Essential Management Skills for Emerging Leaders (Online)

Companies across every industry are facing complex organizational challenges that require the rapid development of new and agile leaders. More than ever before, emerging leaders must quickly learn and deploy core management skills, develop a broad strategic perspective, take their leadership skills to the next level, and expand their professional and personal networks.

Presented over three months, this intensive fully online program is designed to help new managers master core business concepts and build key skills in six subject areas, including leadership, strategy, marketing, communication, and negotiation. Participants will gain a cross-functional view through sessions led by instructors specializing in each subject area and through project-based learning.

Note: The online version of Essential Management Skills for Emerging Leaders is a condensed version of the on-campus program.

July Program Modules

  • Program Welcome, Goals, and Introductions: July 13 (9—10 am EDT)
  • Leadership: July 20, 22 (10 am—12 pm EDT)
  • Strategy: July 27 (1—5 pm EDT)
  • Communication: August 3, 5 (1—3 pm EDT)
  • Marketing: August 10, 12 (1—3 pm EDT)
  • Negotiation: August 17 (9 am—1 pm EDT)

October Program Modules

  • Program Welcome, Goals, and Introductions: Oct. 5 (10-11 am EDT)
  • Leadership: Oct. 14-15 (10 am—12 pm EDT)
  • Strategy: Oct. 19 (1—5 pm EDT)
  • Communication: TBD (1—3 pm EDT)
  • Marketing: Nov. 2, 4 (1—3 pm EDT)
  • Negotiation: Nov. 9 (9 am—1 pm EDT)

Program Benefits

  • Master the core business areas every manager needs to know
  • Build organizational, team management, and networking skills
  • Understand how managers interact across business functions
  • Improve your collaboration and presentation skills
  • Develop a project that addresses an organizational challenge
  • Build peer support for your team's projects
  • Identify your operational and strategic gaps
  • Discuss leadership challenges and strategies with peers
  • Map your personal leadership and learning journey
  • Expand your professional and personal networks

Topics Covered

Develop a solid understanding of the core business areas every manager should know. Subjects may include, but are not limited to:

  • Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Communication
  • Marketing
  • Negotiation

This fully online program also serves as a gateway to other Professional Development Programs at Harvard's Division of Continuing Education, where you can build on your foundation and develop advanced skills in key areas. After successfully completing this online program, you become eligible for a 20 percent discount on future open-enrollment programs.

Who Should Enroll

This online program is ideal for aspiring or new managers who are looking to rapidly increase their management skills and strategic perspective, take on additional responsibility, and seek to be effective in their organization. This offering is also appropriate for individuals who wish to gain an understanding of high-level business concepts in an intensive format.

Active program participation during all three months is required for successful program completion

Note: The online version of Essential Management Skills for Emerging Leaders is a condensed version of the on-campus program.

Program Information

Program Dates

October 5–December 17, 2020
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Class Times

Times Vary

Program Fee

2020 Program Fee: $4,290

Location

One Brattle Square
Harvard University
Cambridge, Mass.

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