Carey Business School (JHU)
Jul 25, 2017 to Jul 26, 2017
Teams are responsible for many of the most important organizational tasks and decisions. If “the whole is better than the sum of the parts,” this makes eminent sense. But research clearly indicates that the whole is often worse than the sum of the parts—at least in the absence of strategic team leadership (i.e., one or more people governing and guiding the team’s process).This course will provide an introduction to strategic team leadership, with units on forming teams, making team decisions (two sessions), and motivating teams. Participants will leave with the knowledge and ability to lead their own teams, even if they don’t occupy a formal leadership position.
Oct 11, 2017 to Oct 12, 2017
Every time we speak in public, we have the opportunity to lead. Our goal is to lead the audience toward a particular objective and underscore the need for action. To demonstrate our ability to lead, however, we must make a strong first impression and deliver our ideas with poise and power.
Oct 19, 2017 to Oct 20, 2017
This short course focuses on evidence-driven perspectives and tools for leading in these challenging environments, and provides participants experience-based opportunities for developing their personal leadership capacity. Bringing together the latest research findings with a set of hands-on experiences, the overarching goal of the course is to equip participants with the confidence and capabilities to lead highly reliable teams and organizations in their current and future leadership
Oct 23, 2017 to Oct 25, 2017
Today’s leaders embrace Design Thinking as an essential tool for innovative thinking. For professionals who are eager to take their human-centered design skills to the next level, we are pleased to offer Advanced Design Thinking. Participants in this course will further develop their abilities to research, ideate, prototype, and test – this time utilizing their collective efforts for a more intensive design challenge. Teams learn improvisational techniques for idea generation, observational research, and rapid prototyping, along with participating in robust discussions on team synthesis and creative abrasion. This seminar will take you out of the classroom and immerse you in the world of creative and experiential learning. Through Advanced Design Thinking, leaders can further unlock their creative potential and the potential of their teams.
Nov 02, 2017 to Nov 03, 2017
We negotiate every day, and many of our negotiations involve people from different national, regional, or organizational cultures. Cross-cultural negotiations, in other words, are ubiquitous. Despite their ubiquity, many of us know little about the strategy and psychology underlying any negotiation, let alone a cross-cultural negotiation. This seminar will provide participants with the foundational skills and knowledge needed to negotiate effectively across cultural borders. A set of interactive negotiation exercises will introduce participants to negotiation principles that extend across any culture, then the ways that culture may influence negotiators’ priorities, styles, and value systems. By the end of the course, participants will understand the features of negotiation that do and do not vary across cultures, developing the skills and strategies necessary to adapt when negotiating in a cross-cultural setting.
Rotman School of Management (U of T)
Nov 10, 2017 to Nov 20, 2017
Execute on strategy and reduce overwhelm with practical, real-world strategies that help executives carve out more time for leadership.
[No dates specified]
Jointly developed with Odgers Berndtson, this program will help you develop the intellectual and emotional agility, decisionmaking, problem-solving and communications skills required for success in a critical leadership role.
Explore the unique challenges of those who strive to be recognized as strategic business partners within their organizations. You will develop the ability to make more informed decisions, apply your legal knowledge to move your organization forward strategically, and successfully navigate organizational dynamics.
Create an inspired workplace that supports true human development through mindfulness training, leadership skills and increasing well-being.
Robin School of Business (University of Richmond)
Sep 11, 2017 to Dec 11, 2017
The Mini-MBA is an intensive 14-week program that provides a practical foundation in current business practices through interactive class sessions, case studies and other readings, and problem-solving exercises. Once a week classes are taught by the same faculty who teach in Richmond’s MBA program, making it ideal for professionals wanting to broaden their business acumen and enhance their career potential.
Students have appreciated the relevance of these classes to their jobs, and find them immediately applicable to day-to-day management and informed decision-making.
Past participants have high praise for their classmates who are similarly motivated and from a large variety of industries and organizations. They highly value the growth of their professional network with classmates and instructors.
Individual courses include marketing, accounting, finance, human resources, operations, strategy, leadership, economics, project management and negotiations.
Who Should Attend?
- Experienced professionals wanting to update or broaden their business knowledge and skills.
- Individuals looking to master the language of business and gain greater perspective on how organizations succeed.
- Non-business majors wanting to understand business fundamentals in order to work more effectively with senior management or transition into management roles.
- Individuals considering a graduate degree and interested in obtaining an overview of MBA fundamentals.
What Will You Gain?
- Comprehensive understanding of the key business concepts
- A framework for making better strategic business decisions
- Increased ability to think critically and act strategically
- Increased confidence in your ability to speak up in meetings
- Access to a wider network of professionals
The Mini MBA is a non-credit program and does not provide any transferable credits. Students are not required to have an undergraduate degree. To get the most value from the program, students should have at least five years of work experience.
January 25, 2016 through April 25, 2016
Mondays: 6:00 - 10:00 pm