Executive Education

Short Courses

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Reaching Your Leadership Potential

Course Description

This program presents fundamental tools for effectively managing the activities of other people. The program addresses issues that challenge new managers such as hiring, conducing performance reviews, dealing with problem employees, providing feedback and managing change.

Class size is limited in order to ensure interaction with faculty and fellow participants.

Key Benefits

  • Learn how to interview and select the right people for the job.
  • Understand the benefits of being positive and setting stretch goals.
  • Increase your ability to communicate and influence others through stories and humor.
  • Develop skills to effectively deal with all people and learn how to impact their behaviors and performance.
  • Learn to manage and anchor change.
  • Provide meaningful and effective performance reviews.

Available Industries: Leadership

Duration & Dates

This is a one-week course.

    Dates are customizable.

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

    Becky Powell, Program Coordinator


    This course is offered at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, or a location of your choice.


    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 ...

    Cheryl Barksdale

    Cheryl Barksdale is the director of Leadership Development Programs for Executive MBA Programs within UT’s Haslam College of Business. She is also a Senior Lecturer, regularly teaching leadership and ...



    Cost of this program includes breakfast, lunch and snacks, parking and all program materials. Preferred pricing is available for multiple attendees from the same organization, current students and alumni of Haslam EMBA programs. Visit our preferred pricing page for more information.