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Smith Executive Education is the pioneer and global leader of executive development programs for women at every career level and across many industries, from Fortune 500 companies to start-up ventures.

World-renowned faculty and thought leaders bring a depth of both real-world experience and academic rigor that sets our women’s leadership programs apart from the rest. Experiential sessions, group discussions, and individual exercises offer an ideal environment to explore factors that have shaped your management and leadership style while presenting new practices that support career advancement.

Each program fosters powerful networks of peer women leaders who often create career-sustaining meaningful connections.

Whether you are looking for Emerging Leader training, Mid-Career Executive training, Senior Executive training or Custom Programs for your team, our programs provide the skills and strategies you need to succeed.

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Directing Innovation

Online Executive Training for Leaders in STEM

March 19 to 23, 2023
In partnership with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Directing Innovation provides participants the tools and strategies to help for Senior Leaders thrive as leaders in today’s rapidly changing STEM environment.
Experience level
15+ years
Role

Sets business direction and has experience driving innovation and leading teams.

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From Specialist to Strategist

In-Person Leadership Training for Emerging Leaders in STEM Fields

June 5 to 9, 2022
In partnership with the Society of Women Engineers, From Specialist to Strategist provides emerging women leaders the professional development they need to thrive in the especially male-dominated STEM fields.
Role

Works in a technical environment and has recently started to lead teams and take on larger responsibilities.

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Mid-Senior Level Executive Program

In-Person Leadership Training

June 26 to 30, 2022
Success as a leader requires the ability to manage up, down and across an organization. Smith Executive Education programs provide mid-level and senior-level executive women the leadership training they need to navigate and thrive in this often complex role.
Role

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

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Senior Leaders Program

In-Person Training for Senior Leaders

July 10 to 14, 2022
Success as a senior leader requires the ability to influence, drive results and work across boundaries. The Senior Leaders program provides women at the top with the specific leadership training that helps them thrive in today’s increasingly complex global work environments.
Experience level
15+ years
Role

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.

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Emerging Leader Program

Online Emerging Leader Development

OCT 12, 13, 26 & 27, 2022
Emerging women leaders must quickly learn and apply strong management, communication and strategic skills in complex work environments. The emerging leader program is specifically designed to provide emerging women leaders with the professional development they need in these areas and beyond.
Experience level
New managers; emerging leaders moving from individual contributors to manager roles
Role

Recently started leading teams or taking on larger responsibilities.

“The program was so unique and comprehensive — the best professional training experience I’ve ever had. I was surprised by how powerful and emotional it was. The sessions were thoughtful, relevant, and flawlessly executed.”

— RESEARCH SCIENTIST, AEROSPACE
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“The program was so unique and comprehensive — the best professional training experience I’ve ever had. I was surprised by how powerful and emotional it was. The sessions were thoughtful, relevant, and flawlessly executed.”

— RESEARCH SCIENTIST, AEROSPACE

Many Smith Executive Education program participants come from Fortune 500 companies. Learn more about organizational partnerships!

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Many Smith Executive Education program participants come from Fortune 500 companies. Learn more about organizational partnerships!

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