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 2018

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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Aug 22-Aug 23
$2,295
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Fall/Winter 2018–2019

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 24-Sep 25
$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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Sep 26-Sep 27
$2,295
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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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Oct 1-Oct 2
$2,295
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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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Oct 3-Oct 4
$2,295
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Leadership

This 1-day Leadership Symposium is designed for Senior HR Leaders of organizations large and small. Content and activity has been selected based on most relevant topics we’ve heard in the marketplace. Professor Melissa Thomas Hunt, Vanderbilt’s, Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence and Owen Professor of Management has collaborated with other Vanderbilt professors to bring best in practice content. The day will be a combination of best Practices, lectures and guided learning delivered in an intimate environment with no more than 40 Senior HR leaders from a wide background of industry.

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Oct 5-Oct 5
$250
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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 8-Oct 10
$3,395
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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 11-Oct 12
$2,295
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Strategy and Innovation

By the end of this highly interactive, one-day program, you will have learned how to decrease costs, improve efficiencies, and positively impact patient outcomes. Equip yourself with the framework you need to lead your team more effectively while achieving your professional goals. 

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Oct 17-Oct 18
$995
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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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Oct 22-Oct 24
$3,395
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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 1-Nov 2
$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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Nov 5-Nov 7
$3,395
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To Be Scheduled

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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To Be Scheduled
$3,395
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