Breakthrough Leadership Program
The Breakthrough Leadership Program is a joint collaboration between CSIS and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University to accelerate the advancement of mid-career professionals from historically underrepresented communities.
At a Glance
September 13 – November 1, 2023
To be Announced
2023 Program Schedule
Seminars on Leadership & Global Issues
(Virtual: Wednesdays from 4:00-7:30 pm ET)
- September 13
- September 20
- September 27
- October 11
- October 18
(In Washington, D.C.)
- October 2-6
- November 1
The Breakthrough Leadership Program is a joint collaboration between CSIS and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University to accelerate the advancement of mid-career professionals from historically underrepresented communities. This unique program blends leadership and communication coaching with seminars on pressing global issues to enhance the skills and insights that high-potential employees need to take on bigger roles within their organizations.
Participants will enhance their global acumen and amplify their leadership and communication over three months through a series of interactive sessions held virtually, coming together for an intensive four-day symposium focusing on collaborative experiential learning at CSIS’s state-of-the-art headquarters in Washington, D.C.
The blended virtual and in-person program coaches rising leaders to fine tune the key skills they need to thrive in today’s global arena and challenges them to apply new principles and methods to their professional roles. Participants will complete and present a capstone Leadership Development Plan designed to accelerate their career trajectories while advancing their organization’s strategic objectives.
Leading for Inclusivity
Storytelling for Leadership Success
On-Camera Media Training
Experiential Leadership: Optimizing Communication and Developing Teams
- Global Drivers of Change
- Digital Futures
- Global Health
- Global Trade
- Energy Geopolitics and Climate Change
Corporate, nonprofit, and U.S. Government sponsors are invited to nominate a diverse cohort of up to three high-potential leaders from historically underrepresented communities. Nominees should have 6+ years of experience and the caliber to serve in senior management positions. Nominees may be drawn from anywhere within their organization’s structure. Candidates may also apply directly.
How to Apply
To nominate a team member or apply directly, please follow the instructions in the respective links below once registration opens: