Carnegie Bosch Institute – 2017 Open Enrollment Programs

Updated August 24: 

Carnegie Bosch Institute, the acclaimed research center at Carnegie Mellon University, recently announced their 2017 Open Enrollment Programs. Our NMA members and our affiliated companies and organizations have been extended an invitation to participate in this world class professional development opportunity. The Institute’s mission is to improve international management and its impact on leadership by enhancing the knowledge and performance of managers and executives in global operations, as well as supporting academic research in the field. Carnegie Bosch sets itself apart from other education providers “by positioning itself at the intersection of academia and industry”.

Arrive as a Manager. Leave as a Leader.

Today’s global business world is marked by ever-increasing complexity, connectivity, and interdependence. To address these challenges, the Carnegie Bosch Institute unites the world-renowned strengths of the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and the Bosch Group, a leading global technology and services company.

As a unique alliance between academia and business, Carnegie Bosch Institute offers cutting-edge executive education programs for mid- to senior-level executives. Leaders from around the globe come together to enhance their leadership skills, knowledge, and effectiveness in the changing global business environment.

These highly interactive seminars are taught by leading international faculty, providing the leadership skills that are critical for navigating today’s increased global opportunity and increased global competition.

“I came with a lot of question marks, but will leave with lots of exclamation marks.”
– Executive Vice President, Robert Bosch Ltd, Korea  

Impactful Results. The Carnegie Mellon Advantage.

World-renowned university – Throughout its history, top-ranked Carnegie Mellon University has been a birthplace of innovation. Today, CMU is known for bringing groundbreaking ideas to market and creating successful startup businesses.

Top faculty and industry experts – Gain cutting-edge insights from industry experts and consultants from around the world, as well as academics from Carnegie Mellon and other top universities. Network with industry leaders and make new business connections.

Human element – Understanding how people react to change, perceive the world around them, and work most effectively are keys to success in today’s business environment. Our programs focus on the human element of leadership.

Engaging classroom experience – Their faculty’s dynamic, interactive teaching style is supported by hands-on projects, team exercises, computer-based simulations and other experiential learning to deliver actionable insights when you return to the office. A small class size contributes to the intimate and effective learning atmosphere.

CBI was recognized as “Best in Class” in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Leadership Excellence Awards presented by!

Earn PDUS/CEUs for CM Recertification

All CBI courses qualify for PDUs (Professional Development Units) and CEUs (Continuing Education Units), which participants may use towards CM (Certified Manager) Recertification. Those with professional certifications, such as the CM, must remain in a constant loop of ongoing career learning. Recertification is one of the many reasons that Certified Managers are recognized and trusted within their respective professions and the organizations they serve. CMs are responsible for reporting 45 PDUs beginning 3 years after their initial certification date, and every 3 years thereafter. This is a perfect opportunity to receive world class training and earn some PDUs at the same time!

Programs for 2017

Leading Innovation: Creating a Dynamic Organization

October 24-26, 2017

Leadership as a Daily Challenge

October 9-13, 2017

Leadership, Influence, and Change Management

November 7-9, 2017


NMA members will receive a 10% discount.  Special pricing for groups or team that choose to attend as an e.g. cohort – groups that may wish to attend as part of a team building exercise or working on a particular project – they would also participate within the larger group. You are highly encouraged to pass this information along to your senior leaders and executive management team.

For more information, visit, email, or call +1 (412) 268-6261

2017 Program Highlights

Influence and Innovate in 2017! In October and November, Carnegie Bosch Institute is offering several 3-day executive programs which can help you get ahead in today’s complex world.

Leadership, Influence, and Change Management

November 7-9, 2017

Our newest program is the three-day “Leadership, Influence, and Change Management” program. This program focuses on influence as a key leadership behavior to successfully enable change. The 2017 dates are November 7-9.

  • Participants – This program targets anyone who leads complex projects or organizational change, especially those interested in learning about influence as a driver of success. Executives and managers from a wide variety of industries and functional areas will be represented, resulting in a diverse classroom of leaders.
  • The program topic of influence is a leading-edge topic in business today. Influencing matters for the impact, reputation, and success of you and your company. Understanding influence styles and types can lead to effective change management.
  • One of the core faculty members is Brendan Doyle. Brendan discusses new research on influencing types and preferences. His interactive style is extremely engaging and his touch of humor inspires participants to challenge their assumptions.

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Leadership as a Daily Challenge: An Integrated Approach

October 9-13, 2017

Today’s business climate is marked by shifting global trends, increased pressure from new and different competitors, and the need to respond and adapt to change. More than ever, organizations need inspired and effective leaders in order to produce sustainable competitive advantage. This program helps managers develop four essential leadership competencies:

• Creating star performers, including maximizing the role of leadership and followership
• Developing effective change management tools for complex organizational environments
• Mastering informal organizational networks in order to effectively manage beyond hierarchy
• Building negotiation strategies and managing conflict to effectively address challenging issues

With its comprehensive design, the program strengthens the abilities and confidence of managers and
executives to lead teams in a dynamic world.

Enrollment Fee:  $6,700

* The enrollment fee covers tuition, course materials, and most meals.

Leading Innovation: Creating a Dynamic Organization

October 24-26, 2017

This three-day program helps participants deal with the challenges of creating a culture that fosters innovation. Participants will acquire a deeper understanding of the processes, methods, and tools of lean innovative thinking and how it ties to innovation strategy. The 2017 dates are October 24-26.

  • Faculty – The faculty are exceptional educators with top-notch teaching styles. Sean Ammirati teaches sessions on lean innovative thinking, the customer development model, and the business model canvas. Sean is a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist. His outstanding storytelling skills are highly regarded. Brendan Doyle teaches the people factor and how to harness innovation in teams by understanding innovation types and preferences. His interactive style is extremely engaging and his touch of humor keeps participants inspired to challenge their assumptions. Brenda Harger draws on her experience as an improviser to teach leadership lessons from the performing arts. Her talent is evident as she shows you how improvisational acting techniques can help you succeed as a leader.
  • Structure/Schedule – The agenda for this three-day program is extremely packed. The bulk of the program takes place in the classroom, with several interactive sessions each day. The program ends with a thoughtfully-designed learning transfer session. And there are plenty of opportunities for networking with fellow participants, during a cocktail reception as well as community breakfasts, lunches, and coffee breaks.

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Discounts Available:
Companies sending three or more participants, organizations with fewer than 500 employees, non-profits, and the government sector receive a 10% discount.

NMA members will receive a 10% discount.  Special pricing for groups or team that choose to attend as an e.g. cohort – groups that may wish to attend as part of a team building exercise or working on a particular project – they would also participate within the larger group. You are highly encouraged to pass this information along to your senior leaders and executive management team. 

For HR Professionals:
Please note that these programs are valid for 18-30 PDCs for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. Contact CBI to learn more. 

Contact Information

Carnegie Bosch Institute

Carnegie Mellon University

Tepper School of Business

5000 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

+ 1 (412) 268-7344

About the Carnegie Bosch Institute

“The Carnegie Bosch Institute is a unique alliance between the renowned Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA) and the Bosch Group, a leading global supplier of technology and services in the business sectors of mobility solutions, industrial technology, consumer goods, and energy and building technology, headquartered in Stuttgart (Germany). The Institute was established as an entity within the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon in 1990 through a major endowment provided by the Bosch Group. The Carnegie Bosch Institute is positioned at the intersection of academia and industry. The mission of the Institute is to improve international management and leadership by advancing the understanding of both managers and researchers of fundamental issues related to global business. In order to do this, we sponsor five academic chairs, fund research projects focusing on the management of international corporations, and provide innovative executive education programs targeted to the needs of global executives and companies.”

The Carnegie Bosch Institute Approach

“The Carnegie Bosch Institute is respected for its focus on innovative, integrated executive training concepts, an outstanding international faculty, and a high-quality customer experience. We provide our participants with the strategies and tools for highly effective management and leadership in today’s complex and ever-changing global business world. All Carnegie Bosch Institute programs provide high levels of interaction between faculty and participants, integrated case studies and group work sessions, and multiple active learning tools. And because the role of people in business is recognized, there are plentiful opportunities to discuss, share, reflect, and re-evaluate business approaches. In addition, the small group size and diversity of the participants facilitate a unique environment to exchange ideas, grow personally, and foster the development of long-lasting professional networks. The overall result is more effective leaders for today’s complex world.”


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