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Becoming a Leader: Developing Your Style and Making Sound Decisions

All Start Dates

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,895

  • Registration Deadline

    April 25, 2022

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,895

  • Registration Deadline

    August 1, 2022

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,895

  • Registration Deadline

    September 19, 2022

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,895

  • Registration Deadline

    November 23, 2022

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Explore the symbiotic relationship between decision making and leadership to maximize organizational performance.

What You'll Learn

Designed for first-line and mid-level managers positioned to take on increasing leadership roles in their organizations, this program analyzes the symbiotic relationship between leadership and decision making. It combines theory and practice to inform participants on how effective decisions can be made, as well as how bad decisions can be avoided. Attention will be paid to research in emotional intelligence as a framework for understanding the dual aspects of the decision-making process: intuitive vs. rational, and the respective values of both.

Participants will leave with learned tools and strategies to expand their ability to become more confident leader and decision makers.

Program Benefits

  • Become aware of preferences, leadership styles, and blind spots in both yourself as well as others
  • Learn the importance of emotional intelligence in leadership and decision making, especially cognitive biases and the illusion of rationality
  • Learn how emotional intelligence will contribute to your professional success, and discover your own personal EQ.
  • Understand psychological pitfalls in decision making and how you can set yourself up for success
  • Learn tools and strategies for leveraging your strengths and awareness over the course of your career
  • Earn a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard Division of Continuing Education

Topics Covered

  • Bases of power and influence throughout an organization
  • Awareness of individual preferences and leadership styles as a tool to becoming a more effective leader
  • Situational leadership over the course of your career
  • Leadership and better decision making through emotional intelligence
  • Tools to manage oneself and others during times of increased pressure

Who Should Enroll

This program benefits emerging leaders who are poised and motivated to take on significant managerial responsibility in their organizations. Those with 3-7 years of experience managing people will find this program most beneficial.

It is highly recommended for those who want to increase and strengthen their awareness of their preferences and leadership styles as a tool to become better leaders and decision makers over the course of their careers.

May Schedule

Day 1
• Introduction to Leadership-And Each Other
• Leadership: Emotional Dimensions and Styles

Day 2
• Decision Making: Emotional Intelligence as a Foundation
• Decision Making: Challenges & Emotional Management

*This schedule is subject to change.

August Schedule

Day 1
• Introduction to Leadership-And Each Other
• Leadership: Emotional Dimensions and Styles

Day 2
• Decision Making: Emotional Intelligence as a Foundation
• Decision Making: Challenges & Emotional Management

*This schedule is subject to change.

September Schedule

Day 1
• Introduction to Leadership-And Each Other
• Leadership: Emotional Dimensions and Styles

Day 2
• Decision Making: Emotional Intelligence as a Foundation
• Decision Making: Challenges & Emotional Management

*This schedule is subject to change.

November Schedule

Day 1
• Introduction to Leadership-And Each Other
• Leadership: Emotional Dimensions and Styles

Day 2
• Decision Making: Emotional Intelligence as a Foundation
• Decision Making: Challenges & Emotional Management

*This schedule is subject to change.

Instructor

  • Laura Wilcox

    Laura Wilcox

    Laura Wilcox has been in academia for over two decades at the intersection of business, innovation, and education at MIT, MIT Sloan, and Harvard. Throughout her career in higher education management, she has a proven…

Instructor

  • Laura Wilcox

    Laura Wilcox

    Laura Wilcox has been in academia for over two decades at the intersection of business, innovation, and education at MIT, MIT Sloan, and Harvard. Throughout her career in higher education management, she has a proven…

Instructor

  • Laura Wilcox

    Laura Wilcox

    Laura Wilcox has been in academia for over two decades at the intersection of business, innovation, and education at MIT, MIT Sloan, and Harvard. Throughout her career in higher education management, she has a proven…

Instructor

  • Laura Wilcox

    Laura Wilcox

    Laura Wilcox has been in academia for over two decades at the intersection of business, innovation, and education at MIT, MIT Sloan, and Harvard. Throughout her career in higher education management, she has a proven…

Certificate of Leadership Excellence in Management Development

Harvard Professional Development Program’s Certificates of Leadership Excellence (CLE) are designed for leaders with the desire to enhance their business acumen, challenge current thinking and expand their leadership skills.  

Register for a qualifying program to get started earning your certificate.

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