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Are you a high potential leader in college, graduate school, or in your early career? Do you know someone who is? Then the Vanguard Network New Leaders programming may be just right.



New Leaders combines peer-to-peer engagement with candid insights from experienced leaders who are not shy about their mistakes. No PowerPoint. No podiums. No presentations.


It's all based on the powerful Vanguard platform for C-Suite leadership Forums and Roundtables that have engaged thousands of top executives in dialogues on critical leadership challenges, and expanded their networks.


Each module of New Leaders is carefully calibrated to build real-world leadership capabilities that will be valuable for a lifetime–from self-awareness, to leading through influence, to building effective teams.


New Leaders integrates seamlessly with existing leadership programs in which participants may already be participating.

We offer three New Leaders programs:

Core Program

This brings together individuals from varied backgrounds, businesses, colleges and universities for a Vanguard engagement. We are currently working on our 2024 offering. Meanwhile, please click below to see our past programming!

Enterprise Program

Tailored to the needs and objectives of individual companies for their new hires and early career professionals.  Virtual, face-to-face, or hybrid as appropriate.

College & University

Designed to build pragmatic, long-term leadership capabilities among students as they move toward careers.


Emily Jiang

Working to create the New Leaders Program was a formative experience. I had the opportunity to ideate and collaborate with brilliant leaders, which pushed my own thinking and confidence in a work environment. I’m excited to see this program's impact on future generations of New Leaders!"


Co-creator of New Leaders

Venture Fellow at Springdale Ventures and Notley Investments

MBA candidate, Kellogg School of Management

New Leaders alumni are now advancing their careers at these and other organizations


  • Alejandro Gits, Boortbalt, CE Project Manager

  • Andres FengEuromonitor InternationalInnovation Consultant

  • Ben Moxham, Camberwell Energy, Managing Partner

  • Caroline Press, Penguin Young Readers, Senior Production Editor

  • Christian Desrosiers, Visceral,  Co-Founder

  • Gary Lee, Gary Lee Enterprises, Senior Writer-Editor, CEO

  • Heather French, GHX, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

  • Kathleen Murphy, Murphy Media Partners, Senior Strategic Advisor, CEO

  • Kim Yapchai, Coventry Assurance Ltd., Board Member

  • Matt Meyer, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Chief Business Advisor

  • Michael Watras, Straightline International, CEO and Chairman

  • Viq Pervaaz, Previously EY, Partner, Life Sciences

*Other individuals have also provided important advice and counsel, which are gratefully acknowledged.

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