Setting a new professional direction requires a clearly defined life vision and career plan. Designed for professional women, A New Path helps you build the strategies and skills you need to reenter the workplace, reenergize your current career, or make another career transition. In this life-changing program, you'll create an action-oriented plan for making career decisions and achieving professional and personal fulfillment.

What You Can Expect

This innovative program provides the rare opportunity for professional women to reflect on what holds meaning for them and what defines their personal vision of success and happiness. It will empower you to identify and reconnect with your unique interests, skills, talents, and motivations in order to rejuvenate your personal and professional goals. At the end of the program, you'll emerge with a clear life and career vision and a personal action plan for pursuing it.

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This innovative program provides the rare opportunity for professional women to reflect on what holds meaning for them and what defines their personal vision of success and happiness. It will empower you to identify and reconnect with your unique interests, skills, talents, and motivations in order to rejuvenate your personal and professional goals. At the end of the program, you'll emerge with a clear life and career vision and a personal action plan for pursuing it.

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Your Course of Study

This weeklong leadership development program not only features interactive sessions in life planning and career visioning, but also enables you to assess your skills, interests, motivations, and confidence. Through refreshers in business fundamentals, you'll explore accounting, finance, marketing, branding, negotiations, strategy, and leadership. A New Path is augmented by powerful individual coaching as well as feedback and insights from your Board of Advisers, a small participant group that is facilitated by trained life and career coaches.

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This weeklong leadership development program not only features interactive sessions in life planning and career visioning, but also enables you to assess your skills, interests, motivations, and confidence. Through refreshers in business fundamentals, you'll explore accounting, finance, marketing, branding, negotiations, strategy, and leadership. A New Path is augmented by powerful individual coaching as well as feedback and insights from your Board of Advisers, a small participant group that is facilitated by trained life and career coaches.

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Who Is Right for the Program

The program is designed for women with significant professional experience who are seeking to return to the workforce, recharge their careers, or take their professional lives in a new direction.

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The program is designed for women with significant professional experience who are seeking to return to the workforce, recharge their careers, or take their professional lives in a new direction.

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Faculty

Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Faculty Cochair
Senior Fellow and Director of Career Development Programs, MBA Program Administration. Faculty cochair of "A New Path: Setting New Professional Directions." Read Full Bio
Faculty Cochair
Entrepreneur in Residence. Instructor for the MBA elective Building Businesses in the Context of a Life; and faculty cochair of "A New Path: Setting New Professional Directions." 
Associate Professor of Business Administration and Hellman Faculty Fellow. Member of the Negotiation, Organizations, and Markets Unit. Read Full Bio

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Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Timothy Butler

Faculty Cochair
Senior Fellow and Director of Career Development Programs, MBA Program Administration. Faculty cochair of "A New Path: Setting New Professional Directions."

Janet J. Kraus

Faculty Cochair
Entrepreneur in Residence. Instructor for the MBA elective Building Businesses in the Context of a Life; and faculty cochair of "A New Path: Setting New Professional Directions."

Amy J.C. Cuddy

Associate Professor of Business Administration and Hellman Faculty Fellow. Member of the Negotiation, Organizations, and Markets Unit.

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Admissions

Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.

In accordance with Harvard University policy, Harvard Business School does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities.

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