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Executive Leadership Program

An invitation-only program that convenes rising stars from the world’s leading companies to build their knowledge of geopolitical trends shaping today’s business environment, sharpen their core leadership skills, and cultivate an exclusive global network of peers.
Executive Leadership Program

Throughout the four-month learning journey, participants broaden their understanding of economic and social developments around the globe, and learn techniques for responding with agility to disruptive forces and trends impacting business. Participants build knowledge and leadership skills by engaging in distinctive digital learning, in-person events, and live webinars featuring CEOs, faculty from the world’s leading business schools, and McKinsey practitioners. Previous speakers have included Beth Comstock (Vice Chair, General Electric), Andrew Liveris (Chairman & CEO, Dow Chemical), Peter Grauer (Chairman, Bloomberg LP), Chip Heath (Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business), and Colonel Michael Fenzel (US Army).

A typical participant is N-1/N-2 and currently leading a business unit or functional area or being groomed to do so. Participants are nominated by their organization’s leaders in conjunction with their McKinsey client service team (CST). We encourage clients to nominate a group of at least four participants to go through the experience together (they can be from across the organization).

At the end of the program participants have not only a richer understanding of global trends, but also a support network, tools, and frameworks to lead self, lead others, and lead their businesses through periods of transformational change.

What participants say

“We truly were able to learn from and about each other. The connections felt very authentic, and the moderators were great.”

“The group work makes it real and helped us make progress on our real issue.”

“Getting cross-industry perspective was extremely interesting and useful.”

Distinctive features

Kickoff and Capstone sessions

In-person sessions that explore the most current geopolitical and economic trends impacting business

Techniques and frameworks

Tools that that enable you to lead self, team, and business in times of disruptive change

Digital courses and group projects

Interactive modes of learning that support social and peer learning

Personal board of directors

Your personal board led by an executive coach that explores leadership styles and plans the next steps in your career


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