Redefine the results of your business unit by redefining your role.
Whether designing the future of your existing business, initiating a response to sub-par business performance, or getting ready to accept new executive responsibilities, this program will challenge your assumptions to help you build a logical, complete and thoughtful process to successfully assess and capitalize on the opportunity ahead.
This program was developed in response to strong demand for a proven, repeatable process enabling senior leaders to evaluate the effectiveness of their enterprise in order to avoid unexpected competitive threats and capitalize on new opportunities previously in their ‘blind spot.’ Applying research-based frameworks, our classroom experiences inspire and empower you to significantly improve - and transform - the performance of your organization.
By applying program principles to assess each critical component of your business you will uncover strengths and shortcomings revealing opportunities for improvement and exposing weaknesses your competition will find, if you don’t first. With faculty guidance you will create the business case to justify the critical changes you identify to address these opportunities and describe your path toward successful implementation of your new plan.
This program provides you with an opportunity to work on an application of the ideas to your business or a specific function of your choosing alongside world-renown faculty and business leaders from diverse industries. You will return to work with a new approach for addressing the key responsibilities of a business executive--understanding, critiquing and refining the way you and your company does business. Best of all, these practices can – and should – be used again and again to keep you ahead of the competition.
At Michigan Ross, you’ll be challenged and energized by dynamic, interactive learning experiences alongside Ross’ top-ranked faculty and other senior executives. Program topics are presented through a combination of action-learning activities including simulations, group discussions, team exercises, lectures, case studies, projects, cross-industry and cross-functional networking and collaboration, social events, and coaching sessions
- Gain a deep understanding of the key roles and responsibilities of business executives: perception, direction, judgment, oversight, and performance discipline
- Develop a new lens to view competitiveness in product, talent, and financial markets through a new understanding of stakeholder objectives and the relationships among them
- Enhance critical thinking: the essential skill for every business executive
- Re-examine principles of value creation, the key basis for business decisions
- Develop personalized action plans
- Redefine the key roles and responsibilities of enterprise executives in your organization
- Examine the business principles underlying executive activities
- Illustrate the application of these business principles through case examples, the personal experiences of program participants, and workshops that focus on current business challenges
- Develop and critique the business approach currently used in your organization
- Create and present the business case for changes to the existing business approach
Who Should Attend
- Leaders heading business functions, with 8-10 years of business experience
- High-Potential leaders looking to enhance their enterprise-level thinking, skills, and abilities in preparation for future opportunities
- Mid- and senior-level general managers seeking an innovative process to effectively analyze and improve business unit results
- Executives responsible for P&L and charged with transforming their portion of the business
TYPICAL TITLES INCLUDE:
- Business Unit Manager
- General Manager
- Sr. Manager/Group Manager
- Group Director
- Sr. Director
- Recently ascended VPs
Takeaways & Tools
- Create a new business model designed to capitalize on identified opportunities
- Gain a deep understanding of the key roles and responsibilities of business executives: perception, direction, judgment, oversight and performance discipline
- Develop a new lens to view competitiveness in product, talent and financial markets through a new understanding of stakeholder objectives and the relationships among them
- Enhanced critical thinking: the essential skill for every business executive
- Re-examined principles of value creation, the key basis for business decisions
How do successful firms priorities and manage their HR practices to drive business results? Wayne Brockbank will discuss how best-in-class organizations are approaching this issue on July 14 from noon-1:00 p.m. EDT.
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234
The program fee includes tuition, instructional materials, living accommodations, continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks each day, and selected dinners. Fee is payable in advance in US dollars and is subject to change. See our Cancellation, Transfer and Substitution Policy
Note: Admission to this program is by application only. There are four ways to apply:
1) click "Register Now" on this page and complete the application online;
2) download the application and mail it back to us or fax it to +1.734.764.4267;
3) electronically request a paper application be sent by mail; or
4) call +1.734.763.1000, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST Monday through Friday and request a paper application be mailed to you.