Best Executive Level Webinars in January 20195 min readReading Time: 4 minutes
Knowledge is power, true. But in today’s world, few can take the time necessary to get it. If you’re already hard at work in your career, trying to find classes to keep up with trends or simply refresh your skills can be practically impossible. The good news? There’s an easy solution! More and more prestigious schools are offering webinars, to teach you from the comfort of your own home. The webinars below are packed with information, and you don’t even need to leave your office.
Data-Driven Decision Making with Quantitative Intuition
Dates: January 22
Terms like “quantitative intuition” can seem confusing and out-of-reach. However, for people in positions that require quick, data-driven decision making, it’s a tool that you simply can’t do without. If you’re struggling with the idea, or the process of making these decisions, this course is for you! Taught by Columbia Business School Professor Oded Netzer, as well as Paul Magnone, this course covers topics related to the field of data-driven decision making. Here, you will learn how to use both sides of your brain to make good decisions, examine how biases are impacting you, learn all about how QI can be used in the executive position, and learn about the three pillars of QI that you will be using to make these decisions. Not a math person? No problem! They’ll make it a simple concept, and completely demystify it.
Machine Learning in Finance Webinar
Dates: January 22
The rise of new technology has changed the business world forever. Machine learning and artificial intelligence are the newest tools in the marketplace, and you can give yourself an edge by learning about them. Imperial College Business School’s course From Data to Decisions – Machine Learning & AI in Finance is the perfect way to introduce yourself to a rather confusing concept. Taught by Professor Paolo Zaffaroni, you’ll learn all about the risk and rewards involved in machine learning. Whether you’re well-versed in the cutting-edge, or you have no knowledge whatsoever, this webinar is for you!
Stanford – The Modern COO
Dates: January 23
Offered by the Stanford School of Business, The Modern COO is a webinar that is perfect for those wanting to move a traditional executive position into the modern age. This will teach you skills that are absolutely crucial in today’s business world, and expand your horizons outside of the more “traditional” mindset. You’ll delve into the modern COO mindset; learn why it is important to stay aligned with the company’s culture and capabilities; and learn the basics of systems that are adaptable and capable of evolving. This is a great choice for those who are looking to turn their attention to the future.
IMD – How to Successfully Execute Your Digital Strategy
Dates: January 23
It’s one thing to have a digital strategy, but it’s something else entirely to execute this digital strategy. In this webinar, taught by Professor Stephane J.G. Girod, you’ll cover the nuances and steps that go into successfully executing your digital strategy. Topics covered include how to drive organizational agility, how to build execution capabilities, and the types of effective implementation methodologies used by disruptive companies. At the end of this webinar, you can expect to have the latest tools and technologies that apply directly to your business, as well as insights into both the successes and failures of businesses from different industries. Have questions? You can ask them here!
Emory – Improve Individual and Organizational Decision Making
Dates: January 23
The science behind human behavior and decision-making that is commonly taught can be very outdated. If you want a fresh, modern take on it, Emory University’s Goizueta Business School offers something better: Improve Individual and Organizational Decision Making. This webinar is designed to help you learn how to better make decisions, and what could possibly be hurting your decision-making abilities. These factors include both behavioral and physiological factors. Whether you’re wanting to learn how to better make decisions for the betterment of yourself or if you’re looking to use this knowledge to improve your business, this is a new twist on an old problem.
Vlerick – The Power of a Strong Employer Brand – How to Become a Great Place to Work?
Dates: January 24
Offered by Vlerick Business School, The Power of a Strong Employer Brand – How to Become a Great Place to Work? is a webinar that is a must-have for those looking to reinvigorate their business. Here, you’ll see how employer branding is an absolutely vital part of your business. From the basics of talent retention to finding and keeping the right employees, this is the webinar to take if you want to have the right people working for you. Pinpoint what your vision is, and this course will help you achieve it!
IMD – Unleash the Potential of Fintech
Dates: January 25
Ever since bitcoin exploded onto the scene, opening up the world of cryptocurrency, executives and managers have been trying to keep up with the rapidly-changing world long enough to make a profit. If you find yourself constantly left behind, this webinar could give you a leg up in the race. Here, Professor Arturo Bris will explain how it all works. You’ll discover the latest financial technology instruments that you can put into use, as well as the role cryptocurrencies play in this new landscape and how to monetize this transformation. Walk away with insights and examples that can help your company in this brave new world!
IMD – Get an Accurate Picture of What Your Customer REALLY Wants
Dates: January 28
Trying to predict what’s going on in the minds of customers is an old problem that has persisted into the modern age. Now, you’re looking at learning about your customer-base on an industrial scale, making it more difficult than ever. However, with the right tools, you’ll find that it can be made easier, as well. That is what this webinar, taught by Professor Goutam Challagalla, covers. You’ll learn how to use your customers’ insights to deeply connect with them; how digitalization will affect the decision-making process for your customers; and smart ways to optimize your brand strategy. You’ll leave the webinar with the latest frameworks, tools, and business models to help you succeed!
Learning new skills and maintaining old ones doesn’t have to be time-consuming and difficult. With the right choice of webinar, you can revitalize how you approach your job and prepare yourself for the future.