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The Role of a Leader

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For Executive and Associate Pavilion Members.

About the Course

Designed for new leaders and for leaders seeking to improve their leadership skills, the Role of a Leader course will give you access to a range of leadership practices and a deeper understanding of your own leadership style, its strengths and weaknesses.

You’ll leave the 3-week course with tools and strategies for leveraging different leadership approaches in different situations. The course employs a “flipped” classroom approach. Learners will be expected to complete self-paced content and activities in advance of interactive live sessions that build on asynchronous coursework with discussion, application exercises, and breakout activities.

Course Curriculum

How Leaders Lead

Learn to be an effective leader, different leadership styles, and when or how different approaches may be appropriate.

Who You Are

Understand ourselves, some of our own characteristics and tendencies, and what that means for leadership now and as we aspire to be.

How You Lead

Find out the kind of leader you want to be, apply it on the job and practice different approaches and observe how they impact teams effectiveness.

About the Dean

Joelle Kaufman is a lifelong student and practitioner of intentional and effective leadership fascinated by the psychology of groups and the effectiveness of different leaders.  the first graduate of the University of Michigan LS&A Honors College with a degree in Organizational Studies. After earning her MBA as a Baker Scholar at Harvard, Joelle spent 25 years designing, leading and optimizing B2B Technology sales, marketing and customer success teams for scale at companies including Firefly (Microsoft), RSA Security, Reactivity (Cisco), Adify (Cox), Bloomreach, Dynamic Signal (FirstUp), WorkBoard and now GTMFlow (her business). Through her studies, work and community, she’s curated insights on leadership and activities to improve leadership for both growth and non-profit organizations. She is a master of execution as well as a sought after coach and sounding board.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will this course take place?

Applications are currently closed.

Is this course for Members only?

Yes, you must be a Pavilion Member, open to both Executive and Associate Members.

Who should apply for this course?

New or experienced leaders looking to reflect on and define who they want to be as a leader, and gain the knowledge and skills that will help them do that.

When are applications due?

Applications are currently closed.

Is attendance mandatory?

Yes, at least 80% attendance is mandatory and expected for all sessions (exceptions for APAC members).

Will course sessions be recorded?

Yes, all course sessions will be recorded and shared.

What does the course cost?

Tuition is included in the cost of Pavilion membership.

What will I receive for course completion?

After successful completion of course, you will receive a certificate of completion for this course.

What if I'm not a member?

You must be a member to participate. Apply today to experience Pavilion Member benefits.