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University of Texas

Managing Project Execution


https://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/ExecED/Executive-Development-Certificates/Project-Management-Certificate/Managing-Project-Execution.aspx
To direct the execution phase to a successful conclusion. After building the proper cultural environment, the manager will be able to monitor progress and intervene only when and where necessary. Scope is controlled through a change control process that is scaled appropriately to the level of definition. And various conflict resolution modalities are brought into play when problems cannot be avoided through early detection and recovery planning.
Date: May 21-22, 2013
Location:
The University of Texas at Austin

Cost: $2,450 (Individual Course); $13,800  -  Institute for Managerial Leadership Certificate (includes materials, lunches and breaks.)

Application Deadline: Early registration is encouraged. Class size is limited and may fill to capacity. We request registrations with payment at least 3 weeks in advance of the program start date.
To enroll online, please follow the link. If you prefer, you may also enroll via e-mail, fax or telephone.

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Planning the Successful Project


http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/ExecED/Executive-Development-Certificates/Project-Management-Certificate/Planning-Successful-Project.aspx
To develop a robust execution plan that captures the cost, schedule and resource requirements in the face of significant risk and uncertainty. The participant will be able to identify and address risks at the proper level using a comprehensive risk management process. The potential impact on cost and schedule is described using range estimates and mitigated through a contracting strategy that allocates risks appropriately.
Date: February 21-22, 2013
Location:
The University of Texas at Austin

Cost: $2,450 (Individual Course); $13,800  -  Institute for Managerial Leadership Certificate (includes materials, lunches and breaks.)

Application Deadline: Early registration is encouraged. Class size is limited and may fill to capacity. We request registrations with payment at least 3 weeks in advance of the program start date.
To enroll online, please follow the link. If you prefer, you may also enroll via e-mail, fax or telephone.

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Strategic Decision Making


https://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/ExecED/Strategic-Decision-Making.aspx
Uncertainty and complexity make many decisions difficult, especially those involving R&D projects, new products and new ventures. This program provides an introduction to decision and risk analysis – the systematic evaluation of decision problems involving uncertainty. Decision and risk analysis provide a framework for analyzing decision problems by breaking them down into more manageable parts and explicitly considering the possible alternatives, available information, and the relevant preferences of the decision makers. We will discuss methods for structuring and modeling decision problems, and apply these methods to a variety of problems that involve risk and uncertainty.
Date: February 7-8, 2013 (Special Feature: complimentary textbook to be mailed. Please allow time to complete reading assignments prior to your first class day.)
Location:
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

Cost: $2,450 (Individual Course); $13,800  -  Institute for Managerial Leadership Certificate; $13,800  -  Project Management Certificate (includes materials, lunches and breaks.)

Application Deadline: Early registration is encouraged. Class size is limited and may fill to capacity. We request registrations with payment at least 3 weeks in advance of the program start date.
For more information on these programs please contact: 1-800-409-EXEC(3932)
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University of Virginia

Leading Organizational Effectiveness


http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/Executive-Education/Open-Enrollment-Program/Leadership-and-Change/Organizational-Effectiveness/
As business landscapes transform and evolve, efficiency strategies and the ability to smartly manage effective organizations also advance. Creating and sustaining a culture of high performance, and leading organizational effectiveness across the enterprise, are a few of the most complex challenges facing leaders. A proven best practice for making a workforce a success stems from a participative design process that includes a strategic, intertwined focus on people, process, and perspective. Through the program Leading Organizational Effectiveness, managers will understand the systems thinking necessary to integrate disciplines of performance improvement, customer focus, learning, and change.
You will both enhance your capabilities and leave prepared to develop and successfully lead a highly effective organization. You will arrive at Darden having already identified a relevant high-performance/ effectiveness opportunity for your business; you can expect to return to work with a clearer vision and an actionable plan for implementing high-performance and effectiveness structures.
Topics

  • Aligning Processes and Leadership Practices

  • Creativity and Innovation—Managing a “Performance Environment”

  • Developing a Performance Improvement Process

  • Frameworks and Concepts Supporting Highly Effective Organizations

  • Leading Strategic Change

  • Lean/“Effectiveness” Thinking and Enterprise Implementation

  • Linking Employee and Customer Development

  • Strategy and High Performance


Benefits of Attending

  • Create specific, relevant action plans for raising and maintaining high performance and effectiveness across your business.

  • Cultivate your leadership style and behavior to shape innovation, learning and effectiveness across the enterprise.

  • Develop ways of thinking and acting that enable personal and team excellence.

  • Explore the key relationships among quality, customer focus, personal engagement and learning; and how concentration in these areas helps to create and maintain highly effective, high-performing environments.

  • Gain skills to outperform competitors in customer service and satisfaction, product quality, innovation and productivity.


Date: September 8-13, 2013

Fee: $9,100 per person. The fee includes tuition, course materials, lodging, meals and certificate of participation. We accept payment by check, American Express, MasterCard and Visa. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice and/or acceptance into the program. Companies that send more than one participant to a single program offering will receive 10% off the full fee for any additional participants.
Information/Registration

Rebecca Yancey

Phone (877) 833-3974 U.S./Canada

(434) 924-3000 Worldwide

Fax (434) 924-4402

Email: Darden_Exed@darden.virginia.edu

Web: www.darden.virginia.edu/exed
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Management Development Program: Driving Vision, Action, and Results


http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/Executive-Education/Open-Enrollment-Program/General-Management/MDP/
Ambitious professionals and their organizations understand that management in today’s environment does not mean doing more of the same. These growth and global minded businesses prepare middle management executives to become more effective leaders who possess broad, strong business knowledge. Providing an enterprise-wide, performance-driven perspective, the Management Development Program (MDP) examines key business issues and solutions that are necessary to be successful in an increasingly dynamic business environment. By developing a broad understanding of the enterprise and the connectivity of business activity, MDP provides an opportunity for participants to focus on and drive actions that will enhance organizational effectiveness and drive superior bottom-line results.
Why MDP?

For years, this program has admitted managers from around the world. These executives and their supporting organizations select the Darden School of Business and the Management Development Program for the integrated, full-time, intensive learning experience; the globally ranked #1 faculty team (Financial Times 2004–2011); and the relevant challenging curriculum that takes them out of the comfort zone, nudges and challenges assumptions, and addresses key areas of business and global perspectives. MDP affords an immersive study of all aspects of management—from accounting, finance, technology and operations…to competition, strategy, and marketing…to the international economy and organizational change.


Throughout the course of the program, participants will not only further see the organization as more than the sum of its parts, they will be geared to use their broader vision to drive more effective management, strategic decision making, and extraordinary leadership.
Benefits of Attending

  • Become a better prepared, more confident manager with new knowledge, capabilities and self-awareness — ready for new responsibilities.

  • Comprehend and apply corporate strategy concepts.

  • Deliver fresh perspectives — consider the bigger business picture AND the long-term view.

  • Distinguish the organization as a multifaceted system, and understand and identify the critical contributions of each business function.

  • Gain an international network and global outlook from the diversity of peer learners.

  • Improve your capacity to think and act more strategically and to establish personal and organizational goals consistent with corporate strategy.

  • Increase personal effectiveness and leadership capability to manage at the interface of key functions, create a high-performance culture, create value and generate superior results.

  • Recognize the link between operations and strategy and implement applications that will help diminish any gaps.

  • Use key performance indicators to guide organizational growth and development.

  • Skills to analyze and structure negotiating situations.


Topics

  • Competitive Analysis

  • Corporate Strategy and Industry Analysis

  • Financial Management and Performance

  • Leadership and Change Management

  • Managing Critical Resources

  • Marketing Strategy

  • Operational Excellence

  • Professional Executive Coaching

  • Strategy and Execution

  • Talent Management

  • Wellness and Management Success

  • 360-Degree Assessment Tool to Understand Self as Manager/Leader

Dates: September 30 – October 11, 2013

Fee: $22,000 per person. The fee includes tuition, course materials, lodging, meals and certificate of participation. We accept payment by check, American Express, MasterCard and Visa. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice and/or acceptance into the program. Companies that send more than one participant to a single program offering will receive 10% off the full fee for any additional participants.
Information/Registration

Rebecca Yancey

Phone +1 877.833.3974 U.S./Canada

+1 434.924.3000 Worldwide

Fax +1 434.924-4402

Email: Darden_Exed@darden.virginia.edu

Web: www.darden.virginia.edu/exed
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Servant Leadership: A Path to High Performance


http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/Executive-Education/Open-Enrollment-Program/Leadership-and-Change/Servant-Leadership--A-Path-to-High-Performance/
All organizations strive for consistent high performance. Realistically, few achieve it. Many of the successful companies operate under a leadership principle known as “servant leadership.” These organizations and their leaders enable high employee engagement that results in extraordinary performance. The behaviors of these leaders, including the harmonious consistency among their attitudes, words, and actions, help create an organizational family that is highly accountable to each other in the pursuit of daily excellence—excellence that is both meaningful and value-creating.
Gain insights into:

High-Performance Organizations



  • Study high-performance organizations and their leaders.

  • Explore a multiple stakeholder approach to high performance.


Leadership Strategy

  • Examine your views about leaders and followers.

  • Study the relationship between values, emotions, behaviors and high engagement.

  • Pursue optimal organizational performance by serving others.


A Personal Leadership Agenda

  • Examine your personal good and bad leadership behaviors through integrated workshops.

  • Create a personal leadership change plan and have the opportunity for one-on-one conversations with faculty.

  • Gain perspectives on a different way to lead.

Program activities include case studies, team experiences, individual stories, speakers, and small team and group conversations. You will spend some time each day reflecting on how the learning applies to you and ultimately walk away with a personal plan to become a more effective leader with a broader definition of what that means.


Dates: November 10-15, 2013

Fee: $8,900 per person. The fee includes tuition, course materials, lodging, meals and certificate of participation. We accept payment by check, American Express, MasterCard and Visa. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice and/or acceptance into the program. Companies that send more than one participant to a single program offering will receive 10% off the full fee for any additional participants.
Information/Registration

Rebecca Yancey

Phone (877) 833-3974 U.S./Canada

(434) 924-3000 Worldwide

Fax (434) 924-4402

Email: Darden_Exed@darden.virginia.edu

Web: www.darden.virginia.edu/exed
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Strategic Thinking and Action


http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/Executive-Education/Open-Enrollment-Program/Strategy/Strategic-Thinking-and-Action/
Strategic Thinking and Action focuses on strategic thinking for competitive response in a world of uncertainty and constant industry transformation. Particular attention is given to competing effectively in today’s connected world. Throughout the program, the themes are applied to firms in a variety of industries that face growth and profit pressures, and run the risk of being challenged or threatened by new competitors with evolving business models.
Participants will explore contemporary strategic concepts and the foundations of breakthrough policies, and will return to the workplace with a strengthened understanding of the essential conceptual elements of strategy and an enhanced comprehension of the importance of strategic action in business.
Topics

  • Building Organizational Capabilities for Competitive Advantage

  • Business Growth and Sustainability

  • Creating and Capturing Value Across the Value Chain

  • Developing Strategies for Corporate Transformation and Growth

  • Industry and Competition Analysis in a Global Context

  • Strategy as an Option; Strategy as Commitment

  • Understanding Successful Firms and Strategies



Date: March 25-29, 2013

Fee: $7,300 per person. The fee includes tuition, course materials, lodging, meals and certificate of participation. We accept payment by check, American Express, MasterCard and Visa. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice and/or acceptance into the program. Companies that send more than one participant to a single program offering will receive 10% off the full fee for any additional participants.
Information/Registration

Rebecca Yancey

Phone (877) 833-3974 U.S./Canada

(434) 924-3000 Worldwide

Fax (434) 924-4402

Email: Darden_Exed@darden.virginia.edu

Web: www.darden.virginia.edu/exed
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Power and Leadership: Getting Below the Surface


http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/Executive-Education/Open-Enrollment-Program/Leadership-and-Change/Power-and-Leadership/
Are you ready to stretch your leadership thinking and capabilities? Through Power and Leadership: Getting Below the Surface, you will explore the differences between coercive, power-based leadership and deeper “level three” leadership. Integrated themes incorporate a powerful leadership model that includes personal characteristics, strategic thinking, abilities in influencing others, creating inspiring organizational designs, and principles of leading change to provoke your thoughts about leadership. You will see how to build trust, influence face-to-face, lead change, and how to become a more influential manager. The program includes a half-day of experiential learning exercises and a day-long simulation on managing change, blending fresh learning techniques with practical business, and some theory. This course will help transform your view of leadership, your influence capabilities, and elevate your contribution in your current and future roles.
Benefits of Attending

  • Clarification of personal and professional purposes.

  • Deep-seated self-awareness and challenges to self-leadership.

  • Guidance for managing work/life/self-balance in self and others.

  • Improve change management and skills; master leadership capabilities.

  • Mental map of leadership in all its elements.

  • Learn to create world-class teams.

  • Renew your energy for leading.

  • Techniques for building trust.


Topics

  • Balancing Your Life

  • Building and Leading World-Class Teams

  • Building Executive Lifestyles

  • Building Trust

  • Creating Your Personal Leadership Style

  • Developing Personal and Organizational Charters for Action

  • How Feelings Affect Performance

  • Leading in Crisis

  • Leading Strategic Change  

  • Why Managers Do What They Do


Dates: April 28-May 3, 2013;September 15-20, 2013

Fee: $9,100 per person. The fee includes tuition, course materials, lodging, meals and certificate of participation. We accept payment by check, American Express, MasterCard and Visa. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice and/or acceptance into the program. Companies that send more than one participant to a single program offering will receive 10% off the full fee for any additional participants.
Information/Registration

Rebecca Yancey

Phone +1 877.833.3974 U.S./Canada

+1 434.924.3000 Worldwide

Fax +1 434.924.4402

Email: Darden_Exed@darden.virginia.edu

Web: www.darden.virginia.edu/exed
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Strategic Decision Making


http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/Executive-Education/Open-Enrollment-Program/Decision-Making/Strategic-Decision-Making/
Executives who excel at strategic decision making possess a thorough understanding of the tools available for analyzing problems, especially those involving risk and uncertainty. They are also able to overcome hurdles for analysis, examine methods for structuring and model decision dilemmas and an understanding of how to apply these methods to a variety of challenges. In this program, you will:

  • Enhance your ability to obtain insight, exercise judgment and design more effective decision processes.

  • Break down decisions into manageable parts, analyze possible alternatives, use available information and consider decision makers' preferences.

  • Learn to avoid common mistakes.

  • Implement effective decision audits, proactively manage risk and harness uncertainty to improve results.


Gain insights into:



Decision Processes

  • Frame decisions by asking the right questions.

  • Avoid cognitive biases, decision traps and group think.

  • Use appropriate analyses, stage decisions, incorporate options and integrate multiple perspectives.



Harnessing Uncertainty

  • Structure decisions incorporating uncertainty, alternatives and additional information.

  • Estimate and mitigate risk, transforming it into opportunities.

  • Identify organization values that drive decisions and tradeoffs.



Strategic Thinking

  • Analyze an industry, define performance drivers and fit the pieces together.

  • Deepen your sophistication in exercising judgment and thinking more strategically.


Date: November 12-15, 2013

Fee: $7,100 per person. The fee includes tuition, course materials, lodging, meals and certificate of participation. We accept payment by check, American Express, MasterCard and Visa. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice and/or acceptance into the program. Companies that send more than one participant to a single program offering will receive 10% off the full fee for any additional participants.
Information/Registration

Rebecca Yancey

Phone +1 877.833.3974 U.S./Canada

+1 434.924.3000 Worldwide

Fax +1 434.924.4402

Email: Darden_Exed@darden.virginia.edu



Web: www.darden.virginia.edu/exed
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