Carey Business School (JHU)
Jun 26, 2017 to Jun 27, 2017
Conflicts are an unavoidable feature of organizational life. When handled poorly, they may fester or explode, but they will not disappear. When handled well, conflict can unify organizations, promote strategic change, and unlock human potential.
Jul 17, 2017 to Jul 19, 2017
In this three-day program, we will explore theories and techniques that underlie the art of persuasive communication. Through experiential activities and exercises, participants will learn how to analyze and respond to audience concerns, use different types of appeals to their advantage, and develop an effective pitch for a product or proposal. Participants will leave the program with an improved ability to get others to “buy” or “buy in” to what they are selling
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 02, 2017 to Oct 03, 2017
Oct 17, 2017 to Oct 18, 2017
When organizations and executives think about cyber security, most think only about the need to install the latest technology to protect against breaches or, that since they aren’t in the IT department, they don’t have a significant role. While technology is important, an organization's policies and employee’s security awareness are crucial to keeping data secure. Managing an organization's risk of a breach can be overwhelming for managers and executives, particularly if they don’t have a well-defined approach. However, by examining and understanding the "big picture” of cybersecurity, organizations across any industry are able to effectively assess their unique needs and develop an appropriate roadmap and plan of action. This seminar will discuss a strategic approach to cybersecurity that takes technical and nontechnical components into account. Case studies of organizations across a diverse set of industries will be presented to apply the principles learned to real world situations.
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.
Rotman School of Management (U of T)
[No dates specified]
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.
Equip yourself with a foundation in data literacy to help you to understand, interpret and ultimately influence data analysis.
The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania)
Jul 24, 2017 to Jul 27, 2017
Learn how to evaluate the financial implications of strategic business decisions through financial modeling. Become more effective at communicating the consequences of financial decisions to your organization’s key stakeholders.
Sep 18, 2017 to Sep 22, 2017
Creating and Implementing Strategy for Competitive Advantage will help you meet, head on, the challenge of building strategy. The program will distill and apply the latest strategic insights and approaches and will help you accurately assess the competition in your industry in a global context. Designed to broaden your perspective on how to make your organization more competitive, Creating and Implementing Strategy for Competitive Advantage examines a variety of options for growth, including alliances, acquisitions and internal corporate ventures.