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Emerging Leader Program

For Women Leaders in Diverse Fields

Postponed, Date TBD

Smith College, Northampton, MA


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Smith College has canceled all 2020 on-campus programs and will be running online programs instead. Please contact Meredith Courtney if you have any questions.

Emerging women leaders must quickly learn and apply strong management, communication and strategic skills. The Emerging Leaders Program is specifically designed to provide participants with the professional development they need for today's global workplace. Download the brochure.

Key Takeaways

During this executive education program, participants hone their abilities to:

  • Problem solve and collaborate in complex work environments 

  • Maximize performance in an on-demand world

  • Learn a powerful framework for effective strategy and decision making 

  • Create a culture of candid feedback to achieve great results

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

Experience level
5–9 years

Recently started leading teams or taking on larger responsibilities.

Program Contact

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

  • Curriculum

    World-renowned faculty guide participants through leadership training through lectures, case studies and small group work on the following topics:

    Communication to Increase Buy-In:
    Understanding and practicing techniques and strategies that build trust, gain stakeholder buy-in at work and beyond such as empathy, active listening, and mental resilience.

    Strategic Leadership to Achieve the Extraordinary:
    Approaches to expand strategic leadership skills in order to articulate purpose, work effectively in a climate of uncertainty, and think creatively for better outcomes.

    Executive Presence: 
    How to increase comfort and confidence in working at the executive level and be recognized as authentic, influential, and highly effective.

    Maximizing Vitality in an On-Demand World: 
    Strategies to build emotional intelligence, personal vitality, and longevity in both life and leadership roles.

  • Who Attends

    The Emerging Leaders Program provides professional development for emerging leaders who are poised to lead work teams and/or critical projects.

    Sample Participant Titles:

    • Project Manager

    • Senior Researcher 

    • Team Lead

  • Faculty

    Smith College Executive Education draws its world-class executive education faculty from top institutions, businesses, and consultancies around the globe. These instructors bring real-world experience and academic leadership 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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