Connect Your Classroom
IgnitEd now makes it easier than ever before to incorporate curriculum from around the world into your classroom. With just a few clicks you can connect to approximately 200 different globally-located Jesuit universities and institutions with the use of case studies, videos, podcasts and more. IgnitEd is an invaluable resource that can aid you with finding the perfect curricular tools, creating the perfect opportunity for your students to benefit from the centuries of Jesuit experience and tradition.
“A case study is a tool for experiential learning, which is often more powerful when students are involved and actively contribute to the case discussion.”
Associate Professor in Marketing and Dean at ESADE Business School (Barcelona, CA)
Current Learning Opportunities for Faculty
Train the Trainer: Planning, Designing & Evaluating Training
You already know that an adult’s learning style is different than a child’s, and training based on theories and lectures is not the most effective approach for delivering programs. But how do you actually develop your training around the principles of adult learning?
Train the Trainer: Planning, Designing & Evaluating Training helps you make your own training programs more effective using proven approaches for adult learning. This program focuses on helping you with your specific content and audiences and how to combine them in a way that creates an engaging program. The result? A positive, memorable learning experience and lasting impact for you and your participants in your training programs.
Thriving During Change
There are few guarantees in the workplace today. However, change is one of them. More than ever, organizations and their environments are in a state of flux; streamlining processes, upgrading technologies, introducing new products and competing in a global market. In some cases these changes are planned, in others they are unplanned. Sometimes the forces for change are internal to the organization, sometimes they are caused by external conditions. The need for an organization and its people to meet and cope with change requires employees to be competent in dealing with and managing change.
Public Sector Leader Certificate Program
he Xavier University Williams College of Business, Department of Criminal Justice and the Xavier Leadership Center have partnered to create a Public Sector Leader Certificate Program (PSLCP). The Public Sector Leader Certificate Program is designed for leaders in law enforcement, public safety and city management seeking to develop the knowledge, skills and tools required to successfully lead their organizations. Additionally, participants learn how to apply these skills when they work with others during day-to-day operations, where decision-making, critical thinking, and leadership are required. This understanding is especially helpful during high-stress situations, such as active-shooter situations, fires, accidents, environmental crises, political meetings, press conferences, as well as daily internal and external issues, which require strategic planning, personnel management, and communication.
Maximizing Results in a Goal Oriented Culture
Maximizing Results in a Goal Oriented Culture
Does your organization set clear, simple goals? Are the goals linked to the organization’s strategy? In this session, you will learn some simple techniques to help you:
Develop a culture of goal setting
Set goals that are linked to the organization’s strategy
Manage and track goal progress
Hold individuals accountable to goals
For more information, click here and chat live with an XLC rep.
Influencing Without Authority
Leadership is not about having the power to exercise your authority. Leadership is about behaving in ways that influence the feelings, thoughts and actions of others.
“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” ~ Ken Blanchard
In a world of multi-functional teams, globalization and flatter organizational structure, what it means to be a leader is shifting. You simply can’t rely on a position of power to make demands; rather you need the ability to influence others to help you achieve your goals. Influencing Without Authority will teach you how to engage others, manage interactions and best of all, shape outcomes enabling you to become a more effective manager and leader.
Executive Certificate in Financial Planning
Although the financial crisis has made the public more wary about financial issues, the demand for financial planners is expected to continue growing. However, proven credibility and trust are essential to a successful future in financial planning.
Xavier University’s Executive Certificate in Financial Planning enables for financial planners to obtain industry recognized credentials, through an accelerated education and preparation program – building knowledge and enhancing client confidence.
The Analytics Certificate prepares participants to dig deep into data to discover the secrets hidden within, apply the right quantitative techniques to solve problems and clearly communicate and tell data stories to enhance business decision-making.
The Analytics Certificate Fee is $10,000 per person. Any required textbooks, software and/or materials are additional at actual cost.
The Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) Boost
The Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) Boost is a 9-week social entrepreneurship course for members of an enterprise who are creatively solving social problems within Detroit and desire to become financially sustainable through entrepreneurial best practices, mentoring, and connections to resources. Applicants must be beyond ideation; that is, their enterprise must have a product or service and a beneficiary and some exchange of revenue. The application process will be followed by an interview with CSE staff members.
The overall cost for a single Boost participant is just under $3,000. Detroit Mercy Alumni and other donors have graciously provided scholarships to lower this expense to make the final tuition cost to you just $500. However, CSE strongly believes that no social entrepreneur shall be denied an opportunity to attend our Boost program. We do ask that every effort must be made by participants to pay the full price. Sliding-scale tuition scholarships are available. If needed, the applicant and CSE staff will discuss the details during the interview process.
The dates and times for Boost 5 are Tuesday nights from 6-9pm. Classes star on Tuesday hey have been one night a week for nine weeks from 6-9pm. Classes will primarily take place on the McNichols campus, at the University of Detroit Mercy, 4001 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI 48221. After the class sessions, you will participate in a pitch event celebration.
Family Business Seminar Series
The Initiative for Family Business & Entrepreneurship is a network of certified family business experts, coaches and faculty committed to providing the education and resources to help family businesses stay relevant in a fast-paced, competitive marketplace. We meet you where you are, offering a holistic approach to innovation and successful transitions.
Our seminar topics, content and breakout activities are fluid, customized to meet the needs of our current membership population. Our robust programming is backed by the thought leadership of the nationally ranked Haub School of Business and is designed to help guide the whole family through all stages of ownership, growth and governance.
Professional Development Certificate Program held twice per year. Two and a half day multi-generational, interactive workshop providing awareness, education, confidence and tools to successfully take on the next phase of involvement in the family business.