Appreciative Inquiry For Change Management

Appreciative Inquiry empowers leaders to engage employees and stakeholders through the change management process. Traditional problem solving methods look at organizational deficits as problems that need solutions vs. “appreciating” the team’s strengths and using those existing talent as a lens to “inquire” about possible solutions. This will result in improved productivity and performance, strengthened relationships,…

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Creating & Implementing Technology Strategy

One of the most critical function for an engineering leader is to create and implement technology strategy. This module will breakdown four forces that must be exerted to create technology strategy and get buy in from the stakeholders as well as address the process, tools and metrics to execute on that plan. Attendees will walk…

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Design Thinking for Innovation

Design methodology provides a repeatable framework that allows multi-disciplinary teams to approach the development of innovative products, services, and systems. Topics will include an overview of the design process across the following five stages: (1) design research, (2) analysis & synthesis, (3) concept generation & creativity, (4) prototyping, (5) communication & visualization. Methods and real-world…

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Data Driven Decision Making

This course will cover three key areas of the process employed in data analytics: Gathering information, analyzing the data, communicating the findings. These form the core of business analytics and the foundation for data based business decisions, which can enhance decisions around marketing, operations; pricing and revenue management; and customer relationship management and support organizational…

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Power and Influence: The Impact on Decision-Making & Negotiations

One of the most undervalued aspects of organizational culture is how power and influence in interpersonal relationships sway internal decision-making and external negotiations. This module will address how participants can incorporate the power and influence dynamic to improve internal decision-making and implementation processes and to maximize external stakeholder negotiations. Dan Himelstein, Lecturer, Haas School of…

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Project Management: The Art of Getting it Right and on Time

One of the biggest challenges organizations face is delivering the right product on time. This module covers how participants can approach project management in a healthy and constructive way. It will also analyze the different project management philosophies from Waterfall to Agile and help participants pick the right approach for their projects. Bulent Erbilgin, Director…

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Rapid Commercialization

Rapid commercialization applies to organizations who need to find ways to stay competitive in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment. This course will look at tools used for rapid commercialization, examine how to find product-market fit and best practices for primary research, and will conclude with a review of prototyping techniques geared towards asking…

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Positive Leadership

Leaders today are faced with unpresented organizational challenges. Depth of technical knowledge is no longer enough to lead teams to success. Technical leaders need to understand how to increase employee engagement, support employee achievement, and create effective leader/employee relationships. Using science and application of Positive Psychology’s framework, present and future leaders will learn how to…

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