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Essential Management Skills for Emerging Leaders

All Start Dates

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  • Length

    15 sessions

  • Cost

    $4,390

  • Registration Deadline

    May 31, 2021

  • Length

    16 sessions

  • Cost

    $4,390

  • Registration Deadline

    September 6, 2021

two young leaders having discussion on Harvard College campus

Acquire the core skills you need to succeed as a leader.

What You'll Learn

Companies across every industry are facing complex organizational challenges that require the rapid development of new and agile leaders. More than ever before, emerging leaders must quickly learn and deploy core management skills, develop a broad strategic perspective, take their leadership skills to the next level, and expand their professional and personal networks.

Presented over three months, this intensive fully online program is designed to help new managers master core business concepts and build key skills in six subject areas, including leadership, strategy, marketing, communication, and negotiation. Participants will gain a cross-functional view through sessions led by instructors specializing in each subject area and through project-based learning.

Program Benefits

  • Master the core business areas every manager needs to know
  • Build organizational, team management, and networking skills
  • Understand how managers interact across business functions
  • Improve your collaboration and presentation skills
  • Develop a project that addresses an organizational challenge
  • Build peer support for your team’s projects
  • Identify your operational and strategic gaps
  • Discuss leadership challenges and strategies with peers
  • Map your personal leadership and learning journey
  • Expand your professional and personal networks

Topics Covered

Develop a solid understanding of the core business areas every manager should know. Subjects may include, but are not limited to:

  • Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Communication
  • Marketing
  • Negotiation

This fully online program also serves as a gateway to other Professional Development Programs at Harvard’s Division of Continuing Education, where you can build on your foundation and develop advanced skills in key areas. After successfully completing this online program, you become eligible for a 20 percent discount on future open-enrollment programs.

Note: All program content will be delivered live and will not be recorded

June Schedule

Times vary. See the registration page for full details.

September Schedule

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Instructors

  • Jill Abruzese Slye

    Jill Abruzese Slye

    Jill Slye teaches multiple courses and Professional Development Programs on Public Speaking, Professional Presenting, and Leadership Communication at Harvard University Extension School. Additionally, she teaches at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine offering the MMSc…
  • Julie Jungalwala

    Julie Jungalwala

    Julie M. Jungalwala has over 15 years experience as a leadership consultant, trainer, and coach working with a wide range of for-profit and nonprofit clients across the United States and Europe. Her workplace skill-building programs…
  • Phil Swisher

    Phil Swisher

    Phil Swisher is the founder and CEO of Trevian Wealth Management, a firm that focuses on optimizing the personal finances of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial corporate executives. Swisher is one of 12 experts who advise the…
  • Areen Shahbari

    Areen Shahbari

    Areen Shahbari has over 15 years of corporate, business training, and consulting experience, working with local and international companies, governments, and NGOs. She is the CEO of Shahbari Training & Consultancy, an instructor at Harvard…
  • Eugene B. Kogan

    Eugene B. Kogan

    Eugene B. Kogan, Ph.D., elevates leaders by coaching them to think like negotiators. He teaches about power dynamics in negotiation and leadership at Harvard’s Professional Development Programs and conducts research at Harvard Business School. A…
  • Susanna Katsman

    Susanna Katsman

    Susanna Katsman is passionate about supporting the development of emerging leaders. She skillfully guides her program participants to identify their goals and facilitates the achievement of meaningful and sustainable changes in mindset and behavior. Her…

Instructors

  • Areen Shahbari

    Areen Shahbari

    Areen Shahbari has over 15 years of corporate, business training, and consulting experience, working with local and international companies, governments, and NGOs. She is the CEO of Shahbari Training & Consultancy, an instructor at Harvard…
  • Eugene B. Kogan

    Eugene B. Kogan

    Eugene B. Kogan, Ph.D., elevates leaders by coaching them to think like negotiators. He teaches about power dynamics in negotiation and leadership at Harvard’s Professional Development Programs and conducts research at Harvard Business School. A…
  • Julie Jungalwala

    Julie Jungalwala

    Julie M. Jungalwala has over 15 years experience as a leadership consultant, trainer, and coach working with a wide range of for-profit and nonprofit clients across the United States and Europe. Her workplace skill-building programs…
  • Pamela Rucker

    Pamela Rucker

    Pamela Rucker brings more than 25 years of experience helping executives to understand their business drivers, and to develop solutions that increase their bottom line. She has worked in diverse industries, and her expertise and…
  • William Ellet

    William Ellet

    William Ellet is a Lecturer at the University of Miami School of Business, teaching critical thinking, writing, and speaking. He facilitates Harvard Business Publishing Case Method Training Seminars and gives webinars on studying cases and…
  • Susanna Katsman

    Susanna Katsman

    Susanna Katsman is passionate about supporting the development of emerging leaders. She skillfully guides her program participants to identify their goals and facilitates the achievement of meaningful and sustainable changes in mindset and behavior. Her…

Exclusive Programs for Organizations

Many of our open enrollment programs can be delivered as an exclusive offering for your team.

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Who Should Enroll

This online program is ideal for aspiring or new managers who are looking to rapidly increase their management skills and strategic perspective, take on additional responsibility, and seek to be effective in their organization.

This program is also appropriate for individuals who wish to gain an understanding of high-level business concepts in an intensive format.

Please Note

Active program participation during all three months is required for successful program completion.