University of Southern California

NEW! The Leadership Journey: Developing Yourself and Others





Location Details:

Los Angeles, CA


Due to course pre-work registration for this course will close two weeks prior to course start date to allow for 360 assesment.

Fall Dates Coming Soon!

Class Hours:

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Discover the framework and tools to understand your personal leadership style and make a significant impact on those around you. You will discover how to keep your employees motivated, how best to communicate, influence and persuade, how to build an adaptive team and organization, and how to avoid decision traps that occur when fundamental shifts are unfolding in your organization. You'll leave with a new understanding of high-quality connections and positive leadership that can help others grow, plus a renewed appreciation of your own potential.

This course will start with a 360-degree assessment, supplying feedback from a wide range of coworkers to help you plan your professional development. Gain an understanding of how you are perceived as a leader and leave with an action plan for success. Optional One-on-One Coaching Available*

What You Will Learn

  • Start with a powerful 360 assessment and feedback
  • Recognize the differences between managing and leading
  • Discover how you need to think about your development as a leader
  • Learn the challenges of coaching and providing feedback to associates
  • Define who you aspire to become as a leader
  • Build skills at constructive influence and persuasion
  • Build trust and team accountability
  • Define your leadership values and capabilities

*NEW! Optional One-on-One Coaching Available

Fast-track your individual leadership skills with optional executive coaching sessions leveraging your 360 assessments inherent in the Leadership Essentials: Fast Tracking your Impact and The Leadership Journey: Developing Yourself and Others. You will develop a personalized six-month “Leadership Action Plan” with three phases: preparation, planning, and execution.

90 day Coaching Program: $3,900 8 x 45 minute sessions 1 Behavior Styles Assessment (Additional sessions available at $475 per session)

Contact us directly at 213.740.8990 to get more information and schedule One-on-One Coaching

Who Should Attend

This program is for managers, directors and executives with at least five years of experience interested in improving their leadership skills.

Participant Testimonial

"If you want to MASTER leadership, attend this course! Learning the difference between managing and leading is powerful knowledge that enabled me to make an impact." – Senior Director, Southern California Gas Company

"This course was an unbelievable experience in reflection and looking ahead. I feel much more confident in my abilities to persuade as well as lead my team.” – Director of Community Relations, Nestle USA

"I would encourage all corporations to send their directors and executives with 10 years management experience to attend. It was a dynamic and relevant program." – Corps Officer, Salvation Army

Teaching Method

Using case studies, current business articles, in-class exercises, interaction and small group projects, our faculty will lead you to focus on the key knowledge and skills you need to understand and apply concepts to your organization's activities.


Jay Conger, DBA from Harvard, is a USC Marshall research scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations (CEO) and is the Henry Kravis Chaired Professor of Leadership at Claremont McKenna College. Jay Conger is recognized throughout the world as an expert on leadership, training and development of leaders and managers, organizational change, and boards of directors. Conger is a member of the Academy of Management. He is on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Learning and Education Journal. He has served as Associate Editor of the Leadership Quarterly. He is the recipient of the Business Week award "Best Professor to Teach Leadership to Executives" and the also is the recipient of the Smith Richardson Fellow awarded by the Center for Creative Leadership (2000). He has won numerous teaching awards.

For more information on Jay Conger, see his official bio here


$3,250 per person includes tuition, course materials and parking. There is a 10% discount for three or more registrants from the same company.

CPE Credits

The Leadership Journey: Developing Yourself and Others has been approved for 25 CPE units all in Personal Development (25). USC Marshall School of Business is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

CEU Credits

You will earn 3 CEU credits taking this IN PERSON course. A continuing education unit (CEU) is a measure used in continuing education programs, particularly those required in a licensed profession for the professional to maintain the license. A CEU unit of credit equals to 10 hours of participation in the accredited program designed for professionals with certificates or licenses to practice various professions.

Course Disclaimer

Every reasonable effort will be made to ensure this course runs as described on this web page. Please note that course dates and professors are subject to change. You will be notified by email in advance if there is a date or professor change. Additionally, this course also requires a minimum number of registrants to take place. You will be notified by email if the course does not meet this minimum.

Contact Us

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Telephone: 213-740-8990
Fax: 213-740-6406

Office of Executive Education
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California
1150 South Olive Street, Suite 2900
Los Angeles, California USA 90015-2211