Hi, I'm Carol Geffner. I serve as the Director of the Executive Master of Leadership program here at USC's Price School of Public Policy.
I bet you, like all of our students, are a busy professional such that scheduling a time to talk in real-time could take awhile. So I'm hoping the videos below can be the next best thing and give you a better feel of what our program is all about.
- Models of 21st century leadership
- Strategic communication
- Emotional and social intelligence
- Team dynamics, collaboration and managing across boundaries
- Character and ethics
- Change management in complex cultures
- Diversity and inclusion
- Power and influence
The Executive Master of Leadership curriculum consists of a 28-unit curriculum (seven classes), comprised of four core courses and three electives. The core courses are completed over a 14-month period in an intensive format, which is highly interactive and designed to accommodate the scheduling demands of working professionals.
Each four-unit course meets for eight full days. The core leadership classes are scheduled around weekends, typically in two or three blocks per semester. These weekend leadership workshops meet approximately four weeks apart, and typically require all-day attendance.
- PPD 640 - Leadership Foundations: Competencies and Core Values (Fall)
- PPD 641 - Leading Individuals, Groups, and Teams (Spring)
- PPD 642 - Strategic Leadership of Organizations (Summer)
- PPD 643 - Leading Transformations Across Sectors (Fall)