Leadership development programs
Technology keeps changing the way we work.
Learn to navigate and lead others through the change.
The qualities that make a leader haven't changed, but as organizations become increasingly technical, good leaders need to reconsider how they make decisions and motivate teams, while reflecting on their own ideas about success amid digital transformation.
Questions like these are a specialty at Stevens School of Business. We combine our heritage as an engineering university with research and teaching that's rooted in real-world applications and informed by our close ties to industry. That lets us offer leadership development programs that have helped professionals in aerospace, energy, defense, healthcare and other industries understand their unique leadership styles — giving organizations the tools to build effective leadership from within.
Benefits of Stevens' leadership development programs
Practical orientation - Our approach focuses on developing leadership capabilities in each participant through the practice and assessment of leadership concepts in a real-world context.
Minimal disruption - Programs take between one and three days to complete. This short time commitment is more than made up through the development of valuable skills and perspective that will help guide organizational growth and efficiency.
Expert guidance - Our modules are developed by Stevens faculty, who are responsible for important research insights in leadership, especially in technical organizations.
Stevens leadership modules
Below are some of our most popular modules that have helped working professionals rise in their companies.
Participants learn to align their skills with the organization's most pressing needs, as they experiment with leadership behaviors that can drive change in the workplace. This module uses a variety of self-awareness inventories and our own multisource feedback tool to help participants gain new insights and establish meaningful plans for growth as a technical leader.
The complexity of today's workplace requires new techniques for leading groups and bridging divides. This interactive workshop lets participants experiment with designing team environments that support creative, collaborative work, as they practice ideation, creative abrasion and decision-making skills that drive innovative results.
Change is inherent to leading. This is especially true for technical leaders who are called upon to envision and create new possibilities for their organizations. This module teaches participants how to approach change organically and holistically.
This module gives you the tools and insights to guide technical teams toward more robust considerations of the facts, feelings and uncertainties that contribute to quality decision-making and implementation.
The Stevens Approach
SSB We have helped thousands of technical professionals expand their abilities to work across functional boundaries, navigate uncertainty, leverage complexity and ensure their expertise is brought to bear on important business decisions.
Partner with us to find solutions to your most pressing leadership challenges and to increase your organization's capacity to recognize and seize opportunities. Our faculty have built custom modules that help companies address their unique personnel, cultural and business objectives.
On-site leadership lab
Our modules are learning laboratories where participants identify, test and develop their unique leadership capacities and skills. Highly interactive experiential exercises challenge leaders to solve problems, exchange feedback, assess performance and reflect on how to apply what they've learned.
Research at work
Partnering with Stevens means gaining access to a brain trust of our faculty experts, who bring with them decades of experience as researchers, teachers and business consultants. They are at the forefront of exploring novel techniques and concepts in leadership development, which informs the solutions we deliver in classrooms and boardrooms around the country.
Where we've worked
We bring our training to you -- whenever and wherever it will have the biggest impact. Our partners represent a range of industries with unique challenges and needs.
You'll benefit from the expertise of our faculty members, who will work with you to develop programs that meet your company's specific needs.
Peter Dominick has helped companies such as ExxonMobil, NASA and IBM train and transition technical employees into leadership roles.
Wei Zheng studies how leaders can create inclusive cultures that improve efficiency and performance among diverse teams.
Gary Lynn, who spent a decade working in the private sector, focuses on technical innovation and entrepreneurship in his research.
Donald Lombardi has written multiple books on healthcare leadership and consulted for nearly 200 healthcare organizations around the world.
Zvi Aronson researches leadership and team performance in project-based work.
Dr. Peter Dominick
Teaching Associate Professor