Leadership Exploration and Development, or LEAD, is a required course for all Chicago Booth MBA students. Within the Executive MBA program, LEAD is a series of integrated career and executive-level leadership experiences designed to augment your classroom learning with action and insight skills. Built on the leadership principles articulated by Professor Harry L. Davis, LEAD was one of the first experiential MBA leadership development courses at a major business school. Combining workshops, networking opportunities, industry insight discussions, and one-on-one coaching, LEAD helps you build self-awareness as a leader and integrate those insights into an intentional, lifelong process of career-focused leadership development.
The LEAD course includes:
Define your professional goals and craft a plan to achieve them through one-on-one executive coaching. As an EMBA student, you’ll have access to a talented team of executive coaches located in Chicago, London, and Hong Kong who will help you optimize your leadership and career potential. Topics often discussed include executive presence, self-awareness, networking, interviews, managing internal and external transitions, market awareness, and resume/CV reviews.
Global Executive Connections
The Global Executive Connections (GEC) program is an annual event designed for Executive MBA students to access high-level business leaders in today’s most exciting industries and functions. These executives share their knowledge and experience through candid conversations in hour-long, small group discussions.