Are you looking to accelerate or restart your career? Are you interested in gaining insights from faculty at the Stanford GSB? Here is your chance!
The Stanford MSx Program, Stanford Executive Program, Stanford Executive Program for Women Leaders, and the Stanford LEAD programs are pleased to host Accelerate the Next Stage of Your Success. This daylong professional development program aims to introduce female leaders to the learning opportunities at Stanford Graduate School of Business through interactions with faculty, alumni, and past program participants. We recognize that female leaders often face similar challenges to men, but also face unique perceptions, behaviors, stereotypes, and criticisms.
Parking and meals are included in the fee.
All sessions led by Stanford GSB faculty.
- Leadership Agility
- Acting With Power
- Fostering Collaboration and Exchange
- Crafting Stories for Innovative Leadership
|8:15 – 9:15am||
Registration and Coffee
|9:15 – 9:45am||
Welcome and Introductions
|9:45 – 10:45am||
S. Christian Wheeler
Professor Wheeler teaches courses on Marketing Management and Research Methodology. His research has been published in top marketing, organizational behavior, and psychology journals. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Marketing Research, and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
In this session you will learn concepts and techniques from improv in order to better be and express your authentic self, to courageously take risks, and to form bonds with your colleagues in the program. Through dynamic and interactive exercises, you will acquire the skills to more effectively collaborate in teams, form meaningful connections, and increase engagement and fulfillment both in your personal life and at work.
|10:45 – 11:00am||
|11:00am – 12:15pm||
Acting with Power
Melissa Jones Briggs
Melissa Jones Briggs elevates leaders by combining research from the fields of social science and the practical application of performance techniques. She designs, directs and deploys global leadership and inclusion programs; these initiatives help people, teams and organizations navigate power dynamics in the workplace, through practical coaching and advising, backed up by ever-evolving data.
The ability to function effectively within a hierarchy is a crucial determinant of managerial and personal success, yet many people struggle with “authority issues” that make certain hierarchical roles and positions difficult for them. This interactive session draws on the art of acting and the science of psychology to show participants how their nonverbal behaviors affect their status and power, and the ability to move flexibly among different hierarchical roles.
|12:15 – 12:30pm||
|12:30 – 2:30pm||
Networking with Event Participants
|2:30 – 4:00pm||
Fostering Collaboration and Exchange
Professor Soule’s major areas of interest are organizational theory, social movements, and political sociology. She has written two recent books, the first with Cambridge University Press, entitled Contention and Corporate Social Responsibility, and the second with Norton, called A Primer on Social Movements. She is the series editor for the Cambridge University Press Contentious Politics series. She is a member of the founding team of the new journal, Sociological Science, an open access journal that is disrupting academic publishing. She has served on a number of boards of non-profit organizations, is currently a member Board of Advisors to the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the Stanford d.school) Fellowship program, and is currently serving on the faculty advisory board to the Stanford Center for the Advancement of Women’s Leadership.
Leaders agree that in today’s workplace, developing a “collaborative culture” is one of the keys to achieving long-term success. During this session, we will discuss the most effective ways to foster collaboration. You will participate in a powerful exercise about reciprocity, which sheds light on the critical dynamics of interpersonal exchange, and calls attention to one primary impediment to meaningful collaboration.
|4:00 – 4:30pm||
4:30 – 5:30pm
Crafting Stories for Innovative Leadership
Dan Klein teaches Improvisation full time at Stanford University where he is on the faculty of the Drama Department and the Graduate School of Business and teaches at the d.school. At the GSB he co-teaches (with Professor Deb Gruenfeld), “Acting With Power” which explores the use of status behaviors to increase organizational effectiveness. His work at Hasso Platner Institute for Design involves teaching workshops on Improv and Design for interdisciplinary graduate students studying Design Thinking.
Stories do not just convey information. They enthrall. They captivate, transform and inspire. Bringing innovative ideas to life demands a compelling story. Participants will have the opportunity, structure and guidance to craft those compelling stories. The class will focus on several areas of storytelling: Mining: how do you find your stories and extract the richest details? Crafting: how do you structure the content and shape the language? Performing: how do you share your stories with presence, authenticity and connection? This hands-on, experiential approach will offer participants the opportunity, structure and guidance to craft compelling personal stories to be shared in front of a live audience.