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Washington University in St. Louis




Creativity Leading to Breakthrough Performance


Innovation is the driver for thriving companies today.  There is a strong correlation between creativity, productivity and results.  This seminar will provide you with a set of practical skills and techniques to enhance your creativity and engage in hands-on activities for each of the steps.  You will learn how to identify common blocks to creativity and specific techniques to overcome each of the blocks. For more information, click here.


Date: December 5, 2013

Location: St. Louis - Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center

Cost: $750

Contact number: (314) 935-9494
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Critical Thinking

Tired of endless and repeated team meetings where decisions don't get made or are probably poor decisions?  Olin's seminar on Critical Thinking can help.  Many of these decision challenges arise because individuals and teams get trapped by a variety of biases and poor thinking that ultimately lead to unfortunate decisions.  This seminar provides a set of tools to overcome biases and elevate your thinking and decision-making.  The program provides a novel framework for critical thinking that will help you recognize your biases as well as those biases that emerge in groups and teams.  It will offer you a set of processes that, if adopted, will help you improve the quality and consistency of your decisions and offer the added bonus of accelerating implementation of the decisions.  Most importantly, the program helps you make sure that you are solving the right strategic problems. For more information, click here.


Dates: TBD

Location: St. Louis - Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center

Cost: $1,500

Contact Number: (314) 935-9494
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Global Leadership

This seminar discusses the importance of global careers, characteristics of successful global leaders and the building of global competence by examining three approaches of highly successful global leaders. The increasing use of virtual global teams and their implications for global leadership are discussed as are strategies to launch and maintain a successful global virtual team. The seminar ends with a discussion of an increasingly necessary skill in global careers: the management of geographically dispersed global teams. For more information, click here.


Dates: September 12, 2013
Location: St. Louis - Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center

Cost: $750

Contact Number: (314) 935-9494
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Leading & Managing Change

In today’s business environment, the ability to lead and manage change is critical to organizational growth and profitability, but research suggests that successful change is often the exception rather than the rule. Successful change requires a leader that understands the change process, how to get the right people on-board and the key elements of change implementation. This program reviews best practices and provides frameworks, models and tools that leaders can immediately apply to change initiatives. For more information, click here.


Dates: TBD

Location: St. Louis - Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center

Cost: $1,500

Contact Number: (314) 935-9494
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Leadership Edge: Understanding & Managing Your Impact

In order to optimize leadership impact, leaders must have an in-depth understanding of their leadership capabilities. This includes an awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses and also how these are expressed in daily leadership interactions and how they impact followers. In this intensive, assessment-driven session, participants will engage in a self-discovery process to uncover key leadership strengths that can be leveraged toward growth and development. For more information, click here.


Dates: July 17, 2013
Location: St. Louis - Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center

Cost: $750

Contact Number: (314) 935-9494
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Leadership for High Performance Certificate

Gain the critical skills for success in key leadership areas: relationship management, interpersonal skills, collaboration and change leadership. Leadership for High Performance prepares you to effectively and confidently lead performance-driven teams. Successful completion of the program will result in a Certificate in Leadership for High Performance issued by Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School. For more information, click here.


Dates: TBD
Location: St. Louis - Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center

Cost: $6000

Contact Number: (314) 935-7583
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Leading Through Influence

Exercising real leadership and leading positive change requires more than just a worthy goal or a good idea. It also requires the skill of informal leadership: the ability to influence people both within and outside your chain of command in order to gain support and overcome resistance. This session helps you understand and develop three key skills of informal leadership: navigating politics, understanding power and exercising influence. For more information, click here.


Dates: Nov. 6-7, 2013 (Two day seminars)
Location: St. Louis - Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center

Cost: $1,500

Contact Number: (314) 935-9494
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Managing Your Career: How to Thrive in a Dynamic Environment

The economy as well as global competition has changed the way businesses look at talent.  Learn how to create and implement a Personal Strategic Plan (PSP) focused on your career development.  Understand senior leadership's perspective and what you can and can't expect from your employer.  Examine how change and working in a dynamic environment can assist you with career advancement if you learn to identify and manage political plays and power swaps. For more information, click here.


Dates: TBD

Location: St. Louis - Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center

Cost: $750

Contact Number: (314) 935-9494
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Women’s Leadership Certificate

Olin designed the Women’s Leadership Forum Certificate in response to an expressed need by corporate executives to identify and develop high potential women. Get the tools you need to strive for high-level corporate leadership positions with Washington University’s Women’s Leadership Forum Certificate Program. Confidently accept new challenges amid dynamic organizational and group relationships. Research shows that corporations with more women in high levels of leadership can powerfully impact the future success of the company. Sponsoring participants in the Women’s Leadership Forum will also help organizations with employee satisfaction, talent acquisition and talent management. Women’s Leadership Forum program topics are built around skills identified by female executives as necessary for women who aspire to executive levels of leadership. Successful completion of the program will result in a Certificate in Women’s Leadership Forum issued by Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School. For more information, click here.


Dates: Six one-day sessions: November 14, 2013; December 17, 2013; January 30, 2014; February 6, 2014; March 6, 2014; April 24, 2014
Location: St. Louis - Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center

Application Deadline: TBD
Cost:
$6000

Contact Number: (314) 935-7583

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