Leadership

Leaders at all levels take initiative, think and plan strategically and overcome obstacles to impact the bottom line.  Participants will focus on developing their own skills, as well as exploring strategies for building a high performing team, overcoming communication challenges, managing change in the workplace and building the organizational future. Programs will feature discussion, cases, assessments, and simulation to drive facility with frameworks for immediate application upon returning to work. Individual courses can be combined to earn a Graduate Certificate in Leadership.

 

Essentials of Leadership

Instructor: Brent Smith Ph.D.
Upcoming Dates:
August 12-13, 2014

Tuition: $2,500

Highly successful companies have leadership at all levels, and this program will consider the differences between leadership and management. By examining personal style and disposition, participants will identify the areas of their management style that are strengths and will support their transition into greater levels of responsibility and, perhaps more importantly, identify critical development areas that may hinder their future performance.


The Leader as Coach

Instructor: Michael Grojean Ph.D.
Upcoming Dates:
August 26-27, 2014

Tuition: $2,500

Great leaders not only plan, organize and control – they develop strong capability in their reports. Understanding differing levels of leadership and transition points allow participants to balance different systems such as networks, job rotation, and action learning with traditional coaching and mentoring techniques. In the war for talent, this course is essential for developing leadership competency.

 

Strategic Decision Making & Critical Reasoning

Instructor:
 Vikas Mittal, Ph.D.

Upcoming Dates: September 9-10, 2014 

Tuition: $2,500

The best designed process and technical mastery does not necessarily lead to optimal decisions and outcomes, yet career success is often linked to competence in high stakes decision making. After understanding the core elements of individual and group reasoning, participants become more attune to unconscious bias through cases, short role plays, and a personal assessment on the role of emotions.


Leading Change


Instructor: Michael Grojean Ph.D. 
Upcoming Dates: October 14-15, 2014
Tuition: $2500

Discover how to execute lasting change through cooperative alignment of interests and productive use of networks. Participants navigate the nonlinear process through case study and simulation to understand stakeholders, promote trial and ownership, and overcome barriers. 


Thinking Strategically


Instructor: Michael Grojean Ph.D. 
Upcoming Dates: April 1-2, 2014; November 4-5, 2014
Tuition: $2,500

Different than building a strategy, strategic thinking balances tactical planning with awareness of market trends and desired future capabilities against competitors. Participants will sift through data to identify critical information, recognize key resources and decision points, and adjust mental simulations to continually assess direction and opportunity.


Leading and Managing High-Performance Teams


Instructor: Brent Smith Ph.D.
Upcoming Dates: April 23-24, 2014
; December 9-10, 2014

Tuition: $2,500


High achieving teams focus the creative energy of individuals towards an outcome, while ineffective teams are hampered by internal conflict and poor decision-making. By analyzing the characteristics of high performing teams and understanding the ripple effects of individual preference, participants will leave the course with techniques to successfully organize teams, create organizational enablers, manage conflict, and derive success.