Leadership Deep Dive makes the leap to three continents
Hundreds of senior U.S. business executives have looked to Leadership Deep Dive, an intensive six-month program offered through Weatherhead Executive Education, to move beyond the limitations of their functional expertise and become better leaders.
Now this transformative program is available to executives on the other side of the world. In 2013, the program will be offered for the third time in New Zealand. And the first Leadership Deep Dive to be held in the Middle East will conclude this spring.
We are now accepting applications for the Leadership Deep Dive here in Cleveland, Ohio. This domestic flight begins June 11, 2013.
The History or Leadership Deep Dive
Leadership Deep Dive got off to a strong start in 2009, despite launching in the middle of the financial crisis in the U.S. Among the 35 participants was David Patterson, a New Zealand lawyer who had been deeply touched by the work of Richard Boyatzis, PhD, Distinguished University Professor and H.R. Horvitz Professor in Family Business.
Impressed by Weatherhead’s strengths-based approach to change at the individual, team, organizational and societal levels, Patterson wanted to share what he had learned with public- and private-sector leaders back home. But rather than encouraging New Zealand clients to attend the Cleveland-based course, the Executive Education department deemed it more efficient to take Leadership Deep Dive on the road—a long road!
The New Zealand program came on the heels of the devastating earthquake that hit Christchurch, New Zealand, in February 2011. Several participants were actively engaged in rebuilding Christchurch, and nearly all of them had been personally affected by the natural disaster. However, many noted that despite—or perhaps because of—the emotional and logistical challenges of recovery, the program couldn’t have come at a better time.
Having proven that the program could be taken on the road, Weatherhead Executive Education welcomed inquiries from CCM Consultancy, an organization in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Ray Massa, graduate of Weatherhead’s Doctorate of Management program, had encouraged CCM executives to explore Leadership Deep Dive. The organization’s leadership wanted to host the program in Dubai, because they had noticed that the Gulf region lacked leadership development programs.
CCM recruited a class that comprises both U.S. ex-pats from various countries around the world and UAE natives. The Dubai program is off to a great start, with the third session scheduled for May 2013.