Leading Across A Global Network
Dates: March 11-13, 2013
Location: NYU Stern, 44 W. 4th Street, New York, NY 10012
Tuition: $3,500 (accommodation not included)
Program Description: In today’s increasingly complex and globally-connected world, many organizations and senior executives are facing similar challenges and asking themselves questions that include:
- How do we align the goals of the organization across its global network?
- How do we leverage the networks that exist both within and between the organization and its partners to identify and seize new opportunities?
- How should we manage the diffusion of information, resources, and best practices across the organization?
- How do we manage our talent to maximize our human capital’s contribution to the value of the organization?
The key to addressing these challenges lies in understanding the various networks and forces at play, identifying the connections between those networks and leading more effectively across them.
Networks within and between organizations structure the diffusion of information, innovations, and best practices. Understanding the patterns in these networks reveals key opportunities, advantaged positions and likely outcomes. The objective of this program is to provide participants with the tools to use these networks and patterns to drive desired outcomes for their organizations through the use of application-oriented frameworks and concise strategic assessments.
The program begins by examining how the structure of both the formal and informal interpersonal network within the organization influences information flow, learning, and decision making. Participants will be lead through an exercise that helps them to map the networks within their organizations, and identify key “hub” and “brokerage” roles, and the benefits and costs they offer. In order to capitalize on these networks and opportunities, the organization must be aligned around key values and processes. To maximize the impact of human capital on organizational value and employee engagement, critical “must-win roles” need to be identified. Participants will explore the value and impact these roles, and individuals in them, have on the organization.
The focus of the program then shifts to networks that span organizational boundaries, including between the organization and its customers, suppliers, partners, and other institutions. Participants will examine patterns in alliance formation and in alliance networks at the global level to identify key opportunities. The goal is for participants to be able to translate the concepts presented during the program to individual roles, offices, and leadership paths to enhance the organization’s global strategy.
The program combines a mix of pedagogical exercises: faculty-led discussions, business-driven action learning, and a variety of analytical tools and frameworks to address global challenges.
Who Should Attend: Individuals with significant leadership responsibilities, individuals managing across global boundaries and networks, individuals responsible for developing new products or services to grow their business, human resource professionals
During this program participants will:
-Gain the tools to lead across global boundaries and networks
-Examine patterns in networks to identify key opportunities and advantaged positions
-Understand the impact of human capital on organizational value
-Utilize interpersonal networks to diffuse innovation
-Explore the interconnectivity between organizations
This course is eligible for Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPE). Please contact the NYU Stern Executive Education office for more information.
-Melissa A. Schilling, Professor of Management and Organizations
-Robert Salomon, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
-Batia Mishan Wiesenfeld, Professor of Management