On-Site Custom Corporate Training: Leadership and Management Development

Leadership and management training is a crucial investment for successful organizations. Leaders inspire and motivate the workforce, while managers plan, organize, and coordinate projects. These important contributors require training and support to maximize their effectiveness. Are your critical employees prepared for today's challenging business environment?

A Strong Future Begins Today

Leadership and Management Development at WPI is founded on our highly ranked School of Business, known for developing innovative and entrepreneurial leaders for a global technological world.

We offer Leadership and Management Development Workshops and Advanced Leadership Workshops for more seasoned professionals.

Combining the most current theory with practical application, our holistic approach focuses on the core elements of good leadership:

  • Individuals: Increasing personal effectiveness builds the confidence needed by future leaders.

  • Managers: An integrated management team is more efficient and aligned.

  • Senior Leadership: Confidence at the decision-making level helps to capitalize on opportunities and overcome challenges.

Certificate Programs

WPI offers programs in flexible formats that can be delivered at your corporate site. You'll work with an experienced program manager to customize learning objectives for your organization, and employees will emerge ready to utilize their skills and knowledge to deliver immediate results. 

Successful leaders must be able to find information fast and know how to evaluate and use this information quickly and effectively.

Leadership and Management Development Workshops

Employees at a mix of organizational levels can benefit from development in leadership and management. This path provides a choice of workshops across key topical areas, plus room for customization in other development topics such as Six Sigma or lean enterprise, among others. Your workforce will emerge ready with the tools, tips and techniques they need to be successful.

Your program manager will work with you to ensure learning objectives are focused and relevant, and will help you select workshops based on your organizational goals and the experience level of your participants. In addition, our corporate offerings can be delivered on-site, offering added convenience for your employees and a greater participant rate than off-site programs. Learn more about this certificate program below by filling out the above form. 

We recommend at least three of the following workshops to provide a strong foundational knowledge.

  • Becoming an Effective Leader
  • Collaborative Communications
  • Developing the Team Process for Continuous Improvement
  • Essential Management Skills for New Managers
  • Finance for Engineers and Technical Professionals
  • Handling Conflict, Confrontation and Difficult People
  • Improving Your Negotiating Skills
  • Influencing and Managing Peers
  • Leading an Effective Cross-Functional Team
  • Leading Remote and Virtual Teams
  • Leading Through Change
  • Performance Management
  • Powerful Presentation Skills
  • Time Management
  • Train the Trainer

Additional Electives 

  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Lean Enterprise
  • Project Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Systems Engineering

We are happy to offer guidance about which program areas may benefit your organization. Reach out to us by filling out the form.

Advanced Leadership Workshops

One of the goals of this program is to help your evolving leaders understand your changing landscape, deploy your corporate strategy and deepen their awareness of your internal value chain. Your Institute will be an intense and interactive learning experience, utilizing practical application of the theories learned through case studies, group discussions and team projects.

Below is just a sampling of topics to consider for your Advanced Leadership Program. WPI has the ability and expertise to develop additional topics outside of this list if needed by your organization. Contact us today for expert consultation on building your program.

  • Leading Virtual and Remote Teams
  • Managing Growth
  • Leading Across Cultures
  • Becoming A Global Organization
  • Advanced Problem Solving
  • Implementing Strategy
  • Developing Effective Negotiation Skills
  • Overcoming Resistance to Change
  • Productivity Management
  • Developing Skills for Critical Thinking, Innovation and Creativity
  • Best Practices in Project Management
  • Managerial Leadership

Workforce Training Fund

Need information about funding for Massachusetts employers? Read the FAQ on the Workforce Training Fund.


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