Calendar of Programs

Finance for Non-Financial Professionals

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
August 7 - August 8, 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.

Strategic Marketing Essentials

Tuesday nights from 6 to 9 p.m.
September 12 – November 14, 2017
This Marketing Program provides all participants with the opportunity to develop basic knowledge of key marketing concepts and tools required in today’s global business environment. Program participants will attend a series of classroom sessions to explore important marketing theories, concepts, and cases.

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.

Effective Negotiations for Successful Outcomes

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
October 2 - October 3, 2017
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.

The Power of Persuasion: Mastering Influence in Your Organization


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.

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.

Supply Chain Innovation Incubator Program

Tuesday nights from 6 to 9 p.m.
September 6 - November 8, 2016
Managers in supply chain functions (purchasing, operations, planning, logistics) Managers interested in improving performance know that innovation is critical to success. You'll learn how to implement improvements along with step-function innovations to remain on the leading edge of supply chain performance.

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.

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 Art & Science of Leading in the 21st Century

Coming Spring 2018
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.