Leading in a Matrix

Leading in a matrix organization presents unique demands and challenges. Without effective leadership in this highly complex environment, the competition for resources and a lack of role clarity can jeopardize accountability and trust. Success in a matrix requires particular attention to certain key skills, including collaboration, decision making, conflict resolution, communication, influence, and performance management, often applied in new ways. In this program, learners will explore the matrix structure, its function and importance, and its impact on how individuals work and how leaders get results.


  • Define and explore the shifts required for leading in a matrix organization
  • Explore key elements to making a matrix work and the skills that support these elements


  • Intimidation and skepticism about leading in a matrix structure is addressed and mitigated
  • Emphasis on applying existing competencies and skills in new ways demystifies the matrix structure
  • Application of discoveries and best practices result in immediate organizational impact

Supported Competency Focus Area(s)


In-person: Half day

Virtual: 4 hours (two 2-hour modules)

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