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Executive Leadership Development: Analysis to Action

Executive Leadership Development: Analysis to Action

Learn to lead with confidence in this rigorous, three-module general management program for executives on the verge of achieving even greater things.

Executive Leadership Development prepares you to analyze critically, lead confidently, and articulate strategically. This comprehensive three-module program includes analysis and action — with an emphasis on the action. The program’s unique structure, with two on-campus modules and one on-the-job module in between, allows you to apply what you learn to real-world business challenges and put new leadership skills into practice.

The carefully-developed curriculum follows Stanford’s MBA Program across three key themes: business acumen, innovation, and leadership. Module one begins on campus with general management fundamentals, and hands-on design thinking. Then, you’ll return to your office to work on a design challenge for your company and develop your leadership style and effectiveness with Stanford’s proprietary 360º leadership assessment. The third module back on campus gives you an opportunity to get feedback on your design challenge and hone your personal leadership skills with one-on-one coaching. Post-program coaching sessions and a 360º reassessment keep you engaged and accountable long after your complete the program.

Over the course of three months, you will work closely with Stanford GSB faculty, and collaborate in small groups with highly motivated global peers to share business challenges, gain relevant insights, and develop a valuable network that extends far beyond the classroom.

Key Benefits

Strengthen your management acumen and interpersonal skills to build effective teams and successfully navigate challenges.
  • Improve core analytical skills required for approaching business challenges holistically and making better executive decisions.
  • Develop greater awareness of your leadership style and how it’s perceived by others.
  • Enhance your understanding of the critical interface between execution issues and internal and external strategic challenges to the organization.
  • Apply design thinking principles to solve business problems — learn effective ways of designing teams, business operations, change management initiatives, and organizational structures and culture.
  • Understand relevant psychological principles needed to create high-performance teams and increase employee motivation.

Who Should Attend

  • High-potential leaders on the fast track who are poised and motivated to take on significant managerial responsibility in their organizations
  • Mid-level executives with at least 10 years of work experience and a minimum of three to five years of management experience — from any size company, any industry, and any country
  • Individuals who are eager, engaged, and inspired to make a positive impact in this program and in their organizations

07 Feb 2021 – 23 Apr 2021


In-person and online|Stanford GSB
Full-time during on-campus modules

Program Schedule

07 Feb 2021 – 12 Feb 2021
Module 1 (On Campus)
15 Feb 2021 – 16 Apr 2021
Module 2 (Online and On-the-Job)
18 Apr 2021 – 23 Apr 2021
Module 3 (On Campus)

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


08 Jan 2021

Program Fee

US $28,500

The program fee includes tuition, private accommodations, all meals, course materials, and three one-on-one coaching sessions.

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


Certificate of completion


Bonny Janke-Xie
Associate Director, Programs
Executive Education
​Video Introduction
byStanford Graduate School of Business
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Application Requirements

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Participant Profile

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Faculty Leadership

Francis J. Flynn
  • Co-Director, Executive Leadership Development: Analysis to Action

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