Calendar of Programs

Finance for Non-Financial Professionals

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
March 27 - March 28, 2017
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 Professional Land Management

Coming Spring 2017
North Texas abounds with energy opportunities. Accelerate your career with industry knowledge that will set you apart from the competition. Earn your certificate in a program designed by geologists, petroleum land professionals, oil and gas attorneys, and the American Association of Professional Landmen, taught by known experts with decades of energy experience.

Innovation@Work: Putting New Ideas into Action

Spring 2017
Harnessing breakthrough innovation will be increasingly important to all organizations in the future. But how should your organization go about that? Design thinking, based on human centered design, is a framework for creative problem solving that is credited with innovation breakthroughs large and small. This one day workshop will introduce participants to the design thinking framework and provide you with tools for each step. This workshop is hands on and will be directed at creating ideas for your industry and your organization.

The Power of Persuasion: Mastering Influence in Your Organization

April 27-28, 2017
Thursday, 12pm - 4pm and Friday, 8am - Noon
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 Art & Science of Leading in the 21st Century

May 15-19, 2017
To thrive in a fast paced, rapidly changing and increasingly competitive global environment, leaders need to think and act differently. The Art & Science of Leading in the 21st Century will provide you with cutting edge perspectives and indispensable tools to help you to think differently about your role as a leader, improve your thinking and enhance your ability to lead in complex environments.

Institute for Independent School Leadership

Summer 2017
Leading in independent schools today requires innovative, adaptive, critical thinkers. In this certificate program, you’ll learn from world-class faculty how to chart a compelling direction, lead adaptively and think creatively to achieve your individual and organizational goals.

The Adaptive Leader

September 12 - November 14, 2017
Tuesday nights from 6 to 9 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.

Emerging Issues for Sales Leaders

Fall 2017
The Emerging Issues for Sales Leaders program takes an in-depth look at sales management tools and leadership skills required to move your sales teams' performance from good to great.