Custom Programs | Executive Education

Whether confronting capabilities of a general nature, such as strengthening leadership skills, or more specific challenges, such as handling the transition to a new technology, we design an optimized learning experience to address organizational performance. After deeply understanding the organization’s strategy and learning needs through a discovery process, program implementation is flexible to the client’s desired time, location, and budget. Read about the impact Executive Education has had on previous participants.


Context Building

The process begins by cultivating relationships. While we have extensive experience, no two organizations are alike, and sufficient time dedicated to customization greatly enhances the learning experience for the participants and the benefits to the organization.

Analysis and Assessment

During this phase, we will engage the key individuals in the organization who are developing the statement of requirements. Interviews and focus groups help focus the organization’s needs and develop actionable outcomes.

Program Development

We propose programs that would be based on facilitated learning and experiential exercises, using the challenges facing the organization as the main learning vehicle. In addition, we typically suggest that as part of the program, teams of participants are assigned ‘real world’ projects sponsored by, and accountable to, sponsoring executives. At this stage, we will develop program specifications that articulate program objectives, delivery schedule, content, and cost.

Program Delivery

Through their experience in research, consulting, and teaching, our faculty is matched with program objectives. Learning methodologies such as case studies, coaching, and simulations deliver the content and develop skills so that participants return to work armed with frameworks for application.

Debrief and Follow Up

We will complete the quality assurance process – identify value added from the program, potential areas for future growth within the organization, and provide a closure report.

For more information, please contact one of our directors today. 


Sheree Ahart

Sheree Ahart

Director, Executive Education; Lecturer in Management

Zoran Perunovic

Director, Executive Education
Brent Smith

D. Brent Smith

Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education, Associate Professor of Management and Psychology (Organizational Behavior)