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    • June 29, 2021 - July 8, 2021

    Inclusive Leadership: Understanding Self to Lead Others

    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 26, 2021 - July 30, 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.

    • September 14, 2021 - September 21, 2021

    Purpose-Driven Leadership

    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 near term while charting a successful path toward significant and lasting career accomplishments.

    • 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.


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

    • September 22, 2021 - October 20, 2021

    Understanding Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers Online

    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.

    • September 27, 2021 - February 13, 2022

    Digital Innovation for Business Professionals

    Be prepared to join innovative teams by reskilling and upskilling with our Digital Innovation for Business Professionals program. Designed by leveraging curriculum from our powerful University degree coursework, this intensive and practical online program delivers the necessary toolkit to prepare you for the implementation and execution of digital initiatives. This course can assist in helping you stand out in an increasingly competitive job market and stay ahead of the accelerating digital marketplace.

    • October 12, 2021 - October 12, 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.

    • October 19, 2021 - October 22, 2021

    Agile Leadership: Activating Curiosity in Yourself and Others

    Did you know agile executives deliver 25% higher profit margins than their non-agile peers? Organizations and their leaders need to deliberately embed curiosity and dismantle conformist thinking to succeed in this complex business world. 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. 

    • November 2, 2021 - December 7, 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. 

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