Advanced Leadership Program for Asian American Executives
Program Dates: July 27 - August 1, 2014
Application Deadline: June 23, 2014
Program Tuition: $11,000 USD
Program tuition includes private accommodations, all meals, and course materials.
The Advanced Leadership Program for Asian American Executives will accelerate development of global business leadership skills of senior executives working in U.S. companies. Stanford’s new executive program is the first of its kind to address the apparent gap in effective executive training for high-achieving Asian executives–a gap substantiated by the surprising disparity between Asians in the corporate workforce and those in executive positions. The program participants will include mostly high level Asians, but the program is open to any person who holds a position representing the highest 3-4% of the employee workforce, typically with job titles such as functional director, vice-president, or partner.
Why a program for Asians?
For a growing number of companies, particularly in the U.S., Asian and Asian American talent has been the fastest growing segment of the workforce in technical and managerial arenas. Simultaneously, as companies look to Asia for future growth, those that successfully build an executive leadership pipeline from this growing pool of talent will be best positioned to innovate and grow globally.
Today, Asians are high contributors to U.S. and global business. The Asian consumer base has increased rapidly through the past decade and is projected to continue to increase. The Asian community comprises 5% of the U.S. population and will triple in the next 50 years to 34 million. On average, this population is highly educated, technically skilled and affluent. But with all this success, Asians have found it difficult to reach the highest levels of leadership in government, education and business outside Asia. The resulting gap in the executive pipeline represents an opportunity for companies that successfully address it. The need for executive talent today and tomorrow is driven by the increased complexity of globalization, and few companies will be able to address tomorrow's challenges if it cannot leverage this key constituent/community in senior leadership roles.
Stanford’s Graduate School of Business has consistently been at the innovative edge when it comes to educating tomorrow’s global leaders with executive and C-suite level responsibilities. The Executive Education programs at Stanford propel individual careers and deliver lasting value to organizations that sponsor participants. The school’s Center for Leadership Development and Research has redefined business curriculums to recognize unique leadership challenges diverse individuals face, and build capabilities to meet those challenges.
Who Should Attend?
Participants should typically have 10-15 years’ work experience and should be working in a Fortune 1000 corporation in functional management, whose next likely assignment could require broader business or general management skills. A typical job title for a participant might be a director-level role (e.g. director of engineering, director of finance, director of manufacturing) or vice-president role (e.g. VP of engineering, VP of finance, VP of manufacturing, VP of sales).
Program developed in partnership with Ascend www.ascendleadership.org and Asia Society www.asiasociety.org