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Inspiring Community
Develop meaningful connections and benefit from diverse perspectives engaging with global peers over a full year of rich collaboration.
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Experiential Learning
Bridge the gap between theory and practice with LEAD’s highly immersive, impact-focused online learning model.
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Renowned Stanford GSB Faculty
Acquire business skills and strategies from the same senior GSB faculty who teach across our MBA and Executive programs.
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Personalized Feedback
Engage in rich discussions, and receive individualized feedback from LEAD faculty and course facilitators — every step of the way.
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Learning Designed for Busy Executives
Wherever you go, LEAD travels with you. The benefits multiply when you combine academic rigor with opportunities for immediate, real-world application.

The Stanford LEAD Experience

Forget everything you know about online learning. The LEAD learning model is a global, social, and virtual experience unlike any other.

Stanford LEAD certificate programs are neither solitary nor passive. Yes, the programs are virtual, but highly social, too. Collaboration is required. Faculty and peer-to-peer feedback is direct and personal. You’ll interact with Stanford GSB faculty, as well as the Stanford LEAD coaches, course facilitators, and program team, all of whom are available to support your learning journey. You’ll benefit from diverse perspectives and organizational experiences from your global community of peers. And you’ll engage more deeply with faculty and fellow learners than you’d ever think possible in an online program, creating meaningful connections and a rich community.

Whether you are interested in a Corporate Innovation Program or a Personal Leadership Program, Stanford LEAD will help you Learn, Engage, Accelerate, and Disrupt.

Powered by Technology, Fueled by Innovation

LEAD is a deeply collaborative, academically rigorous program that gives highly motivated professionals a flexible way to experience Stanford GSB — intimate online learning fully integrated into your environment. The one year, eight-course programs are focused on impact and transformation, giving you the skills, confidence, and support to enact true change in yourself and your organization.

The Stanford LEAD experience blends a full suite of leading technologies with active synchronous and asynchronous learning, small team projects, and a cloud-based community space for interactive group experiences. Our ultimate goal: to create an intimate, demanding, and connection-driven educational journey that gives you the freedom to focus on your individual outcomes and goals.

Stanford LEAD: Immersion
Stanford LEAD: Immersion
Explore what makes the Stanford GSB LEAD Certificate Program experience different from other online learning experiences.

Learn New Skills, Apply, Repeat & Evaluate Your Impact

That’s the advantage of integrating your education with your work. LEAD creates a powerful cycle of learning that encourages you to iterate and innovate on the job, immediately applying concepts you learn, testing out frameworks, collecting feedback, and sharing results with faculty and cohort. You’ll bridge the gap between theory and practice, knowing and doing. Assignments and projects are highly collaborative, allowing you to both learn and enrich the cohort of diverse academic discipline, organizational experience, and perspectives.

Stanford LEAD: Cohort
Stanford LEAD: Cohort
Stanford GSB LEAD Certificate Program participants reveal what made their cohort of global leaders successful.

Drive Change In Your Organization

12 Sep 2018 – 08 Aug 2019

Become a More Effective Leader

12 Sep 2018 – 08 Aug 2019