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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

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 is an invitation-only event designed for senior HR leaders. Vanderbilt's Chief Data Scientist Jesse Spencer Smith has collaborated with Professor Corbette Doyle to bring you a truly hands on experience. The day will feature a panel discussion featuring HR analytics professionals, followed by group breakout sessions where you will interact with Data Scientists and work with real data. The program will conclude with a discussion on best practices and ethical issues surrounding HR data.

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

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Oct 25-Oct 25
$500
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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Management Fundamentals
To be successful organizations must understand how to optimize their operations for efficiency and effectiveness. The purpose of this program is to teach you to lead such changes by concentrating the two aspects: doing things right (efficiency) and doing the right things (effectiveness). Efficiency improvement, which focuses on doing things right, encompasses a host of tools and techniques such as Lean, 6-Sigma, and TQM. Doing the right things, or effectiveness, is a strategic view of obtaining the operational excellence. This program will introduce how to lead change that integrates the technical aspects of efficiency with strategic elements of effectiveness. Using examples from multiple industries, including manufacturing, medical, and governmental, this program will give you a set of tools that you can use immediately, frameworks for how to lead such change in your organization and a reading list of resources to use to dig deeper into any of the subjects. 

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Oct 31-Nov 1
$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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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

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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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
$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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Apr 27-Apr 29
$3,510
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