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Short Programs Overview

Vanderbilt Executive Education offers proven and practical two- and three-day focused 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. 

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

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

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Which area of leadership would you like to focus on?

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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 2020

Strategy and Innovation
Through this highly interactive course, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of important skills 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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Jan 13-Jan 15
$3,510
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Leadership
Whether you manage entry-level employees or executives, this program will help you build the competencies needed to coach effectively, build employee skills, address shortcomings and develop leaders.

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Jan 27-Jan 28
$2,410
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Leadership
Improve your management communication speaking skills, no matter 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 confidence knowing how to achieve your communication goals.

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Feb 6-Feb 7
$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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Feb 10-Feb 11
$2,410
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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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Feb 13-Feb 14
$2,410
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Leadership
A hands-on, highly engaging experience tailored to each individual, this program empowers new leaders with the skills to mobilize teams and generate results.

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Feb 24-Feb 25
$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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Mar 2-Mar 4
$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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Mar 23-Mar 24
$2,410
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Strategy and Innovation

Whether you are part of team or an individual strategist, this program will take your thinking to the next level. You will be able to demonstrate your strategic vision faster and smarter than ever before. 

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Apr 15-Apr 16
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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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Apr 20-Apr 21
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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 executive leadership, you’ll be equipped to lead more effectively and achieve your professional and organizational goals.

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Apr 27-Apr 29
$3,510
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