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Emerging Leaders Program - Full Series

Course Description

Emerging Leaders is a leadership and management development program combining interactive learning, individual and team coursework, lectures, the LIFO® personal assessment, and experiential and multi-mode simulations to enhance participant learning. Class size is limited to ensure interaction with faculty and fellow participants. Download our brochure here.

Who Should Attend

  • High-potential employees
  • Emerging leaders
  • Current or aspiring managers motivated to succeed
  • Promotable employees
  • Leaders seeking refresher course or expanded skills

Dates for Spring 2018

March 6-7, 2018: The Efficient Manager 
March 20-21, 2018: Talent Management Strategies and Solutions 
April 10-11, 2018:  Leadership Essentials for Extraordinary Performance
April 24-25, 2018: Effective Communication 
May 8-9, 2018: Finance for Non-Financial Leaders
May 22-23, 2018: Leading for Results 


Available Industries: Leadership

Duration & Dates

This program is taught over a six-month period requiring employees to miss only two days per month. Each module is two days.

    Six two-day modules offered over three months


    Lea Anne Law, Director
    +1 (865) 974-1622

    Mike Bowman, Program Coordinator


    Classes are held in the Graduate and Executive Education classrooms of the Haslam College of Business on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. A nearby downtown business hotel can be booked for travelers


    William Peterson

    Bill Peterson is a Lean best practices teacher and facilitator who draws on over 30 years of hands-on experience using Lean, TOC, Six Sigma, BPR, and other continuous improvement tools to ...

    Timothy Munyon

    Timothy P. Munyon (Ph.D., Florida State University) is an Associate Professor of Management and the Ray and Joan Myatt Research Fellow at the Haslam College of Business, University of ...

    J. Elaine Seat

    Elaine Seat is on the faculty of the Management Department of the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee. Elaine arrived in the Business School via an unusual ...

    Martha Weeks

    Martha Weeks is a communications coach with clients in the technology and healthcare industries, and academia. She teaches workshops and coaches executives, engineers, entrepreneurs and clinicians to create and deliver ...

    Jim Reeve

    Jim Reeve joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee in 1980 after completing his BSBA and MBA from Drake University and the PhD from Oklahoma State University.   At ...

    Jonathan Harvey


    The entire program costs $7,500.

    Cost of this program includes course materials, leadership assessment tools, simulation fees, interactive learning licenses, on-campus parking, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments.