Strategic Leadership

This Penn State Executive Program provides leaders with the perspective to develop strategy and lead change in the organization. You will assess your competitive environment, determine opportunity, and enhance capability to innovate and impact performance.


  • When Mar 19, 2019 to Mar 21, 2019 (America/New_York / UTC-400)
  • Where University Park, PA
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Session Date: March 19-21 or September 17-19, 2019

Program Objectives

Strategic Leadership provides senior leaders with the strategic and leadership perspective to lead transformational change in the organization. You will learn how to assess your competitive environment, determine opportunity, and enhance organizational capability to innovate and impact performance.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for those charged with creating and implementing strategy and developing organizational capability. It is ideal for those with functional and general management responsibilities who seek to enhance their strategic leadership effectiveness. The participant may or may not have direct reports but is in a position of strategic influence in the enterprise or business unit.

Note to Government Professionals:  This program fulfills much of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) required for Senior Executive Service.

This course is an option for those pursuing the Professional Certificate in Strategy and Organizational Performance from Penn State Executive Programs.

Program Benefits

Strategic Leadership prepares you to effectively deal with the multi-faceted complexities of leading today’s organizations. Specifically, you will improve your ability to:

  • Critically assess and respond to the changing environment and marketplace
  • Develop a strategic roadmap that aligns your unit's strategy with the enterprise
  • Apply critical thinking to test innovation and strategic initiatives
  • Assess your organizational culture and the propensity for change
  • Communicate, motivate, and empower to lead organizational change

Program Content

Faculty leaders will have you take a global view of your organization where you will confront the external factors affecting the business and identify opportunities for innovation.

“This program helped me to start to think outside the box and learn the concept of continual product/process development (momentum), as well as leadership styles and when and how to use them.”
– Nabeel Sarwani, M.D., Assistant Professor of Radiology and Director, Body MRI Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Strategic Leadership

  • Assessing the external environment
  • Setting direction for your organization
  • Leading innovation and determining strategy
  • Managing cycles of change
  • Encouraging flexibility and creativity

Enhancing People Systems

  • The link to culture and mindset

Implementing Change

  • Understanding your organizational environment and readiness for change
  • Translating strategic intent into action
  • Enhancing leadership effectiveness through better communication

Performance Measures

  • Creating value
  • Aligning goals for enhancing performance

Value Created for You and Your Company

Organizational Assessment

What's your organizational DNA? Through an exclusive tool that uses current data provided by your colleagues, you receive a candid, objective assessment of your current organizational and leadership environment.  The Strategy, Leadership, Culture Questionnaire (SLCQ) is a simple but powerful process that measures 18 critical dimensions of organizational effectiveness.


A premier faculty group will provide models and frameworks to help you transform vision into and action plan for results.

Faculty Director

Dr. Albert Vicere, Executive Education Professor of Strategic Leadership, Smeal College of Business, Penn State

Faculty Leaders

Dr. Vilmos MisangyiProfessor of Management; Chair, Smeal Department of Management and Organization, Smeal College of Business, Penn State


Our enrollment coordinator will be happy to hold a seat for you in this program. A reservation does not commit you to the program until you register online. 
Questions? Please call 800-311-6364 or 814-865-3435

Related Programs

Strategic Leadership is part of a series designed to help you develop the holistic leadership skills to deliver results and bring value to your organization.  Complete these other programs and earn a Professional Certificate in Strategy and Organizational Performance.



NEW TIERED PRICING! We have modified our rates to provide you with a choice in accommodations. The new program fee of $4,150 covers tuition, materials, lunch, breaks, and a group dinner.  You may select our traditional meals and lodging package (for the Nittany Lion Inn or The Penn Stater as program dictates) for an additional $600. If booking your own hotel, you are responsible for your lodging, travel to and from the program, and "on your own" dinners. 

Active military personnel, PSU alumni, and teams of three or more attending this program from one company are eligible for a 20% program discount.