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

Jan. 13, 2021

Free Webinar: Data Visualization Best Practices

Should I use a column chart or line chart? What’s a funnel chart and when is it useful? In this session we will introduce via examples, some best practices in data visualization for effectively communicating with data. Tables and charts in Microsoft Excel will be utilized. Join us on January 13th from 11am-12pm for a demonstration in how data can be visualized and effectively communicated throughout an organization. Plus, learn about how a Certificate in Analytics for Analysts will be beneficial to progressing your career and organization.

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Jan. 26, 2021

Free Webinar: Data Visualization with Power BI

Many people think Power BI is for advanced developers. In truth, Power BI was created by combining the best features from Microsoft Excel, Access, SQL and other related technologies. Moreover, Power BI fills in the capability gaps that exist across these technologies, streamlining the process from data to insights. In this session, we’ll transition from what you know about these technologies and show you how Power BI solves the same problems more efficiently. Join us on January 26th from 1pm-2pm for a sneak peak at how Power BI is used to solve business challenges. Additionally, learn about how a Certificate in Analytics for Analysts will be beneficial to progressing your career and organization. 

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Jan. 29, 2021

Feb. 5, 2021

Building and Leading Effective Teams

This program is now full, however, we have created a wait-list for possible cancellations.  If you are interested in being added to the wait-list, please contact execedinfo@wfu.edu and we will add your name in the order received.  

This 1-day program will provide the participant with the knowledge and tools to build and lead effective teams (standing, temporary, and/or virtual), manage conflict, build trust with others, and shape a culture of empowerment and shared 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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Feb. 4, 2021

Free Webinar: Decision Analytics

Descriptive analytics summarizes what has happened. Predictive analytics uses past data to understand relationships and forecast into the future. Decision models are quite different in that they directly model the problem faced by managers. In this session, we’ll discuss via examples, how to directly model and solve managerial problems. Microsoft Excel Solver and the open source software Open Solver will be utilized. Join us on February 4th from 1pm-2pm for a demonstration of the role Analytics serves in problem-solving, and learn about how a Certificate in Analytics for Analysts can progress your career and organization.

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Feb. 5 or 12, 2021

Free Webinar: Marketing Best Practices

Please join us on February 5th from 10am-11am (Reserve Your Seat) or 12th from 11am-12pm (Reserve Your Seat), as Roger Beahm, Professor of Practice in Marketing, takes us through a short discussion on the following:

  • Marketing 2021:  What does the “new normal” look like?
  • Marketing in Today’s Environment:  A Case Study
  • Why a Certificate in Marketing?  What it will cover and what it can mean for you and your organization

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Mar. 9 – 10, 2021

Descriptive Analytics

Through this course, you will develop a deep understanding of the business, economic, and social trends that are impacting organizations and gain new tools to mitigate future risks and exploit opportunities. This program is part one of a series of three open enrollment analyst-based programs leading to a Certificate in Analytics for Analysts each program can be taken individually to gain critical knowledge and skills, or, combined as a certificate. Register for the full certificate by January 31 and receive a 10% early bird discount!

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Mar. – May, 2021

Certificate in Marketing

Customer interactions and expectations are changing as the marketing landscape evolves into a “new normal”. Marketing leaders are being pushed to remain current and enhance organizational competitiveness as new talent and competition quickly emerge. This certificate program offers seven sessions offered virtually over 2 months and is designed for professionals looking to develop relevant and immediately implementable skills across seven (7) key competencies in marketing. Case studies, large group discussions, and small team breakouts will be used during each session to enhance learnings. Register for the full certificate by February 18 and receive a 10% early bird discount!

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March 26, 2021

Leading Effective Change

This 1-day program will provide the participant with the knowledge and tools to effectively plan and lead change and to shape a learning culture in their organization. Participants are encouraged to bring information (or challenge) regarding an on-going or future change effort in their teams or organizations. Participants can immediately apply the tools from this workshop to enhance change management efforts. 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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Apr. 6 – 7, 2021

Predictive Analytics

Using techniques such as data mining, statistical modeling, machine learning, and even artificial intelligence, predictive analytics helps analyze existing data to make future predictions. This course provides participants with the skills to generate future insights with more certainty, and more reliably forecast scenarios, trends, and behaviors. This program is part two of a series of three open enrollment analyst-based programs leading to a Certificate in Analytics for Analysts. Each program can be taken individually to gain critical knowledge and skills, or, combined as a certificate. Register for the full certificate by January 31 and receive a 10% early bird discount!

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Apr. 28 & 30, 2021

Prescriptive Analytics

As we evaluate business objectives, key metrics such as profitability improvement, cost reductions, and client satisfaction can be optimized with prescriptive analytics. During this program, applications in business including production planning, location analysis, supply chain design, transportation, marketing/product design and financial portfolio analysis will be discussed. Additionally, the use and application of rule-based systems and heuristics with an emphasis on optimization modeling of real business problems will be explored and tested. This program is part three of a series of three open enrollment analyst-based programs leading to a Certificate in Analytics for Analysts. Each program can be taken individually to gain critical knowledge and skills, or, combined as a certificate. Register for the full certificate by January 31 and receive a 10% early bird discount!

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May 20, 2021

Leading People Who Are Different From You

This 1-day program provides participants with the knowledge and tools to understand and effectively lead people who are different from them. Participants also gain insights into how to shape the team’s or organization’s culture to create an environment that is authentic and brings out the best in everyone. 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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