plays in the effectiveness of global organizations has been published in journals in Europe, Asia, and the US. His perspectives on management have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Economist, as well as network news broadcasts. He is also a consulting editor for the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Bontempo’s recent research on international comparative management involves cultural factors in international negotiations and international differences in risk perception.

The winner of the 1994 Singhvi Prize for Scholarship in the Classroom, Bontempo teaches executives and students at Columbia Business School.

Along with Professor Bontempo, additional Columbia Business School faculty contribute to and teach in the program.

 

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The Certificate in Business Excellence (CIBE) is awarded to participants who complete a total of 18 program days within a four-year period.

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