Crain's to debut executive leadership academy next month

Crain's Detroit Business will introduce a Crain-branded executive leadership program to the Detroit market in February, with the opportunity for attendees to earn credit toward an MBA or master's degree. The Crain's Leadership Academy is designed for high-potential managers below the C-suite level. In five sessions beginning in late February, attendees will focus on leadership development using tools such as StrengthsFinder and DiSC assessments, group exercises and cross-sector perspectives with other members of the class. Guest speakers — leaders in their fields — will supplement the sessions. The inaugural cohort will be limited to no more than 35 participants. The Crain's Leadership Academy has two local sponsors — the professional services firm PwC and and the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University. Both sponsors will present content at one of the spring sessions.

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