Carnegie Mellon University
February 23, 2016

News Release: Carnegie Bosch Institute’s Global Leadership Executive Program Recognized Among Top 3 in 2016

The Carnegie Bosch Institute at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business has been recognized in the top 3 among educational institutions in the 2016 Leadership Excellence Awards presented by This marks the third year in a row for the institute to receive this prestigious award.

For the past 30 years, Leadership Excellence now a part of  has identified and recognized the top leadership organizations in its yearly ranking. The awards were presented Feb. 4 at the LEAD2016 conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Effective leadership development programs and activities are a must in today’s business,” said Debbie McGrath, CEO of “Without leadership, all other resources are ineffective, whether you are operating a non-profit, educational institution, government department, small business or a large corporation. Programs and individuals recognized in the Leadership Excellence Awards program have made significant contributions developing leaders.”

The award acknowledges Carnegie Bosch Institute’s focus on outstanding international faculty, a transformational high-quality customer experience and innovative, integrated executive training programs, which have run since 1997. The institute provides program participants with the strategies and tools for highly effective management and leadership in today’s complex and ever-changing global business world, and has educated more than 360 executives from 23 different countries over the past 25 years.

All Carnegie Bosch Institute programs provide high levels of interaction between faculty and participants, integrated case studies and group work sessions, and multiple active learning tools. And because the role of people in business is recognized, there are plentiful opportunities to discuss, share, reflect and re-evaluate business approaches. In addition, the small group size and diversity of the participants facilitate a unique environment to exchange ideas, grow personally and foster the development of long-lasting professional networks. The overall result is more effective leaders for today’s complex world.

Some of the more unique and highly-regarded elements of the Carnegie Bosch Institute’s programs include the pairing of participants with early-stage start-up companies to address strategic challenges and using improvisational acting to enhance skills in agile problem solving, effective communication and creativity for the business setting.

“For the past 25 years, the Carnegie Bosch Institute has successfully combined faculty experts from academia and industry with innovative curricula to help executives develop the leadership skills that are essential in today’s diverse, global and dynamic business environment,” said Robert Dammon, dean of the Tepper School.

The award was accepted at the conference by Sylvia B. Vogt, president of the Carnegie Bosch Institute and adjunct professor of management at the Tepper School.

“This recognition is an honor for the Carnegie Bosch Institute and the staff and faculty that make our leadership seminars possible,” Vogt said.  “We have repeatedly witnessed the remarkable impact on the leadership skills of executives from around the world who have participated in our programs, and it is great to have those successes substantiated in this manner.”

View the full list of award winners in the February edition of Leadership Excellence Essentials.