Advance your skills, career, and network with the Asian Leadership Program, the first program of its kind from a leading business school.

The Asian Leadership Program will help you sharpen your strengths, change your mindset, and develop skills needed to lead and build a phenomenal career. You’ll learn world-class leadership skills and management practices taught by leading Stanford Graduate School of Business faculty who also teach in our MBA Program. You’ll discover how to leverage your unique identity and cultural strengths to succeed in an increasingly diverse and competitive business environment. And you’ll share experiences with a global cohort of like-minded leaders, creating an invaluable network that can support you throughout your career.

Stanford GSB is proud to have pioneered this unique leadership program. And we continue to innovate to achieve the program’s ultimate goal: developing impactful leaders who will increase Asian representation in the C-suite and on corporate boards. This program is open to individuals of all backgrounds who are interested in exploring how identity interacts with leadership.

Key Benefits

Develop your leadership skills to succeed in a highly competitive, global, and diverse business environment.

  • Learn how your Asian identity influences and strengthens your unique leadership style.
  • Master cultural differences in negotiation styles, team development, and leadership types.  
  • Understand the fundamentals of power dynamics and chart your own path to power.
  • Sharpen your communication toolbox and amplify your persuasive impact – for your employees, customers, and other stakeholders.
  • Build a strong global network of peers, a long-lasting community with whom you grow and thrive together.

Who Should Attend?

  • Mid- to senior-level Asian executives with a minimum of 10 years of professional experience and five years of management experience
  • Asian executives who work for North American/European based companies — of any size, in any country, and in any industry, public service, or field of expertise 
  • Individuals who think the program content is relevant for them and don’t work for companies based in North America or Europe are encouraged to reach out to the Program Contact to learn more
  • Individuals of all backgrounds who are interested in advancing diversity of leadership in business

In three new sessions, program participants will hear directly from Asian C-suite executives — from esteemed organizations like Rothy’s, Salesforce, Permasteel Inc., and others — about their experiences and journeys.

04 Aug 2024 – 09 Aug 2024

In-Person | US $14,500


21 Jun 2024

Qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis. Early applications are encouraged.

The program fee includes tuition, private accommodations, all meals, and course materials.

Payment is due upon admission. Your space is secured upon receipt of full payment.

Awarded Upon completion

​Certificate of completion


Akniet Rysbek
Associate Director, Programs Executive Education
Program Overview

Program Overview

Hear from faculty director Szu-chi Huang about how the Asian Leadership Program will help you sharpen your strengths, change your mindset, and develop skills needed to lead and build a phenomenal career.

Learn More About the Program

Explore our carefully designed curriculum, and go deeper with select course descriptions or a sample schedule.

Review all eligibility requirements, and learn about the application process.

Learn more about our past participants, and find out if the program is right for you.

Faculty Leadership

Szu-chi Huang
Associate Professor of Marketing

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