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Individualized, tailored leadership development that meets students where they are in a personal journey toward realizing their own leadership potential.

Q: What sets Owen’s A: Ours mirrors the best programs at many

The development that students receive here at Owen is typically reserved for top-level executives who are well into their careers. As a result, our students get a true head start that benefits them for years.


Vanderbilt is the only business school in partnership with Korn/Ferry International And every year we improve LDP based and Hogan Assessments, premier tools on industry, academic, and program used by Fortune 500 companies to help measurement research. build leadership skills. These techniques

The opportunity to work in our Leadership Development Program (and at no extra charge!) has been extremely valuable. The executive coaching has shed light on different perspectives of managerial decision-making. I will carry this advice and these frameworks with me throughout my career.” -Tom Waguespack MBA 2013

high potential


are integrated into our MBA program alongside other leading practices such as executive coaching and leadership learning experiences.


Leadership Development Program apart from similar programs at other business schools?

of the world’s greatest companies. For example, the leadership assessment that our students complete is used by half of the Fortune 500, and it really helps them fully understand their own unique performance capabilities, challenges and drivers.




The Vanderbilt MBA Leadership Development Program provides students with the foundation to be high-potential leaders.

the Vanderbilt MBA

leadership development program

In Partnership with Korn/Ferry International & Hogan Assessments

How it works. Assess your strengths and weaknesses

Students self-select into the Leadership Development Program (LDP) and take ownership of their development as a leader. Students participate in LDP outside of their for-credit coursework.

Year One

All tracks have access to Inside the C-Suite events, Leadership & Recruiting Panel and Skillbuilders

Start with the Hogan Assessment, which uncovers your strengths and targets areas for improvement. By heightening awareness of your natural behavioral tendencies, you immediately begin to accelerate your leadership potential.

high-touch track* Korn/Ferry Voices 360° Feedback 1:1 Executive Coaching (4 sessions)

Individual Development Planning

Get insight into how others perceive you as a leader through 360° feedback. Your Executive Coach will work with you one-on-one to build your own unique, actionable development plan. *Limited Availability

Choose your track

Group Executive Coaching

self-guided track*

Group Sessions

Individual Development Planning

Work with your peers, an Executive Coach and the LDP staff to determine your areas of focus and develop an action plan to work on those target areas. Throughout the year, you and your peer group will support, challenge and hold each other accountable for your development plan. *Limited Availability


Hogan 1:1 Coaching

Leadership Gap Analysis

Create your own “LDP lite” experience. For most activities, no commitment is required and you can come and go as you like.

Launch to Internship

Summer Internship

tell your story.

LDP gives you a competitive edge during interviews for summer internships. You’ll have a compelling personal story to tell of improved self-awareness, the actions you’ve taken toward your goals and the potential you have unlocked. And the internship offers an opportunity to take what you’ve learned about yourself into practice .

Year Two

In your second year, regardless of your LDP track or participation in Year One, you can choose to build your abilities even further. Choose from a selection of challenging leadership experiences and resources to master the skills in your personal development plan or just challenge your thinking.

Experiential Workshops

Alumni Leadership Exchanges Small Peer Group Discussions Hogan 1:1 Exit Consultation

Inside the C-Suite Events First 90 Days Workshop

apply what you learned.

Take your skills and development plan into your new full-time career and beyond. You will be more agile and flexible in the constantly changing business environment—a critical factor in long-term leader success. ©2013 Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management REV 09/13 Vanderbilt and the Vanderbilt logo are registered trademarks and service marks of Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.

To learn more, contact: Melinda Allen, Executive Director Leadership Development Program 615.343.7191

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