Emerging Leaders Program

Manufacturing & Operations Focused Emerging Leaders Program

Manufacturing & Operations Focused
Emerging Leaders Program

In Partnership with Impact Washington


Emerging Leaders Program Overview

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The University of Washington Bothell School of Business Executive Education Office is pleased to partner with Impact Washington to offer a comprehensive leadership skills development program for emerging leaders. It will incorporate the latest research and models for leadership success.

Topics covered include leading people and teams, problem-solving and decision-making and processes, project management, operations, marketing, strategy, planning, finance, conflict management, negotiating skills, motivation and empowerment, power and influence, organizational change, managing people and performance, succession planning, leading inclusive organizations, leadership presence/presenting and business ethics.

Teams work together to analyze and solve a cross-functional organizational issue providing a forum for practical application of skills learned and then make their pitch to leaders within their organizations who are invited to the last day of the program. Between sessions, students will complete assignments to prepare for class sessions and apply practical skills learned in the workplace. Participants also take a variety of self-assessments to learn about their own individual leadership styles and preferences.


This program is designed for emerging leaders who have recently moved into a leadership role, managers seeking higher-level roles within an organization, and hi-potential talent expected to move into leadership roles. Teams work together to analyze and solve a cross-functional organizational issue providing a forum for practical application of skills and allowing for a group of individuals from one organization to provide real-world solutions and recommendations that can positively impact their sponsoring organization.


This program will be held on campus at the University of Washington Bothell facilities which are conveniently located at the epicenter of Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond and Everett. There are hotels at reasonable cost for participants in Bothell for those traveling from out of the surrounding areas.


Participants who attend all sessions and successfully complete the requirements for the program, will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the University of Washington Bothell.

Ensuring Behavioral Transformation

UW Bothell Executive Education programs are transformative in nature, taking the latest research to create evidence based learning and practical application ensuring transfer of skills to workplace actions and behaviors.


Faculty members play a key role in program development. The UW Bothell School of Business has been recognized for its thought leadership in the region. Business school faculty are distinguished scholars. They have won prestigious academic awards and have published in nationally renowned journals.

Participant Benefits

  • Transform your leadership skill to become the best leader you can be.
  • Learn about your own leadership preferences.
  • Learn key leadership and business processes.
  • Apply practical tools and tips back in the workplace that enable you to successfully engage, enable, educate and empower people.
  • Be able to effectively lead a team or group of people to get the job done, work together, solve problems and make better decisions.
  • Get the latest research and thinking on leadership.
  • Network with your peers across organizations.
  • Become aware of your personal leadership styles and preferences.
  • Create your leadership development action plan.

Organizational Benefits

  • Leadership development program specifically tailored to manufacturing/operations.
  • Immersion in the latest research and thinking from esteemed faculty.
  • Professionals and leaders who are prepared to effectively lead and execute your organization’s objectives.
  • Inspired professionals ready with tools and techniques to tackle your organization’s toughest organizational issues.
  • Professionals in your pipeline, who know your organization, ready to take on leadership roles.
  • Improved retention of high potentials and key people within your organization.

Program Dates

This program is 6 months in duration (three 3-day sessions and one 4-day split session for a total of 13.5 days of class). Email us, or check back again soon for exact program dates.

Kick Off - Induction and Leadership Assessments for Self-Awareness
Session 1- Strategy, Leadership, Problem-Solving and Decision-Making, Change and Innovation

Session 2 - Team Leadership, Motivation, Empowerment, Power and Influence, Managing People and Performance, and Succession Planning

Session 3 - Integrated Business Skills for Manufacturing Organizations -- Marketing, Finance and Operations, Project and Process Management

Session 4 A - Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion, Presence and Presenting (Making Effective Presentations)

Session 4 B - Feedback and Coaching on Presentations, Presentation Re-work, Final Project Presentations, Completion Ceremony (Dinner and Certificates Conferred)


Early Registration Rate (Email us, or check back soon for exact registration dates)
$9,500 per person

Standard Registration Rate (Email us, or check back soon for exact registration dates)
$11,500 per person

Fees include 13.5 days of instruction, instructional materials for all sessions, a learning journal, individual leadership assessments, facilities/classrooms, and refreshments and lunches for full-day sessions.

Registration Deadline

The registration deadline will be announced soon.

Seeking approval to attend this program from your supervisor or training department? View our letter template and modify the text before sending in your request to attend.

Space is Limited. Email uwbexec@uw.edu to join our mailing list to be the first to know when registration opens.

Would you like more information?

Fill out our Interest/Inquiry form, and we will contact you to see if we can answer any questions for you.


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Impact Washington

Impact Washington is a non-profit organization providing consulting and other services serving the manufacturing industry in the State of Washington. For more information on Impact Washington, visit their website at https://impactwashington.org/.

For more information, please contact us at uwbexec@uw.edu.