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    • 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 2, 2019 - March 23, 2019

    Leadership Essentials: Fast Tracking Your Impact

    Over the course of four intense days, you will examine your personal leadership style as perceived by others around you. Through a combination of experiential activities, presentations, and case studies, you will explore the essence of effective leadership and gain new insights into your capabilities as a leader. This course will introduce you to communication skills and EQ, power and influence, decision making and negotiations as well as ethics in leadership.

    • March 6, 2019 - March 8, 2019
    • October 15, 2019 - October 17, 2019
    • April 23, 2020 - April 25, 2020

    The Leadership Journey: Developing Yourself and Others

    Discover the framework and tools to understand your personal leadership style and make a significant impact on those around you. You'll leave with a new understanding of high-quality connections and positive leadership that can help others grow, plus a renewed appreciation of your own potential.

    Topics and Sessions:

    -Start with a powerful 360 assessment and professor personalized feedback on your assessment 

    -Learn to recognize the differences between managing and leading

    -Discover how you need to think about your development as a leader

    • 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

    • 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 29, 2019 - March 30, 2019
    • March 27, 2020 - March 28, 2020

    Effectively Negotiating with the Power of Persuasion

    This highly-interactive program 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 

    • 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. 

    • April 8, 2019 - April 26, 2019

    Understanding Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers Online

    Understanding Finance and Accounting will equip non-financial managers with the financial knowledge necessary to communicate more effectively with financial managers, analyze financial statements and understand how they relate, interpret a company's profitability, solvency and liquidity, explore the sources and costs of capital and the factors of investment decisions, and learn valuation principles and their impact on the value drivers of the firm. Participants will gain both competence and confidence in their interactions with financial colleagues and senior executives.

    • 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.

    • May 2, 2019 - May 3, 2019

    Power and Influence: Take Your Leadership to the Next Level

    This 2-day program, Power and Influence: Take Your Leadership to the Next Level, focuses on the ways in which power and influence dynamics can both serve and hinder leaders. The course goes beyond merely discussing theories and is designed to be intellectually stimulating as well as experientially engaging. You will gain new insights, skills, and capacities, enabling you to navigate power and influence dynamics more effectively while building up the skills and abilities of those around you.

    • May 8, 2019 - May 9, 2019
    • November 12, 2019 - November 13, 2019

    Performance Management Leadership

    Become the leader that attracts and retains the talent to take your company to the next level. This two-day program introduces participants to the rationale and research for changes in performance management and the emerging seven core practices business leaders are taking to create a culture that delivers high-impact performance. You will learn a set of practical, easy-to-learn and use tools to maximize engagement, and the daily performance of others.