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Vanderbilt Executive Education's short programs are designed to fit your needs. Our proven and practical two- to five-day focuses programs provide the personalized learning and leadership development you seek. We help people from a mix of professions, managerial levels, industries and locations gain new perspectives and fine-tune skills needed in the ever-changing business world. Benefit from our ability to stay ahead of the curve and join the thousands of Vanderbilt alumni who have become leaders for the future and quickly maximized their career potential.

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FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING

Online

The course will show you how to determine the value of an asset by the level and the riskiness of its expected after-tax cash flows.

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As your career develops you need to re-engage in thought and get a different vision. Vanderbilt offers a tremendous group of professors and the reputation is unmatched.

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We equip you with the transformative skills that make an immediate impact on your career and your company. Fill out the form below to request more information and to gain access to our Ultimate Guide to Executive Education Programs.

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Custom Solutions and Certificate Series

Vanderbilt can partner with your management team to achieve your strategic and talent management goals. We offer impactful certificates made up of a variety of short programs or we can build an entirely customized solution designed around your organization's specific business challenges and leadership development needs. Whichever option suits you best, Vanderbilt has you covered.

CUSTOM SOLUTIONSCERTIFICATE SERIES

EXECUTIVE
EDUCATION

LEARNING TO THRIVE: THE ROAD TO BETTER LEADERSHIP & A FULLER LIFE

February 13 - 14

This course is designed to help all leaders think deeply about their lives and goals over a long time horizon. This program will equip you with the tools to successfully navigate the multiple transitions you will face during your career and how to apply those techniques to your team.

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STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP

Online

This course is composed of three modules about managing self, managing others, and leading efforts for change. You’ll complete a capstone project on organizational change that tests your skills in a variety of simulated situations.

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EMERGING LEADERS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

February 24 - 25

A hands-on, highly engaging experience tailored to each individual, this program empowers new leaders with the skills to mobilize teams and generate results.

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EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

April 27 - 29

By the end of this highly interactive, three-day program, conducted by one of the nation’s leading business experts on executive leadership, you’ll be equipped to lead more effectively and achieve your professional and organizational goals.

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PERSUASIVE AND INFLUENTIAL SPEAKING

February 6 - 7

Improve your management communication speaking skills, no matter the managerial or executive situation, through this unique two-day program. Through analysis of your personal speech style strengths and weaknesses, you will leave this course with confidence knowing how to achieve your communication goals.

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EDUCATION

STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS

Online

This four-part course covers the fundamentals of designing a business strategy, executing that strategy and measuring results, managing operations and improving processes, and running successful projects that support your business goals.

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NEGOTIATION SKILLS FOR MANAGERS

March 23 - 24

In this program, you’ll learn an analytic framework to help think more clearly about any negotiation you face and get feedback to help you become a better negotiator. Through a variety of exercises—starting with simple simulations that become increasingly complex—you will be able to immediately see the effects of different negotiation strategies for different scenarios.

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STRATEGIC INNOVATION

Online

You’ll learn the six most common constraints on innovation in organizations—that is, the six ways that creative thinking is usually sabotaged before it can produce results.

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STEPPING UP: A TOOLKIT FOR STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP

Feb 10 - 11

This two-day master class is for senior managers and high-potentials working on key projects. It will help you pinpoint the organizational capabilities needed to win today and tomorrow. As a leader, it will increase your execution IQ know-how.

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WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

March 25 - 26

This program will focus on strengthening persuasive presentation and negotiation skills, navigating challenging group dynamics and overcoming organizational roadblocks by employing effective leadership skills. 

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STRATEGY VISUALIZATION

April 15 - 16

Whether you are part of team or an individual strategist, this program will take your thinking to the next level. You will be able to demonstrate your strategic vision faster and smarter than ever before.

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