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Advancing Leadership Program

In-Person Training for Mid-Career Executives

Date
June 23 to 27, 2024
Location

Smith College, Northampton, MA

Cost
Registration Rate $11,500; contact for group rates
Three women talking in a business setting

Success as a leader requires the ability to manage up, down and across an organization. The Advancing Leadership Program provides mid-level and senior-level executive women the training, tools, and insights they need to take a bold approach at this key pivot point in their career growth journey.

 

Key Takeaways

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

  • Influence, inspire, and encourage others to achieve key business results and performance.
  • Negotiate with multiple stakeholders to win buy-in for ideas, projects, and initiatives.
  • Use critical thinking to recognize biases that impede effective decision making.
  • Lead with resiliency and effective cross-organization collaboration in the face of uncertainty.

 

Ongoing Benefits

All participants receive access to post-program networking and learning opportunities.

Experience level
10+ years
Role

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

Program Contact

Joy McGaugh  |  email: jmcgaugh@smith.edu |  phone: +1-413-585-2798

  • Curriculum

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

    • Influence, inspire, and encourage others to achieve key business results and performance.
    • Negotiate with multiple stakeholders to win buy-in for ideas, projects, and initiatives.
    • Use critical thinking to recognize biases that impede effective decision making.
    • Lead with resiliency and effective cross-organization collaboration in the face of uncertainty.
  • Who Attends

    Women who attend this program are mid-to-senior level managers and directors working 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
    • Senior Director

    A Network for Life

    Women who attend Smith College Executive Education programs build an important network of peer leaders 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.

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