Cox Leadership Academy

Join forces with the bold optimists at SMU Cox, where we are forging a new future – together. Engage with an innovative learning culture that is changing the way the world does business.

The Cox Leadership Academy is a 6-month program that provides learning experiences and support (through executive and peer coaching) to grow the skills and business acumen needed to successfully fulfill the role of a senior leadership team member or enterprise level leader. The purpose of the program is to develop "well rounded" leaders who are self-aware, socially and emotionally intelligent, transformative, innovative, entrepreneurial, and analytically-skilled that can leverage technology in a global setting to solve complex business issues.

Cox Leadership Academy graduates are adaptable, innovative individuals who want to work in cross-functional teams, learn to critically analyze problems, succinctly communicate data insights who can leverage technology in a global setting to solve complex business issues and lead effective change for business growth.

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Program Components

  • A 6-month journey to becoming a Transformative Leader
  • A 360-degree assessment (The Multi-factor Leadership and Authenticity Questionnaire)
  • Bi-monthly residencies for two and half days (on our main SMU campus in the Collins Center)
  • Academic Rigor with Practical Application through an Integrated Leadership Development Model: includes multi-modal learning, application learning, and an individual development plan for intentional growth, reflection exercises, peer coaching, and more.
  • Personalized learning through one on one Coaching (6 sessions)
  • Action learning project
  • Featured Industry Leader Speakers throughout the program

Lominger Competencies Addressed

  • Self-Development
  • Creativity
  • Managing Vision and Purpose
  • Innovation Management
  • Inspiring Others
  • Intellectual Horsepower
  • Motivating Others
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Decision Quality
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others
  • Understanding Others
  • Managing Diversity
  • Approachability
  • Process Management
  • Caring about Direct Reports
  • Perspective
  • Personal Learning
  • Change Management
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Collaboration
  • Business Acumen
  • Comfort around Higher Management
  • Strategic Agility

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