This program is designed for people responsible for developing and delivering custom programs at non-degree business, professional, and executive education centers at universities. This usually includes executive education units in business schools, management or professional development units within continuing education schools, or stand-alone entities reporting directly to a dean or other high level administrator. In most cases, attendees have titles that include Assistant Dean, Director, Executive Director, Custom Program Director or Business Development Manager. They all have the common challenge of creating revenue-generating custom engagements and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with organizations. Their centers serve the business community by offering custom training engagements, consortia programs and/or open enrollment programs.
If this sounds like you, please join us for this 6-week institute to examine your current custom program design and delivery model, explore the internal and external factors influencing your success, and discuss program development options.
- Take advantage of this opportunity to focus on the most critical aspects of the success of your unit
- Get diverse perspectives and ideas from trusted colleagues facing the same challenges
- Develop a network of peer mentors
- Return to your team ready to share ideas and implement your own custom program design model
Paul Slaggert is director of Business Development, Executive Education at the Kelley School of Business. He recently completed 18 years in senior leadership roles in Executive Education at the University of Notre Dame, where he served as both director of nondegree programs (15 years) and director of the Stayer Center (three years). Prior to joining Notre Dame, he was director of the Cincinnati Center for Management and Executive Development at the University of Cincinnati for 12 years. He leads training sessions for corporate clients on the topics of leadership, paradigm shifts, delegation and empowerment, systems thinking, and financial literacy. He also has designed a unique learning tool to facilitate the understanding of accounting and finance at all levels of a company. Paul holds a B.B.A. in management from Notre Dame and an M.B.A. in finance from Boston College. He was a secured lending officer for Citicorp in New York City and an operations supervisor for the Northern Trust Company in Chicago. He has more than 20 years of experience in academic leadership roles at Notre Dame, the University of Cincinnati, and Boston College, and has taught extensively in the areas of finance, business management, and leadership.
Mike Ash, Director of Business Development, Caltech
Cheryl Bates, Director of Open Enrollment Programs, Texas Executive Education, University of Texas at Austin
Chuck Black, Executive Director of Corporate Partnerships, Weatherhead Executive Education, Case Western Reserve University
Mike Gifford, Associate Director, Executive Education, University of Utah
Brian Godfrey, Former Executive Education Program Developer, University of St. Thomas
Nicholas Hamilton-Archer, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Education at University of Michigan
David Lecon, Former Corporate Education Director, Emory University
Tom Marrs, Associate Director, Center for Executive Development, Texas A&M University
Dan McGurrin, Retired Director, Executive Education, North Carolina State University
Shaun Rozyn, Managing Director, Darden Executive Education and Lifelong Learning, University of Virginia
Dan Rundhaug, Executive Director, The Institute for Professional Excellence at Davenport University
Dan Stotz, the Founder and Managing Partner for The Leadership Collaborative
Pam Tipton, Director of Executive Programs, Emory University