A Bias Towards Applied Learning – Sample Client EngagementsGlobal Defense and Aerospace Contractor Program theme: Strategic thinking for competitive advantage.Overview: Participants build understanding of how strategic thinking and “mindful” execution can foster a sustainable competitive advantage. Participants apply strategy concepts and frameworks principles in the context of a current “strategy challenge” confronting senior leaders, providing valuable advice and counsel as a specific program output. Program incorporates company-specific custom case studies and significant executive involvement in program delivery.Format: 4-day, 30-person intensive sessionsGlobal Information Technology CompanyProgram theme: Leading profitable growth through innovation.Overview: Focuses on instilling a perspective and skill set among senior directors for driving and leading profitable growth (top and bottom-line) through innovation across a complex organization. Concepts and frameworks/s are applied to innovation projects identified by participants and developed throughout the program, culminating in project presentations to a panel of senior executives.Format: 3-day intensiveHealth Plan OrganizationProgram theme: Creating value through business intelligence and analyticsOverview: Focuses on frameworks and concepts centered around quality, performance measurement, analytics, and internal/external collaboration. Cross-functional teams work on real-time business projects while learning and applying concepts. Teams present their projects to senior leaders who may agree to sponsor and/or adopt projects emerging from the program.Format: One day a week over 3 weeks with team assignments between sessions.Financial Services CompanyProgram theme: Building business acumen.Overview: Focuses on improving participants’ business acumen to align with the firm’s strategic goals. Participants move in cohort through four graduate-level business courses over several academic semesters. Courses are focused on understanding the global business environment and driving innovation. Participants earn graduate credit that may be applied to a Northeastern part-time MBA programs. The cohort experience builds strong, cross-functional, internal relationships and networks critical for making ever increasing contributions to the firm.Format: One evening a week, over 16-month time period. Video conferencing is used to enable participation from multiple locations.
“I have consistently been impressed by the faculty’s willingness and desire to do their homework and customize their work to meet our unique business challenges [and the learning needs of participants]…From year to year the program continues to evolve…and Northeastern delivers value time and time again.”
– Client Executive
"What a fantastic way to deliver so much value to people across the globe. This is a very powerful course."
- Program Participant
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