Leadership & Strategic Management

Learn. Discover. Engage. Evolve.

Leadership is not just an innate skill set; it is learned, cultivated, and practiced by the best leaders.

Similarly, leaders recognize that strategic thinking isn’t based on whims, but on thoughtful, logical, and well-reasoned approaches to drive change and vision. Cornell supports leaders and visionary thinkers through a variety of in-person and online development opportunities, allowing them to hone skills, challenge assumptions, and reflect on how to continually evolve and strive for growth.


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Essential Skills for Leadership

OPEN PROGRAM, HOSPITALITY-FOCUSED

This course enhances understanding of your own individualized, leadership style and strengthens your ability to lead others in hospitality organizations, ultimately you will learn how to overcome the issues that are impeding your ability to effectively lead and manage others.

  • 3-Days on the Cornell University campus, Ithaca, NY U.S.A.
  • Kate Walsh, Cornell School of Hotel Administration
Course Info on Essential Skills for Leadership

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Strategic Hospitality Management

OPEN PROGRAM, HOSPITALITY-FOCUSED

This course supports an improved understanding of key strategic-management concepts and ideas, and how analytical tools can be applied to refine own strategic direction and competitive positioning.

  • 3-Days on the Cornell University campus, Ithaca, NY U.S.A.
  • Cathy A. Enz, Cornell School of Hotel Administration
Strategic Hospitality Management

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Strategic Leadership

OPEN PROGRAM, HOSPITALITY-FOCUSED

This course will help you rethink your approach to management, leadership, and the strategy creation process, exploring how to deliver superior value, link strategies with operations, create a sense of urgency and sustain organizational performance.

  • 3-Days on the Cornell University campus, Ithaca, NY U.S.A.
  • Tony Simons, Cornell School of Hotel Administration
Strategic Leadership

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Women in Hospitality Leadership: Navigating the Labyrinth to the Top

OPEN PROGRAM, HOSPITALITY-FOCUSED

This course is designed for women seeking to expand their influence and accelerate their advancement into leadership. Participants will explore advanced knowledge, skills, and strategies to identify gender-based career barriers and navigate over or around them to realize their full career potential.

  • 3-Days on the Cornell University campus, Ithaca, NY U.S.A.
  • Susan Fleming, Cornell School of Hotel Administration
Women in Hospitality Leadership: Navigating the Labyrinth to the Top

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Women in Leadership

ONLINE

This certificate positions women who are in leadership positions to recognize when there is a gender dimension at work and how they can outstrategize gender bias and their own habits to achieve better results.

  • Five two-week online courses, requiring approx. 30 hours to complete
Women in Leadership

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Executive Women in Leadership

ONLINE

In this certificate, you will learn strategies and techniques to skillfully level the playing field as you work to attain higher levels of leadership, including a peek behind the boardroom door to identify the key competencies needed for board membership and explore the various – and sometimes unlikely – pathways women follow to the boardroom.

  • Five two-week online courses, requiring approx. 30 hours to complete
Executive Women in Leadership

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VUCA Leadership Training

ONLINE

In this certificate program, you will develop the internal strengths and strategic skills needed to lead with agility in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world, leaving you prepared to adapt and rise to the challenges created by ever-changing circumstances.

  • Five two-week online courses, requiring approx. 30 hours to complete
VUCA Leadership Training

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Business Strategy

ONLINE

This certificate covers industry and competitive analysis, firm positioning options and tradeoffs within markets, effective internal organization and structuring, game theory for business decisions, and tactical pricing and product-line schemes.

  • Six two-week online courses, requiring approx. 36 hours to complete
Business Strategy

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Change Management

ONLINE

This certificate will equip you to anticipate where things are moving, implement changes needed, and sustain the momentum of your change management initiatives to advance your agenda.

  • Six two-week online courses, requiring approx. 36 hours to complete
Change Management

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Critical Thinking

ONLINE

In this certificate, you will practice a disciplined, systematic approach to problem-solving. You will learn how to deeply analyze a problem, assess possible solutions and associated risks, and hone your strategic decision-making skills by following a methodology based on tested actions and sound approaches.

  • Six two-week online courses, requiring approx. 36 hours to complete
Critical Thinking

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Executive Leadership

ONLINE

This certificate will help you learn how to build high-performing teams and become a more authentic leader, ultimately equipping you with the critical skills to lead your organization to success.

  • Eight two-week online courses, requiring approx. 48 hours to complete
Executive Leadership

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Healthcare Change Leadership

ONLINE

In this certificate, professionals will reset their thinking around how best to understand, measure, implement, and lead successful change initiatives. while understanding the impact of culture on organizational success.

  • 4 two-week online courses, requiring approx. 24 hours to complete
  • 32 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
Healthcare Change Leadership

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Strategic Healthcare Leadership

ONLINE

This certificate program is for senior leaders looking to refine strategic skills or early to mid-level professionals aspiring to a strategic position. Participants will create a strategic plan and execute and assess it by using data to gauge impact.

  • 6 two-week online courses, requiring approx. 36 hours to complete
  • 48 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • 18 Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward PMI recertification
Strategic Healthcare Leadership

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Executive Healthcare Leadership

ONLINE

This certificate provides critical skills to lead an organization to success by mastering a quantitative and qualitative approach to innovation in the healthcare setting, by focusing on the levers of strategy, measurement, leadership, and culture.

  • 6 two-week online core courses, plus 2 electives, requiring approx. 48 hours to complete
  • 64 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • 45 Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward PMI recertification
Executive Healthcare Leadership

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High-Performance Leadership

ONLINE

This certificate will help you develop credibility as a leader and build confidence in your own leadership style as you become more attuned to the behavioral dynamics of others. Designed for maximum flexibility, you choose a selection of courses in the following areas: Leading Your Team, Gaining the Advantage, Strategy, and Negotiations.

  • Six two-week online courses, requiring approx. 36 hours to complete
High-Performance Leadership

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Psychology of Leadership

ONLINE

This certificate provides time-tested practical tools and cutting-edge behavioral science findings to ensure influencing and leading others are two of your core competencies, and you will explore the psychological mechanisms that drive the behaviors, motivation, and performance of yourself and others in order to maximize your potential to lead.

  • Six two-week online courses, requiring approx. 36 hours to complete
Psychology of Leadership

Custom Programs in Leadership & Strategic Management

Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration, Dyson School of Economics, and Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management are all top-ranking business programs that have produced generations of leaders and strategic thinkers. Our faculty understands the way to foster personal introspection while challenging pre-conceived notions, all with the outcome of driving increased performance from an organization’s brightest talent. Cornell Executive Education taps into this knowledge to create custom learning opportunities for organizations looking to invest in teams and drive their organizational vision. Contact us for details of how we can support your organization.