The Global Leadership Institute (GLI) is designed for skilled professionals to bolster their leadership and management skills as their responsibilities expand across their organization. GLI is designed to offer the most learning options—with in-person, online, and experiential education. It’s a flexible formula for fast-tracking your professional development in the kind of challenging, rigorous environment that has made Booth one of the top-ranked business schools in the world.
GLI is composed of two non-consecutive weeks of in-person classroom education in London and Chicago, and blended with several online, distance modules. Participants will experience immersive learning with Chicago and London-based company visits, hearing from industry leaders, and learning from each other - bringing The Chicago Approach to life.
Economic, social, and technological innovations have radically transformed the global workplace, placing new demands on organizations to stay one step ahead. These demands require organizations to be agile, strategic, and able to give rise to a new type of leader. This new type of leader must be equipped with the leadership skills to adapt to a highly collaborative work environment, while also holding the expertise to respond to modern business concerns in the face of rapid technology evolution.
Chicago Booth’s Global Leadership Institute (GLI) aims to transition emerging leaders into strategic, enterprise-focused executives. The program utilizes The Chicago Approach™ to business—a multi-discipline based approach to elevate the management skills of executives by focusing on leadership, strategy, decision-making, and finance. GLI also incorporates relevant topics such as innovation, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and corporate social responsibility to help leaders stay ahead. This program aims to provide the tools and frameworks to preserve and grow your organization as disruptive market changes occur.
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This program is designed for skilled professionals seeking to grow their leadership and management skills as their responsibilities expand across their organization. Executives who manage a P&L and share in the responsibility of driving the strategic direction and decision-making of their unit and/or organization will benefit from this program.
This program will benefit a wide range of industries and sectors – especially those in leadership functions undergoing dynamic change. This could include, corporate executives, country heads in multinational businesses, business owners, scientists, engineers, IT professionals, lawyers, government officials, architects, and entrepreneurs. Attendees should have 10 plus years of professional work experience.
George Wu studies the psychology of decision making; goal-setting and motivation; and cognitive biases in bargaining and negotiation. Additionally, he has received research funding as part of a 3-year, $3.6 million project entitled "Enhancing the Human Experience through Behavioral Science: New Paths to Purpose," to advance the behavioral science of purpose. Project research explores how people adopt, pursue, and fulfill their intentions to accomplish something that is meaningful to the self, and often is of consequence to the world beyond the self."
Wu's research has been published widely in a number of journals in economics, management science, and psychology, including Cognitive Psychology, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Management Science, Psychological Science, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.
Prior to joining the Chicago Booth faculty in 1997, Wu was on the faculty of Harvard Business School as an assistant and associate professor in the managerial economics area and then in the negotiation and decision making group. He also has worked as a lecturer at Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to graduate school, Wu worked as a decision analyst at Procter & Gamble.
Wu is a a former department editor of Management Science and is on numerous other editorial boards, including Decision Analysis, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, and Theory and Decision. He earned a bachelor's degree cum laude in applied mathematics with a concentration in decision and control in 1985, a master's degree in applied mathematics in 1987, and a PhD in decision sciences in 1991, all from Harvard.
Professor Misra currently serves as Co-Editor of Quantitative Marketing and Economics and as Associate Editor at Management Science and the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. He has also served as an Associate Editor at Marketing Science, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, the International Journal of Research in Marketing and the Journal of Marketing Research. Professor Misra is actively involved in partnering with firms in his research and has worked on various projects with companies such as Oath, Verizon, Eli Lilly, Adventis, Mercer Consulting, Sprint, MGM, Bausch & Lomb, Xerox Corporation, Ziprecruiter and Lucent Technologies with the aim of helping them design efficient, analytics-based, management systems that result in better decisions. He currently serves as an advisor to several startups in the marketing technology, measurement and AI space. At Booth Professor Misra teaches courses on Algorithmic Marketing. These courses bring his practical and research expertise in the algorithmic marketing domain into the classroom. He is hopeful that these classes will get students ready for the next evolution of marketing that he believes is already underway.
Prior to joining Booth, Misra was Professor of Marketing at UCLA Anderson School of Management and Professor at the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester. In addition he has been visiting faculty at the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.
Her research has appeared in several notable publications, including "Looking Forward to Looking Backward: The Misprediction of Regret" with D. T. Gilbert, C. K. Morewedge, and T. D. Wilson in Psychological Science; " Why People Are Reluctant to Tempt Fate," with T. Gilovich in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,; "How Choice Affects and Reflects Preferences: Revisiting the Free-Choice Paradigm," with K. Chen in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, "Visceral Fit: While in a Visceral State, Associated States of the World Seem More Likely," with C. Critcher in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and “Believing What We Don’t Believe: Acquiescence to Superstitious Beliefs and Other Powerful Intuitions in Psychological Review.
Risen's research has been featured in the New York Times , Washington Post, the APA Monitor, and Psychology Today." She is a member of the American Psychological Society, Midwestern Psychological Association, and Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
Risen received a bachelor's degree summa cum laude in psychology from Harvard University in 2001 and a PhD in social and personality psychology from Cornell University in 2007.
Sapra has won numerous teaching awards in all the programs at Booth. Sapra has been named one of the top-ranked professors in BusinessWeek's Guide to the Top Business Schools. Sapra has also the Ernest R. Wish Accounting Research Award for his paper "Do Mandatory Hedge Disclosures Discourage or Encourage Excessive Speculation?"
Sapra earned a PhD in Business Administration in 2000 from the University of Minnesota and then joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 2000.
Sapra is an accomplished runner who has competed in over thirty marathons with a personal best time of 2:53:06.
Prior to founding Growth Studios, Lindsey spent 10 years at McKinsey & Company, where she helped build McKinsey's global innovation practice and co-developed McKinsey's Innovation Executive Education program. At McKinsey, Lindsey served Global Fortune 100 Asian, European, and North American clients on innovation topics ranging from large-scale innovation transformations, to embedding capabilities in user-centered design and product development. Lindsey currently serves as a Senior External Advisor to McKinsey, focused on Product Development and Innovation.
Lindsey has a deep passion for teaching and coaching, which translates to her work both in the classroom and in the field.
Lindsey holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she graduated with highest distinction.
He works with Fortune 50 companies, family businesses and start-ups in the areas of innovation and strategy. He has worked with a broad array of companies including Abbott Labs, American Express, Danaher, Dover, ETS, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett-Packard, Kimberly-Clark, McDonalds, PepsiCo, State Farm and Yum! Brands.
Greg was an alderman in the City of West Chicago, serving on the infrastructure, public safety and development committees.
Greg has lectured nationally and internationally on topics related to strategy, creating customers, and innovation. He earned a bachelor's degree from Wheaton College in philosophy and an MDiv from Harvard University.
Since its establishment in 2012, she has lead the center’s global work as the hub for people solving complex social and environmental problems. Under her leadership, the center has become an integral part of the university’s social impact ecosystem and been a force for embedding social impact as an integral part of Booth. She has been instrumental in building the center’s support base, including a more than $30 million endowment. She leads a team of 18 people operating in Chicago, Hong Kong, and London dedicated to advancing research and developing the people and practices that will accelerate social change.
Hachikian also teaches several of Booth’s social impact courses, focusing on topics including scaling social innovation and social enterprise strategy. She also serves as a coach for the John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge, the social impact track of the university’s nationally ranked startup launch program. She speaks on social entrepreneurship and innovation globally, on topics including the evolution of the social sector with an eye towards global trends, as well as how social impact is evolving at business schools.
Hachikian has contributed substantially to the education and workforce development sectors. She has volunteered since 2014 as executive coach for the executive director of VOCEL, an early education nonprofit. She is also a board member for AutonomyWorks, a for-profit marketing services firm employing adults with autism, serving as the company's social benefit director under benefit corporation status. Hachikian was a 2017 McCormick Foundation Executive Fellow, the Erikson Institute’s leadership program. She has served on a variety of other committees and boards, including the City of Chicago Office of the Mayor’s Early Childhood Workforce Committee and UChicago Impact, the implementation arm of the Urban Education Institute at the University of Chicago.
Prior to joining Booth, she was vice president and head of investor relations and corporate development for Cole Taylor Bank. Prior to Cole Taylor, Hachikian was an assistant vice president at ShoreBank (now Urban Partnership Bank), a triple-bottom line community development bank. There she was responsible for managing projects including growth strategy, capital raising initiatives, and operational efficiencies.
Hachikian holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with a focus on strategic management and managerial and organizational behavior. She also earned an AB in public policy from the University of Chicago.
Hal Weitzman is executive director for intellectual capital at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. He is editor-in-chief of Chicago Booth Review and host of The Big Question, Booth's monthly video panel discussion series. He was a reporter and editor at the Financial Times from 2000 to 2012, the last seven years as a foreign correspondent in South America and Chicago. As well as the FT, his reporting has appeared in The Economist, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, New Statesman, The Irish Times, Slate and Politico.
Hal's experience in South America formed the basis for his 2012 book, Latin Lessons: How South America Stopped Listening to the United States and Started Prospering. His time as a reporter in Chicago led him to write 'Chicago's Decade of Innovation, 1972-1982', a chapter covering the development of financial derivatives, which was published in the 2010 book Regulated Exchanges: Dynamic Agents of Economic Growth.
Hal grew up in Wales. He was an undergraduate at Leeds, gained a master's at Oriel College, Oxford, and was a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
Jake Braun has over 15 years of experience in the development and implementation of strategic direction for complex, high profile national security initiatives. He works across technology, intelligence systems and transformational communications programs to develop solutions for clients in both the public and private sectors related to cybersecurity, government data analytics, and immigration.
Previously, Mr. Braun served as the Director of White House and Public Liaison for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where he was instrumental in the passage of the unprecedented Passenger Name Record (PNR) Agreement, one of the largest big data agreements in history. Mr. Braun currently serves as a fellow at the Council on CyberSecurity, in the President’s Circle on the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and as a strategic advisor to the Department of Homeland Security and the Pentagon on cybersecurity.
GLI is designed to offer the most learning options—with in-person, online, and experiential education. It’s a flexible formula for fast-tracking your professional development in the kind of challenging, intensive environment that has made Booth one of the top-ranked business schools in the world. GLI is composed of two non-consecutive weeks of in-person classroom education and three online, distance modules.
The program is designed so busy global leaders may continue to collaborate and network virtually with other participants and faculty members throughout the entire program. What’s more, participants will experience immersive learning with Chicago and London-based company visits, hearing from industry leaders, and learning from each other. Group and individual projects, as well as experiential learning, bring The Chicago Approach to life in the GLI program.
What past participants say about our Comprehensive Management programs:
I started to get involved in a lot of international business, and I needed formal, deeper preparation. I was interested in more than technical or finance skills—more ways to structure strategy and social behavior. On the first day the professor said, ‘We are not going to teach you what to think, but how to think.’ I didn't believe it, but it was true. I found that the balance between the case analysis and walking through structural, academic facts was important. Making decisions that way has been really helpful for me and my environment, which includes more than just my organization. It includes my community as well. One of the best things I got out of the program was a structured approach to social capital. We are citizens of big corporations, big cities and big countries. I'm engaged not just with people in my company in the U.S. but in places like China, Brazil, Colombia, and South Africa. Logging into those networks and structuring the kind of relationships I'm going to have, rather than letting them flow to what’s most convenient, is key for my success and the future of my business.
- Bernardo Valenzuela, Vice President, Global Operations, Navistar Truck Group
I head up all the divisions that interface directly with our clients—the national sales, training and deployment, enterprise, and client services teams. I just kept going up the ladder with my career accomplishments. Without my MBA, I felt a little hesitant, but this program gave me the confidence I needed...Every professor was very engaged and gave us everything they had. They took time to boil down the relevant issues specific to the class. They would look at the roster and say, 'OK, I see that I have 10 marketing execs in here and I know that you're going to get more out of this particular area, so I want to spend some extra time on that and answer your questions.
- Lori Hardwick, Executive Vice President, Advisory Services, Envestnet Asset Management
I've been a part of a couple of start-ups that were successful, and I turned around a company for a private equity firm that then was sold. I started my own business that helps start-ups and middle-market companies practice the models I’ve done successfully in the past. The Chicago Booth program helped me find gaps in my strategy that I knew I had to strengthen, add new components, and refine them. As I became more familiar with the program, what I found really interesting were the opportunities to continue that education. It was a learning continuum, not only through the Advanced Management Program, but also with the variety of organizations and networks I could plug myself into. Any time I need more information or feel I need to learn more, I have the opportunity to pursue that. There are a lot of opportunities to engage the network of folks out there in given areas. I got involved in the university, the clubs, and the roundtables and met a lot of people that way. I know they’re going to provide certain expertise that I don’t have. The discussions are challenging and innovating. They’re practitioners talking about what they've done and how they've done it, and they share a Chicago Booth background.
- Peter Wilkins, CEO, Omaxen Group
In my core class there is a real global flavor and diversity of people and their responsibilities. With a good topic discussion, you come away with as much from the dialogue and interaction between classmates as you do from the professors. The questions the students ask—and that everybody builds off—drive the professors to expand on subjects that are really applicable. And you get a combination of multiple professors, so it's fresh.
- Russell Mitchell Jr., Vice President of Technology, Armstrong Building Products , Armstrong World Industries
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