CreditLab: Leadership

Applied leadership skills in a portfolio management setting

Course Overview

Course Description

CreditLab: Leadership integrates soft skills coaching, technical skill execution, and simulation.

The workshop provides an opportunity to practice and build on their strengths, creating confidence to think strategically and effectively at all levels – team, business, company or market.

In today’s increasingly complex business environment, developing effective leaders is crucial for the success of every organization. The modern workplace requires a combination of rigorous data- driven decisions and wisdom-based leadership, under uncertainty. It is difficult to strike a balance; yet a simulation environment that combines the need for both, is a powerful tool.

First, participants review formal models and approaches to leadership, teamwork and decision-making. Next, they apply this knowledge in an environment that is a stylized version of what they face back in the office. During the course, teams compete against each other operating their own ‘virtual’ lending portfolios, while faculty observe and coach. The debrief sessions provide coaching and feedback to participants, which they immediately practice in the next round.

Learning Objectives


Refine verbal and non-verbal communication, constructive feedback and create effective decision-making processes.


Identify healthy and unhealthy role sets, presumptions and beliefs. Engender empowerment and ‘Big Picture’ perspective.


Practice problem solving, responding quickly to market changes, evaluating and executing on controlled risks.


Foster team achievement, mutual trust, ideas management, conflict resolution and successful negotiation of viewpoints.

The CreditLab: Leadership Simulation

  • Repetition

    Players repeat strategic decisions in a variety of market conditions, reinforcing learning objectives.

  • Experimentation

    The simulation provides a safe virtual environment for players to test-drive portfolio management strategies.

  • Evaluation

    Players have the opportunity to evaluate and understand the outcome of their portfolio management decisions.

  • Retention

    “Learn by Doing” approach maximizies learning retention.

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