Strategies for Career Development: Charting Your Path to the C-Suite

Strategies for Career Development: Charting Your Path to the C-Suite

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Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Feb 7–9, 2022 Live Online 3 days 4 hours/day $4,300

Tracks

Management and Leadership

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Negotiation & Communication

- Organizations & Leadership

Course Highlights:

  • This course is delivered in our Live Online format which enables real-time interaction with faculty and global peers
  • This course is designed to help you better understand what strengths you will bring to the C-suite as well as provide you with a proven framework for finding your own path to the top
  • Discussions will include: the changing C-suite landscape, navigating bias and breaking through the glass ceiling, and the current trends in executive search
  • You will take advantage of the 360° feedback receiving insight into your strengths and areas for development in order to help you reach your next career step
  • You will earn a certificate of course completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management

 

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Why attend Strategies for Career Development?:

Executives looking for opportunities to lead at the highest levels often wonder, what do I need to do to reach the C-suite? While reaching the top rungs requires many of the same leadership skills and perspectives as decades prior, organizations today are also searching for seasoned executives who possess a new type of mindset. C-level leadership today must be able to help companies pivot quickly if needed, fend off insurgent competitors, and have an intense customer focus. They must also be willing to self-correct and adapt to new leadership norms. For this reason, many companies are eager for executives who think like entrepreneurs.

Management literature is overflowing with advice on becoming the boss. Yet as executives ascend closer to the top slots, the paths to the C-suite narrows. Those who are successful are often highly strategic in how they navigate their careers.

Strategies for Career Development is designed to help you better understand what strengths you will bring to the C-suite as well as provide you with a proven framework for finding your own path to the top. Because while you can’t possess every leadership capability, or foresee every shift in the external environment, you can carefully steer your own career and professional development.

 

Course experience:

The career development course is taught by Cassandra Frangos, Ed.D., an expert adviser and coach on leadership and organizational transformation and author of Crack the C-Suite Code: How Successful Leaders Make it to the Top and Roberto Fernandez, MIT Sloan Professor of Organizational Studies. Together they will present findings from their latest research and lead discussions on the changing C-suite landscape, navigating bias and breaking through the glass ceiling, and the current trends in executive search.

Program content will also include:

  • Four core paths you can follow to reach the C-suite: The Tenured Executive, The Free Agent, The Leapfrog Leader, and The Founder
  • Guiding questions that clarify the risks and rewards associated with each path
  • Accelerators and derailers that either enhance or detract from your chances to succeed
  • Advice on how to leverage your experience, leadership brand, networks, social capital, and mindset to advance your career
  • The importance of maintaining consistency while managing disruption
  • Insight on how the evolving role of the CEO affects your strategy to reach the top
  • The role of analytics and predictive analysis to monitor and rank internal candidates
  • Valuable takeaways for leaders orchestrating their succession and/or recruiting their next C-level executive

Many of the research-driven takeaways from this program are equally valuable to HR professionals and human capital decision makers, including:

  • Glass ceiling patterns that occur across industries and how to break them
  • Referral patterns among different demographics and how word-of-mouth recruiting can be used to increase diversity
  • What a high performing C-suite team looks like—the right mix of skills and experiences for today’s top teams

As a participant in this course you will also take advantage of the 360° feedback receiving insight into your strengths and areas for development in order to help you reach your next career step.

Learn more about the live online experience

 

Applying to the course:

We accept enrollments until the offering reaches capacity at which point we will maintain a waitlist. Many of the courses fill up several weeks in advance, so we advise that you enroll as early as possible to secure your seat.

You can begin the application process by using the red Enroll Now bar at the bottom of the screen.

 

Have questions?:

Contact Us if you would like to speak with a program director or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to common questions about our courses.

Upon successful completion of your course, you will earn a certificate of completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management. This course may also count toward MIT Sloan Executive Certificate requirements.

 

Participants in this program will learn:

  • Strategies you can follow to reach the C-suite
  • When to follow—and when to disrupt— company culture
  • How the flattening of organizations opens new pathways to the top
  • Current trends in executive recruiting and what to do when you’re contacted by a recruiter
  • Tips for presenting and marketing your personal brand internally and externally
  • What today’s business landscape requires of senior leaders
  • What to do if your plan doesn’t go as planned

 

Hear from a past participant:

Cassandra and Roberto do a great job of giving you all the insights that you need to know to plan your journey to the C-Suite. The 360-assessment that you take as part of this course also is a great way to know your strengths and weakness as a leader.

Sample Schedule—Subject to Change

This program is designed for:

  • Successful executives passionate about planning their future
  • Executives currently operating one or two levels below the C-suite, regardless of industry
  • Executives preparing for or in the midst of career change, whether a change in title, responsibility, or industry
  • Women in this program will also gain valuable insight into glass ceiling patterns and whether external recruitment plays a role
  • C-suite leaders orchestrating their succession, boards looking at the strength of the organization’s leaders
  • Executive recruiters/HR professionals looking for their next C-level hire

 

Hear from a past participant:

Executives preparing for the midst of a career change - Career Development, Human Resources, Strategy

Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Feb 7–9, 2022 Live Online 3 days 4 hours/day $4,300

Tracks

Management and Leadership

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Negotiation & Communication

- Organizations & Leadership

Enroll Now!

$4,300