McNair Hall, Loop Road
Houston, TX 77005

Date and Time:

Feb 14–15, 2019
(All day)

Overview: This course challenges you to explore the differences between management and leadership. Through the utilization of a psychometrically sound assessment, you will become clear about your own essentials of leadership and characteristics - when they work to your advantage and disadvantage. With access to research, case studies, dynamic discussion, and group activity, you will return to work with an enhanced ability to engage your teams, inspire your peers, and influence your leaders; ultimately, positioning yourself to gain increasing leadership communication, roles and responsibilities through this business leadership program.

This two-day course is for leaders at all levels.

Upcoming Date(s): February 14-15-2019


  • Identify critical behaviors and essentials of leadership communication
  • Learn where your personality characteristics work to your advantage and disadvantage in the context of leadership
  • Leverage reliable and valid professional development reports related to personal leadership goals
  • Learn how to effectively engage direct reports
  • Brand yourself as an effective leader in your organization
  • Build a diverse network of peers to support your continued success through our business leadership class

Your Professor:

D. Brent Smith, Ph.D. Senior Associate Dean of Executive Education

All Executive Education faculty are award winning professors who teach full time in the MBA and EMBA program at Rice Business and have extensive business or consulting experience. Read more about faculty research at Rice Business Wisdom, our online ideas magazine with clear, practical translations of faculty research that will change the way you think.

Cancellation Policy: Attendance at a Rice University Executive Education program requires significant advance preparation. Written notice of cancellation must be received more than 30 days prior to the program start date to be eligible for a full refund less a six percent administrative fee. At Rice University Executive Education’s discretion, qualified substitutes for confirmed registrations may be accommodated prior to the program start date with written notice and will incur no fee for substitution. Notice given after 30 days prior to the program will not be eligible for a refund.

Tuition: $2,900/course or $13,000/certificate for the five-courses total and earn the Graduate Leadership Certificate. Tuition includes class materials and daily breakfast, lunch, and snacks. It is expected that participants have their own health insurance valid in the United States. The university is not responsible for medical expenses incurred by participants during the program.

McNair Hall, Loop Road
Houston, TX 77005