The NC State Advantage: Contextualized Learning

Why choose NC State as your executive and organizational learning partner? At NC State we turn thought into action; we think and do. As a land-grant institution and research enterprise, NC State is tasked with tackling the world’s toughest problems. We attract faculty in many fields and disciplines who pursue research with purpose. We partner with leading thinkers and doers, and we put our results to work in the real world. And unlike most Executive Education providers, we leverage the capabilities of the entire university, including our world-class expertise in Agricultural Sciences, Biomanufacturing, Computer Science, Design, Statistics, Textiles and other groups to create a contextualized experience. Read more about NC State’s unique capabilities here.

In the NC State Executive Education programs, participants learn evidence-based strategies to address real-world problems and issues – from leading teams to leading organizations successfully in today’s complex world. Learning is experiential and participatory. Our goal is that all participants have actionable knowledge and skills they can put in place at work immediately after program completion.

Here’s what our partners have to say about their experiences with NC State Executive Education:

“We chose NC State Poole College’s Innovation Management Executive Series for its unique approach to executive education, which we believe will support our efforts to foster a culture of excellence within our organization that can improve the way we work. With a network of faculty leadership, expertise and experience combined with our company teams, we are working one-on-one with the College to implement a framework for managing disruptive innovation and advancing the talent of our future leaders.”

– John Cox, Executive Vice President of PO&T at Biogen

“Dan provided executive education to my global sales operations leadership team covering two topics: Leading through Change When Not in Charge and Building Business Cases. The sessions were delivered virtually through Cisco telepresence and web sharing technologies and were highly valuable. Dan did a great job listening to the needs of my team and crafting two valuable sessions that immediately paid dividends in the workplace. I highly recommend Dan and his team at NC State University.” 

– Jim Blum, VP of Operations for Cisco Systems


Lou ArpI hope you are able to enjoy the moment knowing that you were in on the ground floor creating capability for this to happen.”(Message to Dean Ira Weiss, Poole College of Mgmt following the December 2012 announcement of the Biogen-Eisai manufacturing partnership.)

– Lou Arp, GM and VP of Supply Operations at Eisai

“The team at NC State University provided Big Data Executive Education for our management team late last year. This education was extremely useful because NCSU was able to quickly bring out the business applicability of “big data” to fuel data-driven decision making. The NCSU faculty brought together strategic decision models and practical experiences with real world business case studies, and applied it to our business challenge. This process generated new ideas, and exposed new areas for us to pursue.”

-Anne Peck, Segment Manager for IBM Power Systems Marketing



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