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Executive Education delivers customized 'Strategic Leadership Program' for Cameron

With 24 high-level, high-potential participants from as far as India, Romania, Abu Dhabi, England and Ireland along with stateside employees from Houston, Pittsburg and Buffalo, Cameron embarks on their fourth custom program with Executive Education at the Jones School.

“It’s a true partnership,” says Patricia Liles, Director, Employee Relations and Organizational Development at Cameron. “There was tremendous flexibility between the faculty and our leadership development executives to translate the corporation’s needs into a curriculum.”

The two-week program began February 22 and includes a seven-week intermodular period before the last week concludes April 27. Courses in leadership development, managing managers, leading teams, strategy formulation and market-driven strategy round out the first week of instruction and are followed the final week by strategic decision-making, strategy implementation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate social responsibility, and international political and economic analysis of the oil and gas industry.

Along with rigorous classes, action learning projects specific to Cameron are identified the first week, implemented in teams over the break, and reported on in the last week.

Interaction with colleagues across the globe gives participants perspective and valuable connections. “They’re able to see the company and their positions in a much broader sense,” Liles says.

Jones School faculty experts Margaret Cording, Cliff Atherton, and faculty director Vikas Mittal are joined by Peter Hartley, from Baker Institute, and Randall Peterson, London Business School’s Deputy Dean of Executive Education to deliver the seamless and relevant curriculum.

Cameron is a leading provider of flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries. Headquartered in Houston, the company employs a workforce of over 16,000 at more than 250 locations around the world. Cameron derives approximately 2/3 of its business from outside the United States.