Managing Yourself and Leading Others

November 28–29, 2018 $2,750
February 20–21, 2019 $2,850
March 18–19, 2019 $2,850
April 17–18, 2019 $2,850
May 13–14, 2019 $2,850
June 24–25, 2019 $2,850
July 22–23, 2019 $2,850
August 12–13, 2019 $2,850
September 9–10, 2019 $2,850
October 2–3, 2019 $2,850
October 28–29, 2019 $2,850

Think of the leaders you most admire. They seem to easily juggle competing demands, confidently motivate their teams to achieve optimum results, effectively navigate across the organization, and never lose their composure. These executives make the job look simple—but it’s not.

Designed to help managers become more effective leaders, this two-day program delves into the fundamentals of managing yourself, leading teams, and motivating others to accomplish your company’s goals.

Through relevant readings, case discussions, and introspective exercises, you will gain a broader and deeper understanding of organizational culture and dynamics, management best practices, the role of the manager, and the nature of influence. As you explore your own personality, strengths, and weaknesses, you will begin to evolve a leadership style that is uniquely yours. You will return to work with newfound confidence and an action plan for continuing your growth as a leader.

Program Benefits

  • Improve your performance by strengthening your management skills
  • Manage your team, your boss, and your colleagues more effectively
  • Develop a management style that suits your unique personality
  • Handle difficult management situations with greater certainty in your decisions
  • Earn a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education

Topics Covered

  • Distinguishing management myth from reality
  • Understanding the motivations of colleagues and competitors
  • Recognizing strengths and blind spots in yourself and others
  • Building emotional intelligence to communicate effectively
  • Influencing others from a position of authority—or without authority
  • Managing within organizational hierarchies
  • Earning trust and building relationships
  • Leading for long-term results

Who Should Enroll

This management training program is ideal for new or experienced managers in any function who want to become better leaders. Because management requires analyzing complex challenges, participants should expect to grapple with ambiguous situations that do not have simple solutions.

After you enroll, you will receive information on the required reading that should be completed before the program begins.

Program Information

Program Dates

November 28–29, 2018
Instructor Margaret Andrews
February 20–21, 2019
Instructor Margaret Andrews
March 18–19, 2019
Instructor Jennifer Stine
April 17–18, 2019
Instructor Margaret Andrews
May 13–14, 2019
Instructor Margaret Andrews
June 24–25, 2019
Instructor Jennifer Stine
July 22–23, 2019
Instructor Margaret Andrews
August 12–13, 2019
Instructor Margaret Andrews
September 9–10, 2019
Instructor Jennifer Stine
October 2–3, 2019
Instructor Margaret Andrews
October 28–29, 2019
Instructor Margaret Andrews

Class Times

Programs run from 9 am to 5 pm.

Program Fee

2019 Program Fee: $2,850
2018 Program Fee: $2,750


One Brattle Square
Harvard University
Cambridge, Mass.


Margaret Andrews is a highly rated instructor with over 20 years of experience in higher education, business, and consulting. She served as associate dean at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education and as executive director of the MBA program at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Andrews is the coauthor of the StratEDgy blog on Inside Higher Ed, and reports on the worldwide management education market for University World News. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a graduate degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Jennifer Stine is an independent consultant, teacher, and innovator with expertise in the development of world-class executive and professional programs. From 2008 to 2012, she served as managing director of professional education at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. Prior to joining MIT in 2002, she worked as an entrepreneur in technology consulting and served as documentation team lead and training co-lead on a major Oracle implementation at the California Institute of Technology. Stine holds three degrees from Stanford University.