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Ready to grow your career without the commitment of a degree-seeking program? The Seidman College of Business is proud to offer non-credit certificate programs, designed for busy professionals who want to enhance their skills. Benefit from The Seidman Advantage by earning a certificate from our AACSB accredited business college. 

CURRENT CERTIFICATE OFFERINGS

Leadership Transformation
Digital Transformation

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This hands-on, integrated program is delivered by our top-notch faculty and industry experts. It integrates proven strategies, tools, and best practices to address organizational challenges and drive change within your organization.

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Compact Commitment

Ten week commitment with five modules offered in a virtual format every other weekend

Applied Learning

Develop a transformational and results-oriented strategy for your organization

Competitive Pricing

One bundled price of $995* for the entire certification from an AACSB accredited Business College (*discount available for 3+ participants)

• Next program starts January 2021 •

This program is designed for current and emerging leaders who are interested in developing a results-oriented management plan to help lead their organizations through these unprecedented uncertainties in the workplace.

Leadership Transformation Modules

Introduction to Becoming a Transformational Leader: Lead Yourself First

General topics to be covered

  • The connection between personality and leadership
  • Overcoming leadership bias through the use of MBTI
  • How to lead others by first leading yourself
  • The Neuro-psychology of leadership

Outcomes

  • Develop a deeper understanding and mastery of yourself, your “autopilot” leadership patterns, and your impact on others
  • Recognize the impact of awareness, and especially unawareness, on being an effective leader
  • Use Intentional Leadership strategies to create a motivating environment
  • Learn to lead on purpose

Topics Covered
Applying active learning strategies, we will explore and apply best practices to create and lead a high-performing work team. Topics covered will include:

  1. High-performing teams are RARE in workplaces... why? 
  2. What's broken and how do I fix it?
  3. What's next? ... developing an action plan

Workshop outcomes from Building and Leading High-performance Teams include:

  • Learn the characteristics of high-performance teams
  • Understand the leader's role in constructing a high-performance team
  • Learn to select team members for the high-performance team
  • Create high team cohesiveness, openness and trust
  • Brief discussion on high-performance remote teams

Topics covered will include:

  1. Learning what the numbers are really telling you
  2. Developing financial literacy and strategies
  3. Creating a financially intelligent department and organization

Workshop outcomes from this module include:

  • Increase your financial intelligence
  • Improve your corporate financial performance
  • Achieve financial transparency for the organization

Topics covered will include:

  1. The challenges to establishing a culture for optimizing operational performance.
  2. The identification and applications of different approaches, tools, and techniques to optimizing operational performance.
  3. Deep dive into case studies which demonstrate how to apply the different approaches, tools, and techniques to optimizing operational performance.
  4. The importance and process of establishing a metrics that accurately measures operational performance over time.

Workshop outcomes from this module include:

  • Identification of the critical elements, challenges, and process to creating a culture for optimizing operational performance.
  • Understand and apply the different approaches, tools and techniques to optimizing operational performance.
  • Alignment of cross-functional responsibilities and roles for optimizing operational performance.
  • Establish metrics that accurately measure operational performance optimization over time.

Topics covered will include:

  • The complexity of managing and leading: balancing the two
  • Leading Change: a framework for success…and how to avoid failure
  • Is your organization agile? The role of agility in organizational change
  • The importance of strategy in change initiatives

Workshop outcomes from this module include:

  • A solid understanding and application of an effective change framework
  • An understanding of the role of agility in effective change leadership
  • An understanding of the challenge of balancing managing and leading

An understanding of the connection between strategy and change

All modules will include lectures, recommended readings, peer discussions, mini-case studies, and applied learning components. All materials are included in the bundled price.

Leadership Transformation Winter 2021 Dates

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Saturday, March 20, 2021


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This cutting-edge program, delivered by our top-notch faculty and industry experts, focuses on evolving manual or non-digital processes to the use of new, fast and frequently changing digital technology to solve problems.

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Compact Commitment

Three month commitment with six modules offered in a hybrid format every other weekend

 

Applied Learning

Develop a Digital Strategy for your organization following a proven Digital Strategy Playbook

Competitive Pricing

One bundled price of $1,999* for the entire certification from an AACSB accredited Business College (*discount available for 3+ participants)

This program is designed for managers and executives who are interested in leading their organizations towards digital transformation. Because of the hands-on nature of this program, we recommend that organizations consider sending two or three individuals to collaborate in developing their digital strategy.

• Next program starts January 2021 •

Program Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Digital Transformation and Digital Strategy

Module 2: The Technologies that are driving Digital Transformation

Module 3: Organizational Change – The People dimension of Digital Transformation

Module 4: Creating a Digital Transformation Master Plan

Module 5: Creating a compelling Management Presentation

Module 6: Management Presentations

All modules will include lectures, recommended readings, peer discussions, mini-case studies, and applied learning components. All materials are included in the bundled price.

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Questions? Contact us:

Koleta Moore
Assistant Dean of Student Engagement & Graduate Program Operations
616-331-7386
moorekol@gvsu.edu

Jaideep Motwani
Chair and Professor of Management
616-331-7467
motwanij@gvsu.edu