Calendar of Programs

Surviving Disruption The New Competitive Advantage

September 14, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The average lifespan of a U.S. corporation today is 15 years and declining. The ever-increasing rate of change and the uncertainty around where disruption will next arise is driving companies to understand how adaptability, innovation and entrepreneurship can work to enable & sustain their enterprise.

Leading with Data Analytics

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
September 25-26, 2018

The volume and importance of business data and analytics are growing at an exponential rate. Today, more organizations are taking advantage of client based software applications with data science methodologies to predict “what may happen” and be prepared for “what might be a good course of action to take,” based on mining business data.

This program will help you better understand how to leverage data analytics to make decisions and enable business success. Additionally, you will gain a basic understanding of three popularly applied approaches to data analysis.

Mastering Difficult Conversations

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
October 9, 2018
This one-day workshop is focused on building the capabilities that enable leaders to navigate difficult and important conversations in order to achieve positive resolutions, while maintaining healthy workplace relationships.

The Adaptive Leader

October 17-19, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
In today’s rapidly changing business environment, the need to stay relevant is stronger than ever. In this program, you’ll discover strategies to deal with the uncertainty, complexity and increasing competition in the marketplace, while developing skills to lead and think creatively to achieve your goals.

Finance for Non-Financial Professionals

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
October 22-23, 2018
In today’s fast-paced and rapidly changing business world, every leader – and really, every employee – is responsible for managing the bottom line and driving success. To do that well, you have to clearly understand financial information, how it’s used for organization decision making, and how it can enable your work and results.

Effective Negotiations for Successful Outcomes

October 25-26, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
This 2-day session will introduce the core ideas behind a 5-step negotiations model aimed at effectively settling disagreements while strengthening long-term relationships. Discussions and exercises will include insights on how individuals can effectively develop win-win solutions to both business and personal challenges through focused preparation and a deliberate choice of specific strategies and tactics.

Development Coaching

November 2, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Today’s businesses are faced with an unprecedented level of change. Changing technology, new competitors, and frequent shifts to the capabilities required to be successful, all necessitate the need for life-long learning for all employees.  This increases the pressure for all employees to continually upgrade their capabilities and for leaders to provide the coaching, guidance & support needed to support their success.

Advanced Economic Development Leadership Program

November 5-8, 2018
Customers always have an experience when they buy from a company – good, bad, or indifferent. The key is managing the experience well. Leading companies how see the customer experience as a way to create value for the brand and buyers. In this program, you’ll learn practical ideas, tools, and skills to deliver delightful experiences that drive customer loyalty.

Executive Presence and Communication

November 6-7, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
In this program, you’ll discover approaches for deepening your own self-awareness, improving your ability to communicate, and enhancing your capability to project authenticity and stronger “leadership presence” to lead even more effectively in your organization.

Competing on Customer Experience

November 12-13, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Customers always have an experience when they buy from a company – good, bad, or indifferent. The key is managing the experience well. Leading companies how see the customer experience as a way to create value for the brand and buyers. In this program, you’ll learn practical ideas, tools, and skills to deliver delightful experiences that drive customer loyalty.