Short
Programs

Hear from participants who have benefited from Vanderbilt Executive Education Short Programs.

Short Programs Overview

Meeting the needs of working professionals, Vanderbilt Executive Education offers proven and practical two- to three-day focused programs to help you develop and strengthen critical business skills—all without the commitment of earning a degree. 

  • Learn how to become a stronger leader who can build a shared vision, improve teamwork and increase productivity.
  • Broaden your skillset and expand your thinking.
  • Network with other professionals from a diverse background of industries and disciplines.
  • Focus on particular topics based on your needs and career goals.

Bonus! By taking four Short Programs in a period of 36-months, you can save money and earn a Certificate Series.

If you have questions, please contact Kate Paradis or Cheryl Bates.

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Spring/Summer 2019

Leadership
By the end of this highly interactive, three-day program, conducted by one of the nation’s leading business experts on the subject, you’ll be equipped to become a more effective leader and to achieve your professional and organizational goals.

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Jun 3-Jun 5
$3,395

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Fall/Winter 2019–2020

Strategy and Innovation
In this program, not only will you learn the innovation and design thinking frameworks, but also, immediately apply them to a live client example. This interactive approach takes classroom learning a step further by asking you to apply what you learned immediately. Working through the innovation process in this way will increase your success when you return to your organization and take on your next project. 

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Aug 7-Aug 9
$3,510
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Strategy and Innovation
In this program, you’ll learn an analytic framework to help think more clearly about any negotiation you face and get feedback to help you become a better negotiator. Through a variety of exercises—starting with simple simulations that become increasingly complex—you will be able to immediately see the effects of different negotiation strategies for different scenarios

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Aug 19-Aug 20
$2,410
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Leadership
Whether you manage entry-level employees or executives, this program will help you build the competencies to coach effectively, build employee skills, address shortcomings and develop leaders

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Sep 16-Sep 17
$2,410
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Leadership
This two-day master class is for senior managers and high-potentials working on key projects. It will help you pinpoint the organizational capabilities needed to win today and tomorrow. As a leader, it will increase your execution IQ know how.

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Sep 23-Sep 24
$2,410
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Leadership
Change is essential to organizational growth and progress. Through this intensely focused, hands-on program, you’ll learn research-based frameworks, models and strategies that will help you become a stronger leader of change within your organization

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Sep 30-Oct 1
$2,410
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Management Fundamentals
This program helps you understand the numbers in order to speak the language of business. Through a series of exercises and case studies, you’ll understand what the numbers mean and how to use your company’s financial data to manage more efficiently.

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Oct 2-Oct 4
$3,510
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Leadership

A highly interactive five-day program will help you deepen your personal leadership skills, what we call versatile leadership, while improving strategic outcomes and advancing key business initiatives. The program will address live business issues with an emphasis on working through an individual leadership challenge. 

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Oct 14-Oct 18
$5,250
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Leadership
The higher you move up the management ladder, the more your communication skills play a critical role in your ability to be an effective leader. In this interactive program, you’ll develop and practice techniques for communicating at a senior level.

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Oct 21-Oct 22
$2,410
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Leadership

Generational diversity is both exciting and challenging; this program will teach you how to unify Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials and Gen Z to build the future of your company. 

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Oct 28-Oct 29
$2,410
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To Be Scheduled

Leadership
Effective management of your key assets—your people and teams—can set you apart within your organization as a strategic and effective leader. In this dynamic program, you’ll be able to develop and practice these skills—and in the process become more valuable to your organization.

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To Be Scheduled
$2,295