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
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: Mar 23-28, 2014/ Sep 07-12, 2014
Location: March 2014: IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland; September 2014: MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Costs: April 2013 at IMD: CHF 11,500 (excluding accommodations), September 2013 at MIT: $11,500 (excluding accommodations)
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: March 11-12, 2014/ June 24-25, 2014/ November 06-07, 2014
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: June 24-25, 2014/ November 11-12, 2014
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Tuition: $2,900 (excluding accommodations)
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The Customer Focused Organization: Critical Steps in Achieving and Sustaining Focus
This program will develop key steps a leader takes beginning with a clear definition of the customer focus end state, the development of a marketing strategy, and the organization’s design to support the strategy. The program also discusses various change methods contingent on the company’s starting point and the mind-set of its senior management. For more information, click here.
Dates: May 12-15, 2014 / November 10-13, 2014
Generate a sustainable advantage in cost, quality, speed, and customer service to achieve world-class performance. Using real-world case studies, group workshops, and animated computer simulation models, you explore a framework for diagnosing, improving, and designing effective processing systems and for identifying leverage points with the greatest impact on the bottom line. For more information, click here.
Dates: February 19-21, 2014
Contact Number: 847-467-7000
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Penn State University
Designing and Leading Competitive Supply Chains
This program is targeted for senior-level executives charged with design and orchestration of complex supply chain systems. Participants learn practices that enhance supply chain speed, flexibility, and competitive differentiation. Topics include: Financial imperatives for design, global view on supply chains, intersection of operations and technology, strategic procurement, network design. For more information, click here.
Date: September 23-25, 2014
Location: Executive Education Center, University Park Campus