Short Programs

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

Short Programs Overview

Vanderbilt Executive Education offers proven and practical programs to help you develop and strengthen critical business skills without the commitment of earning a degree. Become a more effective leader, broaden a skillset, or learn to think strategically. 

To ensure a safe, socially distant learning experience during the pandemic, we have introduced Live Online programs, which offer live, interactive virtual instruction with Vanderbilt Business faculty.

If you have questions, please contact Cheryl Bates.

Which Short Program is Right for You?

Which area of leadership would you like to focus on?

The following course may fit your needs.

Which strategic area would you like to focus on?

The following course may fit your needs.

What type of skills do you want to build?

Based on your career interests, the following courses may fit your needs.

Based on your career interests, the following courses may fit your needs.

Based on your career interests, the following course may fit your needs.

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Spring/Summer 2022

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

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Mar 2-Mar 4
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Leadership
Improve your management communication speaking skills, no matter the managerial or executive situation, through this unique 2-day program. Through analysis of your personal speech style strengths and weaknesses, you will leave this course with confidence knowing how to achieve your communication goals.

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Mar 24-Mar 25
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Leadership
This program will provide you with the foundational knowledge you need to understand the numbers and speak the language of business. Through a series of discussions, exercises, and case studies, you’ll discover the meaning in the numbers and learn how to use your company’s financial data to build effective strategies for managing your company's financial resources.

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Apr 20-Apr 22
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Fall/Winter 2022–2023

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 12-Sep 13
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Leadership

Are you successful? What roles 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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Oct 4-Oct 5
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Leadership
The higher you move up the management ladder, the more communication skills play a critical role in your ability to be an effective leader. In this interactive, live-online program, you’ll develop and practice techniques for communicating at a senior level.

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Nov 2-Nov 4
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Leadership
Whether you manage entry-level employees or executives, this live-online program will help you build the competencies needed to coach effectively, build employee skills, address shortcomings, and develop leaders.

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Nov 14-Nov 15
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