Emerging Leader Program

An Innovative Leadership Development Program Designed by World-Renowned Experts for Emerging Leaders and High-Potential Professionals

Emerging Leaders

Program Highlights


6 Weeks

Time Commitment

30 minutes of formal learning per day


CorpU Certificate of Completion

Target Audience

Emerging leaders, Aspiring Leaders, Supervisors, Technical Leaders, Project Managers

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March 31, 2022 – May 20, 2022

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About this Program

The Emerging Leader Program is a virtual leadership development program designed for early-career professionals and potential management candidates. This program teaches the skills, tools, and habits utilized by successful leaders. Learners will explore core leadership concepts to lead themselves and others. They will learn to communicate their ideas, make better decisions, and negotiate more effectively. Through our collaborative platform, participants learn with and from other emerging leaders in a discussion-rich environment focused on action-learning.


Develop and strengthen your leadership pipeline at scale

Provide front-line leaders tools to grow as individuals and leaders

Create a common approach and language around leadership expectations within your organization

Participants Will:

Learn about behaviors that drive high-performance

Practice skills to communicate with confidence

Understand how to build a professional network

About the Experts

Shawn Achor

Author, The Happiness Advantage

John Austin

Professor, Leadership Studies, Fielding Graduate University

Kim Cameron

William Russell Kelly Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Alia Crum

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

Mario Moussa

Author, President of Moussa Consulting

Hal Movius

Founder & President, Movius Consulting

Lawrence Susskind

Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Participant Quotes | Emerging Leader Program

I think this is a great program. It's great to have the flexibility to develop yourself remotely, while networking and learning from others outside your organization

Past Participant, Rite Aid

I love the way the information is presented and how it opens my mind and way of thinking

Past Participant, www.te.com

Building strategic networks is a valuable skill for our role as the voice of customer to our business. It helps organization to pursue innovation and collaboration for the greater good.

Past Participant, OmniCare

Program Overview

  • Week One: Harnessing Stress for Success

    • Assess your stress mindset
    • Identify an area that is causing stress to observe your thoughts, feelings and beliefs, the actions or inaction you took in response, the sensations you physically felt
    • Identify personal values connected to your stress response
    • Practice techniques to welcome stress
    • Identify the anchors you will use to trigger your 3-step response to stress
    • Reassess your stress mindset
  • Week Two: Leading With Character and Competence

    • Understand why the first person you must lead is you
    • Explore 5 simple truths of leadership
    • Identify your personal core values that will shape your ability to be an authentic leader
    • Recognize why leaders in the 21st century must lead with both heart and mind
    • Learn what it means to be a selfless leader
    • Explore the attribute of humility and its importance in leadership
    • Discover the value in learning from mistakes
    • Develop your personal leadership philosophy and identify ways that you will communicate it
  • Week Three: The Importance of Positive Leadership

    • Review the business case for positive leadership
    • Understand the heliotropic effect
    • Recognize the power in expressions of gratitude to foster positive work climate
    • Assess your own positive leadership practices
    • Assess organization-level positive leadership practices
    • Discover the attributes of positively energizing leaders and why they get results
    • Learn to develop positive energy networks
    • Collaborate on best practices for demonstrating positive leadership
  • Weeks Four & Five: Building Your Strategic Network

    • Assess your style of networking
    • Understand the “stepping stone” strategy
    • Think strategically about conversations
    • Conduct a planned conversation
    • Explain the “why” of your idea
    • Learn methods to enhance credibility and build trust
    • Use mirroring and authenticity to do credible networking
    • Secure individual and organizational commitment
    • Review persuasion styles
    • Conduct a polished conversation
  • Week Six: Thinking Fast

    • Make a decision given the facts of a business school case study
    • Use a decision-making toolkit to help a team create the right frame for considering a problem
    • Use questions in the decision-making toolkit to recognize and overcome four common biases that lead teams to the wrong conclusion
    • Use the decision-making toolkit to match a decision-making approach to your problem
    • Use the decision-making toolkit to guide a team through a process of learning from experience
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