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Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women

Do you ask for what you want or are you waiting to be offered the opportunity that will advance your career? It’s time to take charge.

The Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women develops critical leadership skills through the lens of negotiation. Participants master invaluable negotiating skills and gain expertise in areas such as strategic visioning, leadership branding, expanding networks of influence and navigating barriers.

The academy of six two-day modules is led by renowned Carnegie Mellon and other top-tier business school faculty. With a focus on practical implementation, the academy successfully blends academics with personal executive coaching and peer collaboration to deliver 360-degree development for all participants. Alumni immediately and directly apply expanded abilities and positively impact performance, team members and their organization's ultimate bottom line.

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Interested in a custom version of this program tailored to the unique needs and perspectives of your organization? Call 412-268-2304 to speak with a program director or email us to learn more.

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Who should attend?
Program Schedule
Featured Faculty

Who should attend?

This program is designed for women leaders with significant responsibilities within the corporate, public sector, entrepreneurial, academic or nonprofit environments—more specifically, women leaders with eight or more years of experience leading people and/or projects.

Program Schedule

Module 1: Leadership & Negotiation - Objectives and Challenges

  • Defining your Leadership Identity
  • Negotiation Masterclass 1

Module 2: Leading an Enterprise

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Building Networks of Influence
  • Financial Decision-Making

Module 3: High Performing Teams - Strategies to Lead for Success

  • Managing Teams and Conflict
  • Leading and Creating Stars at Work

Module 4: Negotiation

  • Negotiation Masterclass 2

Module 5: Creating Impact

  • Business Leadership
  • Executive Presence

Module 6: Negotiation Change

  • Culture and Change
  • Reflection on Leadership Identity
  • Negotiation Masterclass 3

Featured Faculty

Dr. Linda Babcock

Department Head and James M. Walton Professor of Economics

Dr. Linda Babcock

David Lassman

Distinguished Service Professor of Organizational Management

David Lassman

Anita Woolley

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory

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Robert Kelley

Distinguished Service Professor of Management

Robert Kelley

Leanne Meyer

Executive Director, Accelerate Leadership Center; Academy Director

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Sara Laschever

Author, Editor and Specialist About Women’s Life and Career Obstacles

Sara Laschever