About the Program
The Carlson General Management Program is our flagship program for senior-level leaders who are assuming enterprise-wide responsibilities. In this 6 month, transformative program, senior leaders will polish their understanding of business strategy and will acquire the soft skills required to lead in today’s environment of continuous disruption.
The program is designed to fit the needs of busy professionals. Participants join their cohort at the Carlson Executive Education Center for three immersive modules as well as two live-online sessions alongside faculty and their peers. Accomplished Carlson Executive Education faculty will lead the cohort through discussion and provide subject matter expertise to help leaders apply course material directly towards their work. Surrounded by a close group of colleagues, participants will build relationships and expand their networks as they prepare to lead.
At the end of this prestigious program, participants will have enhanced their capacity to lead by acquiring a well-rounded understanding of business strategy and leadership skills. Course work covers navigating a digital-first world, building sound business strategy, providing financial accountability, creating customer-centric programs, leading change, ethical decision-making, enterprise-level collaboration, as well as leading inclusively, cultivating executive presence, and working with emotional intelligence.
Carlson Executive Education has selected the program faculty to facilitate a world-class, impact-generating learning experience. Our faculty have direct experience developing leaders to deliver value for their organizations.
- Business Unit Leader
- Division Leader
- Vice President
- General Manager
- Senior Director
- Elevate leadership capabilities to drive organizational growth
- Develop a global, enterprise mindset to lead across complex organizations and a changing business landscape
- Explore vital topics including digital transformation, strategy & inclusive leadership
- Apply new knowledge immediately and drive business impact
- Gain exposure to new perspectives and diversity of thought
- Connect with other influential leaders and gain valuable insights from other industries and perspectives
Demystifying Data Analytics
Leadership Success Circle
Business Ethics for Leaders
Leading Peak Performance
Professor Ravi Bapna's expertise lies in helping companies reframe their understanding of analytics, AI, and machine learning, and then leverage that understanding for competitive advantage.
Louellen Essex is an Educator in the Carlson Executive Educator’s Network at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Dr. Essex focuses on training and organizational development, leadership, communication, team building and conflict resolution. She holds a PhD from the University of Minnesota where she studied administration, psychology, and communication.
Theresa Glomb is a Professor and The Toro Company – David M. Lilly Chair in Human Resources, Department of Work and Organizations. She received her Ph.D. and AM in social, organizational, and individual differences psychology from the University of Illinois and her BA in psychology from DePaul University.
Miquel Lladó is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Strategic Management at IESE Business School, University of Navarra. He holds an Advanced Degree in Economics and Business from the University of Barcelona.
Omari is the founder of AMO Enterprise, which focuses on leadership development and the inseparable ties to equity, inclusion, and diversity. He served six years as an elected member of the Board of Regents at the University of Minnesota and currently serves on the University of Minnesota Foundation Board of Trus
Rand Park has held a variety of professional positions over the past 20 years, including law, public finance, higher education administration, and fundraising and development. From 1997 to 2002 he served on the Board of Directors of HealthPartners, Inc. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau Foundation of MN and ND.
Amy S. Tolbert, Ph.D., CSP develops multicultural organizations and individuals by bringing you cutting-edge topics, such as, multicultural and diversity initiatives, leadership competency development, managing to style, and creating breakthrough teams.
Connie Wanberg teaches classes involving human resources management, leadership, industrial/organizational psychology, and organizational behavior. In her role as a researcher, she is known for her work on unemployment, job search, and careers.
Aks Zaheer is Professor and Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. He earned his PhD from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, an undergraduate degree in Economics from St.