Leadership Acceleration Program

(Formerly Emerging Leaders)
Advance to the top of your game and gain the tools you need to reach the next level of your career. This three-part program will help you create a personal development plan, more effectively lead others, and refine your behavior to perform at your peak. This is a unique opportunity to both fulfill personal goals and seize organizational opportunities.


First, the pre-program exercises will focus on an assessment tool that will help your professional coach guide you through the creation and implementation of your highly-personalized development plan. Next, you'll dive into five days of classroom discussion, lecture, and learning with practitioners and faculty to gain insights into effective leadership.

We know that evolving beyond your comfort zone can be daunting, but you won't go through the process alone. For six-months after your classroom experience, you'll partner with a professional coach to maximize your learning and growth. Your confidential, personalized coaching sessions will be tailored to help you effectively implement your personal development plan.

This program will motivate you to push your career to a new level. Along with inspiring individuals, the Leadership Acceleration Program can also help your entire organization. Invest in your most promising employees to enhance their innate leadership skills, and show how much you support their personal growth. This invaluable commitment to your top talent will help you retain great people and pay long-term dividends.

Fall 2015 Course Schedule
Registration closes: 
September 9, 2015
Module 1: September 30-October 2, 2015
Module II: November 12-13, 2015
Five professional coaching sessions within six months following course conclusion


Learning Outcomes

The program’s dynamic combination of the Leadership Circle Profile assessment, personalized and confidential coaching, interactive in-class experiences and a customized action plan will help you drive to new levels of leadership.

  • Gain insights to capitalize on personal and professional strengths, and identify new opportunities.
  • Learn proven techniques to effectively lead associates, teams and reports.
  • Create a personal action plan – a blueprint to transform learning into on-the-job action.
  • Benefit from personalized, one-on-one coaching sessions that keep you on the path to success.


The Leadership Acceleration Program is designed for senior leaders who are committeed to maximizing their professional potential.

If you’re a senior leader who is interested in progressing through high levels of leadership within an organization – leading teams, influencing others, and positioning yourself for advancement – this course will help you fine-tune your existing business talents and make the most of your strengths.

Learn more about this new program:

Emerging Leaders Program - Carlson Executive Education

Contact Us

612-301-3918/ execed@umn.edu

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