Your organization has unique challenges, and you need leaders with a custom set of skills. Johns Hopkins Executive Education can get you there.
The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Innovative Leadership Program prepares your rising managers to lead through change and capitalize on your organization’s unique opportunities.
There isn’t a cookie-cutter approach to leadership in business. Your organization needs customizable coursework, immersive experiences, and ongoing leadership coaching to maximize your employee’s potential. Innovative Leadership Program participants leave with a tailored set of skills and an innovative approach to their personal leadership style and team-oriented communication and engagement. Participants also bring a new level of creativity in their approach to addressing organizational challenges.
Customizable leadership training for employees
Not all leadership training programs are created equal. Johns Hopkins’ unique and personalized approach to leadership training is facilitated, developed, and refined through faculty-led seminar sessions, experiential exercises, and in-depth leadership coaching. Our leadership training for employees uses live academic modules, ongoing leadership coaching, and an intensive design challenge. And all of the curriculum is sequenced and directed in collaboration with your organization. Johns Hopkins Executive Education faculty and staff work alongside you to create a program designed to address your organization’s specific needs and priorities.
Topics covered in these varied and immersive sessions will include but are not limited to:
- understanding one’s strengths, blind spots, and the need to be adaptive in leadership approaches
- leveraging core business skills to deliver innovative products and solutions
- building collaborative and coordination skills for bringing out the best in others
Before the program
Reflected Best-Self Exercise: Before beginning the program, participants begin with a feedback-gathering exercise called the Reflected Best-Self Exercise. The exercise, conducted via an online portal, asks participants to gather stories from 15-20 different people in their life (coworkers, friends, family, etc.).
Collected stories will then be distributed to each student at the close of the RBSE. Students will then analyze their “best self” stories, noticing themes and insights, to develop a Reflected Best-Self Portrait which will inform their ultimate individualized leadership plan.
Leadership Coaching Intake: Participants also begin with a leadership coaching intake session.
In the intake form, participants answer questions on their professional background, goals, and objectives. Johns Hopkins Executive Education faculty and staff use this information to intentionally pair participants with a coach who shares professional interests, maximizing the coach-participant relationship.
During the program
The year-long program uses a three-pronged approach combining coursework, leadership coaching, and culminates with the Design Challenge.
All Johns Hopkins Executive Education courses are researched based, practical, and experiential in nature. Our faculty and staff work alongside your organization to develop a program that unlocks untapped executive potential and deepens leadership skills. Choose from a menu of modules while constructing the Innovative Leadership Program curriculum that fits your unique organizational needs.
Experiential modules can include:
- Coaching Skills for Managers
- Communicating Effectively
- Conflict Management
- Design Thinking
- Finance for the Non-Financial Manager
- Leading an Inclusive Workplace
- Leading Organizational Change
- Powerful Feedback
- Marketing and Branding
- Speaking with Power
- Strategic Team Leadership
The impact of the Innovative Leadership Program lives long past the coursework. New skills are further honed and sustained through leadership coaching. Participants are paired with a leadership coach who, through a personalized approach, helps the participant build on individual strengths, aligns professional goals with strategies, and turns intentions into impact. The Johns Hopkins Executive Education signature coaching model includes self-assessment, one-on-one coaching, group coaching and action planning.
Leadership in business isn’t learned in a textbook alone. Innovative Leadership Program participants all participate in a design challenge. The challenge provides a hands-on learning experience where participants are given the steps, space, and support to move through the design thinking process alongside Johns Hopkins Executive Education faculty. Through multiple touchpoints, participants learn the design thinking process while focusing on how research, ideation, and prototyping can be leveraged to tackle a real challenge specifically faced by leadership at their organization.