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Vanderbilt Executive Education Announces Spring Lineup of On-Campus Programs

Feb 15, 2022
4 short programs focus on leadership development, communications, and financial data analysis

By Lacie Blankenship

Vanderbilt Executive Education is thrilled to offer 4 on-campus short programs this spring: Executive Leadership, Persuasive & Influential Speaking, Speaking the Language of Business, and The Five-Week Leadership Challenge. These programs have limited seats, and early registration is encouraged to avoid the waitlist. 

Jon Lehman

“Taking our courses gives you rocket fuel; it changes career trajectories,” says Jon Lehman, Faculty Director. “You can learn through trial and error, and your career trajectory will follow one slope, but if you can get help and really work on the things that are going to matter, you can change the slope of that curve.”

Read more for details on our upcoming programs:


Executive Leadership (March 2-4)

Conducted by renowned executive leadership expert Mark Cannon, this 3-day program will leave you equipped to lead more effectively and achieve professional and organizational goals. 

Participants will walk away with ideas and techniques to become stronger leaders who can build a shared vision, improve teamwork, and increase productivity. The program will discuss strategic ways to motivate others, advise on leading change efficiently, and guide participants in developing their personal action plans to maximize organizational impact. 

This program is beneficial to C-Suite executives, board directors, mid-level managers, and rising supervisors. 

To learn more about Executive Leadership, click here.


Persuasive & Influential Speaking (March 24-25)

Improve your management communication speaking skills, no matter the managerial or executive situation, through this unique 2-day program. By analyzing speech style strengths and weaknesses, attendees will leave this course with the confidence to achieve their communication goals.

Participants can expect to learn skills for various communicative scenarios, including: effective crisis communication; clear and concise presentations; vocal techniques (tone, pitch, diction, etc.); and more. 

This program is beneficial to C-Suite executives, rising senior leaders expecting to advance to the C-Suite in the next year, managers wanting to refine their leadership, entrepreneurs thrust into leadership positions, and board members that guide senior executives. 

To learn more about Persuasive & Influential Speaking, click here.


Speaking the Language of Business (April 20-22) 

Gain the foundational knowledge you need to understand the numbers and speak the language of business. Through a series of discussions, exercises, and case studies, participants will discover the meaning of the numbers and learn how to use company financial data to build effective strategies for managing company financial resources.

Participants will walk away with new knowledge on proactively addressing financial risks and interpreting financial strength. The program will help participants develop the skills necessary to increase cash cycles and unlock financial disclosures. 

This program is beneficial to small business owners, entrepreneurs, marketing managers, operations managers, technology/product-line managers, and rising supervisors with budgetary responsibilities. 

To learn more about Speaking the Language of Business, click here.


The Five-Week Leadership Challenge (May 9-10)

Sometimes the next step forward isn’t clear. Get crystal clear on the best leadership tactics. The insights gained from The Five-Week Leadership Challenge will propel participants to the next phase of their leadership journey and beyond.

Participants in this 2-day program will learn directly from Dr. Patrick Leddin, Wall Street Journal bestselling author, and explore 35 action steps to develop leadership skills. This program will guide participants as they explore their purpose, learn the power of mindset, develop plans, challenge themselves, and get inspired.  

This short program benefits any leader interested in taking the next step in their leadership journey. 

To learn more about The Five-Week Leadership Challenge, click here.

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