Executive Leadership Series
The Executive Leadership Series is being rescheduled from this spring to the fall semester. Please check back for the updated schedule.
Boston College Continuing Education, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hiles, Director of the M.S. in Leadership & Administration at Boston College, is pleased to offer new professional development workshops in its Executive Leadership Series.
Leadership in today’s world is a science as well as an art, and leaders need to be able to answer the question: Who am I as a leader? As organizations trend toward flatter, more agile structures, leaders often find themselves working across functions. In these diverse and dynamic work environments, leaders must be prepared to tackle emerging challenges, practice successful cross-cultural communication techniques, and create effective goals and objectives for their teams. Today’s leader needs to align performance to the organization’s current goals as well as its future aspirations. To meet these demands, leaders must focus not only on their own achievements, but also mentor others to their highest potential as well.
The best leaders conceive and design an inspiring vision, then help create a sense of purpose, belonging, safety, and fulfillment in the contributions of each team member. By recruiting and assessing the best talent to achieve the organization’s goals, leaders can realize their plan for success while maximizing the strategic multicultural impact.
Done well, leading with the future in mind creates clarity that makes good leaders great. In these workshops, leaders will learn:
- How to conduct an organizational evaluation and personal self-assessment of the impact of race, economic status, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and ableism on leadership styles and decision-making
- The crucial characteristics and models for today’s business leaders
- Effective models for peer and team coaching
- How to assess and improve team dynamics and performance
- To gain comfort and confidence with giving and receiving feedback
- How to develop self-awareness around communication styles
- To identify mechanisms to facilitate communication and interactions across lines of cultural difference within organizations