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Forté Forums are designed for standout women considering an MBA whether you’re a high-achiever looking to change careers, a college student planning for the future, or a professional ready to take your career to the next level. [+]
Whether it’s a one-person startup or a multi-national conglomerate, business is business. Find out if it’s for you, and acquire valuable skills that will help you succeed in college and in life. You’ll visit four of the world's leading innovation hubs and do much more than observe. You’ll design your own startup, learn to sell, negotiate, present, network – and ultimately think like a business person. [+]
In today’s tough competitive world, good ideas are especially important. Regrettably good ideas don’t ever sell themselves, they must be sold – or advocated. [+]
Program Description - Advocacy: Championing Ideas and Influencing Others
In today’s tough competitive world, good ideas are especially important. Regrettably good ideas don’t ever sell themselves, they must be sold – or advocated. Some people seem to know how to market their ideas with ease while generating personal loyalty at the same time. For others, this talent is a mystery. In this unique program, you will learn the basic marketing concepts that affect your success at convincing others to adopt your ideas. You will walk away knowing how to construct and deliver your message, to position and differentiate your ideas, to generate loyalty and commitment, and to overcome resistance and be more persuasive. This program is designed for anyone who wants to enhance their influencing skills to be able to convince others of the value of their ideas.... [-]
One of the more perplexing and often frustrating challenges facing managers today is understanding the expectations of the newest generation to enter the workforce: The Millennials. [+]
Program Description - Managing Across Generations: Boomers to Millennials
One of the more perplexing and often frustrating challenges facing managers today is understanding the expectations of the newest generation to enter the workforce: The Millennials.
Each generation of workers brings differing expectations to the workplace and Millennials are no exception. Many managers are left scratching their head asking “What do these people want?” and “Why do they act this way?” Without losing sight of individual differences, there are characteristics common to each generation that managers and employees can come to understand, and leverage for mutual advantage. The challenge for employers is to understand the expectations of each generation as a group, and to align them with the organization’s culture and work practices without alienating the other generations currently in the workforce. This program will identify generational expectations for Millennials, Generation X’ers and Baby Boomers, and the impact they have on the psychological contract between employee and employer. ... [-]
In this two-day program- Managerial Accounting for Non-Financial Executives, we will discuss fundamental internal measurement and control systems, including structured measurement models, analytical techniques, and system biases [+]
Program Description - Managerial Accounting for Non-Financial Executives
The fundamental question of managerial accounting was voiced by the legendary former CFO of Cisco Systems, Larry Carter. He said, “From a management and fiduciary role, I do not want to lose control. But we also want to continue to move at a rapid pace. The traditional answer to growth is more controls but the bureaucracy then slows you down. How do you stay at the pace of a start up?”
In this two-day program, we will discuss fundamental internal measurement and control systems, including structured measurement models, analytical techniques, and system biases. Our goal will be to establish a firm grounding in proven measurement techniques while also addressing Carter’s concern: knowing what we need to know for decision-making and control without excessively constraining the organization. Whether you are the measurer or the measuree in your organization, this program will deliver ideas that will help you do your job better, by promoting better systems, challenging ineffective or inefficient metrics, and creating a lean measurement culture.... [-]
Markets in high technology contexts are highly dynamic in ways more than just the evolution of the underlying technologies. Business managers in such situations need to understand the various drivers of such changes and their manifest impact on the profit potential of current and alternative strategies [+]
Program Description - Creating New Market Opportunities
Markets in high technology contexts are highly dynamic in ways more than just the evolution of the underlying technologies. Business managers in such situations need to understand the various drivers of such changes and their manifest impact on the profit potential of current and alternative strategies.
This course will provide participants with useful frameworks for understanding the dynamics in their markets. It provides tools for participants to use in developing a path toward profitability that is synchronous with changes in the market.
The course is positioned as a foundation for designing market-based strategy in turbulent environments and is targeted for business unit managers (i.e. those dealing with singular or few product-markets).... [-]
In today’s competitive world, leaders are faced with a very difficult challenge: How to do more with less in an environment where the velocity of change is increasing. [+]
Program Description - Leading Change
In today’s competitive world, leaders are faced with a very difficult challenge: How to do more with less in an environment where the velocity of change is increasing. The ability of a firm to quickly adapt to changing competitive conditions and to fundamental shifts in labor markets is a very important predictor of success.
This program focuses on providing answers to questions such as these: What can organizations, and their leaders, do to create a culture that is change-enabled? What skills are essential to lead and manage a team where change is the constant? How can people profitably cope within an environment that constantly challenges their abilities to adapt quickly? How do organizations cope with a changing workforce? What new methods exist for recruiting and retaining people who are able to adapt to constant change? What makes an organization flexible, adaptive, and agile? In a fast changing business environment where a new “psychological contract” exists between employers and employees, what can organizations do to succeed and prosper? What can leaders do to generate commitment, loyalty, and performance when everything seems different than it used to be?... [-]
The program is a concentrated, week-long course of study that begins late afternoon on Sunday and concludes at mid-afternoon on the following Friday. Most days consist of three class sessions and three small group discussions. [+]
A one-week seminar delivering a hands-on approach to mastering the essentials of the financial side of today's energy industry.The seminar draws middle- to senior-level attendees from many segments of the oil and gas industry and from a variety of functional areas within energy companies. You will meet and share ideas with executives from around the world. Much of your time during the program will be spent discussing industry issues with other program participants – in small discussion groups, in lively classroom sessions, over lunch, and in informal sessions back at the hotel.The program is a concentrated, week-long course of study that begins late afternoon on Sunday and concludes at mid-afternoon on the following Friday. Most days consist of three class sessions and three small group discussions. A typical workday starts with group discussions and ends with individual preparation late in the evening. It is important to note that this is an in-residence program. Past experience has shown that participants benefit greatly from the group interaction and concentrated experience that the in-residence format allows.Who Should Attend - Non-financial managers who want to achieve some degree of financial literacy in an energy industry setting - Financial managers who wish to sharpen their skills, broaden their base of knowledge, and relate their functional skills to a broader, general management context - The typical participant has more than five years of management experience - The age of attendees has generally ranged from the early 30s to the early 50s - Participants will be from... [-]
Developing Professional and Personal Effectiveness is designed to help busy managers improve both professional and personal effectiveness in order to lead with greater vision and skills. [+]
How can you manage yourself and your team in this dislocated environment to achieve and sustain a high performance culture? How can you stay motivated and motivating under increasing amounts of pressure and change? This program has been developed specifically to meet these demands. Courses such as Accelerated Learning and Risk Taking, Creative Thinking, Crisis Communication/Media PR, Effective Business Writing: From Email to Proposals, Confronting Conflict, and more can be taken as half day classes or combined in five class segments to fulfill a Certificate in Professional and Personal Effectiveness.Increase your professional and personal value through flexible one–half day classes that strengthen your leadership skills. Combine bundles of classes to earn bronze, silver, gold, and platinum certificates.OverviewDeveloping Professional and Personal Effectiveness is designed to help busy managers improve both professional and personal effectiveness in order to lead with greater vision and skills. Half-day classes are focused on practical tools and are designed to result in prompt and meaningful outcomes and are the same as those offered to SMU Cox MBA students through the Cox Business Leadership Center. Earn a bronze, silver, gold or platinum certificate from the only nationally-ranked business school in the metroplex and learn how to better manage yourself, your team and your projects.Who should attend?- Mid-level to senior-level who want to become more effective by strengthening their professional and personal skills - Entrepreneurs - Anyone working to fulfill a personal development planDates: Starts May, 2006 - check back for specific program dates... [-]
The Institute for Managerial Leadership (IML) develops the skills required to excel as a manager so you can increase your organization’s efficiency and profitability. [+]
In today’s challenging business environment, the pace is fast and the competition is intense. Professionals from technology to service are being called upon to assume key managerial roles without the knowledge or experience necessary to carry out these additional demands.
The Institute for Managerial Leadership (IML) develops the skills required to excel as a manager so you can increase your organization’s efficiency and profitability. Through a comprehensive program structure, you will learn how to create and sustain a competitive advantage by developing innovative business plans, understand financial statements and the reality behind the numbers, manage teams for optimum performance, and implement aggressive marketing, production and distribution strategies. ... [-]
Uncertainty and complexity make many decisions difficult, especially those involved with R&D projects, new products, and new ventures. This module provides an introduction to decision and risk analysis. [+]
Uncertainty and complexity make many decisions difficult, especially those involved with R&D projects, new products, and new ventures. This module provides an introduction to decision and risk analysis -- the systematic evaluation of decision problems involving uncertainty. Decision and risk analysis provide a framework for analyzing decision problems by breaking them down into more manageable parts and explicitly considering the possible alternatives, the available information, and the relevant preferences of the decision makers. In this module, we will discuss methods for structuring and modeling decision problems, and apply these methods to a variety of problems that involve risk and uncertainty related to the commercialization of new technologies.... [-]
This program takes a broad look at finance. By examining the way investors view a company, you will gain an understanding of how management decisions translate into value for shareholders. [+]
Program Description - Financial Analysis and Measuring Business Performance
To sustain profitability, all managers need to understand where value comes from in their firm. In this program, you will learn a systematic approach for analyzing financial statements and for evaluating the impact on profitability of a wide range of strategic decisions.
This program takes a broad look at finance. By examining the way investors view a company, you will gain an understanding of how management decisions translate into value for shareholders. You will evaluate the effect important measures such as pricing and cost containment, asset usage, financing structure and cost, and tax planning have on Return On Equity (ROE). ... [-]
This program teaches you how concepts and strategies are integrated into your company's big picture. You will learn the language of business and begin to understand the reality behind the numbers. [+]
Program Description - Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers
Refresh your knowledge or learn the basics of accounting assumptions, accounting and financial terminology, and financial analysis techniques. This program teaches you how concepts and strategies are integrated into your company's big picture. You will learn the language of business and begin to understand the reality behind the numbers. Different types of information systems will be examined: control-based accounting structures for managing physical resources; and information-based accounting structures for planning, evaluating, and decision-making. You will learn how to address and communicate problems more effectively, how to identify relevant information, and how to apply the analytical skills needed to make better business decisions and take maximum advantage of business opportunities.... [-]
In this session we examine what customer focus means, why customer retention is so vital to the firm, and what it takes to achieve customer loyalty. [+]
The only way companies make money is through their customers. Too often, we lose touch with our customers and we forget how important they are to the success of the organization. In this session we examine what customer focus means, why customer retention is so vital to the firm, and what it takes to achieve customer loyalty. You will examine seven different skills important to building and maintaining customer loyalty including methods of being attentive and responsive to them, techniques for enhancing loyalty, ways of building trust and commitment, methods for demonstrating competency, strategies for recovering from poor customer interactions, principles of hassle-free service, and ways of effectively communicating with customers be it in sales encounter or in a problem solving session. The program focuses on what individual employees can do to build and enhance customer loyalty.... [-]
An organization's ability to understand markets and create customer value is a critical factor for its long-term performance. This program will provide the foundations for building the internally consistent marketing strategies. [+]
Program Description - Marketing Strategy
An organization's ability to understand markets and create customer value is a critical factor for its long-term performance. Managers must continually tackle new challenges in their efforts to market products and services because of ever-changing markets, competitors, and environments. To succeed, they must learn to recognize unmet customer needs, select specific ones to create compelling solutions for, and then develop and implement lean marketing programs. This program will provide the foundations for building such internally consistent marketing strategies.
TopicsGaining Consumer Insights Segmenting markets to find the right target Developing points of differentiation and positioning strategies Adjusting the marketing mix over the product life cycle Developing effective product, pricing, distribution, and promotion/communication strategies Creating Customer Value Analyzing Competitive Strategies Customer Relationship Management Marketing Research ... [-]