Leadership 2040: Innovation, Personal Power and High Impact Business Presentations Skills:
A Winning Combination for Today’s Global Leader

In-person | 05 – 13 February 2022

For today’s “global leader,” challenges and opportunities are myriad. More so than ever before the globally-oriented executive has to be innovative, creative, flexible, inspirational, purposeful, authentic, entrepreneurial, engaging, nimble, selfless and resourceful (even during unprecedented times). The future of work has become extremely uncertain. Partnerships and relationships during this time and beyond must be built, nurtured, and developed across cultures, business lines, continents, time-zones and various electronic media. For example, five generations are working simultaneously in the workplace. And the millennial impact is being felt more and more each day. In addition, ex-pats face many cultural leadership challenges.

Technology continues to disrupt and drive a great majority of our practices and communications. There are long-distance reporting situations, flex- schedules and job sharing. And due to COVID-19 more employees are working from home. We have more global partnerships and relationships than ever before. While these factors not only can impact one’s leadership style they can, perhaps, more insidiously, take a toll on one’s personal power, drive and passion.

This extremely experiential course provides strategies and poignant methods for leading innovatively and effectively during these tumultuous, disruptive and quickly changing times. The focus on this course will be to develop students’ innovative leadership skills and perspective, personal empowerment and executive presentation and communication skills (virtual and in-person).

This is a not-for-credit course. E-certificates of Completion will be issued to participants upon the satisfactory completion of the course.

  • Examine the competencies and tenets of the “global/innovative leader”.
  • Apply, analyze and develop theory for leading in a way that helps employees feel safe and empowered.
  • Identify the elements of people-centered, authentic and innovative leadership.
  • Explore strategies for growing individual personal power and resolve (especially during a pandemic).
  • Practice methods for communicating more effectively and for making high impact business presentations (virtually or in-person) powerfully, purposefully and results focused.
  • Appreciate and examine the difference between old school presentations and new school presentations (virtual or in-person).

About Dr. James A. Smith, Jr. CSP

For over 20 years, hundreds of thousands of people, both national and international audiences of all sizes, have experienced the passion, creativity, storytelling, unshakable positivity and mind-shifting power of Dr. Jim Smith, Jr. CSP. Dr. Jim is a lightning rod in the professional and personal development spaces, creating performance breakthroughs for organizations, teams and individuals looking to improve in the areas of communication, authenticity, personal power, leadership, presentation and/or facilitation skills.

After 14 years in corporate America, and four years working with several training and development and diversity and inclusion consulting firms, Dr. Jim formed Jim Smith Jr. International to help others remove self-created barriers and jump into their BIGNESS. He says that he “disrupts ordinary”. His mother (Nanci Smith), 12th grade high school teacher (Mrs. Brodie), former manager at the Vanguard Group (Kathy Cook) and little league baseball coach (Sam Gallman) fueled his motivational spirit and he continues to fuel others. A personal-power expert and transformational speaker, trainer and coach, Dr. Jim has started a “no excuses personal accountability” revolution. He does this through in-house workshops, public BOOT CAMPs, best-selling books, blogs, coaching and motivational keynotes. Those who have been JIMPACTed say that he has the rare ability to walk the line between direct and encouraging. His teaching and coaching methods have worked regardless of the industry or the country.

Dr. Jim has taken his message to over 25 countries and has taught presentation skills for the Rutgers University Executive and International Executive MBA Programs since 2008. In addition he has worked with and coached speakers, trainers, television and radio personalities in how to make compelling, engaging and “game changing” presentations. He has achieved the National Speakers Association Certified Speaking Professional designation – a designation that only about 17 percent of NSA members worldwide have earned. His clients include Biogen, Sabic (Saudi Arabia), Accenture, Aflac, Genentech, Jockey, Comcast, KenCrest, The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, Tweezerman, The American Club (Singapore), Celgene, Western Union, Aimco, Genworth Financial, Metlife and Lockheed Martin.

Dr. Jim has authored three books with his last, The No Excuse Guide to Success: No Matter What Your Boss or Life Throws at You, earning an NAACP Image Award nomination. His Jim’s Journal blog reaches audiences all over the world.

When he’s not JIMPACTing, Dr. Jim serves on the board of Variety the Children’s Charity and helps to raise awareness and support for people on the Autism Spectrum.

S$3,745 inclusive of GST, course materials and e-certificate.

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Payment is due 14 days prior to the start date of the program.

Course Schedule
Date Time (SGT)
Session 1 Saturday, February 5, 2022 9am to 6pm
Session 2 Sunday, February 6, 2022 9am to 6pm
Session 3 Tuesday, February 8, 2022 7pm to 10pm
Session 4 Thursday, February 10, 2022 7pm to 10pm
Session 5 Saturday, February 12, 2022 9am to 6pm
Session 6 Sunday, February 13, 2022 9am to 6pm
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Group Enrollment

We encourage organizations to send multiple senior personnel to Rutgers Executive Education programs to leverage the impact of a program within your team or company. If you send three or more personnel to a Rutgers program of up to 30% off the retail list price. See individual programs or contact us for further information.

Executive Development Program

Rutgers’ understands that functional expertise is not enough when moving to senior roles that require broader skill sets. Our Executive Leadership Program is designed for successful functional, country, or unit managers preparing to take on higher roles within their organization, requiring them to lead beyond their areas of education and experience.

Rutgers Business School Asia Pacific, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

CPE/UEN#: 201019419W.
Registration Period:
22 May 2020 to 21 May 2024

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