The most successful executives never stop learning. Harvard Business School (HBS) enables past participants of the Program for Leadership Development (PLD) to continue their learning experience with a special two-week session that grants HBS alumni status. By advancing your decision-making, execution, and leadership abilities, PLD Module 5 helps you become an authentic leader who empowers others, lead capably even when confronted with complex and contradictory demands, and generate more value for your business and society.

What You Can Expect

This unique Executive Education program builds on your PLD learning experience by providing a cross-functional perspective and a deeper understanding of how exceptional leaders influence their companies and the people around them. By examining the qualities of authentic leadership and exploring the core of your own personal leadership style, you'll become an even more effective leader.

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This unique Executive Education program builds on your PLD learning experience by providing a cross-functional perspective and a deeper understanding of how exceptional leaders influence their companies and the people around them. By examining the qualities of authentic leadership and exploring the core of your own personal leadership style, you'll become an even more effective leader.

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Your Course of Study

Addressing the complex leadership challenges that face companies across the globe, Module 5 seeks to develop and empower you to take your career—and your organization—to new levels. Through self-reflection and dynamic discussion groups, you'll become an empowering leader who can foster teamwork and leadership in others.

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Addressing the complex leadership challenges that face companies across the globe, Module 5 seeks to develop and empower you to take your career—and your organization—to new levels. Through self-reflection and dynamic discussion groups, you'll become an empowering leader who can foster teamwork and leadership in others.

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Who Is Right for the Program

PLD Module 5 is designed for past PLD participants who wish to continue their leadership development and contribute more fully to their company's growth.

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PLD Module 5 is designed for past PLD participants who wish to continue their leadership development and contribute more fully to their company's growth.

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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 Chair
Paul R. Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit; and faculty chair of "PLD Module 5" and "Program for Leadership Development"; and faculty cochair of "Leading Change and Organizational Renewal." 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.

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Faculty Chair
Paul R. Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit; and faculty chair of "PLD Module 5" and "Program for Leadership Development"; and faculty cochair of "Leading Change and Organizational Renewal."

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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.

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