Programs for Individuals
For the first time in history, we now have five distinct generations in the workplace: Traditionalists - born before 1945; Baby Boomers – born between 1946 and 1965; Gen X - born between 1965 and 1977; Millennials – born between 1978 and 1995; and Gen 2020 (or Gen Z), the newest generation of employees entering the workforce – born after 1995.
In today’s corporate environment, those who specialize in engineering and technology management, must master cross-discipline concepts and contribute to multifunctional teams. Technical expertise, while vital, is not enough for long-term career success.
Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to permeate nearly every aspect of business in order to solve both ordinary and complex business problems, regardless of an organization’s size or industry. However, the ability to harness AI’s power still remains elusive as many seek to more fully understand this subject matter area.
Life sciences professionals, whether they spend their day-to-day in the lab or behind a desk, need to maintain excellence in their own expertise as well as understand the role they play in their organization’s overall business and operational environments. Definitions of success are shifting, impacted by scientific advancement, ongoing regulatory developments, and the globalization of supply and distribution.
Marketing in the digital era has transformed the way companies must think about how they build their brand and communicate with consumers. Effective – and genuine – brand storytelling has become essential for connecting and establishing a relationship with audiences. To do so, brands must have a clear understanding of their value in the market.
The power of the consumer, the impact of globalization, and the pervasiveness of the digital era are all rapidly shifting organizational approaches, business parlance, and leadership strategy. Experienced professionals must balance the daily demands of a successful career with the necessary investment in the education to meet these new expectations.
Business leaders are increasingly challenged to transition themselves and their organizations to change not only how they interact externally with customers, but also within the business—how the customer experience defines their corporate culture.
Career success depends on making high-quality decisions. The best decision-makers leverage their gut but confirm their instincts with data and change their mind when presented with new information. Data-driven decision-making and management require far more than gathering and presenting data. It requires purposeful analysis to extract insights from data and communicate actions with simple visuals. Simply put – it’s not the data but how you use it.
Digital marketing is no longer an emerging medium; your consumers regularly make decisions about your company online – long before any traditional communications permeate the mind. Effective integration is key, but leading your team or directing outside marketing partners can become overwhelming with the constant, rapid evolution of this landscape. Each new tool comes with another learning curve and new jargon, blurring useful tools with trendy, irrelevant distractions.
Advances in technology are radically impacting global supply chains transforming how businesses manage their own organizational and supply chain structures.
Business leaders who want their company to become–and stay–competitive in this constantly changing era must continually find new and better ways to deliver their products and services to customers. It’s imperative not only to innovate but also to do it quickly, moving from idea to actualization with discipline and vision.
With fast-evolving workplaces, technologies, and industries, it’s more important than ever that ethics and compliance programs are aligned with both legal requirements and organizational missions; but it’s not always easy. As a compliance professional, you need to be an effective advocate for sustainable compliance processes that meet the needs of your organization’s C-Suite, General Counsel, and employees.
Healthcare providers chose their field because they want to care for patients. Today’s reality, however, is that care is provided within a complex system of non-clinical context. To be truly effective as a healthcare provider or administrator, professionals must understand current and evolving legislation, regulation, and payment models. Running a healthcare practice or serving in a hospital or healthcare system also requires foundational understanding of general business theories in economics and sound financial decision making.
In the digitized modern era, consumers have nearly unlimited access to information and freedom of choice in the market. Their ever-increasing expectations from businesses require successful executives to increase and improve delivery and quality in step with those demands.
Lean Six Sigma is a management methodology used by businesses to improve products and processes, and ultimately achieve operational excellence. Our Mini-MBA: Lean Six Sigma for Executives teaches you how to maximize efficiency and through change, while prioritizing the wants and needs of the customer.
The accounting profession is in the midst of rapid change spurred by advances in digital technology. Technology fueled by artificial intelligence, data analytics, cloud computing, and blockchain requires skills beyond spreadsheet analysis. It requires a knowledge of business intelligence software and its role in managing the digital transformation of business operations and its impact on the financial health of an organization.
Successful professionals in contemporary workplaces understand that their success at work depends on more than their mastery of the tasks and skills associated with their direct workflow responsibilities. Interacting effectively with others, and understanding how their colleagues, managers, and team managers need and want to be treated, is key to true professional success. Strategies in problem solving, goal setting, performance management, conflict resolution, communications and related areas is critical, regardless of seniority, functional area, or specific job responsibilities.