Strategic Leadership for Growth

Leverage strategic leadership and boost organizational success.

Over eight weeks, you’ll expand your business influence by emphasizing authentic leadership, emotional intelligence, effective communication, high-performance teams, social capital, and advanced negotiation techniques. This program explores the essential tools and strategies for managing complex organizational challenges, delving into topics such as mergers and acquisitions, cultural transformation, rapid growth, and market disruptions. Upon completing the program, you’ll be equipped with the conceptual frameworks and actionable tactics to navigate complicated organizational scenarios and drive real-world success.

90 %

of HR leaders think that people managers need to focus on the human elements of managing a workforce.

Source: Gartner

83 %

of respondents report a skills gap affecting their organization’s service delivery, customers, or future growth.
Source: Talent Development Survey

25 %

executives undergoing leadership training improved their learning capacity by 25% and performance by 20%.
Source: Journal of Applied Psychology

Distinctive Online Learning Features


Our online learning method adapts to your schedule, commitments, and needs. In addition to self-paced content, our programs incorporate knowledge checks, interactive discussion boards, and live sessions to bring content to life.


Navigate program content with ease using a simple interface that offers a seamless learning experience.


Throughout the program, you’ll be accompanied by an expert mentor to answer your questions and provide feedback on your work.

Meet your Instructors

John Burrows

John Burrows

Senior Lecturer in Leadership, The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

John Burrows’s academic home is the University of Chicago, where he is a Senior Lecturer at the Harris School of Public Policy. He is also the Faculty Lead for Harris’s Evening Master’s Program (EMP). In addition, John holds an appointment as an Associate Fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, where he teaches EMBA and MBA students negotiations each summer. John earned his MBA and PhD in Behavioral Science from Booth and holds an undergraduate degree from Vassar. Before moving into academia, John began his professional career at Arthur Andersen, eventually becoming a partner at Accenture. His expertise was not limited to consulting; he also assumed senior roles in sales and marketing at enterprise software companies such as MicroStrategy, Siebel, and Oracle. In these roles, John negotiated, managed, and implemented complex, multinational, multimillion-dollar projects. His work spanned across continents, building and growing operations in the UK, USA, and Japan, and encompassing business development, international joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions.

Caroline Johnson

Lecturer, The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

Caroline Johnson was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She attended the United States Naval Academy and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics in 2009. Upon commissioning as a Naval Officer, she joined the elite Naval Aviation community and began flight training in Pensacola, Florida. In 2011, she was awarded her wings of gold and designated a Naval Flight Officer, more specifically, an F/A-18 Weapons Systems Officer, and she was awarded the Paul F. Lawrence award for top strike fighter graduate and was also recognized as the overall top graduate.

During her final tour on active duty, Caroline returned to the United States Naval Academy, where she was a Senior Leadership Instructor and Aviation Operations Officer. During her instructor tour, she was consistently ranked as one of the top leadership instructors in the 35+ member Leadership, Ethics, and Law Department. Currently in the Navy Reserves, Caroline continues her service as an advisor and liaison officer for a Fort Worth-based task force.

Transitioning to the private sector, Caroline published her memoir, JET GIRL, in November 2019 and was featured on the Today Show, Fox & Friends, and MSNBC. Currently, she is a professional leadership speaker appearing at Google, Harvard, Merrill Lynch, and SAP, among others. Professionally, she has worked for extended periods at private sector companies like Point72 and Gartner, and has managed her sole proprietorship.

By completing this program, you’ll...

Certificate of Completion

Upon program completion, you'll also...

Have learned from a world-class faculty within a university associated with 99 Nobel laureates.

Be awarded a certificate of completion and a digital credential of your accomplishment.

Become a member of the global Chicago Booth Executive Education network.

Program Modules

Faculty-Led Live-Online Sessions

This program features three live-online sessions—a unique opportunity to put theory into practice immediately to amplify your learning and see results. These required sessions not only offer an opportunity to reflect and receive real-time feedback with faculty and peers, but also integrate interactive that can only be taught in a live environment. Participants are expected to attend at least two of the three live sessions to maximize their growth. If a participant is unable to attend a session, an extra asynchronous assignment must be submitted to complete the program.

This program is an excellent fit for:

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What our participants have to say:

Lucia Gonzalez Fernandez
Lucia Gonzalez FernandezDirector of Internal Audit Methodology and Quality Assurance, CaixaBank (Spain), Trainer & Quality Assurance Specialist, Institute of Internal Auditors of Spain
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"I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to the Chicago Booth team for their remarkable support. I am satisfied that I have achieved further development and career-building with this online experience. Thank you all."
Vanesa Salgado
Vanesa Salgado
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“I've had a highly positive online learning experience. Acquiring new skills applicable to both my professional and personal life has proven to be incredibly valuable. The opportunity to expand my network and connect with experts from diverse global sectors has been particularly rewarding; you never know when mutual assistance might come into play. Being a student again and engaging in the learning process has been an exciting and fulfilling journey as well. Overall, it has been a fantastic experience!"

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