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Villanova University

The Mini-MBA


http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/business/graduate/executive/openprograms.html
The Villanova Mini-MBA provides a broad overview of management topics delivered in a condensed format. This program brings together renowned VSB faculty and corporate thought leaders to offer a dynamic, real-world perspective on the changing business environment. By attending our two-weekend program, you will be arming yourself with the knowledge to make strategic decisions and drive results.
Topics include:

  • principals of accounting

  • finance

  • international business

  • marketing

  • strategy

  • operations

Attendees include business leaders looking to gain an edge in an increasingly competitive global environment, professionals considering the benefits of an MBA degree, individuals looking to transition back into the workforce, and technical professionals moving into a management role.


Location: Villanova Conference Center
2013 Dates: May 6th, 7th, 20th, 21st
2013 Cost: $3,000

Contact: Laurie Cato – laurie.catog@villanova.edu
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Washburn University

Expanding Your Leadership Capacity


Developing Leadership Skills, Behavioral Styles & Personal Maturity

http://www.washburn.edu/academics/community-continuing-education/academic-outreach/Leadership/Expanding%20Your%20Leadership%20Capacity.html


Designed as a follow up to the successful Directions in Organizational Leadership program, this course assists those who have “stepped up to leadership” in advancing to the next level of development. Within the context of Developing Leadership Skills, Behavioral Styles & Personal Maturity this three-day program challenges leaders to address 18 key questions about their desire, abilities and goals for mastering multiple leadership competencies.  Facilitated by a skilled instructor, the program leads participants through a series of short instructional modules, probing questions, intuitive exercises, group dialog, and individual reporting with the goal of challenging the participant to critically reflect on their leadership potential and expanding one’s plan for leadership capacity. While the course provides an excellent next level for individuals who participated in the Directions in Organizational Leadership program, prior participation is not required. However, the program is targeted to individuals with equivalent professional

Cost is $925. A 10% organizational discount for three or more registrations is available.



Professional Development Hours: 18

Dates: March 12, 19, 26, April 2, and 9, 2013 (5 sessions-Tuesdays from 8:30am-4:15pm)


Location: Washburn University
Cost: $925
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Lean Six Sigma: Yellow Belt


http://www.washburn.edu/academics/community-continuing-education/academic-outreach/Lean%20Six%20Sigma/Lean%20Six%20Sigma%20Yellow%20Belt.html
The Lean Six Sigma: Yellow Belt level provides a foundation understanding of LSS and its methodologies with the goal of improved project management skills, problem solving, and more effective cross functional teams. While this level is not intended to make one a LSS expert, it does offer a basic understanding of concepts and tools with familiarization of a few tools for immediate application, even if LSS is not formally being used by the larger organization. With this Yellow Belt foundation of knowledge and skills, participants can progress to more advanced levels of LSS.

Course sessions are from 8:15a.m. to 4:45p.m.with additional application assignments. Materials, refreshments, and lunches are provided. Full participation in class and completion of assignments is expected to receive the *Certificate of Completion: Yellow Belt* issued by the University. Cost is $730 per individual. Late fees apply. See registration information at side bar for more information. A 10% organizational discount for three or more registrations is available.



Professional Development Hours: 15

Dates: January 31-February 1, 2013; March 21-22, 2013; May 2-3, 2013

Location: Washburn University

Fee: $730


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Lean Six Sigma: Green Belt


http://www.washburn.edu/academics/community-continuing-education/academic-outreach/Lean%20Six%20Sigma/Lean%20Six%20Sigma%20Green%20Belt.html
The Lean Six Sigma: Green Belt course delves into the DMAIC process through in-depth information, analysis, and application of Six Sigma and Lean concepts that can be immediately applied to projects and for leading and managing process improvement teams. The course is designed to certify participants as competent in the fundamentals of the Lean Six Sigma: Green Belt body of knowledge as defined by Washburn University. Prior participation in the Washburn University Lean Six Sigma: Yellow Belt course or prior Lean Six Sigma experience is strongly encouraged.
9 sessions clustered in three, three-day increments approximately every other three to four weeks. Class sessions are from 8:00 in the morning to 5:15 in the evening each day for total class time of 72 hours.

Course materials provided include the Business Improvement Guide  workbook, the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Open Source book, the Lean  Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook, and Six Sigma and Minitab. The course is also supplemented with online content and applications. Participants must have a laptop with the Minitab Statistical Software and be familiar  with basic use and applications. Meals and refreshments are provided all days of the class. Cost is $3,100.  A 10% organizational discount for three or more registrations is available. Late fees apply.



Professional Development Hours: 80

Dates: Feb 20-22, March 13-15, and April 3-5 (9 sessions)

Location: Washburn University
Cost: $3100
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Washington University in St. Louis




Creativity Leading to Breakthrough Performance


http://www.olin.wustl.edu/executiveeducation/OPP/Pages/UpcomingSeminars.aspx
Innovation is the driver for thriving companies today.  There is a strong correlation between creativity, productivity and results.  This seminar will provide you with a set of practical skills and techniques to enhance your creativity and engage in hands-on activities for each of the steps.  You will learn how to identify common blocks to creativity and specific techniques to overcome each of the blocks.

Professor Keith Sawyer is one of the world's leading experts on creativity and innovation.  He has published ten books and over 80 scientific articles on the topic.  This seminar is based on his newest book, The Compass: The Science of Achieving Breakthrough Creativity.



Date: December 5, 2013

Location: St. Louis - Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center

Cost: $750

Contact number: (314) 935-9494
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Critical Thinking


http://www.olin.wustl.edu/executiveeducation/OPP/Pages/UpcomingSeminars.aspx
Tired of endless and repeated team meetings where decisions don't get made or are probably poor decisions?  Olin's seminar on Critical Thinking can help.  Many of these decision challenges arise because individuals and teams get trapped by a variety of biases and poor thinking that ultimately lead to unfortunate decisions.  This seminar provides a set of tools to overcome biases and elevate your thinking and decision-making.  The program provides a novel framework for critical thinking that will help you recognize your biases as well as those biases that emerge in groups and teams.  It will offer you a set of processes that, if adopted, will help you improve the quality and consistency of your decisions and offer the added bonus of accelerating implementation of the decisions.  Most importantly, the program helps you make sure that you are solving the right strategic problems.
Dates: February 26 & March 13, 2013 (Two day seminar)
Location: St. Louis - Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center

Cost: $1,500

Contact Number: (314) 935-9494
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Global Leadership


http://www.olin.wustl.edu/executiveeducation/OPP/Pages/UpcomingSeminars.aspx
This seminar discusses the importance of global careers, characteristics of successful global leaders and the building of global competence by examining three approaches of highly successful global leaders. The increasing use of virtual global teams and their implications for global leadership are discussed as are strategies to launch and maintain a successful global virtual team. The seminar ends with a discussion of an increasingly necessary skill in global careers: the management of geographically dispersed global teams.
Dates: September 12, 2013
Location: St. Louis - Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center

Cost: $750

Contact Number: (314) 935-9494
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Leading & Managing Change


http://www.olin.wustl.edu/executiveeducation/OPP/Pages/UpcomingSeminars.aspx
In today’s business environment, the ability to lead and manage change is critical to organizational growth and profitability, but research suggests that successful change is often the exception rather than the rule. Successful change requires a leader that understands the change process, how to get the right people on-board and the key elements of change implementation. This program reviews best practices and provides frameworks, models and tools that leaders can immediately apply to change initiatives.
Dates: April 9-10, 2013 (Two day seminar)
Location: St. Louis - Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center

Cost: $1,500

Contact Number: (314) 935-9494
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Leadership Edge: Understanding & Managing Your Impact


http://www.olin.wustl.edu/executiveeducation/OPP/Pages/UpcomingSeminars.aspx
In order to optimize leadership impact, leaders must have an in-depth understanding of their leadership capabilities. This includes an awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses and also how these are expressed in daily leadership interactions and how they impact followers. In this intensive, assessment-driven session, participants will engage in a self-discovery process to uncover key leadership strengths that can be leveraged toward growth and development.
Dates: July 17, 2013
Location: St. Louis - Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center

Cost: $750

Contact Number: (314) 935-9494
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Leadership for High Performance Certificate


http://www.olin.wustl.edu/executiveeducation/CertificatePrograms/Leadership/Pages/default.aspx
Gain the critical skills for success in key leadership areas: relationship management, interpersonal skills, collaboration and change leadership. Leadership for High Performance prepares you to effectively and confidently lead performance-driven teams. Successful comple­tion of the program will result in a Certificate in Leadership for High Performance issued by Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School.
Participants will develop and improve skills in areas necessary to lead effectively. Leadership for High Performance will enhance their ability to:

- Engage and motivate those they lead in a complex and constantly evolving business environment

- Work in collaboration with peers and other colleagues to improve performance and deliver results through influence and persuasion

- Launch and lead teams to ensure involvement, participation across boundaries and sustainable high performance

- Lead and manage organizational change initiatives
Dates: Three two-day modules: Dec. 12-13, 2012; Feb. 27-28, 2013; Apr.9-10, 2013
Location: St. Louis - Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center

Cost: $6000

Contact Number: (314) 935-7583
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Leading Through Influence


http://www.olin.wustl.edu/executiveeducation/OPP/Pages/UpcomingSeminars.aspx
Exercising real leadership and leading positive change requires more than just a worthy goal or a good idea. It also requires the skill of informal leadership: the ability to influence people both within and outside your chain of command in order to gain support and overcome resistance. This session helps you understand and develop three key skills of informal leadership: navigating politics, understanding power and exercising influence.
Dates: Nov. 6-7, 2013 (Two day seminars)
Location: St. Louis - Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center

Cost: $1,500

Contact Number: (314) 935-9494
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Managing Your Career: How to Thrive in a Dynamic Environment


http://www.olin.wustl.edu/executiveeducation/OPP/Pages/UpcomingSeminars.aspx
The economy as well as global competition has changed the way businesses look at talent.  Learn how to create and implement a Personal Strategic Plan (PSP) focused on your career development.  Understand senior leadership's perspective and what you can and can't expect from your employer.  Examine how change and working in a dynamic environment can assist you with career advancement if you learn to identify and manage political plays and power swaps.

Executives and business leaders will be provided with a comprehensive framework to help make clear, personal choices concerning their career within a strategic framework that provides a consistent, repeatable process for growth, value creation and career renewal.  Emphasis will be placed on both the formulation of your personal strategic plan as well as on the effective execution of the plan.


Dates: June 6, 2013
Location: St. Louis - Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center

Cost: $750

Contact Number: (314) 935-9494

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Women’s Leadership Certificate


http://www.olin.wustl.edu/executiveeducation/CertificatePrograms/WomensLeadershipForum/Pages/default.aspx
Olin designed the Women’s Leadership Forum Certificate in response to an ex­pressed need by corporate executives to identify and develop high potential wom­en. Get the tools you need to strive for high-level corporate leadership positions with Washington University’s Women’s Leadership Forum Certificate Program. Confidently accept new challenges amid dynamic organizational and group re­lationships. Research shows that corporations with more women in high levels of leadership can powerfully impact the future success of the company. Sponsor­ing participants in the Women’s Leadership Forum will also help organizations with employee satisfaction, talent acquisition and talent management. Women’s Leadership Forum program topics are built around skills identified by female executives as necessary for women who aspire to executive levels of leadership. Successful completion of the program will result in a Certificate in Women’s Leadership Forum issued by Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School.
The skills developed in this program are:

- Building alliances and influence

- Conflict management

- Negotiation

- Strategic communication amid dynamic organizational and group relationships

- Team facilitation


Dates: Six one-day sessions: December 11, 2012; January 17, 2013; February 21, 2013; March 21, 2013; April 25, 2013
Location: St. Louis - Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center

Application Deadline: TBD
Cost:
$6000

Contact Number: (314) 935-7583

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