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Mid-Level Executive Program

Professional Development for Women Leaders

Postponed- Date TBD

Smith College, Northampton, MA


Important Notice: Smith College continues to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and prioritize the health and safety of our community. At this time we will not be running the Mid-level Executive Program (MEP) from June 21 to 25. We are exploring options and will update this site plus reach out to all applicants when we have additional information. Please contact Meredith Courtney if you are interested in the program or have any questions. 

Success at the mid-level requires the ability to manage up, down and across an organization. Smith Executive Education programs provide mid-level executive women the leadership training they need to navigate and thrive in this often complex role. Download the brochure.

Key Takeaways

During this professional development program, participants hone their abilities to:

  • Transform fear into effective action

  • Build executive presence and influence

  • Resolve conflicts and build trust with effective communication techniques

  • Collaborate and lead more effectively through authentic relationships

  • Invest in personal health and well-being for sustainable career success

Experience level
10–15 years

Participants may lead teams with operational, business unit, or line responsibilities.

Program Contact

Meredith Courtney  |  email:  |  phone: +1-413-585-2586

  • Curriculum

    World-renowned faculty guide participants's leadership training experience with a combination of lecture, case study and small group work on the following topics:

    Collaborative Decision Making:
    Improve collaborative decision-making skills and present your ideas persuasively.

    Hidden Bias:
    Discovering the often unnoticed biases that affect decisions, and changing the decision-making context to improve outcomes.

    Taking Brave Action:
    Creating a context to take brave action towards smart goals and a growth mindset.

  • Who Attends

    Women who attend this executive education program are mid-level managers and directors from across various sectors and industries. Participants currently lead teams with operational, business unit, or line responsibilities, and are identified as likely to move up within their organizations.

    Sample Participant Titles:

    • Senior Manager
    • Site Leader
    • Regional Head
    • Area Vice President
    • Director
    • Business Unit Manager

    A Network for Life

    Women who attend Smith Executive Education program build a network of women from around the world who support them throughout their careers. 

    Proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

  • Faculty

    Smith College Executive Education draws its world-class leadership training faculty from top institutions, businesses, and consultancies around the globe. These instructors bring real-world experience and academic leadership in their fields and offer highly dynamic classroom experiences that include group work, hands-on activities and dynamic lectures.

  • Accommodations

    "  All participants are hosted in Hotel Northampton. The hotel is located a convenient eight-minute walk from campus in the heart of charming Northampton, MA. A daily shuttle is provided for those who prefer not to walk. Breakfast, lunch, and most dinners are provided with ample breaks throughout each day.


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