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Emerging Leader Program

Online Emerging Leader Development

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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

Core Online Program Experience

Our core online programs are engaging, interactive learning experiences. Before, during, and after live learning sessions, you connect with peers and build your network of women leaders. You are provided with resources to help you set goals and apply the learning objectives to your specific role and real-world business challenges.

  • Content mirrors our traditional core in-person programs
  • 3.5 hours of live interactive online sessions over four days with peers and faculty
  • Course website hosts pre-work, session materials, and discussion boards
  • Continue to foster relationships to increase learnings through discussions online, with a dedicated Accountability Partner, and in monthly Learning Circles.

Ongoing Benefits

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

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.

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