Calendar of Programs

NAAWLI

March 18-21, 2018
June 17-20, 2018
September 16-19, 2018
Leadership is a significant differentiator and a critical success factor for today’s organizations. The executive leader of today must understand not only how to provide a quality service or product, but also how to build and lead an effective organization, think strategically, and collaborate internally and externally to drive change and achieve results in a complex environment.

Finance for Non-Financial Professionals

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
March 26-27, 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.

The Adaptive Leader

April 2-4, 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.

The Power of Persuasion: Mastering Influence in Your Organization

April 6, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
No matter your career stage, job title or industry, the ability to persuade others is critical for success. The Power of Persuasion workshop will provide you with practical tools that you can utilize immediately in your career. This workshop combines social psychology research and marketing insights to build time-tested principles that deliver practical application to your real-world challenges.

Effective Negotiations for Successful Outcomes

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
April 10-11, 2018
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.

Competing on Customer Experience

April 18-19, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 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.

Development Coaching

April 24, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 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.

Mastering Difficult Conversations

April 27, 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.

Leading Corporate Entrepreneurship

May 10-11, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 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

May 15-16, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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.

Executive Presence and Communication

May 22-23, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 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.