For decades, Tuck Executive Education has taught senior managers the skills to lead, innovate, and communicate effectively.
Along the way, participants acquired an edge that benefited their organization and boosted their career opportunities. This summer, Tuck is taking executive education to the next level with the new Advanced Management Program (AMP). Aimed at C-suite and VP-level business leaders, the AMP is a two-week immersion in the principles of steering a company to sustained success from the top of the corporate hierarchy.
Tuck is taking on this challenge because, as faculty director Punam Anand Keller puts it, “We want to train the best managers with the highest leadership potential in the best companies.”
Keller, associate dean for innovation and growth and the Charles Henry Jones Third Century Professor of Management, oversaw the creation of the program and built it specifically for the needs and time constraints of its target audience. While many executive education programs are four or more weeks long, AMP’s two-week length is a more realistic time commitment for the busiest senior leaders. Moreover, the program is divided into five distinct modules, so participants can absorb and apply the lessons before starting on the next topic.
The modules are taught by Tuck’s most experienced executive education professors and are designed to develop visionary leadership. They include lessons on strategy and innovation; securing competitive advantage; developing an enterprise-wide mindset; value generation through brand and reputation management; and the leadership challenge. “We identified the key challenges facing the most ambitious companies and put together a program tailored to address those challenges,” Keller explains.
A prime example is the session on the interface between private and public organizations, which is taught by Dean Matthew Slaughter, former New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch, and associate professor Emily Blanchard, an expert in trade policy. “In a lot of the biggest industries today,” Keller says, “working with multiple governments at the state, federal, and global levels is absolutely crucial. Our faculty expertise can give participants a competitive advantage in this and many other areas.”