Values Based Leadership
Professor Timothy Feddersen
Understand the character and challenges of leadership as it exists and can exist in various organizational settings. This session is intended to provide insights into the demands of leadership and explore how leadership skills can be developed and applied most effectively.
Leading in Uncertain Times
Professor Bernie Banks
Today’s business operating environment is becoming increasingly more complex. Consequently, understanding what attributes firms must develop in their leaders to contend with the complexity is essential. This session examines several frameworks created by the U.S. military and other researchers to enhance leaders’ abilities to successfully navigate volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environments.
Professor Shana Carroll
It has been said that change is the only constant! Organizational change is inevitable, as is resistance to change. Learn key strategies in communicating your change effort to maximize organizational acceptance for the best possible outcome.
Professor Jim Woodrum
While the high-level goals of corporate governance structures are generally consistent, there are substantial differences in terms of the various constituencies they are designed to protect--shareholders, employees, etc. In this session, participants will discuss two different governance structures (Anglo-American and Communitarian) and their impact.
Advanced Conflict Resolution
Professor Gail Berger
This session will review fundamental conflict resolution skills and teach higher order skills that can be used to deal with a broad spectrum of disagreements that participants may face internally or with external stakeholders. Participants will apply conflict resolution practices in an interactive exercise designed to build awareness of one’s own and others’ conflict resolution styles in order to craft optimal solutions and build trust under challenging circumstances.
Professor David Schonthal
Design is not just a verb – it is a way of solving problems creatively. This session will highlight some of the fundamentals of Design Thinking and discuss how they can be applied to everything from products and services to business models. In this experiential session, we will explore how these principles are used across a variety of industries, in small companies and large enterprises alike. You don’t need a background in design or engineering to benefit from this session – you just need a bit of curiosity and a desire to view the world through a more human-centered lens.
Professor Nour Kteily
This interactive session will offer a brief review of the basics of negotiation while adding new complicating factors. Participants will explore team dynamics in negotiation, the use of compatible issues to create value, tactics to uncover information from negotiation counterparts (multiple equivalent simultaneous offers), and tactics to protect against deception and move beyond impasse.
Healthcare Economics and Policy
Professor Craig Garthwaite
This session will focus on current issues in healthcare economics and policy.