Your organizational performance matters. Whether you want to strengthen your leadership culture or address more specific organizational and management challenges and opportunities, our faculty will partner with you to co-create a custom program to fit your needs.
Cultivating relationships and establishing communication are vital parts of a custom engagement – even before a contract is signed. No two organizations are alike, so we dedicate time to understanding your organizational structure, challenges and vision to ensure we deliver a rich learning experience for all participants.
Executive Education faculty are carefully selected to engage with you in designing your program and ensuring our learning objectives track with your organization’s needs. With extensive experience in bridging theory and practical application, our faculty partner with you to create highly interactive learning experiences. You can expect dynamic discussions that merge leading academic thought and practitioner perspectives as well as a variety of pedagogies such as case studies, simulations, team exercises, and action learning projects to meaningfully address your objectives.
Registration & Pre-work Assignments
Our client management team works to ensure your program is smoothly implemented and welcoming for participants. After your cohort is selected, your dedicated client manager oversees all logistics, including key program communications with participants as well as distribution of pre-work course materials that set the stage for a rich classroom experience and discussion.
As with design of the program, participants are at the heart of each program delivered. Our client managers are engaged and onsite for the entirety of the program to ensure participant needs are quickly addressed. Should you elect to host your program on Rice Campus, our classrooms are outfitted with the latest technology and breakout rooms conducive for small group assignments. We are equally comfortable delivering programs onsite at your facility.
At the conclusion of your custom program, participants will complete a program evaluation. We will then schedule a program debrief with your organization’s stakeholders to review feedback, identify value added from the program, discuss potential areas for future growth, and provide a closure report. Our faculty members integrate the feedback gathered into the program design in preparation for the next cohort.
We've partnered with organizations around the globe to build custom programs that address their unique challenges. Connect with us to build the right program for your team.
Most change initiatives fail to meet their intended objectives. Discover how to lead successful change through diagnosis, stakeholder analysis, influence and adaptation. Participants learn how to navigate common pitfalls and foster widespread participation using case studies, group simulations, and experiential learning. Learn how to successfully lead change in your organization in all measures and adapt to the resources at hand.
Consider the differences between leadership and management. By examining personal style and disposition, participants identify 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. In addition, 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.
High achieving teams leverage strengths and mitigate weaknesses to maximize overall performance and efficiency; whereas, low achieving teams get mired in interpersonal conflict and poor decision-making resulting in compromised performance and organizational failures. Analyze the characteristics of high performing teams and develop effective communication, conflict management, and collaboration strategies necessary for leading high performing teams.
Leaders are consistently charged with developing winning strategies and making high stakes decisions, but most are unaware of the cognitive biases and powerful emotions that often undermine strategic decision making and critical reasoning. Career success is often linked to competency in decision making. By identifying the most common biases, pitfalls and distortions in strategic decision making and critical reasoning along with the preventative and proactive measures associated with making strategic decisions, you will be equipped to successfully address high-stakes business challenges.
B2B companies spend millions of business development dollars chasing customers, product innovation, sales funnels and brand differentiation strategies. Their hope is to increase revenues, margins and EBITDA — but few are successful. The companies that do succeed know customers are the source of their cash flow. They’ve made it their mission to accomplish two things — accurately identify their customer value equation and understand how this equation drives their strategy. This two-day course provides a practical framework and toolkit to help you drive financial growth using a customer-based strategy and execution.
The essence of leadership is leveraging the capabilities of others to get work done. Every leader should aspire to develop a capable and competent staff to effectively deliver their individual and collective responsibilities. In fact, every leader should aspire to develop staff to achieve greater successes than they themselves have achieved. This subject focuses on the tools and techniques that will allow you to coach and develop your staff for enhanced effectiveness, address individual performance problems and career derailers, and prepare high potentials for roles of much greater responsibility.
Business leaders and general managers thrive when they understand the core principles in strategic management. Build a program that helps them recognize the underlying drivers of success in any business in general, and develop their skills to create strategies to achieve sustainable competitive advantage and growth. By focusing on key elements of strategy at the business and corporate level, participants can evaluate, develop, and implement value-creating strategies at each level by using strategy concepts, techniques and frameworks.
The healthcare sector is encountering significant complexities, breaking the conventional models of how care is perceived, designed, and delivered. To manage those challenges, the healthcare community needs access to the latest leadership and management paradigms and tools. Our faculty, rich in experience with tackling managerial and leadership challenges of the healthcare sector, work closely with your organization in designing and delivering an executive program that helps participants solve problems and create opportunities.