The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Leadership & Management Development

Haslam College of Business

Emerging Leaders Program

The Haslam Emerging Leaders Program is designed to prepare leaders for bigger roles in their organizations. This six-part program provides managers with tools and knowledge to effectively lead. The practical, hands-on approach taught by a faculty committed to results provides immediate benefits to participating organizations. New or current managers and high potentials will come away equipped with the business knowledge and leadership skills they need to succeed in their current and their next roles.

The Emerging Leaders Program is taught over a six month period requiring employees to miss only two days per month. Participants apply their new skills during the time between the modules before being introduced to new material. Each two-day module is thematically-based as follows:

Module 1 Leadership Essentials for Extraordinary Performance
Module 2 Leading Innovation and Effective Communications
Module 3 Talent Management Strategies and Solutions
Module 4 Finance for Non-Financial Managers
Module 5 The Efficient Manager
Mdoule 6 Leading for Results

Key Benefits

We place a strong emphasis on interactive learning, combining individual and team coursework, lectures, and experiential and multi-mode learning. You’ll be pushed to learn, think and lead at a higher level.

The overarching objectives of this program are:

  • To improve leadership skills and knowledge
  • To understand how design thinking spurs innovation
  • To develop effective communication techniques
  • To create and sustain a climate of excellence using effective talent management strategies
  • To understand financial statements and contribution margin analysis
  • To become more efficient in common business processes
  • To prepare leaders to thrive in the chaos of the day-to-day by having the proper leader’s mindset

Intended Audience

  • High-potential employees
  • Current managers motivated to succeed
  • Emerging leaders
  • Promotable employees
  • Anyone wishing to improve their leadership and business skills


Six two-day modules over six months

  • Jan. 9-10, 2017 – Module 1 Leadership Essentials for Extraordinary Performance
  • Feb. 13-14, 2017 – Module 2 Leading Innovation and Effective Communications
  • March 13-14, 2017 – Module 3 Talent Management Strategies and Solutions
  • April 10-11, 2017 – Module 4 Finance for Non-Financial Managers
  • May 8-9, 2017 – Module 5 The Efficient Manager
  • June 12-13, 2017 – Module 6 Leading for Results


Michael (Doc) McIntyre, Ph.D. – Director, Executive MBA for Strategic Leadership. Doc is an expert in leadership and organizational culture and he works with organizations all over the country in a variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, national defense, automotive, financial services and entertainment.

Timothy Munyon, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Department of Management. Tim’s research focuses on performance processes, employee retention, and workforce planning for individuals and teams.

William (Bill) Peterson, MBA – Lecturer, Graduate and Executive Education. Bill is a Lean best practices teacher and consultant who draws on over 30 years of hands-on experience with Lean, Six Sigma, BPR, and other continuous improvement tools to enhance productivity.

James Reeve, Ph.D.—Professor Emeritus, Department of Accounting and Information Management. Jim’s research interests include work in managerial accounting, supply chain management, lean manufacturing, and information management. Jim has extensive executive education program development and delivery experience.

Elaine Seat, Ph.D.—faculty, Department of Management. Elaine has 20 years’ experience as design engineer and engineering manager and is the founder of the leadership development minor for engineering undergraduates at UT. She specializes in performance enhancement for engineering and technical professionals.

Martha Weeks, MBA — Lecturer, Graduate and Executive Education. Martha is a communications expert who has consulted with Fortune 100 companies such as HP, Intuit and Salesforce, She is also a story coach for the Stanford Business School.


$7,500—All modules
$1,600—Per two-day module

Cost of the program includes:

  • Books, instructional materials, simulations and participant materials
  • Breakfast, lunch and break refreshments
  • On-campus parking
  • Professional and continuing education credits, where applicable and by request

Preferred pricing is available for multiple attendees from the same organization.

Visit our preferred pricing page or call +1 (865) 974-5001 for more information.

Graduate & Executive Education ~ 504 Haslam Business Building ~ 1000 Volunteer Boulevard Knoxville, TN ~ 37996-4150
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