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    • May 13, 2019 - May 31, 2019
    • November 13, 2019 - December 4, 2019
    • May 13, 2020 - June 3, 2020

    Effectively Negotiating with the Power of Persuasion Online

    This highly-interactive online course immerses you in the foundation to analyze and approach negotiations for optimal results. Half art, half science, negotiation and persuasion are vital skills for your real-world and business success. This course will build your confidence and provide you with skills you can implement immediately.

    Outcome and Objectives:

    -Develop a greater understanding of the factors that facilitate and hamper effective negotiation and persuasion

    -Improve your ability to analyze the needs, concerns, motivations, and desires of other negotiators 

    • February 6, 2019 - February 7, 2019
    • May 22, 2019 - May 23, 2019
    • August 16, 2019 - August 17, 2019
    • February 5, 2020 - February 6, 2020
    • May 19, 2020 - May 20, 2020

    Leadership Development for Building High Performing Teams

    If you are responsible for leading and engaging teams you know you must drive and manage both performance and results. In our Leadership Development for Building High Performing Teams program you will explore the complexities of internal and external team dynamics and discover how you can elevate your personal performance as a team player and team leader.

    Topics and Sessions:

    • June 5, 2019 - June 6, 2019

    Driving Strategies for Maximizing Value and Growth

    The 2-day Driving Strategies for Maximizing Value and Growth course will show you how to craft, implement and sustain a cohesive strategy to maximize long-term profits. Learn to work with analytical tools that aid strategic decision-making while understanding the environment that includes your customers, technology, economics, capital markets, competitors, special interest groups, and government. This course will go beyond theories and will help you generate the skills to enhance your role in your organization.

    • July 3, 2019 - August 7, 2019
    • January 8, 2020 - February 12, 2020

    Strategic Marketing Online

    This program will show you how to analyze market opportunities and effectively position your new or existing concepts, services, and products in viable markets for success.  During this course, you will build an Integrated Strategic Marketing Plan and Professor Badame will give detailed feedback.

    Outcome and Objectives:

    - Gain an understanding of the language, theories, and concepts of marketing

    - Acquire the skills to strategically utilize marketing principles in any business setting

    • August 14, 2019 - September 4, 2019
    • February 2, 2020 - March 4, 2020

    Strategic Analysis for Competitive Advantage Online

    Learn the art and the science of formulating, defining, implementing and evaluating policies and decisions that will assist you and your organization in achieving its goals and objectives. This program will present the core areas of business strategy and develop skills for making strategic decisions and translating those decisions into real-world implementation to make revenue-generating decisions.

    Outcome and Objectives:

    -Explore what "strategy" truly is

    -Learn to develop and evaluate competitive strategies

    • February 6, 2019 - February 7, 2019
    • May 22, 2019 - May 23, 2019
    • August 16, 2019 - August 17, 2019
    • February 5, 2020 - February 6, 2020
    • May 19, 2020 - May 20, 2020

    Leadership Development for Building High Performing Teams

    If you are responsible for leading and engaging teams you know you must drive and manage both performance and results. In our Leadership Development for Building High Performing Teams program you will explore the complexities of internal and external team dynamics and discover how you can elevate your personal performance as a team player and team leader.

    Topics and Sessions:

    • February 26, 2019 - February 28, 2019
    • August 27, 2019 - August 29, 2019
    • February 25, 2020 - February 27, 2020

    Understanding Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

    Experienced managers, who do not have financial backgrounds but want to expand their knowledge of finance and financial measures of performance, will want to participate in this intense three-day course.

    • March 11, 2019 - March 29, 2019
    • September 11, 2019 - October 2, 2019
    • March 11, 2020 - April 1, 2020

    The Leadership Course Online

    Learn the leadership techniques that deliver new ideas and quick execution for individuals, teams and entire organizations. This online course shows you the broad methods for establishing guidelines, utilizing talents, allocating personnel and assigning roles, as well as building trust while establishing accountability.

    Outcomes and Objectives:

    -Understand personal leadership style

    -Recognize when and how to adjust leadership style for the betterment of the team

    -Learn effective methods for facilitating and managing teams

    • March 11, 2019 - March 14, 2019
    • September 16, 2019 - September 19, 2019

    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:

    -Developing a Strategic Mindset

    -Leadership, Power and Influence

    -Strategic Marketing

    -The Dynamic Landscape of Food Retailing

    -Developing Lifetime Customer Value

    -Management Priorities, Globalization, and the Future of the Food Industry

    • September 27, 2019 - September 28, 2019
    • January 31, 2020 - February 1, 2020

    Diversity and Inclusion for Success

    Learn how to foster diversity and inclusion to increase innovation and collaboration.  This program goes beyond the usual research to have each participant examine how deep rooted human unconscious biases impact organizational and social cultures in potentially unintended ways. You will explore practical ways individuals, teams and organizations can make conscious decisions to affect impactful change.  Come prepared to explore your personal opportunities to transform. 

    Topics and Sessions:

    • April 24, 2019 - April 25, 2019
    • October 3, 2019 - October 4, 2019

    Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation

    Nurture your inner creative potential and rethink how you approach work challenges with this two-day Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation program. Learn to understand tools and techniques to create new market opportunities by changing value propositions and business models, as well as to assess the economic impact of different business model choices. You will learn how firms engage in strategic and business model innovation to develop game-changing strategies that disrupt industries, create new market opportunities, and break away from your competition.

    • April 6, 2019 - May 11, 2019
    • October 4, 2019 - November 8, 2019
    • April 4, 2020 - May 16, 2020

    Management Development Program: Business Essentials for Managers

    If you are responsible for managing or motivating a team, this six-day course offers a look at fundamental management development to help you maximize your organization's bottom-line results.  In a collaborative learning environment, each session, taught by a different USC Marshall Professor, will help you build the skills necessary to deliver higher levels of performance. You will finish this program with a team presentation combining all the new skills you have learned.