Experience an engaging year-long program of unparalleled growth and leadership development.

Facilitated by highly sought after leadership experts Denise Mills and Robin Sterneck, this year-long leadership development series advances leaders’ effectiveness, builds networks and connects participants with regional and global thought leaders.

Join a group of high potential women for a year-long course focused on measurable leadership development.

From sessions with real-life examples shared by regional thought leaders to active-learning based small group sessions, you will graduate Emerging Leaders with the skills and tools to take your leadership to the next level.

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Embrace Excellence and Broaden Your Leadership Skill Set with:

REAL LIFE EXAMPLES

Develop your decision-making capabilities and leadership skills with examples of what is currently working for modern leaders.

INTIMATE PEER COHORTS

You will learn the concepts that matter today with the people that will change tomorrow.

APPLICABLE FRAMEWORKS

Learn ways to improve your communication, operation, and innovation throughout your career.

MONTHLY SESSIONS

Each session meets from 8:30 am – 11:30 am, eleven times in a calendar year beginning in October 2022.

Meet The Leadership Experts

Denise Mills

Denise Mills is a Leadership Development Consultant and has been working with Executive Leadership teams for more than 25 years. As Chief Mindset Officer for her firm, LeaderFuel, she is adept at challenging perspectives, identifying beliefs, and exposing blind spots that limit effectiveness in business. Denise brings expertise and insights to the Emerging Leaders program on topics such as developing dynamic teams, creating a constructive organizational culture, strategic planning and employee engagement.

In addition to being an Executive coach and master networker, Denise facilitates Executive Women Round Tables, Lean In Circles, and nationally consults to the members of C200, the most prestigious women’s business organization in the U.S.

Robin Sterneck

Robin Sterneck brings 30 years of business and leadership to our Emerging Leaders Program curriculum and conversations. Her corporate work as an investment banker, large P&L Leader, Marketing Director and Head of Talent Development bring a broad breadth of first-hand experience and strategies to the table as our participants define and refine their own leadership styles.

Robin’s ongoing work with more than 50 companies and not-for-profit organizations enable her to bring both a time-tested and fresh perspective to developing seasoned leaders in high performance cultures. As a co-founder of two major international women’s networks, and a mentor to scores of professionals, she brings both a macro and micro approach to advancing tomorrow’s leaders.

Curriculum Overview

The Emerging Leaders curriculum is a focused, best practice, experiential, research and behavioral based leadership development program.  The half-day per month, year-long program is delivered through topic specific modules, insights from executive thought leaders, study, dialogue exchange and practice.

Participants can choose from in-person or virtual cohorts. The virtual option has been very attractive to those who’s organizations have a local, national or global presence, as well as those who travel for work and may not be able to make it in-person each month.

SESSION 1:
Success By Intent


Establish a clear view of your strengths and opportunities with assessments and coaching to support your development plan.

SESSION 2:
Your Leadership Brand


Understand different leadership styles, learn about executive presence, and create your own unique leadership brand.

SESSION 3:
Leveraging Your Network


Identify the activities that build useful networks rich in social capital and business advantage.

SESSION 4:
Strategic Thinking + Vision


Develop strategic perspective to identify and build support for short and long-term planning and transformation.

SESSION 5:
Influence + Political Savvy


Identify a toolkit of influencing skills; leverage those most effective for you and your own organization.

SESSION 6:
Negotiating


Hone your skills and learn strategies and tactics to optimize outcomes for daily and game changing situations.

SESSION 7:
Leading Teams + Managing Talent


Learn how to lead, mentor, and manage your human capital resources to their highest potential.

SESSION 8:
Decision Making + Risk Taking


Approaches are provided to drive reasoned decision making, understanding and leveraging our personal and corporate risk tolerances.

SESSION 9:
Managing Change


Communication, engagement, leadership and metrics tools are presented to lead and manage sustainable change in a dynamic world.

SESSION 10:
Innovation + Time Management


Lean in to create an environment where novel thinking is encouraged and applied to business solutions.

SESSION 11:
Values Driven Leadership


Great leaders lead with values. Challenge, clarify, and embed your values in your leadership strategies.

And last but not least…
Graduation


Celebrate with your new professional network as you receive your certificate of completion.

Since 2007, 147 different companies have invested in over 1,000 women from 5 different countries to experience the Emerging Leaders program.

SOME OF THESE EMERGING LEADERS COME FROM:

100% OF EMERGING LEADER GRADS
built a sustainable professional
and personal network

85% OF EMERGING LEADER GRADS
increased their confidence and success levels

64% OF EMERGING LEADER GRADS
took on new responsibilities in their roles

35% OF EMERGING LEADER GRADS
measurably improved the
effectiveness of their teams

25% OF EMERGING LEADER GRADS
directly improved the bottom line

15% OF EMERGING LEADER GRADS
formally took on a new role

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

Watch the videos below to hear from previous Emerging Leader graduates on their favorite parts of the program.

Alum Panel Discussion Recorded in July 2022 (panel begins at 02:55)

Promotional Video Recorded in 2019

What’s Holding You Back?

Limited spots are available and program acceptances occur on a rolling basis.
Fill out the 15-minute application before submissions close on August 31, 2022.

Don’t miss your chance on being a part of the Emerging Leaders Class of 2023!

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