Emerging Leaders Program

Advance to the top of your game and gain the tools you need to reach the next level of your career. This three-part program will help you create a personal development plan, more effectively lead others, and refine your behavior to perform at your peak. This is a unique opportunity to both fulfill personal goals and seize organizational opportunities.

2015 Dates
February 18th - 20th
March 26th and 27th
Coaching Sessions: April through October


  • Overview
  • Audience
  • Program Details
  • Key Benefits
  • Faculty

First, the pre-program exercises will focus on an assessment tool that will help your professional coach guide you through the creation and implementation of your highly-personalized development plan. Next, you'll dive into five days of classroom discussion, lecture, and learning with practitioners and faculty to gain insights into effective leadership. We know that evolving beyond your comfort zone can be daunting, but you won't go through the process alone. For six months after your classroom experience, you'll partner with a professional coach to maximize your learning and growth. Your confidential, personalized coaching sessions will be tailored to help you effectively implement your personal development plan.

This program will motivate you to push your career to a new level. Along with inspiring individuals, the Emerging Leaders Program can also help your entire organization. Invest in your most promising employees to enhance their innate leadership skills, and show how much you support their personal growth. This invaluable commitment to your top talent will help you retain great people and pay long-term dividends.

  • Leaders with 8-10 years of experience leading individual contributors or leading managers
  • Leaders who are looking to transition from leading individual contributors to leading managers or leaders who are new to leading managers
  • Leaders who are interested in progressing through the high levels of leadership within an organization (leading others - leading managers - leading function - leading organization)
  • Typical titles: Sr. Manager, Assistant Director, Director, Sr. Director


Your tuition investment includes an assessment and five one-on-one coaching sessions with a professional executive coach. Classroom materials as well as breakfasts, lunches and coffee breaks for the class sessions are also included.

Post-Program Coaching Sessions
Engage in four of your five 60 minute, one-on-one sessions with your professional coach. These confidential sessions are tailored to help you refine and execute your action plan with your coach's expertise to guide you through the process.

Program Sponsorship
A program sponsor can help you get the most out of your investment. Don't worry, if you choose to have a sponsor, your leadership assessment and coaching sessions will only be accessible with your permission.


  1. Registration deadline: January 12, 2015
  2. Module I: February 18th - 20th
  3. Module II: March 26th and 27th
  4. Coaching Sessions: April through October


During this high-impact program, you will:

  • Gain insights to capitalize on personal strengths and identify areas of opportunity
  • Develop strategies to authentically lead and develop others
  • Create a personal development action plan that, with the endorsement of your direct supervisor, will help you put learning into action


Connie Wanberg Connie Wanberg, Professor and Industrial Relations Faculty Excellence Chair at the Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.
Michael Davis Michael Davis, Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources, General Mills.
Michelle Duffy Michelle Duffy, Board of Overseers Professor of Work and Organizations, Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.
Theresa Glomb Theresa M. Glomb, McFarland Professor of Organizational Behavior, Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.
Karl Johnson Karl Johnson, Assistant Dean of Executive Education, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.
Kevin Wilde Kevin Wilde, Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness and Chief Learning Officer, General Mills, & Executive Education Fellow, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.
Mary Zellmer-Bruhn Mary Zellmer-Bruhn, Associate Professor, Department of Work and Organizations, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.

Faculty listing is subject to change.


Standard: $8,500

First 15 to register
and pay: $7,900

Speaker Event

Kevin Wilde

Learn more about this class and hear from instructor Kevin Wilde, General Mills' Chief Learning Officer and award-winning development leader. He'll share his expertise on contemporary tools to refocus your most promising employees and the challenges of nurturing high-potential individuals.

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Phone: 612-624-2545
Email: execed@umn.edu

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Mary Jo Flan
Solution Strategist
Phone: 612-625-5412
Email: flanx002@umn.edu

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