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Carlson Executive Leadership Program

Accelerate your readiness to take on enterprise-wide responsibility. The Carlson Executive Leadership Program is a senior-level development program designed to accelerate the pace at which rising leaders can successfully take on enterprise-wide responsibilities.

About This Program

In this 15-day transformative program, delivered over three one-week sessions, leaders learn a unique combination of the hard and soft skills required to lead in today’s environment of continuous disruption. Participants learn how to effectively lead from the front and gain practical tools and frameworks to apply to challenges facing their organizations.

This course offers an elite learning environment that incorporates peer learning opportunities and an action-learning project that directly puts new skills and insights into practice. 

Course highlights include:

  • Pre-program assessment and debrief using an emotional intelligence assessment to increase self-awareness and self-leadership
  • Four individual executive coaching sessions to enhance critical development opportunities key to your growth as a leader
  • Action learning project that utilizes course frameworks, skills, and perspectives and applies them to a crucial organizational initiative. Guidance and tactics provided by the Carlson School Consulting Enterprise group.
  • Applied mindfulness activities specifically designed to complement the program content. 
Program Details

I’d definitely recommend this program.  It’s a solid, general management executive education class - absolutely worthwhile time spent.


I’d absolutely recommend this course.  It’s been three dynamic weeks – a lot of value created here.


This program has been a great opportunity – very real world.  The cross-functional and cross-company input is invaluable.


Carlson Executive Leadership Program

The Carlson Executive Leadership Program is a senior-level development program designed to accelerate the pace at which rising leaders can successfully take on enterprise-wide responsibilities.

Additional Details

Week 1
Leadership Foundations

  • Applied Mindfulness
  • Disruption
  • Advanced Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Building Financial Accountability
  • Action Learning Project Kick-off

Week 2
Driving Results

  • Applied Mindfulness
  • Reaching Your Full Potential
  • Demystifying Data and Business Analytics
  • Strategic Decision-Making and Judgement
  • Customer Centric Organization
  • Power and Influence
  • Negotiations
  • Action Learning Check-in

Week 3
Leading Into the Future

  • Applied Mindfulness
  • Effective Teaming and Collaboration
  • Leading Change
  • Building Social Capital
  • Sustainability / Triple Bottom Line
  • Accelerating Development in the Talent Economy
  • Leading an Engaged Organization
  • Building Your Leadership Brand
  • Leading in the Future
  • Action Learning Debrief

Senior leadership team members (General Manager, President, Vice President, Sr. Director). This development program is ideal for individuals or a cohort from your organization. 

In this hands-on, interactive course, leaders learn from top Carlson School faculty and regional thought leaders.  You will develop the capacity to:

  • Lead more authentically by increasing your self-awareness, clarity, and presence.
  • Increase your impact by sharpening your executive-level leadership skills.
  • Learn to create and drive enterprise-level strategic plans to accelerate organizational performance.
  • Explore topics vital to an organization’s ongoing success, including: digital disruption, customer centricity, sustainability, talent wars, and engagement.
  • Improve your financial acumen to help you make more informed and strategic financial decisions.
  • Learn best practices to lead successful change efforts, including shortening implementation time and reducing resistance.
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