Leading Strategic Growth
Develop a more strategic organization that can better identify challenges and focus efforts.
Next Available Program
Oct 28 - Dec 8
30 hours (5 hours/week)
School Certificate of Completion
Who Should Attend
Senior Leaders, Mid-Level & Team Leaders, Project Managers, Directors
Leading Strategic Growth, a 6-week executive development program, delivers participants the ability to gain greater command of their company’s needs and the skill to identify and execute new growth opportunities in a fast-moving and competitive landscape.
The key to organizational success is to develop an enterprise capable of generating achievement-oriented strategies and adapting and improving those strategies as the environment changes. The Leading Strategic Growth action-oriented approach addresses the conditions and challenges executives face—because the true measure of a leadership development program’s effectiveness is how well the learning can be applied to solutions in the work environment.
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Professor of Management
Professor William Klepper is the academic director of Columbia’s Executive Education program. He’s worked on customer programs for a number of corporations, including AT&T, Chase, DuPont, and General Electric.
Professor of Strategy
Professor Rita McGrath is a globally recognized expert on innovation and growth strategies, with an emphasis on corporate entrepreneurship. Her work and ideas help senior leaders chart a pathway to success in rapidly changing and volatile environments.
Professor of the Practice of Management
For more than 20 years, Professor William Pietersen served as the CEO of multibillion-dollar businesses such as Lever Foods, Seagram USA, Tropicana, and Sterling Winthrop’s Consumer Health Group. His top-selling book Strategic Learning is widely applied within Columbia’s executive education programs.
Professor of Executive Education
Adjunct Professor Peter Meola has more than 25 years of senior executive experience at multinational businesses, including The Seagram Company, Tropicana, ExxonMobil, and British Petroleum. His primary research areas are leadership of organizational culture and strategic learning as a leadership process.
This course took me out of my comfort zone and stretched my thinking about how I can be a more strategic thinker and leader. In my role, I am not involved with the company’s strategy so I learned a lot about our businesses and their various strategies. I enjoyed Professor Klepper’s enthusiasm. It kept the videos engaging and held my attention.
Sr. Manager, Human Resources
Manufacturing & Packaging Company
The quality and content of the lectures was excellent. Each session provided a simple but effective toolkit to tackle each of the key areas to define, implement, execute, and monitor a strategic plan. The toolkits or methodologies provided were of a generic nature to allow them to be applied at any level of the organization. I was quite surprised how effectively the methodologies applied to my own strategic planning. The online/anytime approach provided helped greatly to allow me facilitate the training into my already busy schedule.
The content was perfectly timed to current state activities happening at work. I was able to apply many of the learnings into my daily conversations. Though I already knew many of the concepts, it was great to have the thinking time to refresh my perspective and open my mind to thinking through situations differently.
Vice President, Human Resources
Our programs are designed for busy professionals. Participants are expected to spend 4-5 hours each week watching video lectures and completing assignments. There are also live online sessions most weeks, which last 1-1.5 hours each.
Our leadership development programs last 6 weeks. Additionally, you will complete a short orientation prior to the official start of the program.
Upon successfully completing the program, you will receive a certificate of completion from the sponsoring business school. ExecOnline provides non-degree programs for which no grades or university credits are provided.
Our programs are designed for busy leaders—managers, directors, VPs, and C-suite—with the drive and desire to solve their organization’s critical business challenges. Our short, focused programs allow you to develop solutions for both near- and long-term challenges—without disrupting your day-to-day responsibilities.
Yes. You will develop a project of your choosing that addresses your organization’s critical business challenges. At the completion of the program, you will have produced an implementation-ready project, designed to make a fiscal and business impact.
Yes. You can stay connected to ExecOnline through our alumni group, which allows you to interact with peers to generate support and networking opportunities.
We have partnered with TRACOM, the pioneering workplace performance company, to deliver their world-famous SOCIAL STYLE® Assessment system as part of the Leading Strategic Growth and Building & Leading Teams programs. The SOCIAL STYLE® Assessment is the industry-leading method for building interpersonal and management skills to create more effective work environments.