Session Date-Application DeadlineProgram Fee$10,250Faculty ChairProgram DirectorSession Date-Application DeadlineProgram Fee$10,250Faculty ChairProgram Director
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Program Fee: The program fee includes tuition, housing, curricular materials and most meals.
Executive Certificate: This program is part of the Public Leadership and Public Policy Executive Certificate series.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): This program aligns with one or more Executive Core Qualifications.
Every day we make decisions based on a personal set of assumptions that are often guided by our “gut instinct.” Understanding the why and how of those assumptions—and how to manage them—can result in better leadership.
The executive education program, Leadership for the 21st Century: Chaos, Conflict and Courage, delves into why we lead the way we do. The program offers a stimulating and challenging curriculum that invites you to learn how to exercise leadership with more courage, skill and effectiveness.
A Unique Approach to Leadership
Leadership for the 21st Century: Chaos, Conflict and Courage is different than other executive education leadership programs that focus primarily on building a distinct set of skills and tactics. Instead, you'll reflect on your deepest assumptions and most strongly held values. You'll then consider how those values and beliefs may have limited you in the past.
The program also challenges you to look beyond formulating quick technical solutions that try to solve deeper organizational issues. Instead, it asks you to examine yourself and the competing commitments and loyalties in your organization or community.
The one-week program requires participants to be actively engaged on several levels—in the classroom, in small groups and in individual reflection.
Leadership for the 21st Century: Chaos, Conflict and Courage will provide you with:
- A deep discussion of issues, such as creating and claiming value, understanding the relationship between leadership and authority, exercising influence and managing the individual and institutional dynamics of change
- An exploration of a wide range of leadership strategies and new ways of exercising leadership, whether in a position of authority or just one member of a group
- A look at the dangers and risks associated with exercising leadership—the chaos and conflict—and how you can build up your capacity to navigate unpredictable waters