Executive Development Program - The Transition to General Management
Location: Chicago, Illinois
The Executive Development Program is designed to prepare successful functional level executives for general management responsibilities. This intensive two-week program is taught by an outstanding group of professors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. The program's core faculty members have extensive experience and expertise in global business and teaching executives.
The Executive Development Program provides high potential executives with conceptual frameworks to set strategy, make decisions, and lead effectively as a successful general manager. Participants will gain an understanding of critical functional areas and their interconnection, as well as develop skills needed to lead cross-functional teams. The program is designed to prepare participants with the critical capabilities to succeed in an ever-changing global business environment.
May 12-May 23 2014
Sep 15-Sep 26 2014
The program's participants are an international group of experienced managers. The general age range of the group is 35 to 55 years old. They come from large publicly-held companies, private corporations, and smaller organizations. The class participants represent a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, services, finance, transportation, healthcare, not-for-profit, and government.
During this program you will learn:
- How different leadership styles can be appropriate for different situations.
- Gain awareness of the impact that your behavior has on others.
- Frameworks that foster more effective decision making.
- Skills to influence and manage group decision making.
- Strategies for learning more effectively from experience.
- Insights into the processes of negotiations and new ways for structuring these.
- To understand the various approaches to marketing segmentation, targeting, and positioning for competitive advantage.
- To understand the relationship among accurate target identification, competitive advantage, and long term profitability.
- To improve your ability to recognize key strategic issues.
- To identify and exploit opportunities to create value.
- A framework for analyzing competitive strategies and how industry structure impacts strategic leverage.
- How organizations achieve competitive advantage.
- To comprehend the financial issues, tools, and techniques that drive decision making at the executive level.
- How to interpret and evaluate financial data.
- To incorporate financial data in the decision making process.
- Understand the relationship between finance and other functions of the business.
Who Should Attend
Participants in EDP have been identified by their organizations as executives who have recently assumed greater responsibilities within their companies. They usually have expertise in one or more functional areas or may already be leading organizations that are in the process of expanding. Participants usually hold such titles as division manager, country manager, business unit manager, group product manager, sales or marketing manager, R&D or engineering manager, director of strategic planning, director of manufacturing, or director of human resources or personnel. Participants also include entrepreneurs, presidents, and owners of small companies with growth potential.
Participants typically have a minimum of 10 years business experience with some managerial and leadership background. The candidate’s level and type of experience will be important characteristics for the EDP admissions committee. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required for successful participation in the course.