What Women Executives Must Know to Close the C-Suite Gap
The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Executive Education and Inforum have launched an exclusive program for senior-level women executives who aspire to the C-suite. “Ascending to the C-Suite: From Theory to Practice,” combines the world’s leading business thinkers from Michigan Ross with leading business practitioners for a transformational leadership development experience.
“Ascending to the C-Suite: From Theory to Practice” immerses you in specialized subjects whose mastery is critical for C-Suite executives yet often represent gaps in professional development for women leaders. Topics are taught with a 360-degree view by pairing renowned Michigan Ross faculty with global business leaders.
Participants will dive deep into key business topics and leadership practices while hearing unfiltered insight and first-hand stories from executive role models. Participants will share a similar breadth and depth of experience in a learning environment that will foster strategic connections and relationships beyond the classroom.
Topics that will be covered in depth include business strategic and financial acumen, social styles, positive leadership, persuasion and influence, crisis communication, and true networks.
Next class is June 1 – 5, 2020
Applications due April 1, 2020
presented in partnership with
participants have a minimum 15 years prior leadership experience,
organizational positions that are one to two levels below the C-suite, have a track record of career growth and promotions, and aspire to top leadership ranks
five-day program pairs Michigan Ross faculty with global business leaders
highly experiential, with current case studies, simulations, personal assessment and feedback
includes tuition, instructional materials, breakfast, lunch, snack breaks and select dinners
Applications due April 1, 2020
• Take a tour of CoLab: Robert Bosch’s Innovation Center
• True networks
• Networks and their power
• Celebration dinner and executive speaker
• Persuasion and influence
• Your leadership legacy
• Creation of a real-world legacy
• Graduation ceremony
Hear a recent C-Suite program participant experience.
2019 Program Faculty & Guest Speakers
Coming Soon! 2020 Executive Speakers & Faculty
At Michigan Ross, faculty have collectively authored hundreds of articles and dozens of books. They travel the world, sharing their expertise with Fortune 100 companies in virtually every sector. They’re prolific thinkers and creators of revolutionary studies and frameworks. Most importantly, they are determined and dedicated to leveraging their extensive knowledge to help you succeed.
Inforum Executive Speakers are global business leaders at Fortune 500 companies who offer their real world insights and experiences at each stage of the curriculum. These senior executives generously share what they’ve learned about what works — and sometimes what hasn’t. Their stories of strategy, growth, crisis management and frontline corporate leadership bring the learning to life.
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