Executive Education

Like the organizations they work for, individuals who succeed in today’s business world are the ones who never stop learning. At Wake Forest Executive Education, we offer open enrollment and customized programs that sharpen your talents as a business leader and improve your company’s competitive advantage. Our programs are specifically designed to provide highly personal education experiences that address real-world issues.

Wake Forest Executive Education specializes in professional development and rich learning experiences in Marketing, Data Analytics, Finance, Leadership, Supply Chain Management, Innovation, and Strategy.

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Upcoming Programs

August 19, 2022

Leading Effective Change

To stay relevant, teams and organizations must continuously change and adapt to their ever evolving internal and external environments.  This makes it imperative leaders understand and possess the skills to effectively lead change. Furthermore, it is also important that leaders know how to shape a learning culture to facilitate continuous adaptation and improvement.  Leaders who can effectively lead change gain a competitive advantage for their teams and organizations. This program is part three of a series of four open enrollment programs leading to a Certificate in Leadership. Each program can be taken individually to gain critical knowledge and skills, or, combined as a certificate.

This program is currently full and has moved to a waitlist. If you are interested in participating in the program please contact execedinfo@wfu.edu to be added to the waitlist. 

September 20, 2022

Executive Decision Making and Leadership

Making decisions in a dynamic fast-paced business environment is a challenge for most employees. Decision making and problem solving skills become critical when moving into leadership roles in order to drive business growth. Leaders with a developed system for effective decision making are best equipped to lead their teams through times of uncertainty. This program is part of a series of open enrollment programs leading to a Certificate in Leadership. Each program can be taken individually to gain critical knowledge and skills, or, combine four of the offerings to earn your certificate.

Sept 22 – Oct 5, 2022

Analytics for Leaders

A data-driven culture starts at the top of an organization. Being data-driven means building a distinct connection between an organization’s people, processes, and products/services with its markets and customers. As a leader, you are tasked with creating the vision, investing in the right talent and tools, empowering the organization to act, and holding the organization accountable for advancing its data strategy.

October 28, 2022

Leading People Who Are Different From You

In today’s global economy, organizations are continuously becoming more diverse. This broadening diversification of organization members includes cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, age, gender, and sexual orientation. Thus, it is imperative people managers understand how to effectively lead individuals who are different from them. Leaders who can bring an array of diverse individuals together and form a cohesive team aligned on common goals, purpose, and values will gain a competitive advantage. This program is part four of a series of four open enrollment programs leading to a Certificate in Leadership. Each program can be taken individually to gain critical knowledge and skills, or, combined as a certificate.

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December 2, 2022

Project Management Fundamentals for Professionals

Today’s fast paced and complex work environment is putting a premium on project management and related skills. Effective management of projects is critical to the success of every organization and its overall profitability, with every employee contributing in various roles. Whether you are new to project management or an experienced manager facing new challenges, Project Management Fundamentals for Professionals will enhance your effectiveness in planning, setting up, and executing a successful project.

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Dec 15, 2022

Authentic and Effective Leadership

Employee engagement studies, conducted by Gallup, consistently show on average in the U.S. only 33% of workers are highly engaged. Results from these studies find that authentic, inspirational leaders who provide their people a sense of purpose, invest time in developing their people, and approach leadership from a “coach” perspective versus a directive top-down boss, greatly enhance employee engagement and team performance. Thus, the key to high team performance and employee engagement is authentic and effective leadership. This program is part one of a series of four open enrollment programs leading to a Certificate in Leadership. Each program can be taken individually to gain critical knowledge and skills, or, combined as a certificate.

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