Leverage your unique leadership capabilities to drive business forward, and lead your organizations and teams effectively.


6 weeks, excluding


6–8 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

You'll walk away with:


The skills to harness your unique traits and characteristics as powerful leadership tools to effectively develop teams and organizations.


The ability to leverage relationships, connections, and interpersonal interactions to help drive business growth and innovation.


A personalized development plan that will help you to identify your strengths and guide you towards achieving your goals.


The opportunity to interact with like-minded women from diverse backgrounds seeking to add value to their organizations.*

*Upon successful completion of your program, you’ll also join the exclusive Yale School of Management Executive Education group on LinkedIn

Program outline

Over the duration of this online program, you’ll work through the following modules:

Module breakdown
Please note that module titles and their contents are subject to change during program development.

Module 1:
Values-driven leadership

Explore your core values and traits to become an effective leader.

Module 2:
Self-knowledge and self-mastery

Learn about the value of having self-awareness and practicing self-mastery.

Module 3:
Leading growth through experimentation

Use experimentation to develop your personal and organizational approaches to leadership and innovation.

Module 4:
Emotionally intelligent feedback

Draw on emotional awareness in order to have difficult conversations and use feedback effectively.

Module 5:
Networks and structures of innovation

Understand the role networks play in developing personal strengths, innovation, and leadership.

Module 6:
Positive leadership

Understand how using positive leadership practices can improve your personal leadership capabilities and strengthen your organization.

Program Co-conveners

Emma Seppälä

Science Director, Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education; Co-Director, Yale College Emotional Intelligence Project; Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence; Faculty Director, Yale School of Management’s Women’s Leadership Program

Seppälä graduated from Yale (BA), Columbia (MA), and Stanford (PhD). She consults with Fortune 500 leaders and employees on building a positive organization and has spoken at TEDx Sacramento, TEDx Hayward, and companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Bain & Company, Ernst & Young, as well as a United States Congressional Hearing. Seppälä is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Fulfillment Daily, a popular news site dedicated to the science of happiness, and author of The Happiness Track.

Rodrigo Canales

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Yale School of Management

Canales conducts research at the intersection of organizational theory and institutional theory, with a special focus on the role of institutions for economic development. Specifically, Canales studies how individuals are affected by and in turn purposefully change complex organizations or systems. Canales’ work explores how individuals’ backgrounds, professional identities, and organizational positions affect how they relate to existing structures and the strategies they pursue to change them. His work contributes to a deeper understanding of the mechanisms that allow institutions to operate and change.

An online education that sets you apart

This Yale School of Management Executive Education online program is delivered in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals who've already benefited from the opportunity to:


Join the exclusive Yale School of Management Executive Education group on LinkedIn upon successful completion of the program


Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you learn around your schedule


Earn an official certificate of participation from the Yale School of Management Executive Education

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