Leadership Development Seminars and ecq-based Readings


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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

IT Leadership Development Program


http://cpe.wpi.edu/itleadership.html
Today, a shortage of senior information technology (IT) professionals, who are technically competent and great communicators and managers, is preventing many IT teams from playing a strategic role in their organizations. The result is that these IT teams are being unwillingly driven away from the strategy and executive tables. WPI's new IT Leadership Development Program was designed to help CIOs enhance their teams by building individual team members’ leadership and communication skills and confidence by focusing on:

  • Understanding the IT challenge

  • The nature of IT costs

  • Creating a culture of IT innovation

  • Measuring IT performance

  • Teamwork and communications

  • Change management

  • Value creation

  • Customer intimacy

  • Leading and making critical decisions

Dates: TBA
Location:
Worcester, MA
Costs:
TBA

Delivery Type: Open Enrollment and Onsite available

*For more information on this certificate program, please contact 508.831.5517 or email at cpe@wpi.edu
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Graduate Business Certificate


http://www.wpi.edu/academics/business/certificates.html
Graduate business certificates are designed for technical and business professionals seeking focused, in-depth knowledge within a specific area of technology management. Certificates include: Information Security Management; Information Technology; Management of Technology; and Technology Marketing, and range in length from 5-6 courses. Students may also customize their own graduate business certificate program.
Courses: For graduate course catalog, click here

Dates: TBA

Cost: $1,239 per credit

Location: On-site or Blended

*For more information on this program please contact 508.831.5517 or email at cpe@wpi.edu
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Master of Science in Operations Design and Leadership


http://www.wpi.edu/academics/business/msodl.html
The MSODL is a comprehensive Operations Management program that provides balance between service and production management, and offers the option to concentrate in either Supply Chain Management or Process Design, or to customize the degree with a broad selection of electives focusing in-depth on issues in operations management and related business areas.
Courses: For graduate course catalog, click here

Dates:TBA

Cost: $1,239 per credit

Location: On-site or Blended

*For more information on this program please contact 508.831.5517 or email at cpe@wpi.edu
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Master of Science in Management


http://www.wpi.edu/academics/business/msmgmt.html
The MSMGM offers students the flexibility to tailor a course of study to their interests and career objectives. If you seek a focused program, improving your business skills while excelling in technology-based organizations, the MSMGM is right for you. An alternative track provides a compelling pathway to an MBA that recognizes the value of work experience. Upon receiving your MSMGM from WPI, and after a minimum of 2 years of work experience and within 6 years of completing your MSMGM, you may apply to complete the requirements for a WPI MBA— just 7 additional courses, including the hallmark project experience of WPI.

Courses: For graduate course catalog, click here

Dates: TBA

Cost: $1,239 per credit

Location: On-site or Blended

*For more information on this program please contact 508.831.5517 or email at cpe@wpi.edu
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Xavier University

Executive Certificate in Financial Planning


http://xavierleadershipcenter.com/programs/executive-certificate-in-financial-planning/

Xavier offers this program in partnership with Kaplan Schweser, the leading provider of financial planning and education materials.  Kaplan Schweser has helped more than 10,000 financial professionals pass the CFP® Certification Examination. Because of Kaplan’s extensive experience in providing financial planning education, students participate in an efficient and effective learning environment.

Financial markets are complex and dynamic. Financial professionals must continually update their knowledge and skills to help clients manage their financial assets and minimize financial risks to achieve their goals.   Whether you are new to the financial services industry or a seasoned financial services professional, this program is designed to be equally beneficial.   An outstanding faculty presents the material in a manner that is clear, concise and understandable. The program will focus on the technical aspects, practical application, ethical and professionalism of financial planning.

Completing this program meets the education requirements needed to sit for the CFP Certification Examination, and prepares you to be successful taking the test.

Build credibility with clients through continuing to develop your financial expertise, and demonstrating your knowledge through industry recognized certification.

Dates: January 24-September 28, 2013
Application Deadline: January 17, 2013


Costs: $4,500 USD

Contact Number: 513-745-3396 or 800-982-2673
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Lean Certificate Program


http://xavierleadershipcenter.com/programs/lean-certification-program/

Whether you work in manufacturing or are seeking a leaner process for your work in an office, hospital or service industry setting, by developing your lean expertise you will reduce your risk of failure, drive meaningful cultural change and establish best practices that will make a long-term impact.   The Lean Certificate Program will enable you to successfully lead processes that reduce waste, improve efficiency and enhance customer satisfaction.

XLC’s Lean Certificate Program combines highly-specialized classroom experience and work-related homework to move beyond the basic principles.  This program is built around applied learning to truly help you master Lean as it relates to real world situations and problems.  Through this hands-on learning model, you gain an in-depth understanding of the Lean approach and tools and you actually use them, on a real world, work related project.

After you complete the intensive classroom portion of the certificate program, you’ll undertake an individual project featuring a before-and-after lean process review, focusing on error reduction and waste elimination. You’ll achieve certification upon demonstrating successful application of lean principles.



Dates: April 23-26, 2013
Application Deadline:
April 16, 2013

Costs: $1,995 USD

Contact Number: 513-745-3396 or 800-982-2673

Location: Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Project Management Certificate Program


http://xavierleadershipcenter.com/programs/project-management-certificate-program/

XLC’s Project Management Certificate Program is our most popular certificate program.  Taught by Denny Evans, an industry experienced practitioner, this hands-on program helps individuals understand the overall principles of project management and develop communication strategies, strategic planning skills and managerial insight to ensure projects are completed on time, on budget and within scope.  Participants will be given the opportunity to link program content with their specific projects and challenges, so learning is more than theoretical.  It is applied, enabling project managers to be more successful in achieving desired outcomes, on their real projects with all the unique issues they present.

NOTE: This is an intensive six-day course spanning three modules, and includes submission of a follow-up assignment after each class.  Successful participation in each entitles you to continuing education units and a certificate in Project Management from Xavier University. 

Dates: March 5-6, April 9-10 and May 7-8, 2013; June 4-5, July 9-10, and Aug. 6-7, 2013
Application Deadline:
February 26, 2013; May 28, 2013

Costs: $2,500 USD

Contact Number: 513-745-3396 or 800-982-2673

Location: Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate Program


http://xavierleadershipcenter.com/programs/six-sigma-black-belt/

With our Six Sigma Black Belt Certification program, not only will you develop the comprehensive knowledge needed to earn certification, but you will practice applying that learning throughout the program. This hands-on and project-based program will enable you to expand your knowledge in Six Sigma and turn that knowledge into action that delivers measurable improvements in business performance.  You will practice sophisticated statistical decision-making tools and learn how to communicate and leverage results from these analysis to impact behavior, decisions and ultimately, delivery of the level of quality required for Six Sigma and customer satisfaction excellence.

You will discuss your specific issues and challenges and identify the best approach and tools to drive improvement.   Additionally, you will learn how to integrate the tools of Six Sigma and problem solving techniques, to engage others to deliver Six Sigma results, as well.

Dates: May 6-10, 2013
Application Deadline:
April 29, 2013

Costs: $2,570 USD

Contact Number: 513-745-3396 or 800-982-2673

Location: Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Program


http://xavierleadershipcenter.com/programs/six-sigma-green-belt/

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification enables you to confidently contribute to Six Sigma projects and provide expertise and recommendations using Six Sigma tools with your functional teams.  Through demonstrations and hands on exercises you will learn and apply the statistical tools that are fundamental to the DMAIC model, so you will be prepared to apply these to your own work. You will discuss your specific issues and challenges and identify the best approach and tools to drive improvement.   Additionally, you will learn how to integrate the tools of Six Sigma and problem solving techniques, to engage others to deliver Six Sigma results, as well.

Dates: April 15-16-17, 2013
Application Deadline:
April 8, 2013

Costs: $1,570 USD

Contact Number: 513-745-3396 or 800-982-2673

Location: Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate Program


http://xavierleadershipcenter.com/programs/six-sigma-yellow-belt/

Companies who implement Six Sigma strive for near perfect products or services to drive customer satisfaction.  This program is the first step  in helping individuals play a more leading role in implementing Six Sigma through project teams and individual contributions.  Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt Certification are the next steps in providing deeper knowledge and applied experience in Six Sigma.

In Six Sigma Yellow Belt you will be introduced to the world of Six Sigma — how it “works”, the language, tools, and the outcomes.  Through case studies, you will learn and discuss how businesses like Motorola and GE, have reinvented their companies by meeting Six Sigma standards.  You will learn how quality management has evolved into a process for sustained excellence, studying specific tools used by experts to help achieve these results.  You will also develop a greater appreciation for your role in implementing Six Sigma principles and practices.

Dates: April 11, 2013
Application Deadline:
April 4, 2013

Costs: $595 USD

Contact Number: 513-745-3396 or 800-982-2673

Location: Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
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