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Global Leadership Corporate Training

Instructor-led online delivery consisting of synchronous and asynchronous modules

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  • Specialized Studies
  • Format
    Onsite or Online

    1-4 months

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One of the essential qualities for long-term success in today’s business world is strong leadership – an expansive category that has a myriad of components. And many of those components are constantly shifting and adapting to ever-changing global and cultural considerations, regardless of industry, NGO or non-profit.

It’s crucial for up-and-coming leaders to stay abreast of the changes and new assessment tools available, while brushing up on timeless competencies and strategies necessary to excel in 2021 and beyond. Competencies that are most critical for leaders in today’s complex, diverse stakeholder environments include communication and listening skills, consensus-building, managing conflict, and cultural intelligence (CQ). Leaders in today’s organizations must possess the CQ capabilities to navigate across multiple cultural groups, including multiple generations, cultural backgrounds, geographic locations, functional and professional groups, and other forms of cultural groups.

The Global Leadership program is designed to develop the following core global leadership competency domains: Leading Across Cultures, Leading Strategy, Leading Innovation, and Leading Self. The synchronous and asynchronous sessions will consist of weekly live Zoom sessions and online coursework, respectively. The learning and development activities for each course will consist of individual assessments, articles and chapters, cases, experiential activities, and development planning.


Leading Across Cultures

This course addresses the leadership skills and competencies that are requisite for leading across cultures in a global business environment. Participants will learn from frameworks, principles, and practices regarding how to leverage their cross-cultural business experiences for greater influence and effectiveness across cultural contexts (teams, organizations, regions, countries, etc.). This course is designed to develop participants’ recognition and understanding of the biases and implicit assumptions about other cultures (ethnic, racial, national, gender, generational, functional/professional, etc.) that often erode value for organizations in global business environments and undermine leadership effectiveness in such contexts. Participants will learn how implicit bias plays a key role in organizations and many decision-making processes driven by global leaders, and how the development of CQ capabilities is critical for limiting implicit bias and its negative impact across global organizations.

Module 1: Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Framework

• CQ Drive

• CQ Knowledge

• CQ Strategy

• CQ Action

Module 2: Global Mindset Framework

• Psychological Capital

• Intellectual Capital

• Social Capital

Module 3: Implicit/Unconscious Bias

• Costs of implicit bias and the business case

• Biases and implicit assumptions of ‘other’ cultures

• Strategies for minimizing bias as a global leader

Module 4: CQ Development Plan

• Personal development actions & strategies

• Team development actions & strategies

• Leadership Development Journal: Reflections & Application Questions

• Leadership Development Plan (Leading Across Cultures)

Leading Strategy

Participants will develop their knowledge and skills concerning the role of leaders in developing and executing business strategy in a global context. Participants will learn how to consistently adopt a ‘big picture’ view of the issues and challenges facing their organization in a global context, and avoid the ‘silo thinking’ that often obstructs an organization’s capacity for executing strategic initiatives. This module will introduce participants to frameworks for assessing their organization in the global business environment and develop their skills in considering organizational issues and challenges from multiple perspectives (departments, business units, geographic regions, etc.). Overall, participants will develop deeper strategic insight into their organization and their role by enhancing their skills in identifying the critical changes in the global business environment that impacts the business.

Module 1: Strategic Alignment Framework

• Strategic Fit and Alignment

• Execution versus Learning Orientation

• Business strategy and sources of competitive advantage

• Case Analysis: Netflix, Inc

Module 2: Strategic Planning in VUCA Contexts

• PESTLE Sectors

• Porter’s Five-Force Analysis

• Environmental Scanning Practices

• Strategic Planning Practices

Module 3: Learning Organization Principles

• Supportive Learning Environment

• Learning Processes & Practices

• Leadership Reinforcing Learning

Module 4: Developing Strategic Insight

• Enhancing Strategic Thinking Skills

• Developing Learning Organization Capabilities

Leading Innovation

Participants will learn several core competencies and skills in effectively leading innovation and change across their teams and organizations. This course will focus on how leaders develop their respective team’s openness to new technology and other forms of innovation as part of change initiatives. Participants will learn leadership competencies in remaining attentive to their teams and team dynamics that offer opportunities for adopting innovations to work processes, products, or services, including the psychological safety of team members and their willingness to take risks and provide input and perspectives that are unpopular or diverge from the status quo. Participants will also develop skills in leadership agility, including actively learning from their international and global experiences, both successes and setbacks, proactively seeking feedback from colleagues and coworkers, and changing their approach to working with new colleagues and teams in different contexts (business units, regions, countries, etc.).

Module 1: Building Psychological Safety

• Google’s Project Aristotle

• High-performance Team Characteristics

• Leading Teams in Adaptive Contexts (Virtual, Matrix, & Global Environments)

• How Leaders Foster Psychologically Safe Teams

Module 2: Leading Change Initiatives

• Leading Change Success Factors

• Competencies for Leading Change

• Managing Resistance & Commitment to Change

Module 3: Talent Management Capabilities

• Enabling Capabilities (TMT Engagement, Leadership Development Culture, Talent Management ROI)

• Assessment Capabilities (Performance Feedback, Talent Assessment & Succession Planning)

• Transition Capabilities (New Leader Onboarding, Role-based Talent Development)

Module 4: Developing Leadership Agility

• Learning Agility (Mental Agility, People Agility, Change Agility, Results Agility)

• Guidelines for Giving Performance Feedback

• Coaching Principles & Tactics

• Feedback Triggers & Skills for Receiving Feedback

Leading Self

Participants will first develop skills around self-awareness and identifying their personal values as leaders, leadership competency strengths and limitations or gaps, and the value of actively seeking learning opportunities from all experiences, successes, and setbacks. In addition to learning a practical model of leader emotional intelligence, participants will develop several core skills such as addressing setbacks and obstacles constructively while maintaining a positive attitude, remaining poised during highly stressful periods, and role-modeling constructive approaches to pushing through setbacks. Participants will also develop several leadership and influence skills that are critical to leading with emotional intelligence, including non-verbal communication and balancing the ability to communicate via both inquiry (listening, reflecting, acknowledging others, etc.) and advocacy (persuading, convincing, presenting evidence, etc.).

Module 1: Leader Authenticity

• Leader Drift versus Leader Flow

• Values & Leadership Principles (VALPs)

• Johari Window Exercise

Module 2: Leader Emotional Intelligence

• Defining Emotional Intelligence for Your Organization

• Leader Self-Awareness & Emotional Regulation

• Leader Resilience

Module 3: Leader Communication & Influence Skills

• Expressing Ideas with Confidence & Emotion

• Body Language & Nonverbal Expression

• Inquiry versus Advocacy Communication Skills

• Experiential Exercises: Balancing Inquiry & Advocacy as Global Leaders

Module 4: Developing Your Leadership Profile

• Defining Your Leadership Context

• Setting Development Goals

• Developing Action Items and Metrics

Program Options

Specialized Studies Program

Four courses, 1.5 units each
Four months

Within this program, you may take courses individually or in multiples to build upon and complement each other. Complete all four, 1.5 unit courses, with a C or better and receive a Specialized Studies Award in Global Leadership.

Accelerated Essentials

1 chosen module from each course (view modules under each course above)
One month

The following is recommended or customize a program that best meets your needs:

  • Leading Across Cultures: Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Framework
  • Leading Strategy: Strategic Alignment Framework
  • Leading Innovation: Building Psychological Safety
  • Leading Self: Leader Emotional Intelligence

Customized Training

We work with your team to assess your training needs and customize curriculum to achieve your unique goals.

We custom tailor to your:

  • Budget
  • Time (length of program)
  • Delivery format (onsite, online, campus, remote, hybrid)
  • Case studies

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