LGBTQ Executive Leadership Program

Catapult your career with the only program from a leading business school to address LGBTQ leadership in the C-suite.

Lead with strength. Lead with impact. The LGBTQ Executive Leadership Program teaches you how to do both — authentically, effectively, and confidently. This highly-specialized, one-week program features design thinking innovation.

It starts with a pre-program leadership assessment and on-campus debriefing to guide your personal development. Next, your week is filled with interactive classroom sessions, hands-on experiential workshops, small group discussions, roundtable forums, and visits from guest speakers. All in a stimulating environment on the Stanford campus, led by Stanford GSB faculty.

Best of all, you’ll share this experience with other lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) executives and build a powerful and personal network to support you and your career for a lifetime, wherever in the world your career takes you.

Key Benefits

Strengthen your influence, build a valuable network, and develop new models and mindsets for innovation using design thinking.
  • Learn how your LGBTQ identity influences and strengthens your personal leadership style.
  • Assess and refine your interpersonal skills to become a more authentic leader.
  • Strengthen nonverbal and verbal communication skills.
  • Identify best practices for building LGBTQ employee networks and career paths within your organization.
  • Build a strong network of LGBTQ peers with whom you can share ideas and experiences.

Who Should Attend

  • Mid- to senior-level LGBTQ executives with a minimum of 10 years of professional experience and five years of management experience
  • Executives with significant levels of managerial responsibility — from any size company, any industry, and any country

28 Jul 2019 – 02 Aug 2019

Format

In-person|Stanford GSB
Full-time

Deadline

14 Jun 2019

Program Fee

US $12,600

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

Certificate of completion

Contact

Lisa Blair
Associate Director, Programs and Marketing
Executive Education
2:59
Video Introduction
byStanford Graduate School of Business
2,870views
Learn how this unique program is designed to impact LGBTQ participants and their organizations.

Learn More About the Program

Curriculum

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

Application Requirements

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

Participant Profile

Learn more about our past participants, and find out if the program is right for you.
Explore how being LGBTQ strengthens your personal leadership style and discover cutting-edge research on strategy, innovation, and organizations in the LGBTQ Executive Leadership Program.

Faculty Leadership

Sarah A. Soule
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Director, Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship
  • Co-Director, The Innovative Health Care Leader: From Design Thinking to Personal Leadership
  • Co-Director, LGBTQ Executive Leadership Program
  • Director, Stanford LEAD: Personal Leadership Certificate
Thomas  Stephen  Wurster
  • Co-Director, LGBTQ Executive Leadership Program

Explore Related Programs

Photo illustration of LEAD participants in a virtual team meeting.
12 Sep 2018 – 08 Aug 2019
Online
participants in the Stanford LEAD: Personal Leadership program working together
12 Sep 2018 – 08 Aug 2019
Online
Two students on a couch.
13 Jan 2019 – 26 Apr 2019
In-person|Stanford GSB