Executive Development Courses Launching This Fall

October 18, 2011

Open Enrollment Courses to be Offered for Executives Seeking to Enhance Their Skills in Specific Subject Areas

Executive Development courses designed to enhance specific business skills of executives across industries will be offered for the first time by Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business this fall. These sessions will provide an in-depth analysis of specific business topics and challenges relevant to today’s managers and senior executives.
“As business globalizes and changes, executives who are able to adapt and grow their organizations will find success – this is why we design courses to help executives meet both today’s and tomorrow’s business challenges,” said Paul Almeida, senior associate dean for executive education at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. “From finance to strategy to leadership, our Executive Development courses offer participants context, guide them through new concepts, provide them with the necessary tools and techniques, and help them achieve the mindset and approach needed to tackle an increasingly complex business world.”
These intensive, three-day courses are structured for individual working executives to advance their careers, as well as their performance and impact for their organizations in a format that is compatible with their challenging schedules. Participants will hear classroom lectures, study and discuss relevant material and issues, discuss case studies, and focus on practical solutions.
The inaugural Executive Development course, Global Engagement – Strategies to Address Non-Market Forces, will be offered Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, 2011, and is designed for mid- and senior-level managers responsible for formulating their organization’s business, commercial, consumer, and investment strategies. This course will survey the non-market issues and best practices employed by multinational firms to support their market strategies and shape their competitive playing fields. It covers strategies for addressing the political, regulatory, legal, and public-perception realities in a company’s target markets, transforming what can be perceived as barriers to the foundations for strategic competitive advantage.
Georgetown will offer Embracing Change – Leading Organizations in Turbulent Times from Feb. 27-29, 2012. This course is designed to equip managers with the knowledge necessary to move their organizations forward in times of uncertainty, change, and transition. Embracing Change covers designing and successfully implementing organizational strategies for turbulent times; helping workforces to embrace the need for change; tools for encouraging and reinforcing change efforts; building and maintaining a high-performance culture in demanding times; conveying the change message to employees; and creating passion and excitement for change through the power of “storytelling.”
Additional courses in the areas of climate change, brand advantage, corporate responsibility, and finance for non-financial managers also are being planned for 2012.
For more information about these Executive Development courses or to register, visit http://msb.georgetown.edu/openenroll/execdev.
About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 500 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality. For more information about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, visit http://msb.georgetown.edu.
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