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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. 

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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)

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.

• Next cohort begins Fall 2021 •

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.

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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

One month commitment with six modules offered in a hybrid format for four hours on Friday mornings and for one hour on Wednesday evenings.

 

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)

• Next cohort begins Fall 2021 •

This program is geared for managers and executives from Information Technology, Finance, Marketing and Operations who are interested in leading their organizations through the development of a value creating digital transformation. Because of the hands-on nature of this program we recommend that organizations consider sending two or three students that they would like to participate in creating their Digital Strategy.

Digital Transformation Modules

Topics covered will include:

  • Digital Transformation Definition and Overview
  • Introduction to Enterprise Architecture
  • Digital Strategy Overview
  • Understanding an organization’s Current Digital State

Topics covered will include:

  • Understanding Information and Operation Technology
  • Non-technical introductions and overviews of the Converging, Exponential Accelerating Technologies that are driving Digital Transformation
  • Real world industry examples
  • Creating a Digital Agenda

Topics covered will include:

  • Understanding of the organizational and people dimension of Digital Transformation
  • Appreciation of the types of people that should (and shouldn’t) be involved in different stages of the Digital Transformation journey
  • Defining the Digital Future State

Topics covered will include:

  • Developing a “Bullet Proof”, achievable Business Case
  • Developing a Roadmap

Topics covered will include:

  • “Telling your Story”
  • Digital Transformation Program Management

Topics covered will include:

  • Participants will present the Executive Summary of the Digital Strategies that they created during the course
  • Critical Success Factors for Digital Transformation Implementation Success

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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Project management skills prepare someone to be able to plan a project as well as manage it successfully to completion. Work typically involves breaking the project down into component tasks, managing resources, setting and meeting deadlines, and measuring outcomes. Communication, leadership skills, team work and collaboration, problem solving, and decision making are key skills.

If you would like to learn more about our certificate offering in project management, please click on the button below and provide your contact information so that we can reach out to you to share more information about upcoming project management offerings.

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