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
Six Sigma Green and Black Belt
Become a certified Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt. Contribute to long term sustainable results for your organization. Our Green Belt and Black Belt courses are delivered online with weekly, live lectures from a master of Six Sigma practices.
Lecture Series Webcasts
36 individual Webcasts. The Center for Asian Business in the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University has received a major grant over a three year period from the International Communications Foundation in Seoul, Korea, to provide a lecture series and entertainment media screenings for the LMU community—students, faculty, staff and neighbors. The International Communication Foundation was founded in 1982 by Young Bin Min, chairman of YBM/Si-sa, a Seoul-based corporation. The foundation's mission is to increase awareness and promote the status of Korean culture worldwide.
The purpose for the series of monthly events is to provide opportunities for LMU students to gain a deeper understanding of East Asian countries in context, and eventually to be better equipped to work in this competitive global marketplace after they enter the workforce. America is no longer the sole superpower in today’s global society. Unfortunately, however, foreigners know more about us than we do about them. As LMU is a major university located on the Pacific Rim in one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, and located in the world capital of the entertainment media, the Center for Asian Business seeks to help the LMU community fill the gap. We are deeply grateful that the ICF grant will allow us to provide these special events.
Applied Procurement Course
Whether in the classroom or on-site, students in the Applied Procurement course work alongside some of the best in the business. Students are taught by experienced procurement professionals for one class period and spend two half-days each week in Milwaukee-area firms working on real-world tasks consistent with the content covered in class. A trifecta of learning occurs for each student, from their company sponsor, their instructor and their peers. This course has realized significant business value for our company partners.