Developing Yourself as a Leader

Harvard Business School

Program Description

Developing Yourself as a Leader

Harvard Business School

An online leadership development program at Harvard Business School for the next generation of leaders.

As an emerging leader in your organization, you’ve demonstrated the potential to make an outsized contribution. Maximize this opportunity with Developing Yourself as a Leader, a first-of-its-kind program designed to enable high-potential emerging leaders to benefit from live, direct interaction with Harvard Business School faculty and talent development coaches without having to travel to campus and interrupt their work schedules. Anchored by the unique PACE (Pick-Apprise-Collect-Elicit) leadership self-development model, the program will enable you to:

  • Experience the power of the Harvard Business School classroom – discussing, debating, and interacting live with our faculty and your peers – by logging in from wherever you are in the world to take your “seat on the wall” in our state-of-the-art virtual classroom
  • Chart your leadership trajectory with personalized, one-on-one leadership development coaching from the same talent development coaches that serve Harvard Business School’s MBA program

Our unique approach – combining best-in-class insights from Harvard Business School faculty with individualized coaching to translate the learning to your personal leadership goals – gives you the tools to take action in your leadership development today, tomorrow, and well into the future. Across the course modules, you’ll develop skills in:

Self-Discovery and Honest Self-Assessment

  • Understand your leadership profile
  • Select goals to increase your professional influence and impact
  • Prepare to take advantage of leapfrog opportunities in your career

Design and Planning

  • Design a career path that builds relevant skillsets and channels your passions
  • Explore career transitions including moving up and laterally
  • Enlist colleagues' help in achieving leadership goals and milestones

Getting Yourself Ready

  • Communicate for influence across the organization
  • Bridge differences and collaborate more effectively
  • Adapt this process to self-develop leadership skills throughout your career

Program Structure for Developing Yourself as a Leader

Over 12 dynamic, high-impact weeks, you and a cohort of emerging leaders from around the globe will have a one-of-a-kind leadership development experience combining the time-tested power of the Harvard Business School classroom experience and the personalized attention of one-on-one leadership development coaching – all delivered virtually via the HBX Live virtual classroom.

Participants in Developing Yourself as a Leader are eligible for a Certificate of Participation from HBX and Harvard Business School. To earn the certificate, participants must prepare for and attend all eight classroom sessions as the learning experience is dependent on a highly engaged cohort.

Online Course Starts

January 2019: Cohort Dates 1

  • Length: 12 weeks
  • Program Dates: 1/29/19-4/16/19
  • Program Time: 12:30-2:30 PM ET
  • Cost: $3,500
  • Round 2 Application Deadline: 10/17/18

January 2019: Cohort Dates 2

  • Length: 12 weeks
  • Program Dates: 1/29/19-4/16/19
  • Program Time: 7:00-9:00 PM ET
  • Cost: $3,500
  • Round 2 Application Deadline: 10/17/18

Who Would Benefit from Developing Yourself as a Leader

Developing Yourself as a Leader is intended for high-potential emerging leaders who want to gain the ability to develop and manage their leadership trajectories. Participants will be energized by a dynamic course format, including individual and peer assessments to build self-awareness, personalized one-on-one coaching to address key goals and challenges, and discussion and debate with HBS faculty and peers from around the world.

Organizations can expect participating employees to learn methods for growing their influence, improving their impact on others, and deepening their capacity to achieve results in their current roles, as well as how to proactively self-develop leadership skills—and be good pupils of those leaders around them within your organization—as they ascend to levels of increasing responsibility.

Admissions

It is free to apply, and applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis within each round as described in the table below.

Round 1

  • Application Submission Period: 6/5/18 – 8/29/18
  • Application Deadline: 8/29/18

Round 2

  • Application Submission Period: 8/30/18 – 10/17/18
  • Application Deadline: 10/17/18

Round 3

  • Application Submission Period: 10/18/18 – 12/5/18
  • Application Deadline: 12/5/18

Since Developing Yourself as a Leader is a limited capacity program, early application is encouraged with round one applicants receiving priority consideration. The application should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Successful applicants will have an undergraduate degree, a clear vision of how the program fits into their leadership development goals, and a desire to contribute to the vibrant HBX learning community. Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential.

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Last updated October 3, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 30, 2019
Duration
Duration
12 weeks
Part time
Price
Price
3,500 USD
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Locations
USA - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Start date : Jan. 30, 2019
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End date Apr. 17, 2019
Dates
Jan. 30, 2019
USA - Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Round 2 Application Deadline
End date Apr. 17, 2019