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The Graduate School (DC)

Managing for Results


Today's federal leaders are expected to plan for and measure performance to demonstrate that the agencies and programs they manage are viable and achieving results. Learn strategies to achieve measurable performance gains in your organization. Explore organizational issues affecting performance measurement, the balanced scorecard, accountability, entrepreneurial approaches to improvement, and how to manage stakeholder expectations. For more information, click here.
Dates: September 16-18, 2013

Location: Washington, DC (USDA)

Tuition: $1,595

Contact Number: 202-314-3300 or toll free (888-744-4723)
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Harvard University

Driving Government Performance: Leadership Strategies that Produce Results


This program introduces the participants to a variety of proven strategies that have helped a diversity of public executives in a diversity of circumstances produce significant results. This Executive Education program clarifies the leadership principles that undergird these strategies and provides the participants with the opportunity to learn how they can adapt these principles to improve performance in their own organizations. For more information, click here.

Date: August 25, 2013 – August 30, 2013; March 23, 2014 – March 28, 2014

Application Deadline: June 25, 2013; January 23, 2014

Location: Harvard Kennedy School-Executive Program (Cambridge, MA)

Cost: $6,900

Contact: 617-496-0484

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Senior Executive Fellows


The program does not teach answers to specific problems -- it provides a strategic approach to problem-solving. From the start, you'll take on a leadership role, discovering ways to look at issues from new perspectives. You'll learn how to generate a more diverse array of possible interpretations, and therefore, a wider range of possible solutions. Through class work, group work, and individual study, you'll practice strategic analysis daily, until it becomes a natural, ingrained response. For more information, click here.
Dates: October 13– November 8, 2013; February 9– March 7, 2014; April 13– May 9, 2014

Application Deadlines: August 13, 2013; December 9, 2013; February 13, 2014

Fees: $19,800 

Contact: 617-496-0484
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Leadership Decision Making: Optimizing Organizational Performance


Leadership Decision Making: Optimizing Organizational Performance offers important new insights into leadership based on breakthrough scientific discoveries about decision making. The goal of the program is to prepare participants with the skills to become effective ‘decision architects’, who design optimal decision making environments within their organizations and improve overall organizational performance.
Tough decisions are the essence of leadership. Using the latest research, case study discussions, and real-time activities in the new Harvard Decision Science Laboratory, program participants will have the opportunity to examine both the scientific basis for and the practical aspects of judgment and decision making, and learn how to build lasting leadership skills that incorporate this knowledge. For more information, click here.

Dates: November 17, 2013 – November 22, 2013

Application Deadline(s): September 17, 2013

Cost: $6,900

Contact: 617-496-0484
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Illinois Institute of Technology

Entrepreneurship for IT Professionals


Any manager who wants to be able to evaluate the business model of his or her enterprise division, or expert who wants to use the technical knowledge he or she has developed in years of study and business practice should attend. The course is designed to help the business manager stop working for other people and start declaring economic independence. For more information, click here.
Dates: August 19 – December 7, 2013

Application Deadline: TBD

Location: IIT Main Campus, Chicago and ONLINE

Cost: $2,450

Contact Number: 312.567.5280

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Loyola University Chicago

Project Management Certificate Program


This program will improve participants' performance by providing industry-standard tools approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) to help successfully manage any type of project regardless of scope or industry. Focusing on the proven methodology behind effective project management, the program allows participants to practice these concepts in a project-based team environment. Time built into the program for sharing insights, past experiences, and best practices make the course even more relevant and applicable for all participants. For more information, click here.
Courses: For course descriptions, click here.

Dates: For Fall 2013 schedule, click here.

Location: Loyola University Chicago, Water Tower Campus (Chicago, IL)

Cost: $3,200

Apply: To apply online, click here.

Contact: 312-915-6761
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MIT Sloan Business School

Business Dynamics: MIT’s Approach to Diagnosing and Solving Complex Business Problems

Through intensive, hands-on workshops and interactive experiments, participants will be exposed to the principles of systems thinking and practical methods for putting them into action. They will be introduced to a variety of tools, including mapping techniques, simulation models, and MIT’s management flight simulators, which they can apply to their own business environment as soon as they complete the program. Throughout the week, participants work in small groups and interact closely with the course leaders, Professors Sterman and Repenning. For more information, click here.



Dates: Jun 02-06, 2014

Location: MIT Campus, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Costs: $8,100 (excluding accommodations)

E-mail: sloanexeced@mit.edu
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Driving Strategic Innovation: Achieving High Performance Throughout the Value Chain


Offered jointly with IMD, this program will combine marketing, product development, technology assessment, value-chain design, project execution, and talent management in an end-to-end roadmap for achieving breakthrough performance. It will demonstrate how to build organizational relationships that facilitate knowledge transfer, both within the firm and across the value chain. Using a dynamic and integrative value-chain framework created at MIT, participants will gain the capability to position their organizations for future growth. For more information, click here.
Dates: Sep 08-13, 2013| Mar 23-28, 2014| Sep 07-12, 2014

Location: April 2013: IMD Campus, Lausanne, Switzerland; September 2013 & 2014: MIT Campus, Cambridge, MA

Costs: April 2013 at IMD: CHF 11,500 (excluding accommodations)

September 2013 at MIT: $11,500 (excluding accommodations)



E-mail: sloanexeced@mit.edu
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Understanding and Solving Complex Business Problems


This program will introduce participants to “systems thinking” as a response to the rapid changes in technology, population, and economic activity that are transforming the world, and as a way to deal with the ever increasing complexity of today's business. Systems thinking was devised to improve people's ability to manage organizations comprehensively in a volatile global environment. It offers managers a framework for understanding complex situations and the dynamics those situations produce. Senior managers can use the system dynamics method to design policies that lead their organizations to high performance. The program is intended to give participants the tools and confidence to manage organizations with full understanding and solid strategy. For more information, click here.
Dates: Nov 07-08, 2013 | Mar 11-12, 2014| Jun 24-25, 2014 | Nov 06-07, 2014

Certificate Track: Management and Leadership

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Costs: $2,900 (excluding accommodations)

E-mail: sloanexeced@mit.edu
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Fundamentals of Finance for the Technical Executive


This program is designed for executives who manage project teams and departments, and technical professionals involved with R&D, product and software design, engineering, and other scientific and technical work. No advanced quantitative skills are required, but participants should bring calculators. For more information, click here.
Dates: Nov 12-13, 2013| Jun 24-25, 2014 | Nov 11-12, 2014

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Tuition: $2,900 (excluding accommodations)

E-mail: sloanexeced@mit.edu
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