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.

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Spring/Summer 2019

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
$2,295
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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
$3,395
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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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Apr 29-Apr 30
$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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May 2-May 3
$2,295
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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
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Strategy and Innovation
In this program, not only will you learn the innovation and design thinking frameworks, but also, immediately apply them to a live client example. This interactive approach takes classroom learning a step further by asking you to apply what you learned immediately. Working through the innovation process in this way will increase your success when you return to your organization and take on your next project. 

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May 20-May 22
$3,395
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