Business Essentials: Program Sessions

Module 1

September 1, 2020 (AM)Finance & Operations• Learn how to read and analyze corporate financial statements, how prices are set, impact of cash flows, resource allocation decisions, and drivers of operational models
• Learn why and how decisions are made for new investments
September 1, 2020 (PM)Customer Analysis & Strategy• Learn to analyze customer needs/behaviors and assess a market opportunity
September 2, 2020 (AM)Innovation & Strategic Business Planning• Use the Business Model Canvas to examine internal and external influences on new product/project decisions
• Consider the strengths and weaknesses of your current partnerships, activities, resources, channels, & more
September 2, 2020 (PM)Influence & Consulting • Learn to build teams and collaborative relationships, how to influence with or without authority, and how to instill behaviors that build credibility


Module 2

October 6, 2020 (AM)Presentations & Organizational Culture• How to present to a senior decision-maker, and manage the important Q&A discussion
• What role you play in creating/supporting a culture of innovation
October 6, 2020 (PM)Change Management• Learn the process steps in an effective change management/improvement implementation activity
• Experience a “year in the life” of a change team, and apply this to your own organization
October 7, 2020 (AM)Organizational Leadership & Communication• Learn how to listen, understand and communicate more effectively
• Learn from leading organizational models on driving innovation
October 7, 2020 (PM)Transformational Leadership• Learn about leadership development in daily life: how to empower others and manage ambiguity/complexity
• Analyze collaboration & agile team models and how to manage today’s dynamic and diverse team environment