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Carlson General Management Program

Accelerate the trajectory of your top talent and prepare them to take on enterprise-wide responsibility. The Carlson General Management Program is a senior-level development program designed to accelerate the pace at which rising leaders can successfully lead the business and lead others.

Program Details

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This 6.5-day program spans 5 months (2024 dates include: Nov. 5-6, Dec. 11; 2025 dates include: Jan. 22-23, Feb. 11, and Mar. 11-12)
42.25 Contact Hours | 4.22 Continuing Education Units (CEU)

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Hybrid (In Person: Minneapolis, MN, and Live Online)
$12,900

About the Program

The Carlson General Management Program is our flagship program for senior-level leaders who are assuming enterprise-wide responsibilities. In this 6.5-day program (across 5 months), participants will immerse themselves in far-reaching leadership topics, polish their understanding of business strategy, and acquire the soft skills required to lead in today’s environment of continuous disruption. 

The program utilizes a holistic approach to leadership with a focus on:

  • Leading the Business: Business Strategy, Customer Centricity, Financial Accountability, Supply Chain Leadership, Digital Transformation / AI / Analytics 
  • Leading and Influencing Others: Leading Peak Performance, Enterprise / Global Collaboration, Leading Change 
  • Leading Self: Executive Presence, Business Ethics for Leaders, Leadership Agility, Inclusive Leadership, Leadership Success Circle  
     

Experience

The program is designed to fit the needs of busy professionals. Participants join their cohort for three immersive modules as well as two live online sessions alongside faculty and their peers. Surrounded by a close group of colleagues, participants will build relationships and expand their networks as they prepare to lead.

Forming strategic vision, leadership agility, driving results, leading the future


 

Results

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. Coursework covers navigating a digital-first world, building sound business strategy, providing financial accountability, creating customer-centric programs, leading change, ethical decision-making, and enterprise-level collaboration, as well as leading inclusively, cultivating executive presence, and working with emotional intelligence.

Learn how you can customize this program for your organization.

 

Program Contact
Contact Carmen Eide
Director of Business Development

Who Should Take This Course & Why

  • Senior leaders aspiring to enterprise-wide responsibilities
  • C-Suite
  • Directors
  • Vice Presidents
  • General Managers
  • Elevate leadership capabilities to drive organizational growth
  • Develop a global, enterprise mindset to lead across complex organizations 
  • Explore vital topics including digital transformation, strategy, and inclusive leadership
  • Connect with influential leaders and gain valuable insights from other industries and perspectives
  • Apply new knowledge immediately and drive business impact
Executive Education Participants
Michael Fritz
A program like this helps hone our leadership skills —to get us to that next level.
– Michael Fritz, Director of Product Management, Pentair
Aric M.
There are some cutting-edge things that are hitting companies and this [program] was a great way for me to become much more knowledgeable about them.
– Aric Melzl, Brand Executive, Consumer Goods
Lynn Andrews
It's important for me to get away and brush up on skills, talk about current issues, and get refreshed so I can go back to my team and lead change in a way that they can identify with.
– Lynn Andrews, General Manager, American Precision Avionics

Participant Perspective

Participants share their experience in the program and explain how their learning has led to growth, for themselves and their teams. 

Faculty Perspective

Prof. Theresa Glomb and Prof. Aks Zaheer discuss the shift in mindset that leaders must undergo as they take on more enterprise responsibilities. 

Schedule

November 5-6
Module 1

Forming Strategic Vision

In Person
  • Business Strategy: Learn to align strategy to changes in the business environment. Discuss the role of company culture in implementing strategic changes.
  • Leading Peak Performance: Learn tactics for fostering a supportive, productive environment for teams and self.
  • Customer Centricity: Examine the key elements of customer-centricity through the lens of organizational exemplars in the battle for customers’ hearts.
  • Enterprise/Global Collaboration: Move beyond silos to an enterprise-enhancing mindset. Learn specific actions that build trust and shift mindsets to meet enterprise-level goals.
December 11
Module 1

Executive Presence

Live Online
  • Executive Presence: Learn how to structure your presentations, deliver with impact, and authentically demonstrate your main points in a concise and effective manner.
January22-23
Module 2

Driving Results

In Person
  • Financial Accountability: Participate in a financial simulation, which mimics running a business for multiple business cycles. Participants will have full decision making power and will be accountable for business results.
  • Executive Panel: Hear from executives as they discuss the path to leadership.
  • Supply Chain Leadership: Supply chains have become a major concern since the pandemic. Learn more about designing and sustaining a resilient supply chain through the building blocks of supply chain leadership model.
  • Business Ethics for Leaders: Managing an ethical organization requires reflection. Apply a decision making framework to help with ethical analysis.
February 11
Module 2

Leadership Agility

In Person
  • Leadership Agility: Understand how to lead by example and invest in self-leadership. Create a participative culture and rethink basic assumptions. Develop emotional resilience and a capacity for dialogue in order to build support
March 11-12
Module 3

Leading the Future

In Person
  • Digital Transformation, AI & Demystifying Data Analytics: Systematically develop organizational capabilities using descriptive, predictive, causal and prescriptive analytics. Gain an understanding of what digital transformation is and how it impacts business.
  • Leading Change: Learn how to plan for, lead, and manage a successful change effort. The session will utilize interactive class discussions and a change simulation.
  • Inclusive Leadership: Get the most out of diverse teams through self exploration and drawing connections to others. Examine bias as well as power and privilege in the workplace. Take away concrete communication tools to create inclusive teams and workplace.
  • Leadership Success Circle: Participate in a facilitated session to reflect on the Carlson General Management Program and how you will apply what you’ve learned to your role, your team, and your organization. Share personal leadership successes and challenges, create an action plan for your continued development, and form strong connections within the cohort.
November 5-6
Module 1

Forming Strategic Vision

In Person
  • Business Strategy: Learn to align strategy to changes in the business environment. Discuss the role of company culture in implementing strategic changes.
  • Leading Peak Performance: Learn tactics for fostering a supportive, productive environment for teams and self.
  • Customer Centricity: Examine the key elements of customer-centricity through the lens of organizational exemplars in the battle for customers’ hearts.
  • Enterprise/Global Collaboration: Move beyond silos to an enterprise-enhancing mindset. Learn specific actions that build trust and shift mindsets to meet enterprise-level goals.
December 11
Module 1

Executive Presence

Live Online
  • Executive Presence: Learn how to structure your presentations, deliver with impact, and authentically demonstrate your main points in a concise and effective manner.
January22-23
Module 2

Driving Results

In Person
  • Financial Accountability: Participate in a financial simulation, which mimics running a business for multiple business cycles. Participants will have full decision making power and will be accountable for business results.
  • Executive Panel: Hear from executives as they discuss the path to leadership.
  • Supply Chain Leadership: Supply chains have become a major concern since the pandemic. Learn more about designing and sustaining a resilient supply chain through the building blocks of supply chain leadership model.
  • Business Ethics for Leaders: Managing an ethical organization requires reflection. Apply a decision making framework to help with ethical analysis.
February 11
Module 2

Leadership Agility

In Person
  • Leadership Agility: Understand how to lead by example and invest in self-leadership. Create a participative culture and rethink basic assumptions. Develop emotional resilience and a capacity for dialogue in order to build support
March 11-12
Module 3

Leading the Future

In Person
  • Digital Transformation, AI & Demystifying Data Analytics: Systematically develop organizational capabilities using descriptive, predictive, causal and prescriptive analytics. Gain an understanding of what digital transformation is and how it impacts business.
  • Leading Change: Learn how to plan for, lead, and manage a successful change effort. The session will utilize interactive class discussions and a change simulation.
  • Inclusive Leadership: Get the most out of diverse teams through self exploration and drawing connections to others. Examine bias as well as power and privilege in the workplace. Take away concrete communication tools to create inclusive teams and workplace.
  • Leadership Success Circle: Participate in a facilitated session to reflect on the Carlson General Management Program and how you will apply what you’ve learned to your role, your team, and your organization. Share personal leadership successes and challenges, create an action plan for your continued development, and form strong connections within the cohort.

Faculty

Ravi Bapna
Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Business Analytics and Information Systems; Academic Director, Carlson Analytics Lab
Theresa Glomb
Department Chair & Professor, The Toro Company-David M. Lilly Chair in Organizational Behavior
Miquel Lladó
Carlson Executive Educators Network
Helen Moser
Senior Lecturer, Finance
Hari Nair
Carlson Executive Educators Network
Abdul Omari
Carlson Executive Educators Network
Rand Park
Senior Lecturer, Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship
Kingshuk Sinha
Professor, Department Chair, and Elmer L. Andersen Chair in Sustainable Supply Chain
Amy Tolbert
Carlson Executive Educators Network
Connie Wanberg
Professor and Industrial Relations Faculty Excellence Chair
Aks Zaheer
Professor, Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Strategic Management
Mary Zellmer-Bruhn
Associate Dean of MBA and MS Programs, Professor

Register Today!

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This 6.5-day program spans 5 months (2024 dates include: Nov. 5-6, Dec. 11; 2025 dates include: Jan. 22-23, Feb. 11, and Mar. 11-12)
42.25 Contact Hours | 4.22 Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Register by Credit Card Register by Invoice
$12,900
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This 6.5-day program spans 5 months (2024 dates include: Nov. 5-6, Dec. 11; 2025 dates include: Jan. 22-23, Feb. 11, and Mar. 11-12)
42.25 Contact Hours | 4.22 Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Register by Credit Card Register by Invoice