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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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Fall/Winter 2019–2020

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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Aug 19-Aug 20
$2,410
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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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Sep 16-Sep 17
$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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Sep 23-Sep 24
$2,410
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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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Sep 30-Oct 1
$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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Oct 2-Oct 4
$3,510
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Leadership

This highly interactive five-day program will help you deepen your personal leadership skills, – what we call 'versatile leadership' – while improving strategic outcomes and advancing key business initiatives. The program will address live business issues, with an emphasis on working through an individual leadership challenge. 

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Oct 14-Oct 18
$5,250
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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 program, you’ll develop and practice techniques for communicating at a senior level.

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Oct 21-Oct 22
$2,410
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Leadership

This leadership symposium is designed for senior HR leaders of organizations large and small. The content and activities have been selected based on relevant topics in the marketplace. Vanderbilt's Chief Data Scientist Jesse Spencer Smith has collaborated with other Vanderbilt professors to bring best in practice content to this program. 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. 

Program will run on Friday October 25, 2019 from 8:00am - 2:30pm  

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Oct 25-Oct 25
$500
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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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Oct 28-Oct 29
$2,410
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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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Nov 4-Nov 6
$3,510
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