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University of Wisconsin - Madison

Business Process Improvement Using Lean Six Sigma and Performance Metrics


Are complex problems bogging down your business? Are redundant and inaccurate data systems making life miserable for you and your customers? Take the first step toward an integrated approach to complex business problem solving. This foundation course in Six Sigma uses a data-driven, scientific method-based, step-by-step approach that can create dramatic performance improvements for your organization. After completing this course and its exam, you will be Six Sigma Yellow Belt certified. For more information, click here.
Date: September 11, 2013 - September 13, 2013; January 22, 2014 – January 24, 2014

Cost: $1,995

Contact Number: 608-441-7308

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Creating a Culture of Innovation


Adapt to changing realities in order to thrive! This course defines skills required for diagnosing individual and organizational responsiveness to change, and explores innovativeness in product development and customer value delivery. The course takes a unique layered approach to innovation. It starts with a personal self-examination of your own creativity and leadership as inputs into a culture of innovation. Next, it progresses to tools for innovating customer value. Finally, it ends with insights into building and sustaining organizational innovation. For more information, click here.
Date: September 25, 2013 - September 27, 2013; March 24, 2014 – March 26, 2014

Cost: $1,795

Contact Number: 608-441-7314
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Defining and Managing Business Requirements


This course focuses on a requirements management process that contributes to project success. Using a real case for a workshop exercise, you will practice defining the real problem, assessing the impact on the business, and identifying and managing stakeholders’ expectations. We will practice using various elicitation tools and techniques to discover real requirements that contribute to deliverable solutions, solutions that produce desired business outcomes. You will learn how to develop itemized deliverable lists and how to discover overlooked requirements. We will discuss requirements verification, traceability, and change management. Finally, you will realize how to prioritize and select the best requirements solutions and present those solutions in a business case format. For more information, click here.

Date: September 23, 2013 - September 25, 2013; February 17 – February 19, 2014

Cost: $1,895

Contact Number: 608-441-7308
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Project Management: Planning, Scheduling, and Control


This project management course teaches techniques that will help you plan, implement, and complete projects with desired results…on time and within budget. Learn how to use project management systems and tools to create clear project missions and goals. Learn to accurately estimate project time and costs, employ project quality management, schedule and allocate time-critical resources, and establish feedback systems for project control. For more information, click here.
Date: August 5, 2013 – August 7, 2013; September 9, 2013 – September 11, 2013; October 7, 2013 - October 9, 2013; November 11, 2013 – November 13, 2013

Cost: $1,795

Contact Number: 608-441-7308
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Project Portfolio Management


During the course, you will learn about using appropriate project selection criteria, prioritizing projects, preventing "problem projects" from making it into a program or portfolio and determining when to terminate an existing project from either a program or a portfolio. You will learn about managing stakeholder expectations, coordinating multiple project managers working within a program or portfolio and manage resource conflicts among projects. You will learn how to prepare and communicate executive briefs on the performance of projects at the program or portfolio level and to define, track and report benefits for deliverables. For more information, click here.
Date: November 7, 2013 – November 8, 2013; March 6 – March 7, 2014

Cost: $1,395

Contact Number: 608-441-7308
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Wharton—University of Pennsylvania

Advanced Management Program


AMP is an immersive five-week program based on real-time business dynamics, economic challenges and opportunities, global trends, and market shifts. AMP faculty – expert thought leaders in the world of business – go well beyond historical case studies to explore current conditions, the latest research, and best practice. The knowledge shared is reinforced and challenged through guided practice, simulation, reflection, team coaching, and peer mentoring. For more information, click here.

Program Date: September 29 – November 1, 2013; June 1, 2014 – July 4, 2014

Program Tuition: $55,000

Contact Name: Katrina S. Clark

Contact Number: 215-898-1776

Contact Email – execed@wharton.upenn.edu
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Making Strategy Work: Leading Effective Execution


We focus on looking ahead by using real-time case studies with current strategy implementation techniques. You will get a broad perspective of overall strategy formulation and implementation. You will develop clear, measurable incentives and tie them directly to strategic performance. Very few MBA courses address cross-functional issues related to implementation or the framework for thinking about implementation; this course is designed to fill that gap. Faculty will also be available to give feedback on a business plan you bring. For more information, click here.
Program Date: September 9-13, 2013; April 7-11, 2014

Program Tuition: $9,700

Contact Name: Katrina S. Clark

Contact Number: 215-898-1776

Contact Email – execed@wharton.upenn.edu

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Strategic Marketing Essentials


Using both quantitative and qualitative methods in lectures, case studies, and hands-on exercises, you will gain a better understanding of your customers and the role of marketing throughout the organization. The program is taught by the professors who teach the core marketing courses in Wharton’s top-ranked MBA program. In the evening, small groups work together to gain hands-on practice in applying theories and tactics discussed during the day, such as evaluating new business opportunities, forecasting, measuring consumer preferences, and discussing methods for setting pricing. For more information, click here.

Program Date: November 17-22, 2013; April 6-11, 2014

Program Tuition: $9,250

Contact Name: Katrina S. Clark

Contact Number: 215-898-1776

Contact Email – execed@wharton.upenn.edu

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Strategic Thinking and Management for Competitive Advantage


Strategic Thinking and Management for Competitive Advantage helps you meet, head on, the challenge of building strategy. It distills and applies the latest strategic insights and approaches and helps you accurately assess the competition in your industry. You will learn to create coherent and forceful strategies for your future and get the opportunity to apply these concepts to your own strategic plan. For more information, click here.

Program Date: September 16-20, 2013, December 2-6, 2013

Program Tuition: $10,000

Contact Name: Katrina S. Clark

Contact Number: 215-898-1776

Contact Email – execed@wharton.upenn.edu
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Executive Development Program


The Executive Development Program is designed to increase the business skills and leadership capabilities of managers who lead key parts of the business and form the pool of future top leadership of the organization. Wharton's Executive Development Program uses a multidimensional approach of lectures, small/large group discussion, case study, role playing, a leadership workshop, and a strategy simulation to provide new insights and give participants opportunities to apply them. A team of faculty, experts in diverse business disciplines, provides in-depth knowledge in core business areas. Participants are encouraged to apply these insights from the program to their own organizations in daily application sessions. For more information, click here.
Program Date: September 8-20, 2013; March 16-28, 2014

Program Tuition: $26,000

Contact Name: Katrina S. Clark

Contact Number: 215-898-1776

Contact Email – execed@wharton.upenn.edu
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