Leadership & Strategy

Sharpen your leadership expertise to better analyze your environment, set direction, improve performance, innovate, and drive change. For more than 60 years, we have been developing leaders who can interpret the environment, seek out new opportunities, rally those around them, and reflect the DNA of the organization.

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Overview

Sharpen your leadership expertise to better analyze your environment, set direction, improve performance, innovate, and drive change. For more than 60 years, we have been developing leaders who can interpret the environment, seek out new opportunities, rally those around them, and reflect the DNA of the organization.

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We offer short courses in Leadership & Strategy topics that track into two Professional Certificates in Strategy and Organizational Performance.

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Courses

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Strategic Leadership

Prepare to lead transformational change in your organization. Develop the perspective to lead strategically by assessing your opportunities in the competitive environment, developing and implementing strategy with a focus on a constantly changing future, and aligning your organization around the fundamental pillars of strategy, leadership, and culture. These live sessions will be held 8:30-11:45am Eastern.

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Implementing Strategy for Success

Develop an integrated approach to strategy implementation and change management. Build strategic thinking abilities, decision-making acumen, change management awareness, and influencing skills. Maximize your skills to drive organizational performance and growth.

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Communication Strategy for Leaders

Today’s workplace offers a complex variety of modes through which leaders communicate critical concepts, ideas, and strategic messages. This program offers a unique design that brings together multiple faculty experts who will help you explore effective strategies for communicating strategic vision up, down, and across the organization, with particular focus on channel selection, message authenticity, and communicating across generations.

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Leading for Results: Strategic Financial Management

It is critical for leaders to understand how business decisions impact financial results and how constraints shape business decisions. All too often, operational leaders and strategic decision-makers are siloed from their counterparts in finance. This program focuses on connecting business decisions with their financial consequences and views finance as an operational element of a successful organization. As you gain familiarity with the tools and techniques of managerial accounting, you will begin to deploy finance to empower your business decisions.

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Leading With Analytics

Analytics is the combination of science and art that allows organizations to transform data into actionable insights to enable effective decision-making. With increasing amounts of data available to organizational leaders, it can be challenging to generate and apply the ‘right’ information to business and organizational challenges. Learn tools and methods that leaders can apply to real-world problems using data to: determine what happened – assess what might happen – prescribe what should happen.

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The faculty balance institutional knowledge and real world experience. Tying this all together is incredibly important. This made all of the difference.
Seth Doman, Director, New Holland Parts & Service Sales, New Holland Corporate of North America
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Our Faculty Directors

Expert executive faculty who have led significant change within the private and public sectors will provide models and frameworks to help you transform vision into an action plan for results.