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Senior Executive Program

For Women in Diverse Fields

July 13–16, 2020

Smith College, Northampton, MA

$10,200 USD by April 2

Success as a senior executive requires the ability to influence, drive results, and work across boundaries. The Senior Executive program provides women at the top with the specific tools and strategies that help them thrive in today’s increasingly complex global work environments. Download the brochure.

Key Takeaways

By the end of this course participants will be equipped to: 

  • Generate extraordinary outcomes using strategic decision-making techniques.
  • Create an environment of cultural competence for greater creativity and effectiveness.
  • Demonstrate communication skills that inspire others and build trust.
  • Make critical strategic decisions in the face of insufficient information in complex work environments.
  • Implement self-care techniques for personal health and resiliency. 


Space is limited; reserve seats now.

Experience level
15+ years

Sets the business direction of the organization, and has experience managing P&Ls and cost centers, generating revenue, driving innovation and leading global cross-functional teams.

Program Contact

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

  • Curriculum

    World-renowned faculty guide participants through a combination of lecture, case study and small group work on the following topics:

    Communication for Buy-In:
    Understand and practice techniques and strategies such as empathy, active listening and mental resilience to build trust and gain stakeholder buy-in at work and beyond.

    Strategic Decision Making: 
    Manage the tension between long- and short-term decision-making priorities and adapt to changing organizational needs.

    The Art of Perception:
    Improve observation, perception and communication skills by exploring the role of cultural competence and our abilities to incorporate multiple perspectives into professional decisions.

    Radical Candor: 
    Create a climate of trust and openness in your work environment so great ideas emerge and individuals can reach their full potential. 

  • Who Attends

    The Senior Executive Program for Women is for top global business leaders who set the business direction of the organizations, and have experience managing P&Ls and cost centers, generating revenue, driving innovation and leading global cross-functional teams.

    Sample Participant Titles:

    • Senior Vice President

    • Vice President

    • Senior Director

    • Managing Director

    • General Manager

    A Network for Life:

    Women who attend the Senior Executive Program have access to a network of other women leaders from around the world who can support them throughout their careers. 

  • Faculty

    Smith College Executive Education draws its world-class 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 at the historic Hotel Northampton. The hotel is located a convenient 8-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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