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    • March 15, 2021 - March 25, 2021
    • September 20, 2021 - September 23, 2021

    Food Industry Executive Program

    Taught by both faculty from USC Marshall School of Business and relevant Food Industry "Subject Matter Experts," this innovative program will enhance the participant's business mindset while providing key knowledge and the latest strategic tools. Be inspired and learn to inspire.

    TOPICS AND SESSIONS:

    • Strategic Mindset
    • Industry Evolution and Disruption
    • Strategic Marketing
    • The Science of Bias, Diversity, and Inclusion
    • Leadership, Power and Influence
    • Executive Presence and Communication

    • April 7, 2021 - April 8, 2021

    Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation

    Gain hands-on experience nurturing your creative potential while learning to innovate. Organizations increasingly look for innovative personnel to develop new products and services, but creating entirely new markets, delivery systems, and organizational processes and competencies.  Companies need executives who can creatively approach problems and tasks across all business roles, from software engineering to HR. 

    • May 4, 2021 - May 4, 2021

    Unlocking Your Team's Full Capabilities: Psychological Safety

    Psychological safety is recognized as a key differentiator in successful team performance and a foundational component for openness, creativity, and risk-taking. The challenge of leadership is how to foster that safety in their teams while also delivering against high (and frequently increasing) expectations. In this two-hour program we will briefly review the research to establish credibility, then quickly move to an experiential exercise where participants experience the presence and absence of psychological safety.

    • May 18, 2021 - May 21, 2021

    Agile Leadership: Activating Curiosity in Yourself and Others

    Did you know agile executives deliver 25% higher profit margins than their non-agile peers? Curiosity is not only about having an attitude of exploration and experimentation. It is also about being able to manage the anxiety, doubt, and discomfort when exploring new ideas and navigating through uncertainty and complexity.

    • May 25, 2021 - June 22, 2021

    Mindfulness Toward Humanistic Leadership

    If you seek greater clarity and balance for problem-solving, decision-making, and improved business relationships, then discover—as many others already have—how mindfulness can become a superpower for you. Mindfulness is the ability to know what’s happening in your mind at any given moment without getting carried away by it. 

    • June 7, 2021 - June 11, 2021

    Big Data and Managerial Decision-making

    Data is everywhere and understanding what it means is an ever more important input into strategic decision making in organizations.  This program is designed to give leaders the framework to judge what good data science looks like so that you can identify where data projects can add value and lead with confidence.

    • June 15, 2021 - June 17, 2021

    Understanding Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

    Do you feel overwhelmed communicating about finance and accounting topics in meetings? A manager's performance is frequently measured by how effectively they oversee departmental budgets. Gain invaluable resources taught in a practical format to expand your knowledge and confidence.  Learn to communicate comfortably regarding financial data, cash management, banking, planning, budgets, profitability, solvency and liquidity.  Learn to create greater value and capitalize on new opportunities.

    • June 29, 2021 - July 8, 2021

    Identity and Inclusive Leadership

    Each of us has a unique identity that emerges from and is shaped by history, our socialization, and culture. Workplaces that acknowledge individuals’ uniqueness cultivate inclusion and a sense of belonging that allow all to be their authentic self.  Individuals who are able to be their authentic self are more productive, have higher levels of trust, and contribute to organizational success.

    • July 13, 2021 - July 22, 2021

    Heroic Leadership: Creating Impact Through Purpose and Power

    Trust in institutions and confidence in leaders is in peril. Based on a 2020 report by Edelman, none of the four major institutions – government, business, NGOs, or media – are trusted to be both competent and ethical. These findings serve as a wake-up call to existing and aspiring leaders who seek to stay relevant in the future while charting a successful path toward significant and lasting career accomplishments.

    • March 15, 2021 - March 25, 2021
    • September 20, 2021 - September 23, 2021

    Food Industry Executive Program

    Taught by both faculty from USC Marshall School of Business and relevant Food Industry "Subject Matter Experts," this innovative program will enhance the participant's business mindset while providing key knowledge and the latest strategic tools. Be inspired and learn to inspire.

    TOPICS AND SESSIONS:

    • Strategic Mindset
    • Industry Evolution and Disruption
    • Strategic Marketing
    • The Science of Bias, Diversity, and Inclusion
    • Leadership, Power and Influence
    • Executive Presence and Communication