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Thought Leadership for the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

Businesses around the world are managing through substantial uncertainty. Now more than ever, it is essential that leaders and their teams have access to the business knowledge and development opportunities that will help them thrive. During this critical period, we are highlighting the perspectives of Carlson faculty as they contextualize the ways businesses and the economy are being disrupted. Since the landscape is rapidly changing, we'll update this page frequently to provide fresh insight and expert perspective to help you navigate through this uncertain time.  


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Carlson Executive Education Experience

The Carlson Executive Education experience is designed to immerse participants in the course topic and prepare them to return to their organizations with fresh energy and perspectives.

Courses are held virtually and at the Carlson School of Management Executive Development Center at the University of Minnesota. Course instruction is dynamic—with discussions of real-world applications across multiple industries. After the course, participants return to their organizations with new skills, ideas, and an expanded network of business relationships.

Women in Leadership: Inspire, Influence, Impact

Enhance leadership skills including negotiation, communication, and networking. Engage with accomplished women executives and learn from their successes and missteps. More

 

$4,500

Leading Transformational Change

Adopt a conscious approach to change and learn leadership behaviors critical to support transformation. Successfully plan, execute, and sustain significant change initiatives. More


Inclusive Leadership: Fostering Diversity to Drive Performance

Enhance your own inclusive leadership skills and learn a systems-design approach for fostering a profitable and diverse culture.  Develop a plan for inclusive management at your organization. More

$3,200

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People Analytics: Building Business Value with HR Data

Adopt micro-behaviors that help you and your team access your best ideas, collaborate, and break out of old patterns of thinking. Learn the strategies and process for design thinking from thought leaders, including a session with improv theatre and innovation consultancy, Brave New Workshop.


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Disruptive Innovation

Discover how to spot potential threats and opportunities in you business. Apply new concepts and practical tools for developing disruptive innovation solutions and new business models in you organizations. Apply the jobs-to-be-done framework to identify and shape new opportunities  


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Design Thinking: Unleash Organizational Potential

Adopt micro-behaviors that help you and your team access your best ideas, collaborate, and break out of old patterns of thinking. Learn the strategies and process for design thinking from thought leaders, including a session with improv theatre and innovation consultancy, Brave New Workshop.


The Carlson Executive Education Experience

The Carlson Executive Education experience is designed to immerse participants in the course topic and prepare them to return to their organizations with fresh energy and perspectives.

Courses are held in the Carlson School of Management Executive Development Center at the University of Minnesota. Prior to class each day, participants are invited to enjoy a hot breakfast while mingling with peers and course faculty. Course instruction is dynamic—with discussions of real-world applications across multiple industries. The conversation often spills over to lunch as participants reflect on the morning’s discussion and build new connections. After the course, participants return to their organizations with new skills, ideas, and an expanded network of business relationships.

Effective Negotiations: Maximizing Results &
Resolving Conflict

Improve negotiation outcomes and create value for all parties. Understand the psychology behind influence and negotiation tactics. More

Power & Influence

Learn the principles behind persuasion and acquire practical tools to become a more influential and effective leader. Enhance your ability to implement strategies, and initiate change. More


Emerging Leaders Bootcamp

Practice persuasive communication, negotiation, and using data to make a case. Increase your ability to execute complicated strategies, develop strategic relationships, and lead cross-functional teams. More


$3,500

Creating & Executing Strategy

Learn how to develop a sound strategy and foster its implementation throughout your organization. Understand why people resist change and how to approach challenges. More

Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Learn critical financial fundamentals to confidently communicate with finance partners and understand how to analyze and evaluate financial decisions. More

$4,500

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$3,200

$4,500

$3,900

People Analytics

Realize the potential of your employee data to improve people-related decision-making and human resource strategy. More

$3,200

MBA Essentials

Comprehensive course to polish your approach to critical business operations, data-driven decision-making, communication and, leadership strategies.  More

$5,000

Design Thinking: Unleash Organizational Potential

Learn how to innovate and strengthen existing business strategies using the design thinking methodology. More

$3,200

HR Leaders: Enhancing Your Business Impact

 Learn how to collaborate as an advisor, build your influence, and develop business acumen to drive results.  More

$3,200

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Two Things Companies Should Do Now to Set Up for a Post-COVID-19 Future

Almost overnight, executive leaders have been forced to operate in a hyper-digital environment with teams working remotely and consumers searching for online options for products and services. Digital transformation has been a priority for forward-thinking organizations but now it is a mandate for all.  Here is how organizations should be planning for the new normal. 

By Ravi Bapna
Associate Dean for Executive Education,
Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Business 

Analytics and Information Systems

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Leading in the Age of Disruption: 
Strategies for Today’s Crisis and Beyond

Join business leaders from the region and Carlson School experts for timely strategies to adapt to disruption and plan for long-term success. The live virtual sessions will give participants the opportunity to network from wherever they are and engage with Carlson School thought-leaders. 

Sessions

Sessions are on Fridays, 8-9 AM, CT. 

  • May 29: Leadership & Strategy
  • June 5:  Finance
  • June 12: Business Analytics
  • June 19: Supply Chain
  • June 26  Marketing

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Lessons from the Ongoing Pandemic: Strategic Sourcing in a Changed World

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the major global supply chain disruptions it continues to cause have brought considerable scrutiny to sourcing decisions. The crisis is raising fundamental questions about how leaders make supply chain decisions. These strategies can be used to make supply chains more resilient in moments of crisis. 

By Anant Mishra
Associate Professor, 
Supply Chain and Operations

OPERATIONS

How to Understand the Possible Impact of Government Stimulus

The principle behind stimulus spending is not complex: provide support for people and businesses who are losing income and prevent irreversible decisions such as bankruptcies. But the world has already changed and we should be ready for potential side-effects of the government's actions. 

By Murray Frank
Professor, Finance

FINANCE

4 Ways to Be Well While Working from Home

As teams figure out new routines to work from home, there are still ways to make work better. Following the framework to “Work Hard. Have Fun. Choose Kind. Be Present”here are 44 evidence-based habits to do your best work in any situation.  

By Theresa Glomb
Professor, Work and Organizations
The Toro Company- David M. Lilly 

Chair in Human Resources 

HUMAN RESOURCES

It's Time for Service Industries to Re-Invent the Services they Deliver

During and following the pandemic, service managers must tap into their deep understanding of both their customers and their own operating systems. This will help them determine where opportunities, preferences, and potentially regulated necessities can be addressed.  Service operating systems are typically more flexible than manufacturing systems; it is time to exploit the possibilities they present. 

By Susan Meyer Goldstein
Associate Professor
Supply Chain and Operations

OPERATIONS

Innovating to Simplify the Enterprise in Times of Crisis

“When things get difficult, we cannot have business as usual.”  As you think about how your own business will position itself during this time of turbulence, Rob Britton, former executive at American Airlines, shares how innovative thinking helped the airline industry rebuild after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. 

By Rob Britton
Carlson Executive Education 
Educators Network

INNOVATION

Coronavirus and Messaging on Social Media

Get a data-driven understanding of the changing social media landscape due to Covid-19. Tania Yuki, CEO of social media insights company Shareablee, examines the transformation of social media behaviors in the U.S., throughout March 2020. 

By Tania Yuki
CEO, Shareablee

MARKETING