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Thank you for your interest in this program. The July 2015 session currently is waitlisted. The Admissions Committee will consider additional applications should space become available. You may wish to consider applying to the July 2016 session.

The Program for Leadership Development (PLD) put you on the fast track to leadership. PLD Module 5 takes your skills to an even higher level—and provides a direct path to HBS alumni status. Picking up where PLD left off, this intensive two-week program helps you become an authentic leader who can drive more value in business and in society. After completing PLD Module 5, you will become a lifetime member of the HBS alumni community, with exclusive access to the School's vast resources and global network.

What You Can Expect

This unique Executive Education program builds on your PLD learning experience by further expanding your leadership core and vision. You'll take a deep dive into the qualities of exceptional leaders around the world who are inspiring stakeholders, reshaping organizations, and redefining industries. In the process, you'll learn how to navigate complex business challenges and future career transitions.

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This unique Executive Education program builds on your PLD learning experience by further expanding your leadership core and vision. You'll take a deep dive into the qualities of exceptional leaders around the world who are inspiring stakeholders, reshaping organizations, and redefining industries. In the process, you'll learn how to navigate complex business challenges and future career transitions.

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Your Course of Study

Addressing the complex leadership challenges that face companies across the globe, Module 5 stretches your capacity to build a competitive advantage for your organization—and your career. Through in-depth self-assessment and dealmaking simulations, you'll learn how to navigate high-stakes negotiations and drive better outcomes, adapt your leadership style to different stakeholders and business scenarios—and lead with greater confidence at each stage of your professional development.

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Addressing the complex leadership challenges that face companies across the globe, Module 5 stretches your capacity to build a competitive advantage for your organization—and your career. Through in-depth self-assessment and dealmaking simulations, you'll learn how to navigate high-stakes negotiations and drive better outcomes, adapt your leadership style to different stakeholders and business scenarios—and lead with greater confidence at each stage of your professional development.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This program 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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This program 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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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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