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 Maureen Writesman.

Short Programs Catalog

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Fall/Winter 2017–2018

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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Oct 18-Oct 19
$2,150
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Leadership
This program will focus directly on strengthening persuasive presentation and negotiation skills, navigating challenging group dynamics and overcoming organizational roadblocks by employing effective leadership skills.

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Oct 23-Oct 24
$2,150

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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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Oct 30-Nov 1
$3,250

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Leadership
Improve your management communication speaking skills, no matter what the managerial or executive situation, through this unique two-day program. Through analysis of your personal speech style strengths and weaknesses, you will leave this course with confidently knowing how to achieve your communication goals.

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Nov 2-Nov 3
$2,150
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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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Nov 6-Nov 7
$2,150
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Leadership
Everyone knows that the Millennial generation is different. In this program, you will dive deep to learn who Millennials are and how to lead them to further organizational goals.

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Nov 8-Nov 9
$2,150
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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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Nov 13-Nov 14
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Spring/Summer 2018

Management Fundamentals
As a unique collaboration between Vanderbilt’s nationally ranked law and business schools, this program will teach you lean business management methods that are established, proven, and custom-designed for the legal industry.

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Feb 5-Feb 6
$2,150
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Leadership
Improve your management communication speaking skills, no matter what the managerial or executive situation, through this unique two-day program. Through analysis of your personal speech style strengths and weaknesses, you will leave this course with confidently knowing how to achieve your communication goals.

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Feb 12-Sep 13
$2,150
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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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Feb 26-Feb 27
$2,150
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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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Feb 28-Mar 2
$3,250
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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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Mar 5-Mar 7
$3,250
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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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Mar 15-Mar 16
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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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Mar 19-Mar 20
$2,150
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Leadership
A hands-on, highly engaging experience that is tailored to each individual, this program empowers new leaders with the skills to mobilize team and generate results.

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Mar 26-Mar 27
$3,250
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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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Apr 2-Apr 3
$2,150
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Management Fundamentals
The two-day program is designed to expand finance comprehension to include pro forma financial statement preparation, cash flow forecasting, financial ratio analysis, cost of capital, valuation, and investor relations and regulatory compliance

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Apr 4-Apr 5
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Management Fundamentals
Operational excellence addresses one question: “Is it worth it?” To answer this question requires knowledge of two critical areas: doing things right and doing the right thing. This course will help you understand the tools to use in addressing these questions and when it is most appropriate to use them.

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Apr 30-May 1
$2,150
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Strategy and Innovation
Through this highly interactive course you’ll gain a deeper understanding of skills that are important for eff ective managers: how to act with strategic intent, exercise influence, build and maintain networks, seek and share information, anticipate emerging opportunities and challenges, and continuously innovate to improve structures and processes.

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May 2-May 4
$3,250
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Leadership
Everyone knows that the Millennial generation is different. In this program, you will dive deep to learn who Millennials are and how to lead them to further organizational goals.

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May 7-May 8
$2,150
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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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May 14-May 15
$2,150
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Strategy and Innovation
Through this highly interactive two-day course, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental concepts in strategy including the determinants of competitive advantage as well as processes for making more rational decisions.

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May 21-May 22
$2,150
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Strategy and Innovation
In this program, you will discover how to be more productive and to increase your level of innovation. You will understand how organizational elements interact in ways that can enhance the generation, growth and implementation of new ideas and how to overcome the organizational, interpersonal and competitive forces that can stifle innovation.

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May 23-May 24
$2,150
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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 4-Jun 6
$3,250
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