Time Management for Leaders
Like most of us, you probably face unproductive and unnecessary meetings, a mountain of work on your desk and a never-ending wave of voicemails and emails. Welcome to the daily life of a leader. It’s a balancing act, where managing yourself, your time and how you react to events outside your control are critical to your success. And when things get out of control, it leads to the stress and feeling of panic.
This course shows you how to take control. You’ll gain specific methods to run effective meetings. Acquire the skills to get the best results in the least amount of time. Create the feeling of accomplishment. Plus, learn to juggle priorities with ease and make headway on your top priority projects.
Utilizing Data to Drive Business Performance
With data growing at unprecedented rates, organizations across the globe are seeking to make sense of it all. This session explores the Big Data phenomena and provides attendees with an understanding of the role data plays in today’s leading organizations.
Through dialogue, information sharing, case studies and real-life examples, attendees will gain valuable insight into how data can change the way they operate and drive business performance.
Value Stream Mapping
Value Stream Mapping is a powerful tool that goes beyond process mapping. It is foundational to identifying and measuring the opportunities and gaps in your operations, whether they be production, administrative or service. Leverage the process to gain team involvement and commitment to quickly implement sustainable low-cost/no-cost solutions while leading your team’s learning.
This course uses a variety of classroom and real-world examples and culminates in the real world application of the tool to develop an improvement plan with a rapid return on investment.
Values Based Decision Making
With this Creighton Leadership U seminar, learn how to make ethical decisions using values and intuition. You will learn the importance of the ethical decision-making process and how to base ethical decisions on personal values.
Wellbeing and Leadership
Visionary, Ethics, Integrity, Leadership, Compassion: these words describe leaders rooted in a strong sense of wellbeing. Explore your wellbeing in an integrated and measured method using the five categories described in Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements by Tom Rath and Jim Harter. You will learn how specific elements affect leadership impact and why the happiness advantage is mission-critical for solid work ethic.
Workplace Strategies and Communication Styles
In all sorts of interactions, there are distinctive styles of communication that one may take, depending on the situation. For example, in conflict situations, there are a variety of methods to dealing with, analyzing, and working through conflict. Communication (written, nonverbal, and verbal) influences the ability to get an interview, a promotion, lunch with a potential mentor, or even fired. Finally, some research has suggested that people tend to have some primary styles that they use across situations (e.g., Norton’s Communication Styles: dominant, dramatic, contentious, animated, impression leaving, relaxed, open, or friendly). The interesting thing about communication is that every person uses communication differently - what works for one person may not work for another. While there are different styles that could be used in diverse contexts, we will also discuss how no single style is the most effective in every situation.
The decisions we make every day are based on our understanding of how the world works, or how we believe it should work. But, would you be able to articulate your personal mission if asked? Many of us cannot. How you lead your work team and how you are seen as a leader in the larger organization is a reflection of what you value and how you live your life. A strong leader, one who others choose to follow, understands how their values and personal mission translate into professional behaviors and lead to action within their organization.
Big Data Analytics for Executives
Big data analytics can transform organizational performance.
Fordham faculty, director RP Raghupathi from the Center for Digital Transformation, will introduce the core concepts of big data analytics and related technologies. Participants will become familiar with distributed, cloud-based approaches to handling big data sets—superior techniques to traditional relational models.
The faculty will use hands-on exercises in big data analytics on several platforms—including AWS, Cloudera and IBM BigInsights—and offer concrete, applicable information about:
- The Hadoop platform, including the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and MapReduce (M/R) framework
- Big data analytics life cycle, technologies, development and management
- Privacy and security
Applied Lean Six Sigma
Led by an experienced professional in Lean and Six Sigma practices, students learn advanced tools of continuous improvement through class work and real-world projects with Marquette University departments and local organizations. Students participate in a continuous improvement project with a team throughout the semester. The students also have the benefit of receiving guidance on their projects from an assigned experienced professional mentor.
Students will understand the uses for Network Design and be able to apply it to real world problems. In addition, they will work through framing a problem, and using project management steps to drive a solution to completion. Students work in teams on a semester-long problem, acting as off-site consultants. Project types can include: impact of a change in inventory policy, near shoring impacts, risk mitigation/supply interruptions.