Executive Education

Transformative solutions for transformative leaders

As a positive leader, you are known for the ways you energize and transform both organizations and individuals.

Whether you are an emerging high-potential leader or seasoned senior executive, Ross Executive Education programs help you leverage your strengths as a positive leader and sharpen your skills for greater results.

Our portfolio of leadership development programs help you understand cutting-edge research and top thinking about positive leadership approaches, develop new tools and frameworks, and cultivate specific plans to realize ambitious levels of change at your organization.

An energetic atmosphere of learning

Ross programs are action packed. In them, you’ll experience Ross’ top thinking and scholarship. You’ll collaborate with other highly accomplished executives who share your philosophy of positive leadership. And you’ll emerge with concrete plans to implement upon your return to the office, and a supportive network of like-minded leaders sharing your positive journey.

Featured faculty

Program content is based on the research and thinking of Ross’ top positive organizational scholars, including:

Kim Cameron is a renowned pioneer in the field of positive organizational scholarship, demonstrating the business value that can be realized through positive approaches to leadership. He has taught more than 6,000 executives at Michigan Ross and helped organizations large and small – including Philips, General Motors, international governments, and more – realize the impact of positive leadership.

Robert Quinn focuses on the process of positive change, individual and collective capacity, and realizing transformational leadership. He has published numerous studies and 16 books on positive change, and he is a fellow of both the Academy of Management and the World Business Academy. He has 25 years of experience working with executives on issues of organizational change, leadership, and vision in large-scale change projects. He teaches in both the MBA and executive levels and is known for innovative instructional efforts.

Shirli Kopelman conducts extensive research and coaching on the strategic ways you can leverage emotions, cross-cultural differences, and power to co-create value in challenging circumstances. She uses a focused, experiential teaching method to provide individualized feedback and improve your unique leadership skills. Her combined research and global business experience led her to develop a positive framework for negotiations, which she teaches at the MBA and executive levels.

Featured programs

Positive Leadership – For the Results-Driving Senior Leader

Research shows that focusing on the strengths of individuals and organizations delivers significantly better business results than leadership methods targeting weaknesses and deficiencies. In Michigan Ross’ flagship leadership development program, you’ll examine your leadership approach and develop advanced skills proven through research to bring out the maximum potential of people. You’ll learn to create a climate of high achievement throughout your organization, implement ambitious levels of change, and deliver extraordinary company performance.

Management of Managers – For the Empowering Manager

Do you have the skills and complex leadership savvy to support the management teams both above and below you? Learn to manage across units, make integrated decisions, and bring out the best in all your key players.

The Emerging Leaders Program – For the Newly Positioned Leader

Learn the art and science of good leadership. You’ll reflect on your leadership approach and learn to integrate the most useful leadership practices to achieve your career and organizational goals. Emerge with the skills to set a vision for change, inspire your team, and deliver results.

Negotiating for Positive Results – For the Opportunity Creator

Transform the way you do business. Whether in high-stakes deals or daily office interactions, the ways you find value for all parties defines your success. Develop your leadership and tap your personal cooperative and competitive strengths to negotiate more naturally, positively, and successfully.

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