Leadership Development Seminars and ecq-based Readings

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University of Chicago

The Advanced Strategy: Building and Implementing Growth Strategies

With the unrelenting pace of change and competition today, clear strategic thinking is more important than ever. To survive and prosper in a globalized market, corporate strategists will have to not only formulate the correct strategy, but also implement it effectively. After attending this five-day program, you will gain new insights and tools to lead your corporate strategy successfully.

Dates :February 25 – March 1, 2013; October 28 – November 1, 2013

Location: Chicago campus

Cost: $8,675
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Executive Program in Corporate Strategy

In today's turbulent business world, most companies find themselves in a complex competitive environment in which the formulation and execution of corporate strategy are most critical than ever before. This course presents cutting-edge content taught by faculty who are renowned in their fields. Participants will learn techniques to understand the competitive structure of an industry and a company’s value proposition for competitive advantage. Entry, positioning, pricing, new venture, technology, diversification, scope, and vertical integration decisions will be analyzed. The organizational issues associated with effectively developing and implementing strategies will also be discussed.
Dates: January 28 – February 1, 2013; May 13 – 17, 2013; October 7 – 11, 2013

Location: Chicago campus

Cost: $8,675

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Leading and Implementing Change and Innovation

Today’s business environment requires an unprecedented degree of innovation and agility. Today’s leaders must develop and implement effective business strategies while maintaining drive, morale, motivation, innovation, and vision in their people and in their organizations. Through this program, you will learn strategies for setting and maintaining the direction for renewal, for boosting learning and innovative thinking, for turning resistance into cooperation, and for extracting maximum benefit from new opportunities.

Dates: October 21-25, 2013

Location: Chicago campus

Cost: $8,675

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Strategic Business Leadership: Engagement, Performance and Execution

Agility in execution is critical in today’s challenging and complex business environment. This program will equip executives to effectively lead and be more productive in contemporary organizations. Executives will learn to manage cross-functional, cross-organizational relationships; develop social capital; and create and manage organizational strategic partners. Leadership agility is an essential quality for success. Participants will learn and practice their leadership agility, enhance their ability to read organizations, and hone their skills in strategy execution.

Dates: March 25 – 29, 2013; July 22-26, 2013 and November 11-15, 2013

Location: Chicago campus

Cost: $8,675
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Executive Development Program: The Transition to General Management

The Executive Development Program is designed to prepare successful functional level executives for general management responsibilities. This intensive two-week program is taught by an outstanding group of professors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. The program's core faculty members have extensive experience and expertise in global business and teaching executives.

The Executive Development Program provides high potential executives with conceptual frameworks to set strategy, make decisions, and lead effectively as a successful general manager. Participants will gain an understanding of critical functional areas and their interconnection, as well as develop skills needed to lead cross-functional teams. The program is designed to prepare participants with the critical capabilities to succeed in an ever-changing global business environment.
Dates: April 8 – 19; September 9 – 20, 2013

Location: Chicago campus

Cost: $22,400
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Essentials of Effective Management: The Psychology of Management

Success in management requires an understanding of the factors that shape individual and group behaviors and attitudes. Managers must be self aware as well as make an effort to understand others’ attitudes, thoughts and beliefs. This course provides the tools and concepts to explore assumptions that we hold about why people do what they do. How do our defaults systematically bias actions in the workplace? How can we put our improved understanding into practice in order to change our behavior and the behavior of others? What can we do to prepare for management challenges?

The course, grounded in social psychology, will focus on situational cases of behavior, including one’s own. The course will introduce frameworks and principles aimed at more effectively managing oneself and others. Participants will examine topics such as motivation, social perception and interpersonal dynamics, influence and persuasion, group decision-making, organizational culture and commitment, ethics, and leadership.

Dates: April 29-May 3, 2013; September 16 – 20, 2013; December 9-13, 2013

Location: Chicago campus

Fee: $8,675
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Chicago Management Institute

As an executive, you need access to the latest thinking and tools to competitively position your business—for today and for the future. You also need to focus on daily operations. How do you gain the critical insight you need without taking too much time away from work? The University of Chicago Booth School of Business offers a powerful solution: The Chicago Management Institute (CMI).

CMI presents highlights of our best programs in a format that minimizes disruptions to daily life and career— and maximizes opportunities to gain a competitive advantage for your company, and for yourself.

The format is convenient: Classes convene every other Friday and on two Saturdays for a total of 15 class days over six months. The content is compelling: You will learn general management essentials taught by world-renowned faculty from one of the most prestigious and highly acclaimed business schools.

Participants also learn from each other. From the first session, you will have the opportunity to apply new concepts to your company’s challenges and then confer with the professors and your peers about the results at later sessions. CMI provides a forum to share business problems and craft solutions; to learn the necessary skills to address whatever issue may arise.
Dates: January 11 – June 28, 2013

Location: Chicago campus

Fee: $21,500
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University of Miami

Graduate Business Certificate


The University of Miami School of Business Administration offers graduate courses leading to a certificate in general business. The Graduate Business Certificate program provides professionals an opportunity to add basic business courses to their portfolio. The program consists of four three-credit courses in functional areas of accounting, finance, management and marketing. Students can take one or more courses for credit but must satisfactorily complete all four courses to be awarded the certificate.

Dates: Vary from course to course (each course is 5 weeks with class every Saturday)

Costs: $1,660 USD per credit

Contact Number: 305.284.2510

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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Program

As business becomes increasingly complex, global and competitive, the demand for executives, managers and other professionals who have the skills to eliminate waste, reduce defects, shrink inventory, and make other critical business process improvements has grown dramatically. The University of Miami Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Program is designed to meet this demand.
Dates: March 2013 (classes spread over 16 days)

Costs: $4,000 USD

Contact Number: 305-284-9154
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University of Minnesota

Minnesota Executive Program

The Minnesota Executive Program is a powerful advanced business strategy and leadership program designed for top executives. It's an efficient, successful method for gaining a clear understanding of the economic environment and competencies working with strategic models, as well as the ability to leverage technology, gain market share, and effectively engage and lead people.
In four weeks—one week a month from September through November 2013 and February 2014—you will participate in a highly energetic, interactive environment that includes discussion sessions, small group work, reflection, reading, case studies, and live cases—all designed to improve your executive capabilities. And, best of all, the program will generate immediate payback for you and your organization.
Dates: September 15-20, 2013; October 20-25, 2013; November 10-15, 2013; February 9-13, 2014

Finance Module (optional) September 12-13, 2013

Location: University of Minnesota

Cost: MEP Modules $18,500; MEP Pre-finance seminar $2,200

Contact: 612-624-3821
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Minnesota Management Institute

For over 20 years, hundreds of high-potential managers have prepared for advancement by participating in the Minnesota Management Institute (MMI). An exciting alternative to a traditional MBA degree, the MMI program gives participants a basic understanding of the entire scope of the business enterprise in today's emerging economic environment.

Participants will identify a specific challenge they and their organization are experiencing. This challenge will provide a platform for solving real business problems using the new mindsets, tools, and methods they're learning in MMI. Throughout the sessions, participants will check in with their peers and a faculty advisor to monitor their progress and tackle obstacles. By the end of the program, participants will have moved their challenge from concept to resolution. They will leave the program with a game plan for moving their organization forward.

Date: March 10-15; April 7-12; May 6-10, 2013; Optional Finance Module-March 7-8, 2013

Cost: MMI Modules $14,000; MMI Pre-finance module $2,200

Location: University of Minnesota

Contact: 612-624-3821
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