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.

Short Programs Catalog

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Spring/Summer 2019

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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Jan 28-Jan 29
$2,295
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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 4-Feb 5
$2,295
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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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Feb 11-Feb 12
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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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Feb 18-Feb 19
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Strategy and Innovation
Through this highly interactive course you’ll gain a deeper understanding of skills that are important for effective 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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Feb 25-Feb 27
$3,395
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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 14-Mar 15
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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 18-Mar 20
$3,395
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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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Mar 21-Mar 22
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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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Mar 27-Mar 28
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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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Apr 8-Apr 10
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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 2-May 3
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Leadership

Are you successful? What role do meaning and purpose play in your ability to lead effectively? Do you or your team ever suffer from burnout? This course is designed to help all leaders think deeply about their lives and goals over a long time horizon. By understanding yourself, you can become a 'total leader' that is viewed by the organization as authentic, connected and innovative. This program will equip you with the tools to successfully navigate the multiple transitions you will face during your career and how to apply those techniques to your team. 

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May 13-May 14
$2,295
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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 3-Jun 5
$3,395
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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