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Next Generation Leadership

Driving greater impact at the CEO and C-suite level

Next Generation Leadership is a 12-month program designed for C-suite executives who are interested in the CEO role and are aiming to amplify their leadership impact. Developed and led entirely by current and former CEOs of the world’s largest companies, the program provides participants with an insider’s view of the responsibilities, demands, and realities of the top job.

Participants join an exclusive, high-performing group of tenured C-suite leaders representing various functions, industries, and geographies. This diversity of perspectives challenges and enriches their thinking and leadership style, ultimately enhancing their effectiveness at the highest levels of leadership.

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Next Generation Leadership participants are candidates on a CEO-readiness path (CEO direct report and skip level executives) at organizations with an annual revenue more than $1 billion. The selection process is competitive. We look forward to learning more about your interest.

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of Next Generation Leader graduates
go on to become CEO.
Program Structure
Next Generation Leadership delivers against the needs of CEO direct reports within large, multinational companies. Over the course of 12 months, participants engage in three in-person meetings, focusing on the foundational elements of the CEO agenda:

  • Strategy.
  • Leadership.
  • Operations.
  • Talent.
  • Stakeholder management.
Participant Profile
  • Directly reports to the CEO
  • Has been in a corporate officer role for a minimum of three years
  • Leads a corporate function or P&L and will continue to assume roles of increasing responsibility, such as chief operations officer, P&L owner, or CEO.
Select Session Leaders
Pat Russo

Alcatel-Lucent

Former Chair and CEO
Boards: General Motors, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (Chair), KKR, Merck
Ron Sugar

Northrop Grumman

Former Chair and CEO
Boards: Amgen, Apple,
Chevron, Uber (Chair)
Maggie Wilderotter

Frontier Communications

Former Chair and CEO
Boards: Costco,
DocuSign (Chair), and Lyft,
Sana Biotechnology
Ron Williams

Aetna

Former Chair and CEO
Boards: agilon health (Chair), Boeing, and Warby Parker
Upcoming Sessions

June 27-28, 2024

New York City

Session Chair: Pat Russo, Former Chair and CEO, Alcatel-Lucent; Chair, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Director, General Motors, KKR, and Merck

October 17-18, 2024

Alexandria, Virginia

Session Chair: Stanley McChrystal, Retired General, U.S. Army

March 13-14, 2025

Half Moon Bay, California

Session Chair: Wanda Austin, Lead Director, Chevron; Director, Amgen, Apple; former CEO, Aerospace Corporation

June 12-13, 2025

New York City

Session Chair: Ron Sugar, Chair, Uber Technologies; Director, Amgen, Apple; former CEO, Northrop Grumman

   

I’ve done other programs like this with other groups, but Next Generation Leadership is head and shoulders above in terms of the people I can interact and share ideas with. It’s exceptional.
—  Alexandra Keith, CEO,
Beauty, Procter & Gamble

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