The School of Management's Executive Education is engaged in a committed and sustained effort to build extraordinary learning opportunities in leadership and management. Program design is driven by client commitments with company managers and the executive programs team working in partnership to deliver a uniquely tailored learning experience. The Executive Education management team is focusing on developing unique ways to enhance this learning experience through the development of new relationships and cultivation of existing partnerships.
Executive Education and 9Lenses Partnership
The School of Management's Executive Education has developed a strategic partnership with the 9Lenses software company to deliver uniquely distinctive and personalized programs. 9Lenses is the leading provider of cloud-based strategy automation software, making the discovery of insights automated, sustainable, and measurable for businesses of all sizes in any industry. By utilizing the 9Lenses software to perform "baseline assessments" which identify knowledge gaps, strengths, and weaknesses of a company, custom programs can be designed around these analytics. In less than three hours, data can be collected from individual employees across an entire company, establishing a comprehensive framework for clear program objectives. In this way, each program delivered is developed and tailored to a specific company and addresses the true needs of the business, rather than perceived deficiencies.
"Education should never be one-size-fits-all, and by working with 9Lenses, our school will be able to uniquely tailor executive education curriculum to any business based on the precise needs of their workforce," says Roy Hinton, associate dean of executive education. "Quite simply, this is an opportunity to design executive education programs that rely on data and analytics, not just intuition."
Second Annual Asian American Chamber Gala
Executive Programs is sponsoring the Second Annual Asian American Chamber Gala held Friday, March 16th at the Mason Inn in Fairfax, VA. The theme for the 2012 Gala is "Celebrate Unity in Diversity." The evening features Retired Major General Antonio Taguba as the keynote speaker as well as dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Please call 703-201-3167 for further information.
Leadership: Inventing the Future
Executive Education- is jointly sponsoring the Leadership: Inventing the Future program with Vanto Group on Tuesday, April 17 through Thursday, April 19, 2012, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a Welcome Dinner on Monday, April 16. Designed for individuals at all levels from top executives to emerging leaders, Leadership: Inventing the Future is a three-day program that expands leadership capacity, improving corporate performance and positioning organizations to thrive. Participants will: gain a direct access to being an effective, action-oriented leader; address the critical factors that drive human performance and creating value; move beyond hidden assumptions that block personal and organizational agility; create a climate of innovation and informed risk taking; and mobilize people to generate and implement far-reaching, substantive change. Participants gain fresh perspectives and enhanced ability to lead people successfully in taking on the company's future as their own—creating the generative force of the organization.
Corporate Social Responsibility Seminar
On May 22-24, 2012 at the Mason Inn and Conference Center, Executive Education will host a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) seminar. Participants will attend sessions that will explore the practical business implications of CSR and sustainability and explain how CSR/Sustainability can be successfully embedded in a company. In addition, while using the 9Lenses software, companies will perform a CSR "baseline assessment", which will provide a comprehensive view of their current CSR practices, and enable them to monitor the implementation of CSR/Sustainability in their company. Additional information to be posted on som.gmu.edu/executiveeducation in the upcoming weeks.