$3,995 + taxes
Six Fridays – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
March 16, 23, April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018
This program will enable you to acquire or refine the skills, tools, methods and approaches you need to contribute effectively to an organization in a constant state of change.
The top 10 leading management challenges, as identified by Gestion magazine, represent key areas of concern for which you do not necessarily have all the answers. Through this program, you will acquire or refine the skills, tools, methods and approaches you need to contribute effectively to an organization in a constant state of change. Armed with a better understanding of the nuances of the management profession in today’s business environment, you will be able to play a more decisive role and propel your company’s success to new heights.
This program is for you if:
Management: Yesterday and today
Decision-making: The heart of the managerial profession
Making good decisions is a constant challenge for any manager. In today’s business world, where rational thinking is valued and often rewarded, managers seek to make the most logical decisions possible – often with varying results. Is there any such thing as the “perfect” decision? What is the role of rationality and intuition in the decision-making process? Are there traps that can be avoided? This module aims to acquaint you with decision-making fundamentals, underscore the importance of the rational–emotional continuum and help you develop better decision-making reflexes.
Charting the choppy waters of identity: A daunting management challenge
Growing turmoil and complexity, a world that is changing at an ever-faster pace, heavier workloads, talent retention, creativity engagement, working in silos, conflict, harassment… the list of identity-related challenges is endless. Sometimes they serve as the anchor managers use to keep their bearings. Other times, they are the current that throws them off course. What are the identities and identity dynamics that every manager should know? What affect do they have? What are the questions that need to be asked to pinpoint and interpret them? How can they be incorporated into the management framework?
Dealing with complex, collective issues
This module looks into what is entailed in managing individuals and teams using a “problem” or “controversy” management approach in a decision-making context involving more and more people, and more and more factors.
Utilizing effective communication to get ahead
Research shows that managers spend more than two-thirds of their time communicating, especially verbally. Bearing this in mind, it is important to take a closer look at topics such as:
Cross-disciplinary management and project management
To overcome the challenges of coordinating classic functional structures, organizations have been experimenting for the past 30 years with cross-disciplinary management methods, specifically as a way of driving organizational development and joint innovation (from simple quality circles to matrix organizations and the widespread use of project management principles).
Managing innovation and creation
Globalization and fiercer competition have led to an increased emphasis on strategies designed to differentiate products, as well as work and production methods. The ability to manage innovation and creation processes is therefore emerging as a significant way of generating added value.
Diversity and intercultural management
Engagement and e-leadership
In 2013, there were 1.2 billion telecommuters in the world. As a manager, what can you do to motivate and engage off-site workers, make them feel like they are part of your team and your organization, and still keep control over their output? How can you make them feel important and encourage them to get and stay involved? In other words, how can you be an effective e-leader?
Corporate social responsibility
Game plan for today’s managers: Recap and food for thought
Participants in all of our Expert Series will receive a certificate of completion from Executive Education HEC Montréal.