High Impact Leadership

May 9–13, 2022 $10,570 (In-Person)
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Liz N. Schultz
Senior Associate Director, Learning Solutions
+1 212-854-7613
[email protected]

Columbia University Campus, New York City
Certificate Credits: 5
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Preferred pricing is available for groups of two or more. To inquire, email [email protected].

"High Impact Leadership will change your way of managing people, organizations, and your own life."
– Past Participant Noe Reyes, Director of Manufacturing Operations at Fresenius Kabi

Professor Joel Brockner explains how executives gain a profound understanding of how they are perceived as leaders in the context of their organization.

High Impact Leadership provides a profound understanding of how you are perceived as a leader in the context of your organization. Through a dynamic mix of lectures, discussions, 360-degree feedback, one-on-one coaching*, and self-assessment tools, you learn concrete ways to improve your leadership abilities.

At the conclusion of this six-day program, you have an action plan for managing yourself and leading others to improved performance, and are more effective at communicating direction and inspiration that aligns people and objectives.

For a complete program schedule download the agenda.

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Please contact our Learning Solutions Specialists at 212-854-3395 for a personal conversation to learn more.

*To participate in the one-on-one coaching session, participants need to complete the 360 survey prior to the start of the program.


Through 360-degree feedback, intensive one-on-one coaching*, self-assessment tools, and small group work, you develop a realistic path to more effective leadership. You learn how to establish and communicate direction and inspiration that aligns people and objectives.

  • Gain greater awareness of your leadership styles, strengths, and weaknesses
  • Improve your style of leading and managing
  • Strengthen your ability to lead and manage organizational innovation and change
  • Develop more effective decision making skills
  • Achieve better synergy in groups
  • Build your understanding of national culture, organizational culture, and leadership implications
  • Learn the art of giving and receiving feedback

Upon completion of this program, you will earn six credits towards a Certificate with select alumni and tuition benefits. Learn more.

*To participate in the one-on-one coaching session, participants need to complete the 360 survey prior to the start of the program.


PLEASE NOTE: The upcoming iteration of the program will take place in a live, virtual setting. See the agenda. You may also view the in-person program schedule for when our in-person programming resumes.

High Impact Leadership provides an opportunity for participants to explore and understand their leadership capabilities: strengths, weaknesses, and concrete ways to improve.

The curriculum includes readings, lectures, and discussions on a wide range of topics, including the makings of a great leader, emotional intelligence, organizational effectiveness and group dynamics, the value of self awareness and self management, and successful change management.

The program also includes Columbia Business School's 360 Assessment Tool that collects feedback from the participant, their peers, direct reports and supervisors.*

Hear more about the tool from the faculty director and a recent past participant:

Participants emerge from the program with a clear sense of their own leadership style and a concrete direction for becoming a more inspirational, influential leader.

Sample Session Titles:

  • Designing Organizations for High Performance and Stakeholder Trust
  • Managerial Decision Making
  • Managing Change: Exploring Underlying Assumptions
  • Understanding Your Change Management Practices
  • Leadership Styles
  • Dimensions of Culture and Leader/Manager Behavior
  • Self-Management and Leadership

For a complete program schedule download the agenda.

*To participate in the one-on-one coaching session, participants need to complete the 360 survey prior to the start of the program.


High Impact Leadership is designed for upper-level executives with at least 10 years of experience who seek to enhance their leadership skills and management effectiveness within the context of their organization.

Columbia Business School alumni and up to four of their colleagues are eligible for a 25 percent tuition benefit for this program. More on the Alumni Tuition Benefit.

Typical Participant Mix

Geographic Spread

Years of Management Experience

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Hear from Past Participants:



Joel Brockner, Faculty Director
Phillip Hettleman Professor of Business

Joel Brockner is a leading authority on a variety of psychological issues in the workplace, including change management, leadership, decision-making, the role of the self, and cross-cultural differences in work behavior. He has consulted about the planning and implementation of significant organizational change, leadership development, and decision making with such organizations as the Association of Art Museum Curators, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, Citigroup, ConocoPhillips, Eastman Kodak, IXIS Capital Markets, MBNA, Pfizer, State Farm Insurance, Southern New England Telephone, and Stratus Technologies.

Brockner’s book publications cover decision making in "sunk cost" situations, causes and consequences of employees’ self esteem, and the role of justice in the workplace. He has published more than 100 articles and book chapters in a variety of prestigious outlets, including Harvard Business Review and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He has served on the editorial board of numerous management and psychology journals including the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Brockner is a fellow of the Academy of Management and of the American Psychological Association (Division of Industrial and Organizational Psychology). He served as the chairman of the management division from 2005 to 2011 at Columbia Business School.

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


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