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Emerging Ideas

We’re always striving to help busy executives acquire new skills and see the bigger picture. In a transformed world, that’s more important than ever. Here are some courses we’re thinking about offering going forward. Let us know if you’re interested, and share any other thoughts you have.

Salesforce Training

Salesforce is growing rapidly and seems to be covering more and more of the business landscape. Salesforce can be used as a main ERP system or focused on sales and marketing. Getting the Salesforce Administrator Career Certificate can help you grow in your company or open up new career opportunities.

Growth Program

Is your company at an inflection point? You are too big to have NO systems at all but haven’t yet moved into developing economies of scale where it matters (streamlined business processes, strategic HR management, supply chain management, financial know how for emerging leaders, exit strategies). Would you be interested in a program for you or you and top members of your team so you have the competency to know what questions to ask and what directions are available for the next stage of your company’s development.

Business Analytics

Are you interested in hands on development of business analytics skills? Would you like to be able to run one or more analytics projects at your company successfully but you don’t have the know how to get it done? Would you like to learn about proven project paths that lead to successful outcomes? Would you like to learn how to develop a project step by step with our leading instructors supporting you every step of the way? You might be interested in one of our business analytics programs.

Analytics for Executives

Are you a busy business leader who hasn’t had time to fully explore the business analytics landscape? Do you feel you might be missing out on important opportunities for your company? You may be interested in a business analytics program designed just for you. The focus of this program is how to use business intelligence as a company leader. We explore ways of managing with metrics and how to make sense of all the hype around analytics.

Intellectual Property Strategy and Management

Over 80% of the value of almost every company today lies in its intangible or “soft” assets. The legal protection of an organization’s intangible assets to create intellectual property (IP) is a key element of any company strategic plan. This course is designed to provide business managers a good understanding of IP strategy, and in turn drive strong competitive differentiation and increased value for their companies. The basic forms of IP will be discussed, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. The focus of the course, however, is on best practices for leveraging IP assets in a business strategy. Specific topics include IP valuation methodologies, return on IP investment, leveraging IP in negotiations, international IP prosecution, litigation strategy, and best practices in the management of IP. Management best practices discussions will include managing cooperative arrangements such as joint ventures, partnering/licensing agreements, or manufacturing in different countries.

Making Effective Virtual Presentations

Events of the past several months have taught us that all aspects of global business including sales, client relations, RFP responses and team management will increasing happen virtually, and all of us will need to be more comfortable and adept at making those virtual presentations. This highly interactive workshop helps participants identify their own natural speaking skills, and then adapt those skills to virtual presentations including videoconferencing and hybrid presentations involving both live and virtual audiences. We will explore how virtual environments can actually work to the advantage of even the most nervous public speaker. The workshop’s limited enrollment allows for extensive of one-on-one coaching and faculty feedback.

60 MINUTE WEBINAR:

Re-flex: Remote Work Strategies for Your “New Normal”

We know remote work isn’t going away, not even after we return to the office in a safe and covid-free environment. How can companies effectively manage a hybrid workplace?

The 2021 workplace is a hybrid environment of local and remote employees. Our summer of distance-productivity taught us that remote work is not just a crisis response. When approached through a project management lens, remote work encourages innovation and improves team cohesion.

This 60-minute webinar is for managers who need a remote work strategy. Dr. Kasie Whitener, of the Darla Moore School of Business, Management Department, will introduce the concepts of the Knowledge Alternative remote work strategy. Get an overview of a practice that drives results by identifying employee skill sets, prioritizing project planning, establishing clear expectations, and fostering employee engagement so that your clients’ needs are met efficiently and consistently. All while pantsless contributors join meetings via Zoom.

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2-DAY INTENSIVE:

Re-flex: Remote Work Strategies for Your “New Normal”

We know remote work isn’t going away, not even after we return to the office in a safe and covid-free environment. How can companies effectively manage a hybrid workplace?

The 2021 workplace is a hybrid environment of local and remote employees. After safety measures are put in place, schools welcome students back on campus, and parents rejoin their colleagues at the water cooler, remote options will still be exercised. For a variety of reasons (covid exposure, immuno-compromised family members, pet and pajama affinities), some workers will stay home. Our summer of distance-productivity taught us that remote work is not an island in La La Land. It’s not just a crisis response. When approached through a project management lens, remote work encourages innovation and improves team cohesion.

This two-day workshop is designed specifically for managers who need a remote work strategy. We provide instruction in full implementation of a remote-work management practice that engages employees and drives results by identifying employee skill sets, prioritizing project planning, establishing clear expectations, and fostering employee engagement so that your clients’ needs are met efficiently and consistently.

Dr. Kasie Whitener of the Darla Moore School of Business Management Department will guide participants through applying the Knowledge Alternative remote work strategy to their own companies and remote work teams.

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