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Managing Yourself and Leading Others

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  • Time

    11:00 AM – 2:30 PM ET

  • Length

    Every Friday for 4 weeks

  • Cost

    $2,150

  • Registration Deadline

    January 21, 2022

  • Time

    11:00 AM – 2:30 PM ET

  • Length

    Every Friday for 4 weeks

  • Cost

    $2,150

  • Registration Deadline

    March 4, 2022

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,895

  • Registration Deadline

    April 6, 2022

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,895

  • Registration Deadline

    May 4, 2022

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,895

  • Registration Deadline

    May 25, 2022

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,895

  • Registration Deadline

    June 6, 2022

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,895

  • Registration Deadline

    July 6, 2022

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,895

  • Registration Deadline

    August 8, 2022

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,895

  • Registration Deadline

    September 7, 2022

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,895

  • Registration Deadline

    October 10, 2022

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,895

  • Registration Deadline

    November 7, 2022

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost

    $2,895

  • Registration Deadline

    December 7, 2022

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Evolve your leadership style to lead better and motivate others to accomplish your company's goals.

What You'll Learn

Think of the leaders you most admire. They seem to easily juggle competing demands, confidently motivate their teams to achieve optimum results, effectively navigate across the organization, and never lose their composure. These executives make the job look simple—but it’s not.

Designed to help managers become more effective leaders, this powerful program delves into the fundamentals of managing yourself, leading teams, and motivating others to accomplish your company’s goals.

Through relevant readings, case discussions, and introspective exercises, you will gain a broader and deeper understanding of organizational culture and dynamics, management best practices, the role of the manager, and the nature of influence. As you explore your own personality, strengths, and weaknesses, you will begin to evolve a leadership style that is uniquely yours. You will return to work with newfound confidence and an action plan for continuing your growth as a leader.

Program Benefits

  • Improve your performance by strengthening your management skills
  • Manage your team, your boss, and your colleagues more effectively
  • Develop a management style that suits your unique personality
  • Handle difficult management situations with greater certainty in your decisions
  • Earn a digital Certificate of Participation from the Harvard Division of Continuing Education

Topics Covered

  • Distinguishing management myth from reality
  • Understanding the motivations of colleagues and competitors
  • Recognizing strengths and blind spots in yourself and others
  • Building emotional intelligence to communicate effectively
  • Influencing others from a position of authority—or without authority
  • Managing within organizational hierarchies
  • Earning trust and building relationships
  • Leading for long-term results

After you enroll, you will receive information on the required reading that should be completed before the program begins.

Who Should Enroll

This management training program is ideal for new or experienced managers in any function who want to become better leaders. Because management requires analyzing complex challenges, participants should expect to grapple with ambiguous situations that do not have simple solutions.

Program Details

Day 1

• Understanding Ourselves and Others

Day 2

• Managing Oneself

Day 3

• Teams and Teamwork

Day 4

• Leading Others

*This schedule is subject to change. 

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

March Schedule

Day 1

• Understanding Ourselves and Others

Day 2

• Managing Oneself

Day 3

• Teams and Teamwork

Day 4

• Leading Others

*This schedule is subject to change. 

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

April Schedule

Day 1
• Understanding Ourselves & Others
• Managing the Organizational Context

Day 2
• Teams & Teamwork
• Managing Up & Sideways

*Schedule is subject to change

May Schedule

Day 1
• Understanding Ourselves & Others
• Managing the Organizational Context

Day 2
• Teams & Teamwork
• Managing Up & Sideways

*Schedule is subject to change

June Schedule

Day 1
• Understanding Ourselves & Others
• Managing the Organizational Context

Day 2
• Teams & Teamwork
• Managing Up & Sideways

*Schedule is subject to change

June Schedule

Day 1
• Understanding Ourselves & Others
• Managing the Organizational Context

Day 2
• Teams & Teamwork
• Managing Up & Sideways

*Schedule is subject to change

July Schedule

Day 1
• Understanding Ourselves & Others
• Managing the Organizational Context

Day 2
• Teams & Teamwork
• Managing Up & Sideways

*Schedule is subject to change

August Schedule

Day 1
• Understanding Ourselves & Others
• Managing the Organizational Context

Day 2
• Teams & Teamwork
• Managing Up & Sideways

*Schedule is subject to change

September Schedule

Day 1
• Understanding Ourselves & Others
• Managing the Organizational Context

Day 2
• Teams & Teamwork
• Managing Up & Sideways

*Schedule is subject to change

October Schedule

Day 1
• Understanding Ourselves & Others
• Managing the Organizational Context

Day 2
• Teams & Teamwork
• Managing Up & Sideways

*Schedule is subject to change

November Schedule

Day 1
• Understanding Ourselves & Others
• Managing the Organizational Context

Day 2
• Teams & Teamwork
• Managing Up & Sideways

*Schedule is subject to change

December Schedule

Day 1
• Understanding Ourselves & Others
• Managing the Organizational Context

Day 2
• Teams & Teamwork
• Managing Up & Sideways

*Schedule is subject to change

Instructor

  • Margaret Andrews

    Margaret Andrews

    Margaret Andrews is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience in higher education, business, and consulting. Andrews is a highly rated instructor at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education, creating and teaching courses and…

Instructor

  • Margaret Andrews

    Margaret Andrews

    Margaret Andrews is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience in higher education, business, and consulting. Andrews is a highly rated instructor at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education, creating and teaching courses and…

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

  • Margaret Andrews

    Margaret Andrews

    Margaret Andrews is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience in higher education, business, and consulting. Andrews is a highly rated instructor at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education, creating and teaching courses and…

Instructor

  • Margaret Andrews

    Margaret Andrews

    Margaret Andrews is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience in higher education, business, and consulting. Andrews is a highly rated instructor at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education, creating and teaching courses and…

Instructor

  • Paul Green, Jr.

    Paul Green, Jr.

    Paul Green, Jr. is an assistant professor of management at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Austin and an instructor at Harvard Extension School where he teaches a course in organizational…

Instructor

  • Margaret Andrews

    Margaret Andrews

    Margaret Andrews is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience in higher education, business, and consulting. Andrews is a highly rated instructor at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education, creating and teaching courses and…

Instructor

  • Paul Green, Jr.

    Paul Green, Jr.

    Paul Green, Jr. is an assistant professor of management at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Austin and an instructor at Harvard Extension School where he teaches a course in organizational…

Instructor

  • Margaret Andrews

    Margaret Andrews

    Margaret Andrews is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience in higher education, business, and consulting. Andrews is a highly rated instructor at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education, creating and teaching courses and…

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

  • Margaret Andrews

    Margaret Andrews

    Margaret Andrews is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience in higher education, business, and consulting. Andrews is a highly rated instructor at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education, creating and teaching courses and…

Instructor

  • Margaret Andrews

    Margaret Andrews

    Margaret Andrews is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience in higher education, business, and consulting. Andrews is a highly rated instructor at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education, creating and teaching courses and…

Certificate of Leadership Excellence in Leading Teams

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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