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Carlson General Management Program

During the Carlson General Management Program, you will prepare to lead across your enterprise by participating in 3 hands-on, interactive modules spanning 5 months. Sessions will broaden your individual leadership capabilities, enhance your ability to lead a team, and elevate your cross-functional management skills. 

Program Details

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6-day program that spans 5 months: 

2024: Nov. 5-6, Dec. 12 (Half-day virtual session)
2025: Jan. 22-23, Feb. 11 (Half-day virtual session), March 11-12 

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Hybrid (In Person: Minneapolis, MN, and Live Online)
$12,950

About the Program

Accelerating your career trajectory requires you to look beyond your own area of expertise, embrace a comprehensive view of your organization, and adopt a holistic approach to leadership. During the Carlson General Management Program, you will prepare to lead across your enterprise by participating in 3 hands-on, interactive modules spanning 5 months. Sessions will broaden your individual leadership capabilities, enhance your ability to lead a team, and elevate your cross-functional management skills. The program is grounded in a holistic approach to leadership with a focus on:

  • Leading Self: Inclusive leadership, leadership agility, business ethics for leaders
  • Leading & Influencing Others: Leading peak performance, enterprise/global collaboration, leading change 
  • Leading the Business: Creating and executing strategy, customer centricity, financial accountability, supply chain leadership, digital transformation, AI, and analytics  
     

Experience

The programs’ in-person and live online modules offer flexibility for busy executives. You will join world-class faculty, industry experts, as well as your cohort of peers: executives with diverse functional and industry experience, for 3 in-person modules and 2 live online sessions. In the final module, you will engage in an interactive leadership activity to reflect on what you have learned, share personal successes and challenges, and build an action plan for your continued development. 

 

Learn how you can customize this program for your organization.

 

Program Contact
Contact Carol Roecklein

Who Should Take This Course & Why

  • Senior leaders aspiring to enterprise-wide responsibilities
  • VPs
  • Directors 
  • General managers 

  • Enhance your soft and hard skills in preparation for your next executive role
  • Learn how to move beyond silos and demonstrate actions that build trust as well as meet enterprise-level goals
  • Broaden your organizational perspective and acquire tools and frameworks for effectively communicating with your cross-functional partners
  • Enhance your ability to lead through complexity and change by embracing the concepts of leadership agility 
  • Practice proven, actionable, and practical techniques to make data-driven decisions 
  • Identify real opportunities to create value for your firm by exploring digital transformation, AI, and analytics 
  • Learn how to develop a culture of teamwork and collaboration that supports major change initiatives
  • Connect and network with influential leaders and gain valuable insights from other industries and perspectives 
Executive Education Participants

Participant Perspective

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

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

A program like this helps hone our leadership skills —to get us to that next level.

Michael Fritz, Director of Product Management, Pentair

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

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
  • Creating & Executing Strategy: Learn how to develop a sound strategy and foster its implementation throughout your organization. 
  • Leading Peak Performance: Explore the intentional actions necessary for leading a supportive and productive team environment.

  • Customer Centricity: Examine the key elements of customer centricity through the lens of organizational exemplars in the battle for customers’ hearts.

  • Enterprise/Global Collaboration: Learn how to embrace an enterprise-enhancing mindset. Learn specific actions that build trust and shift mindsets in order to meet enterprise-level goals.

December 12

Leadership Agility Part I 

Half-day Virtual Session
  • Leadership Agility Part I: Explore the first two fundamentals of the Leadership Agility Compass framework: Context-setting and stakeholder agility. Enhance your ability to identify and empathize with key stakeholders critical to your success. Learn how to gain perspective and utilize it to enhance effectiveness and efficiency.
January22-23
Module 2

Driving Results

In Person
  • Financial Accountability: Participate in a financial simulation, which mimics running a business. Practice how to engage in financial discussions as well as confidently evaluate projects and proposals. 

  • Executive Panel: Hear from a panel of local executives as they discuss their paths to leadership.

  • Supply Chain Leadership: Learn how to design and sustain a resilient supply chain by utilizing the building blocks of the 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

Leadership Agility Part II

Half-day Virtual Session
  • Leadership Agility Part II: Explore the final two fundamentals of the Leadership Agility Compass framework: Self-leadership and creative 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. Explore how traditional and generative AI can create tremendous value for organizations. 

  • Leading Change: Participate in a change simulation to enhance your ability to plan for, lead, and manage successful change efforts. 

  • 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.

  • 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
  • Creating & Executing Strategy: Learn how to develop a sound strategy and foster its implementation throughout your organization. 
  • Leading Peak Performance: Explore the intentional actions necessary for leading a supportive and productive team environment.

  • Customer Centricity: Examine the key elements of customer centricity through the lens of organizational exemplars in the battle for customers’ hearts.

  • Enterprise/Global Collaboration: Learn how to embrace an enterprise-enhancing mindset. Learn specific actions that build trust and shift mindsets in order to meet enterprise-level goals.

December 12

Leadership Agility Part I 

Half-day Virtual Session
  • Leadership Agility Part I: Explore the first two fundamentals of the Leadership Agility Compass framework: Context-setting and stakeholder agility. Enhance your ability to identify and empathize with key stakeholders critical to your success. Learn how to gain perspective and utilize it to enhance effectiveness and efficiency.
January22-23
Module 2

Driving Results

In Person
  • Financial Accountability: Participate in a financial simulation, which mimics running a business. Practice how to engage in financial discussions as well as confidently evaluate projects and proposals. 

  • Executive Panel: Hear from a panel of local executives as they discuss their paths to leadership.

  • Supply Chain Leadership: Learn how to design and sustain a resilient supply chain by utilizing the building blocks of the 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

Leadership Agility Part II

Half-day Virtual Session
  • Leadership Agility Part II: Explore the final two fundamentals of the Leadership Agility Compass framework: Self-leadership and creative 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. Explore how traditional and generative AI can create tremendous value for organizations. 

  • Leading Change: Participate in a change simulation to enhance your ability to plan for, lead, and manage successful change efforts. 

  • 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.

  • 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

Ravi Bapna is the Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Business Analytics and Information Systems at the Carlson School of Management where he also serves as the Academic Director of the Analytics for Good Institute and the Carlson Analytics Lab (CAL) He is an award-winning scholar with expertise in analytics, AI and ML, digital transformation, social media and economics of information systems. 

Theresa Glomb
Department Chair & Professor, The Toro Company-David M. Lilly Chair in Organizational Behavior

Theresa M. Glomb is the Toro Company-David M. Lilly Chair in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She received her PhD and MA in Social, Organizational, and Individual Differences Psychology from the University of Illinois in 1998 and her BA in Psychology from DePaul University in 1993.

Miquel Lladó
Carlson Executive Educators Network

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. He combines teaching with strategic management consulting through his own firm Peak Business Advisory, since 2008.

Svjetlana Madzar
Senior Lecturer

Svjetlana Madzar is a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship Department at CSOM. Her interests focus on collaboration within and across firms, and globally. She teaches courses such as the management of teams, strategic alliances, and competing globally across several programs, including Global EMBA and DBA China.

Helen Moser
Senior Lecturer, Finance

Helen Moser has served in multiple finance roles including CFO, chief credit officer, commercial lender, controller, and commercial credit analyst. She began teaching undergraduate courses in the evenings while working in the banking industry. In 2004, she took on teaching full-time and joined the Finance Department of the Carlson School of Management in 2007.

Hari Nair
Carlson Executive Educators Network

Hari Nair is Vice President, Corporate R&D, Fabric & Home Care Learning Lab at Procter & Gamble. He is also a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Abdul Omari
Carlson Executive Educators Network

Dr. Abdul M. Omari is the founder of AMO Enterprise, which focuses on leadership development and the inseparable ties to equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Rand Park
Senior Lecturer, Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship

Rand Park is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship. Prior to his faculty appointment at the Carlson School in Fall 2013, he was the Vice President of Development for the Minnesota Private College Council.

Kingshuk Sinha
Professor, Department Chair, and Elmer L. Andersen Chair in Sustainable Supply Chain

Kingshuk K. Sinha is a Professor and Chair of the Supply Chain and Operations Department and is the holder of the Elmer L. Andersen Chair in Sustainable Supply Chain. He also serves as a Graduate Faculty in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.

Connie Wanberg
Professor and Industrial Relations Faculty Excellence Chair

Connie Wanberg teaches classes involving human resources management, leadership, industrial/organizational psychology, and organizational behavior. In her role as a researcher, she is internationally known for her work on unemployment, job search, and careers.

Aks Zaheer
Professor, Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Strategic Management

Aks Zaheer received his PhD in strategic management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Master's in Business from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad.

Mary Zellmer-Bruhn
Associate Dean of MBA and MS Programs, Professor

Dr. Zellmer-Bruhn is the Associate Dean of MBA and MS Programs and Professor in the Work and Organizations Department of the Carlson School of Management. She received a bachelor's degree in marketing, a master's degree in management, and a Ph.D.

Register Today!

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6-day program that spans 5 months: 

2024: Nov. 5-6, Dec. 12 (Half-day virtual session)
2025: Jan. 22-23, Feb. 11 (Half-day virtual session), March 11-12 

Register by Credit Card Register by Invoice
$12,950
-

6-day program that spans 5 months: 

2024: Nov. 5-6, Dec. 12 (Half-day virtual session)
2025: Jan. 22-23, Feb. 11 (Half-day virtual session), March 11-12 

Register by Credit Card Register by Invoice