Our Process

An overview of the process behind Penn State Executive Programs Custom Solutions

Custom learning solutions from Penn State Executive Programs are driven by unique competitive challenges, strategic objectives, and performance requirements. Aligned with the distinct needs of organizations, these solutions are relevant, practical, and directly tied to business goals. Our collaborative design process allows us to create engagements that can be integrated with other developmental initiatives and management systems. 

Experts in Applied Learning

Penn State Executive Programs uses a variety of learning designs to ensure that each program is dynamic and that concepts are translated into actionable, applicable solutions. Learning modalities may include: presentation of theoretical concepts, analysis or best practice organizations, moderated case studies, large and small group discussions, simulations, assessments, and action planning. We are experts in the use of applied learning and action projects to ensure learning transfer and to create client results. 

The Penn State approach to designing custom programs is based upon three key components:

  1. Content and flow are critical elements for success. We specifically order topics within programs to layer on new levels of understanding, thus logically building participants' capabilities and competencies. 
  2. Faculty leaders share a relevant set of concepts and models that exemplify current and future business thought. These frameworks and models allow participants to consider new perspectives, increase their ability to respond quickly to a changing environment, and to proactively address issues. 
  3. Finally, with learning enhanced through interactive discussions, case examples, and activities, participants are able to more fully understand how to leverage the information and apply the concepts to their business challenges. This comprehensive approach to design creates a learning environment that encourages the development of leadership skills that can be effectively transferred to organizational opportunities.