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Leadership Development Program

Prepare yourself to lead people and organizations

Leading in a time of crisis. Influencing people to succeed in achieving a common goal. Knowing how to tap into the strengths of others. Today’s leaders are facing a range of new leadership challenges.

At Stern, we are preparing students to meet these challenges with our Leadership Development Program and its three pillars:
  • Leadership Foundation lays the groundwork for effective leadership through specialized workshops and classes
  • Leadership Personalized uses individual assessments and coaching to help students create a customized action plan
  • Leadership in Action gives students the opportunity to hone their skills through hands-on leadership experiences
The Stern Leadership Development Program helps students understand their leadership abilities, practice core leadership competencies through targeted workshops and activities, and apply what they’ve learned to real leadership experiences such as internships, Stern Consulting Corps and Stern Signature Projects, and club leadership positions.

All Leadership Development Program participants take part in:
  • A tailored 360 assessment tool to gather developmental feedback from previous supervisors, colleagues, customers and direct reports
  • An Individual Action Plan that helps students make meaningful choices about how to prioritize and make the most of the different leadership opportunities at Stern
  • Targeted workshops on core leadership competencies that provide students with the tools they need to develop the skills essential for extraordinary leadership
  • Leadership and Team Simulations in which students participate in a dynamic, high fidelity leadership scenario and receive real-time feedback from trained leadership experts
  • Peer leadership groups that offer an opportunity for students to reflect on their own leadership development while learning from each other


CEO of Restaurant Brands International, Daniel Schwartz, came to Stern for a fireside chat as part of NYU Stern's Leadership Development Speaker Series.