Leadership Development Programs and ecq-based Readings



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University of Texas

Managing Project Execution


To direct the execution phase to a successful conclusion. After building the proper cultural environment, the manager will be able to monitor progress and intervene only when and where necessary. Scope is controlled through a change control process that is scaled appropriately to the level of definition. And various conflict resolution modalities are brought into play when problems cannot be avoided through early detection and recovery planning. For more information, click here.
Date: December 3-4, 2013
Location:
The University of Texas at Austin

Cost: $2,450 (Individual Course); $13,800 - Institute for Managerial Leadership Certificate (includes materials, lunches and breaks.)

Application Deadline: Early registration is encouraged. Class size is limited and may fill to capacity. We request registrations with payment at least 3 weeks in advance of the program start date
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Planning the Successful Project


To develop a robust execution plan that captures the cost, schedule and resource requirements in the face of significant risk and uncertainty. The participant will be able to identify and address risks at the proper level using a comprehensive risk management process. The potential impact on cost and schedule is described using range estimates and mitigated through a contracting strategy that allocates risks appropriately. For more information, click here.
Date: October 1-2, 2014
Location:
The University of Texas at Austin

Cost: $2,450 (Individual Course); $13,800 - Institute for Managerial Leadership Certificate (includes materials, lunches and breaks.)

Application Deadline: Early registration is encouraged. Class size is limited and may fill to capacity. We request registrations with payment at least 3 weeks in advance of the program start date
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Strategic Decision Making


Uncertainty and complexity make many decisions difficult, especially those involving R&D projects, new products and new ventures. This program provides an introduction to decision and risk analysis – the systematic evaluation of decision problems involving uncertainty. Decision and risk analysis provide a framework for analyzing decision problems by breaking them down into more manageable parts and explicitly considering the possible alternatives, available information, and the relevant preferences of the decision makers. We will discuss methods for structuring and modeling decision problems, and apply these methods to a variety of problems that involve risk and uncertainty. For more information, click here.
Date: September 19-20, 2013 (Special Feature: complimentary textbook to be mailed. Please allow time to complete reading assignments prior to your first class day

Location: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center Austin, Texas

Cost: $2,450 (Individual Course); $13,800 - Institute for Managerial Leadership Certificate; $13,800 - Project Management Certificate (includes materials, lunches and breaks.)

Contact: 1-800-409-EXEC (3932)
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University of Virginia

Leading Organizational Effectiveness


As business landscapes transform and evolve, efficiency strategies and the ability to smartly manage effective organizations also advance. Creating and sustaining a culture of high performance, and leading organizational effectiveness across the enterprise, are a few of the most complex challenges facing leaders. A proven best practice for making a workforce a success stems from a participative design process that includes a strategic, intertwined focus on people, process, and perspective. Through the program Leading Organizational Effectiveness, managers will understand the systems thinking necessary to integrate disciplines of performance improvement, customer focus, learning, and change. For more information, click here.
Date: September 8-13, 2013

Location: Darden School of Business, Charlottesville, Virginia

Cost: $9,100 per person.

Contact Number: 434-924-3000
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Management Development Program: Driving Vision, Action, and Results


Ambitious professionals and their organizations understand that management in today’s environment does not mean doing more of the same. These growth and global minded businesses prepare middle management executives to become more effective leaders who possess broad, strong business knowledge. Providing an enterprise-wide, performance-driven perspective, the Management Development Program (MDP) examines key business issues and solutions that are necessary to be successful in an increasingly dynamic business environment. By developing a broad understanding of the enterprise and the connectivity of business activity, MDP provides an opportunity for participants to focus on and drive actions that will enhance organizational effectiveness and drive superior bottom-line results. For more information, click here.
Dates: September 30 – October 11, 2013

Location: The Inn at Darden located on the North Grounds of the University of Virginia

Cost: $22,000 per person.

Contact Number: 434-924-3000
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Servant Leadership: A Path to High Performance


All organizations strive for consistent high performance. Realistically, few achieve it. Many of the successful companies operate under a leadership principle known as “servant leadership.” These organizations and their leaders enable high employee engagement that results in extraordinary performance. The behaviors of these leaders, including the harmonious consistency among their attitudes, words, and actions, help create an organizational family that is highly accountable to each other in the pursuit of daily excellence—excellence that is both meaningful and value-creating. For more information, click here.
Dates: November 10-15, 2013

Location: Darden School of Business, Charlottesville, Virginia

Fee: $8,900 per person.

Contact Number: 434-924-3000
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Strategic Thinking and Action


Strategic Thinking and Action focuses on strategic thinking for competitive response in a world of uncertainty and constant industry transformation. Particular attention is given to competing effectively in today’s connected world. Throughout the program, the themes are applied to firms in a variety of industries that face growth and profit pressures, and run the risk of being challenged or threatened by new competitors with evolving business models. For more information, click here.
Date: TBD

Location: Darden School of Business, Charlottesville, Virginia

Cost: $7,750 per person.

Contact Number: 434-924-3000
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Power and Leadership: Getting Below the Surface


Are you ready to stretch your leadership thinking and capabilities? Through Power and Leadership: Getting Below the Surface, you will explore the differences between coercive, power-based leadership and deeper “level three” leadership. Integrated themes incorporate a powerful leadership model that includes personal characteristics, strategic thinking, abilities in influencing others, creating inspiring organizational designs, and principles of leading change to provoke your thoughts about leadership. You will see how to build trust, influence face-to-face, lead change, and how to become a more influential manager. The program includes a half-day of experiential learning exercises and a day-long simulation on managing change, blending fresh learning techniques with practical business, and some theory. This course will help transform your view of leadership, your influence capabilities, and elevate your contribution in your current and future roles. For more information, click here.

Dates: September 15-20, 2013; April 6-11, 2014

Location: Darden School of Business, Charlottesville, Virginia

Cost: $9,100 per person.

Contact Number: 434-924-3000
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Strategic Decision Making


Executives who excel at strategic decision making possess a thorough understanding of the tools available for analyzing problems, especially those involving risk and uncertainty. They are also able to overcome hurdles for analysis, examine methods for structuring and model decision dilemmas and an understanding of how to apply these methods to a variety of challenges. For more information, click here.
Date: November 12-15, 2013

Location: Darden School of Business, Charlottesville, Virginia

Fee: $7,100 per person.

Contact Number: 434-924-3000
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