“Leading with Impact” equips you with the tools to prepare for, adapt to, and manage such complex challenges, and to inspire others to act. This executive education program offers practical frameworks for dealing with a wide range of topics for operating in diverse environments, and how to integrate tools of strategic communication, crisis management, political strategy, conflict mitigation, and collaboration.  The six-session program brings together these interdisciplinary topics and leaves participants with new expertise they can deploy immediately for increased organizational impact.


This six session intensive course offers a unique opportunity for mid- and senior-level managers from government, as well as from the private and non-profit sectors, to gain an in-depth understanding of core leadership skills needed to manage a crisis.  The course is specially designed for busy officials, executives and emergent leaders by having one live online sessions per week with other activities that can be completed at the participant's own pace.

The program will enhance participants’ ability to appreciate the complexity of managing large-scale organizations and events, not only from an operational viewpoint, but also from a policy and strategic perspective.


Cross-Sector Collaboration - Develop effective multi-organization partnerships across sectors through interactive exercises to evaluate collaborative impact.

Crisis Leadership - Examine human performance in a crisis and how leaders get others to adapt to extreme events in a connected world.

Effective Negotiations - Improve negotiation skills by learning and practicing a five-point negotiation framework that turns emotional obstacles into assets.

Strategic Communications - Identify core messages to communicate to various audiences and practice delivering them in challenging circumstances.

Policy Influencing - Learn how to influence policy discussions and decision makers in complex conditions.

Managing Extreme Events - Discover how to prepare your organization to deal with novelty and manage risk for greater resilience.


Professional Benefits

  • Earn a Columbia University awarded Certification of Participation.

  •  Participate in customized education designed by expert faculty and practitioners.

  •  Understand the forces of a crisis that affects human performance.

  •  Implement strategies for managing difficult challenges. 

  •  Set conditions for cross-sector collaboration and coordination.

  •  Refine professional and interpersonal management skills. 

  •  Acquire better self-awareness and responsiveness to others through simulations.

  •  Improve the ability to make critical decisions under stressful conditions. 

  •  Observe and develop one’s communication and negotiation styles.

  •  Develop a lasting network of leaders from around the country and the world.

  •  Access a large collection of faculty-selected readings on key leadership development topics.


Schedule and Details 

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