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Emerging Leaders Program

Emerge as a leader who can master the challenges and fulfill the high expectations you face

Emerging Leaders Program (ELP.17)

Module 1
Dates 15. - 18. Sep 2020
Duration 4 Days
Location Berlin
Module 2
Dates 27. - 29. Jan 2021
Duration 3 Days
Location Athens, Greece
7,400 €

Emerging Leaders Program

Executive education program in English

Talents assigned to their first leadership roles need to prove themselves to their superiors, peers, and collaborators. Succeeding requires a profound change in both skills and mindset: from a talent who delivers value individually to a leader who creates value through others. Emerging Leaders Program is designed to enable participants to manage this critical transition and realize their full leadership potential.


In the first module, participants will develop insights and tools to help them deal with the multifaceted contexts in which leadership plays out while learning how effective leadership requires actively managing upwards, downwards, and laterally. In the second module, participants will reflect on the responsibilities they have accepted as future leaders. Through intense interactions with faculty, peers, and professional actors, they will explore the ethical and psychological foundations of leadership and work on preparing a foundation for their own individual path to leadership.


Target audience: Who should attend the program?

Managers who have recently been appointed to leadership positions or high potentials in preparation of their first significant leadership roles. The program is designed to embrace participants with diverse professional and personal backgrounds.


Key benefits: Profit from hands-on expertise

  • Concepts and tools needed to better understand the principles of human behavior within organizations
  • Increase acceptance of their ideas and work requests and establish productive working relationships with subordinates, peers, and superiors
  • Further develop leadership skills and remain resilient in the face of work- and team-related challenges
  • Post-program follow-up support to assist with putting new skills into practice
  • Prepare emerging leaders for future leadership roles
  • Discover various ways to achieve leadership positions
  • Emerging Leaders alumni system for participants and their organizations


Key topics

Module 1: The context of leadership
ESMT Berlin

  • Understand the company behind the organization chart
  • Build an effective network
  • Create value through downward, upward, and lateral management
  • Motivate self and others
  • Build a high-performance team culture

Module 2: Personal leadership skills
Athens, Greece

  • Ethical and psychological foundations of leadership
  • Leadership in action
  • Communicate as a leader
  • Leadership transitions and self­-development

Meet our teaching staff

The programs have been 
designed – and will be led –
by ESMT faculty members 
and ESMT visiting faculty. 
They will also guide and 
advise you throughout 
your studies.

Gianluca Carnabuci

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Ingrid and Manfred Gentz Chair in Business and Society and Associate Dean of Executive Education
Emerging Leaders Testimonial

Adolfo Galán

Operations Director, ThyssenKrupp Encasa

You need some further information?

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Program Director

Gianluca Carnabuci


Verena Ackels
Manager Business Development, ESMT Berlin

Phone: +49 30 212318053


ESMT Berlin has created an excellent environment to learn. We had a perfect mix of business cases, lectures, and outstanding activities. In addition, you feel welcome from the first moment.

Adolfo Galán, Operations Director, ThyssenKrupp Encasa
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