The Stanford Advanced Leadership Program is targeting the developmental needs of high-performance Asian executives who will be advancing from functional management roles to broader leadership responsibilities in Fortune 1000 companies. For those Asian and Asian-American executives who have already shown excellence in leading large functional teams (e.g., engineering, development, manufacturing, marketing, finance, sales), the program will employ highly interactive classes to help participants become more effective in leading cross functional teams to compete for tomorrow's global assignments, leading through influence and communications, and leading in dynamic and uncertain competitive environments.
Participants should typically have 10 to 15 years of work experience and should be working in a Fortune 1000 corporation in functional management, whose next likely assignment could require broader business or general management skills. A typical job title for a participant might be a director-level role (e.g., director of engineering, director of finance, director of manufacturing) or vice president role (e.g., VP of engineering, VP of finance, VP of manufacturing, VP of sales).
The program participants will include mostly high-level Asians, but the program is open to any person who holds a position representing the highest 3-4% of the employee workforce, typically with job titles such as functional director, vice president, or partner.