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Mastering Strategic Leadership


Offered in partnership with the Goff Strategic Leadership Center.

Strategic leaders are able to identify available resources and drive growth, while also accepting adequate risk to ensure growth occurs at the right pace. Assess your strategic skills and embrace a problem-finding skillset to enable your company to outperform rivals and delight current and future customers.


COVID-19 Update

Despite the uncertainty of COVID-19 we encourage you to enroll in our Executive Education offerings with confidence. Courses will be modified to a full or partial distance-learning format in the case of campus closure. Because distance-learning courses will not be able to accommodate on-campus amenities, a discount may be provided. Please contact our office at ExecEd@Utah.edu or 801-572-7273 for more details.

Upcoming Dates:

April 30, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

December 3, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Classes will be held in a hybrid format:

  • 1 day of material will be online as a pre-recorded lecture.
  • 1 day of material will be live on campus. Attendance via Zoom is also available if preferred.

Strategists make risky decisions today which impact tomorrow’s success. Leaders motivate and inspire others to embrace and pursue common goals. Strategic Leaders combine these two critical sets of skills and unite them in the relentless pursuit of value. In growth-focused organizations, strategic leaders are developed and nurtured at every level of the organization from team leader to CEO.

This 2-day interactive program sets out a clear, effective methodology for creating value while sustaining growth. Participants will take a pre-program assessment to identify their strategic leadership profile, and they will examine how to use their skills to make strategic decisions under pressure in risky environments, while creating growth at the right pace. By learning to apply a problem-finding mindset and analytic and interpersonal skills to existing frameworks, you will accelerate your leadership growth and make significant contributions to your organization’s success.

Topics covered include:

  • Your Strategic Leadership Profile
  • Exploring, creating, and capturing sources of value, especially in uncertain or changing conditions
  • Developing agility to address and anticipate potential challenges
  • Engaging and leading your team towards your vision
  • Creating strategies to attract partnerships and collaborations

Return on Education:

  • Employer Benefits
    • Incorporate new approaches into your current leadership strategies
    • Identify ways to incentivize and engage key employees
    • Anticipate potential future challenges for your organization
    • Improve the productivity of your company through better developed decision-making strategies
  • Employee Benefits
    • Demonstrate and apply an integrated model of strategic leadership
    • Improve your communication skills with important company leaders and shareholders
    • Increase your productivity and the productivity of your team
    • Understand successful methods of addressing obstacles and working under pressure

Who Should Attend:

  • Strongly motivated individuals currently in leadership positions – or aspiring to take on leadership positions
  • Successful leaders seeking to expand strategic thinking, communication, and other vital skills
  • Individuals and leaders, at any level, who are charged with setting and reaching ambitious growth and performance goals

Eccles Executive Education is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRMSCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 13 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit SHRMCertification.org.

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Heidi Herrick | Goff Strategic Leadership Center

Dr. Heidi Herrick, Ph.D.
Dr. Herrick is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the University of Utah. Dr. Herrick’s recent research and consulting work focuses primarily on strategic leadership, enrollment of key stakeholders, innovation, economic development, and operating under conditions of uncertainty. Dr. Herrick works with the Goff Strategic Leadership Center and Lassonde Entrepreneurial Institute to develop the future leaders of tomorrow.