Emerging leaders program

Preparing talents for effective and responsible leadership

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Start date Oct 24, 2023
End date Dec 15, 2023
Duration 8 Days
Location Milano
Format Class
Language English
Price (+ VAT) € 9.500

Main Goal

Success as a leader requires profound change in both your skill set and mindset. The Emerging Leaders Program will transform managers and high potentials who are about to take on their first big leadership role from talents who deliver value individually to a leader who creates value with their team. You will learn how to deal with this critical transition and fulfill your leadership potential.


Taught through two leading European schools of management – SDA Bocconi School of Management and ESMT Berlin – ELP is an opportunity to learn from incredible faculty members, build a network and prepare you for your future as a leader.


The first module at ESMT is about the context of leadership, teaching you how to develop insights and acquire the tools needed to deal with the multifaceted context in which you must manage up, down, and laterally as an effective leader. The second module at SDA Bocconi will have you reflect on your new responsibilities as a future leader. The program explores the psychological and ethical foundations of leadership and will help you set the foundations for your individual path to leadership.

Who is it for

The program is for managers who have recently been appointed to leadership positions or high potentials preparing for their first significant leadership role. The program is designed for participants with diverse professional and personal backgrounds.

Program Counseling

To help you understand if the content of the Program matches your expectations, and to help you choose the best course considering your profile and objectives, you can contact a program advisor for an interview.

Please write to Olesea Ciumas: olesea.ciumas@sdabocconi.it

Structure & Topics Covered

The Emerging Leaders Programs course has two modules in Berlin and Milano, during which you will cover the following topics:


1) The context of leadership (ESMT Campus Berlin)

  • Understanding the company behind the organization chart
  • Creating value through downward, upward, and lateral management
  • Motivating self and others
  • Building a high-performance team culture
  • Leading teams with social identity
  • Building an effective network

2) Personal leadership skills (SDA Bocconi Campus Milan)

  • Ethical and psychological foundations of leadership
  • Leadership in action
  • Communicating as a leader
  • Leadership transitions and self-development
  • Understanding organizational culture and shaping team culture


Download the brochure to find out more about the expected learning outcomes, the learning model and the Faculty of the course.

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Why join us?

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Benefits for the participant

  • Gain greater awareness and confidence in your new leadership role
  • Develop a broad vision that fits the new position
  • Enhance effectiveness and value relationships with superiors and colleagues

Benefits for you company

  • Train high potentials for cutting-edge corporate leadership
  • Boost the best talents and retain them
  • Facilitate the transmission and sharing of organizational values


Join the Bocconi Alumni Community

By taking part to the Emerging Leaders program you will join the Bocconi Alumni Community. You will be put in contact with people who have received a degree from the Bocconi University and the Business School. You will have access to an international network of more than 120,000 members from 110 countries and you will be able to participate in the main activities organized by the Community. www.bocconialumni.it


Digital badges

The digital badges are an innovative and immediate way to share your achievements. They are verifiable and associated with an individual user. They allow you to update your network of contacts by highlighting the different steps reached in your SDA Bocconi journey.

Certificate of participation

The certificate – presented in both print and digital forms – is a useful way to enhance your CV and portfolio of educational experiences. It is granted to participants who have attended at least 80% of the lessons.


Program Agenda

8 days (64 equivalent hours), from 24th October to 15th December 2023.


24-27 Oct 2023


ESMT Berlin Campus



13-15 Dec 2023


SDA Bocconi School of Management Campus



Program Location

On-campus training will take place at:

ESMT Berlin Campus: Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin – Germany

SDA Bocconi School of Management: Via Sarfatti 10, 20136 Milan (Italy)



€ 9.500 (+VAT) fee includes educational materials and working lunches, but not VAT. A maximum number of participants is pre-determined. You can reserve and register online on the program’s web page.


Special Payment Terms

A 10% reduction on the program fees offered to applications sent in by 25  August 2023. The final deadline for enrollment is 4 October 2023. Enrollment requests are reviewed on a rolling basis, those received after the final deadline may not be accepted.

For further information and details on discounts, please refer to: www.sdabocconi.it/special-payment-terms


Apply ASAP

You can apply for the Program until the day before it is due to start. For organizational reasons, we encourage you to complete your registration process 10 days before the Program begins.

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