Leadership Development Seminars and ecq-based Readings



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The Graduate School (DC)

Executive Survival Skills


http://www.graduateschool.edu/course_details.php?cid=EXEC9911L

Address the theoretical and practical leadership aspects essential for survival in today's changing environment. Examine how the leader’s attitude, values and beliefs influence organizational performance. Analyze your critical thinking / decision making processes and apply strategies to improve them. Learn to be resilient, overcome setbacks and avoid career derailment in the rapidly changing, high-pressure environment of executive leadership.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Balance competing demands from superiors and those you supervise

  • Systematically analyze organizational problems

  • Strategically plan agency and organizational change initiatives

  • Apply effective leadership styles

  • Assess the learning capacity of your organization


Date: March 4-6, 2013, June 3-5, 2013 and September 3-5, 2013

Location: Washington, DC (USDA)

Cost:$1,595
Contact Number: 202-314-3300 or toll free 888-744-GRAD (888-744-4723)

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Illinois Institute of Technology

Project Management for IT Professionals


http://www.iit.edu/cpd/professional_learning/information_technology_cert/IT-M471.shtml
Basic principles of project management are taught with a particular focus on project planning for information technology hardware, software and networking project implementation. Management of application development and major Web development projects will also be addressed.
Participants will learn to describe the current state and best practices of information technology project management using appropriate terminology, analyze project management decisions in terms of technical, cost-benefit and human resource considerations and assess the risk exposure of an IT project and develop plans for mitigating and managing risks. Participants will learn to develop mechanisms for capturing and reporting objective measures of project progress and apply frameworks for effective planning and decision making regarding IT project management. Participants will learn to describe the human resource, financial, and technical responsibilities of an IT project manager, including the unique challenges associated with outsourcing, off-shoring, and globalization, discuss the impact of quality management and process maturity on IT project management, and discuss the role of portfolio management in realizing corporate strategic vision.
Program Dates: January 14 – May 4, 2013 (Summer and Fall offerings in 2013 also)
Application Deadline:
January 10, 2013
Course Tuition:
$2,450 USD

Location: IIT Main Campus, Chicago and ONLINE

Contact Number: 312.567.5280

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Loyola University Chicago

Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Certificate


http://www.luc.edu/exec-ed/cert_datawarehousing.shtml
The class will show you how to best capitalize on the use of the Data Warehouse from novice introduction to rapid development. It’s designed with a proven framework and formula for success. The program allows team members of all levels of IS experience to quickly advance in their knowledge and application of the course content. It’s the fastest path from discovery to expertise in BI& DW to advance the company’s broader, cross-functional needs.

This week-long certificate program offers a comprehensive overview of Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence (DW & BI). The course framework successfully bridges business and IT areas. This course examines how data warehouses are used to successfully gather, structure, analyze, understand, and act on information stored within corporate data repositories. Emphasis will be placed both on design issues relating to Data Warehouses and on Business Intelligence techniques for extracting meaningful information. Strong focus on modeling ensures that every program participant acquires a deep and enduring understanding of the mission, nature, and components of the DW & BI projects and initiatives. Various cutting-edge tools and methods will be used to demonstrate the design, implementation, utilization, and value of Data Warehouses and BI applications.

Following the course, the participant will walk away with a greater sense of empowerment and knowledge as how he/she can best capitalize on the use of DW & BI and leverage the learning in order to create business value for the organization.
Dates: TBD

Location: Loyola Water Tower campus

Fee: $2,500
Contact Number: 312-915-6761
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Michigan State University




Cost Management for Non-Financial Managers


https://edp.broad.msu.edu/events/12
This one-day program is designed to provide participants with hands-on experience in how to use cost management to achieve superior profit performance. Through the use of lectures, analysis of real-world cases, and exercises the participants will be introduced to and gain an understanding of how costs are managed throughout the value chain. Topics will focus on the use of cost information and cost management practices in product development, in the selection and management of suppliers, to facilitate process design, and in the delivery of products and services to end customers.
After attending this program, participants will be better equipped to:

  • Identify likely sources of distortion in cost information throughout the value chain

  • Apply Activity-Based Costing techniques to mitigate distortions in cost information and improve decision making

  • Understand how to account for excess capacity costs

  • Understand how target costing can be used to develop a product with a competitive cost structure

  • Identify cost implications of operational and investment decisions

  • Understand concepts of cost of ownership and supplier performance measurement

This program is designed for mid-level managers who work with cost information and need to better understand and interpret that information will benefit from attending this program. Non-financial and financial managers from any functional area and industry will find this program highly beneficial.


Dates: TBD

Location: Management Education Center, Troy, Michigan or the James B. Henry Center for Executive

Development, Lansing, Michigan



Cost: $995.00 – full tuition (includes materials, meals and certificate of completion)
Contact Number: 517.353.9711 x71005
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Finance for the Non-Financial Manager


https://edp.broad.msu.edu/events/15
This one-day program is designed to provide participants with hands-on experience in how to use and interpret financial data. Through the use of lectures and exercises the participants will be introduced to and gain an understanding of standard techniques of practical financial management. These techniques are then used in a case setting to identify issues and factors to help improve decision-making.
In this program, participants will:

  • Understand financial reports

  • Interpret data from financial documents

  • Understand sources and uses of capital

  • Appreciate the difference between cash flow and profitability

  • Make better business decisions based on financial planning and analysis

  • See the “big picture” of your organization

  • Grasp why decisions are made by the CFO and CEO

This program is designed for junior to mid-level managers that work with financial information and need to better understand and interpret financial documents. Non-financial managers from any functional area and all industries will find this program highly beneficial to improving their overall ability to read and interpret financial data. No prior knowledge of finance or accounting needed.


Dates: February 21, 2013

Location: The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, Lansing, Michigan

Cost: $995.00 – full tuition (includes materials, meals and certificate of completion)
Contact Number: 517.353.9711 x71005
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Financial Management for Executives: Driving Value


https://edp.broad.msu.edu/events/44
This two-day program is designed to provide participants a rich understanding of how corporate strategies are linked to the firm's financial value.  Through the use of lectures and case analysis, we will address issues on how to determine the key drivers of value to an enterprise.  We will also investigate the valuation implications of forecasting, risk management, financing choices and growth strategies.  Valuation and performance measurements will be extensively covered.
After attending this program, participants will have learned how to:

  • Appreciate why managing for value matters

  • Manage financial expectations

  • Recognize how to manage value

  • Understand value-based strategies

  • Identify and manage key value drivers

  • Make financial decisions that drive value straight to your organization's bottom line

  • Determine the best capital investment opportunities for your organization

  • Establish sustainable growth strategies for your organization

This program is designed for executives involved in or responsible for strategic decisions for their firm and the financial impact of those decisions.  CEOs, CFOs, COOs, division and business unit heads, and executives responsible for the areas of finance, strategy and business development are encouraged to attend.


Dates: March 21-22, 2013

Location: The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, Lansing, Michigan

Cost: $1,995.00 – full tuition (includes materials, meals and certificate of completion)


Contact Number: 517.353.9711 x71005
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Pricing Strategies and Tactics


https://edp.broad.msu.edu/events/27
Studies have shown that pricing is the most critical profit driver in today’s competitive business environment. Yet few firms think systematically about their pricing strategies or acquire the confidence to leverage their pricing strategies to capture maximum value. Value-Added Pricing is a powerful systematic method and framework to increase profitability by identifying and communicating the compelling reasons customers should possess high levels of satisfaction and loyalty.
After attending this program, participants will be better equipped to:

  • Implement concepts, techniques and tools to generate profitable, loyal customers

  • Determine when to compete on price and when not to

  • Identify the appropriate prices for the value-added your organization provides, relative to customer needs and the competitive market price

This program is designed for managers and executives responsible for designing, evaluating, and implementing pricing strategies. It is especially valuable for directors of marketing, finance, sales, and for managing directors and presidents of smaller companies, who are introducing new products, facing significant price competition, or failing to achieve prices that reflect the value they deliver.


Dates: TBD

Location: The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, Lansing, Michigan

Cost: $1,995.00 – full tuition (includes materials, meals and certificate of completion)
Contact Number: 517.353.9711 x71005
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