Emerging Leaders Program

Dates TBA

Programme Overview

This course offers an introduction to key concepts in management and leadership for individuals who are preparing for their first experiences in supervisory positions or are relatively new to leadership positions. Over four sessions, the topics covered will include:

  • Leadership Foundations: the focus will be on major tenets in leadership, the role of context, and how to develop a leadership development plan aligned to current goals and organizational culture.
  • Managing Talent and Teams: the main dynamics and dysfunctions of a team will be discussed along with constructive approaches to conflict resolution. Emerging best practices in virtual teams will be addressed along with principles of effective meetings.
  • Understanding Projects and Problems: Understanding tradeoffs among approaches to guiding processes, making decisions, and solving problems. This will include techniques to foster creativity and an overview of design thinking and human-centered methodology.
  • Strategy Essentials: Exploring what strategy is – and is not – through basics of strategic formulation and implementation to equip participants to set goals and suppor and shape the future of the participants’ organizations.


Jeffrey Kappen

Dr. Jeffrey Kappen is a founder and managing partner of Bâton Global, a research-driven consulting firm working in the areas of strategy, leadership, and innovation.