Leadership Exploration and Development, or LEAD, is a required course for all Chicago Booth MBA students. Within the Executive MBA program, LEAD is a series of integrated career and executive-level leadership experiences designed to augment your classroom learning with action and insight skills. Combining workshops, networking opportunities, industry insight discussions, and one-on-one coaching, LEAD helps you build self-awareness as a leader and integrate those insights into an intentional, lifelong process of leadership development.
Built on leadership principles articulated by Harry L. Davis, Roger L. and Rachel M. Goetz Distinguished Service Professor of Creative Management at Booth, LEAD was one of the first experiential MBA leadership development courses at a major business school.
LEAD and Global Career and Leadership Development programming combine required components—designed to provide a foundation for any professional challenge—with the flexibility to customize some elements to meet your growth and development needs. The program has three components: