Leslie Chin


Leslie Chin

Lecturer in Management

Additional Administrative Titles

Co-Director, Interpersonal Dynamics for High-Performance Executives


Leslie Chin has taught interpersonal dynamics and skills at the Stanford Graduate School of Business for 20 years, facilitating small groups and coaching students as they practice new skills and behaviors. She founded a weekend program teaching these skills in Beijing and taught such a program at INSEAD in France. In addition, she has been part of the teaching team for half a dozen leadership and Executive Education courses. She developed and taught a course on social intelligence and lawyering at four law schools, a workshop on interpersonal leadership skills at Stanford Graduate School of Education and an effective team course at Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Her private group facilitation practice includes women’s leadership circles and grief support groups.

Prior to teaching, Leslie managed a variety of human services for 15 years. She founded a $10M regional office and launched a European office for the nation’s largest work-life balance consulting and services firm. She was VP of Human Resources for Citibank’s National Customer Services Division, including succession planning, staff relations and management development. She set-up and managed out-processing and transit operations for Cuban refugees arriving on the 1980 Mariel boat lift and Southeast Asian political refugees immigrating to the U.S. after the Vietnam War.

Academic Degrees

  • MS Psychology, Institute Transpersonal Psychology, 2004
  • MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 1984
  • BS Mathematical Sciences with distinction, Stanford University 1979

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer, Stanford Law School
  • Adjunct Professor, USF Law School
  • Lecturer, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Lecturer, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law


Executive Education & Other Non-Degree Programs

Advance your skills, career, and network with the Asian Leadership Program, the first program of its kind from a leading business school.
Hone your interpersonal skills and transition from being a good leader to a remarkable leader in six emotionally charged, academically rigorous days.

Other Teaching

Programs and Non-Degree Courses

In this interactive course students will develop practical skills for leading effective teams, and will apply their learning in group projects (1st year) and in their practicum (2nd year). Topics include understanding of group development stages and different work styles …