MBA Leadership Development Workshops at Haas

On Tuesday, UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business announced the launch of a dozen workshops, including “Artful Bragging, Power & Influence” and “Leading Learning Teams,” as part of a new leadership development series that will help MBA students become more effective leaders.

The not-for-credit, interactive workshops aim to round out the experience and knowledge gained by students in the classroom and through experiential learning opportunities at Haas. Though some of these workshops have been offered previously, the new series gives students access to a host of executive training options focusing on three key areas: self, team and organization.

William Arrunda, Entrepreneur magazine’s anointed “personal branding guru,” launched the series with a workshop titled “Stand Out: Build your Brand,” on Sunday, Sept. 13. Arrunda shared his secrets to building and communicating a winning personal brand.

The school reveals that the lineup of experts leading the workshops also includes Srikumar Rao, author of Are You Ready to Succeed? and an adjunct professor at the London Business School. Rao will offer what the New York Times called his signature “marketing with a twist” as he addresses how to manage ambiguity and uncertainty in a workshop titled “Harnessing Your Full Potential.”

Other course topics include using theater skills to be an effective communicator, developing staff coaching plans, optimal decision making, and exploring how to navigate corporate politics. Students can pick and choose which workshops to attend based on their individual needs.

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