Our Live Online Programs

Now, more than ever, executives need the knowledge and insights to help them adapt to change and solve complex problems. And as the business world has evolved, we have applied new best practices to continuously improve the experience. With our live online programs, we are taking many of our in-person programs and are translating them to a fully live and virtual format, delivering the same interactive sessions with faculty and real-time application of knowledge you would experience in person.

High Impact Leadership

High Impact Leadership provides a profound understanding of how you are perceived as a leader in the context of your organization. Through a dynamic mix of lectures, discussions, 360-degree feedback, one-on-one coaching*, and self-assessment tools, you learn concrete ways to improve your leadership abilities.

At the conclusion of this six-day program, you have an action plan for managing yourself and leading others to improved performance, and are more effective at communicating direction and inspiration that aligns people and objectives.

Nov 2–20, 2020 and  Apr 19–May 7, 2021

Live Online Format: Two five-day modules with daily live sessions from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET with a one-week break in between.

Leadership Essentials

Leadership Essentials identifies several of the skill sets that great leaders possess. Through engaging lectures delivered by Columbia Business School faculty, dynamic discussions with colleagues and hands-on workshops, participants explore the most crucial areas of leadership.

Participants emerge from the program with fresh insights into how to be better decision makers, leaders of people and groups, and agents of organizational change.

Nov 9–12, 2020 : Feb 22–25, 2021 : Jun 7–10, 2021

Live Online Format: Four consecutive days with live sessions from 2 to 5 p.m. ET.

Leading the Agile Organization

By some estimates, up to 80% of all strategies — however brilliant — never generate their intended results. Rather than describing these disappointments as ‘failures of execution,’ leaders can mold both themselves and their organizations to successfully address the gap between strategy and results.

To achieve this agility, organizations require leaders who are perceptive, comfortable with their various roles, and clear about their path to value.

In this program, you will learn more about these key skills and acquire the mindsets vital to leading an agile and adaptive organization. You will improve your ability to confidently make hard-to-reverse choices, maneuver through uncertainty, and inspire others to join you in taking risks to grow, innovate and improve the value delivered to your customers and stakeholders.

Nov 9–13, 2020 and Mar 15–19, 2021

Live Online Format: Fully virtual, highly interactive programs featuring small group work for a high-touch learning experience.

Daily live sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Managing Digital Therapeutic Approvals

Our new digital health series offers four programs that provide executives in the healthcare and life science industries with immediate, actionable insights in light of the current pandemic and its economic aftermath. The last program in the series is Managing Digital Therapeutic Approvals (Live Online), taught by Columbia Business School Professor Frank Lichtenberg and Chair of digital health testing center HITLAB, Stan Kachnowski.

Managing Digital Therapeutic Approvals (Live Online) is designed to provide an intensive dive into the regulatory and legal landscape for the successful management of digital therapeutic approvals. Participants will learn the necessary strategies and features to ensure regulatory compliance for their digital therapeutics.

November 10–12 and 17–19, 2020

Live Online Format: Fully virtual, highly interactive 6 days over 2 weeks program of live sessions from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. ET per program day

Executive Access: Augmented Reality

Developed in response to intense client demand, our new Executive Access series offers short programs that provide you with immediate, actionable insights in light of the current pandemic and its economic aftermath. The next program in the series is Augmented Reality: The Next Paradigm Shift, taught by Paul Canetti, adjunct assistant professor of Business at Columbia Business School, technologist, and entrepreneur.

This interactive, three-hour virtual program offers insights into augmented reality — or AR — one of the most important and exciting technological transformations happening today. AR has far-reaching implications in its potential to impact multiple industries and perhaps all of human life. The format is designed to be highly interactive with a mix of lecture, group breakouts, and group presentations. If you want to be ahead of the curve on this upcoming digital paradigm shift, this time-efficient program is the starting point you’re looking for.


November 13, 2020

Live Online Format: Fully virtual 3-hours live sessions from 12–3 p.m. ET

Digital Marketing Strategy: Customers, Planning, and ROI

Marketers today face a constant proliferation of marketing channels, the growing power of the connected customer, and an explosion of new digital tools. To succeed, marketers must be able to plan, implement, and measure the impact of their digital strategies and integrate them with their traditional marketing and business goals.

The Digital Marketing Strategy program teaches executives about the key digital marketing channels and strategies available to them. And while social networks come and go and apps gain fame and decline in popularity, the program teaches the managerial frameworks and strategies behind them, so that your decision making can be applied to whatever the next big thing in digital marketing might be. You’ll learn how to think strategically and develop an ROI-based marketing plan, so that you can identify what’s right for your customer and your organization.

Guest speakers illustrate best practices from across industries, and you’ll leave with applicable frameworks and planning tools to lead new initiatives as you return to work.

Nov 16–19, 2020 and Mar 23–26, 2021

Live Online Format:  Four consecutive live sessions from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET.

Driving Strategic Impact: Mastering Management Consulting Skills

Driving Strategic Impact is organized around the core skill of structured problem-solving, which takes participants through five phases of a strategy project: defining the problem, structuring the problem, conducting analysis, developing recommendations, and communicating for impact.

These core skills are supplemented with additional sessions on managing strategy projects, working with diverse teams, and influencing skills. In this way, Driving Strategic Impact offers an effective and multi-faceted approach that can be implemented as soon as participants return to work.

Nov 16–20, 2020 and May 3–7, 2021

Live Online Format:  Five consecutive daily live sessions from from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET.

Negotiation Strategies: Creating and Maximizing Value

Capabilities with people – whether reading a client’s concern or settling an internal conflict – influence results and determine success.

Over three days, Negotiation Strategies teaches you how to get the most out of negotiations by creating a winning proposition for both sides. You also explore methods for successful conflict resolution and understand the impact of cultural differences in the negotiation process.

Nov 16–20, 2020 and Feb 8–12, 2021

Live Online Format:  Five consecutive daily live sessions from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. ET.

Executive Access: Strategic Redirection

Developed in response to intense client demand, our new Executive Access series offers short programs that provide you with immediate, actionable insights in light of the current pandemic and its economic aftermath. The next program in the series is Strategic Redirection: Making the Right Decisions While Avoiding Fatal Damage, taught by Jesse Greene, executive in residence at Columbia Business School and former VP of Financial Management and chief financial risk officer at IBM.

In this fast-paced, highly interactive session, you’ll get equipped with management strategies to effectively change the strategic direction of your organization. Through a mix of short lectures, group discussions, and fast breakout sessions, you’ll walk away knowing how to identify short-term fact patterns and face longer-term strategic threats.

November 24, 2020

Live Online Format: Fully virtual 3-hours live sessions from 12–3 p.m. ET

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