Kellogg School of Management
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Who should attend
Directors, managers and business administrators overseeing university or nonprofit core facilities
About the course
How to meet the unique challenges of operating in a university setting
Running a core facility successfully requires both a strong set of business management skills and deep insights into the nuances of leadership in a university setting. This four-day executive learning experience focuses specifically on helping you enhance your business and management skills and developing the leadership capacity to run your operation more effectively.
In this hands-on program, you’ll expand your knowledge and learn new approaches to leadership as you practice applying them to a challenge in your own organization. You’ll develop a team orientation that will enable you to engage your teams more effectively. You’ll leave this program with a deep understanding of your individual strengths and how to leverage them to meet difficult challenges and seize new opportunities.
- Understand key management concepts including leadership, finance, pricing strategies, marketing and others
- Learn to think strategically about your facility and identify important concepts you can apply to build the organization, increase stability and enhance growth
- Build a network of peers and mentors to support continued professional growth and development
- Acquire new knowledge and skills for strengthening your organization’s capacity to meet the challenges of a changing competitive landscape
The curriculum will address the unique challenges of operating in a University setting while applying business principles to ensure management success.
- Strong organizational culture
- Strengths-based leadership
- Team building
- Creating your value proposition
- Managerial accounting
- Marketing and consumer behavior
- Pricing strategies
- Creating market value
- Apply new learning from the program to a project within your facility
- Discuss the applications of the learning in small peer group sessions
- Present your project for review and analysis by faculty and industry experts.
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