Foundations of Leadership and Management

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Lead With Purpose, Manage With Practice

Students can take Foundations of Leadership and Management as a 3-day, standalone course or as their first step toward earning a Management Development Certificate. This course is designed to teach up-to-date and research-backed  fundamental principles for managers and leaders in any industry.


Learn the day-to-day functions of leaders and managers as you take part in hands-on, collaborative learning experience with industry peers. Explore fundamental research-based principles that you can learn and grow from whether you're a first-time manager, middle manager, or seasoned business leader. This course is grounded in social science research and taught by renowned faculty that are experts in the leadership space. 

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Program Details

Who Should Attend

  • Rising managers
  • Experienced business leaders
  • Current managers looking to rise to the next level of management
  • Team leaders and decision-makers across industries

What Will You Learn

  • Learn to make more successful group decisions and effectively negotiate to achieve goals
  • Understand and leverage networks of relationships to be more impactful as a leade
  • ​Better select, hire, and motivate individuals to achieve a common purpose
  • ​Leadership in a team environment
  • Research-based management best practices
  • How to apply research to business practices
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Upcoming Dates

September 24-26, 2019 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Register NowDeadline: 09/17/2019
November 18-20, 2019 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Register NowDeadline: 11/11/2019
February 24-26, 2020 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Register NowDeadline: 02/17/2020
April 22-24, 2020 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Register NowDeadline: 04/15/2020
June 8-10, 2020 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Register NowDeadline: 06/01/2020


Locations may vary. Please check the registration details and your email for location. Plan your visit.



JHU employees are eligible for 100% tuition remission. JHHS employees receive a 20% discount. For more information on discounts, registration, and cancellation policy, please visit our FAQ page


Brian Gunia, PhD

Associate Professor, Carey Business School

Brian Gunia, PhD (Management & Organizations, Northwestern University) joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2011. He is an Associate Professor in the research track with expertise in the ways that people can help themselves and their organizational colleagues act more ethically and/or negotiate more effectively, particularly by proactively regulating their sleep patterns. Brian is the founder of the Johns Hopkins Business in Government (BIG) Initiative.

Colleen Stuart, PhD

Assistant Professor, Carey Business School

Colleen Stuart is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School with expertise in the areas of collaborative work, social networks and diversity. She holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of Toronto. Her research has been published in several academic journals, such as Organization Science and The Academy of Management Journal, as well as featured in The New York Times, The Financial Times, and The Huffington Post.

Christopher G. Myers, PhD

Assistant Professor and Academic Director of Executive Education, Carey Business School

Christopher G. Myers, PhD (Management & Organizations, University of Michigan) is an Assistant Professor and Academic Director of Executive Education at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School with joint faculty appointments in the School of Medicine and Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety & Quality. His research explores questions of learning, development, and innovation in organizations, as well as how people learn vicariously from others’ knowledge and experience at work.


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