Programs for Individuals

  • Completed Webinars

    Recordings of previous webinars can be found below:

  • Developing High Potentials

    February 11, 2021

    Join SMU's Luigi Pecoraro and learn the key factors to designing and executing a successful high potential program for your company's leadership with this webinar.

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  • Strategic Thinking for Competitive Advantage

    Strategic Thinking for Competitive Advantage
    October 8, 2020; 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. CT
    January 21, 2021; 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. CT

    Strategic Thinking for Competitive Advantage is a provocative two-day program that explores the new rules and realities for creating sustainable competitive advantage in an increasingly crowded world. Through interactive sessions, small group work and case studies, you'll discover and practice the capabilities, mindset and toolkit it takes to build a courageous, flexible strategy for a stronger future. Learning and strategizing with professionals from across industries, you'll roll up your sleeves and gain mastery in the important new mindset of dynamic strategic thinking. You'll reframe how you think about strategy and come away with the tools and network to help you be a more powerful force in leading your organization forward. 

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  • Building the Intelligent Enterprise

    webinarBuilding the Intelligent Enterprise
    July 16, 2020 & September 24; 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.

    Data-driven companies are harnessing the power of advanced analytics and artificial intelligence to make smarter decisions, optimize service and streamline operations. Where does your organization stand in its evolution? Hettie Tabor, Director of SMU Cox's Masters of Science in Business Analytics Program and Academic Director of SMU Cox Executive Education's new Building the Intelligent Enterprise program, will lead a discussion about the imperatives of digital transformation, and exploring and demystifying big data, data science and artificial intelligence’s latest iterations of machine learning and deep learning.

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  • Essentials of Finance & Accounting

    WebinarEssentials of Finance & Accounting
    September 10, 2020

    Our Essentials of Finance & Accounting certificate program will arm you with an understanding of the accounting and finance concepts you need to assess your performance - and the performance of your competitors. You'll learn how to read, interpret and analyze financial statements, learn forecasting and financial-planning approaches to help you with the budgeting process, and get the basics of net present value and capital budgeting techniques to apply when evaluating projects.

    This certificate program is offered online-only. The classes are recorded, offering greater support for review, or for those who live in different time zones.

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  • Master Negotiation

    WebinarMaster Negotiation: The Gain-Gain Approach
    August 27, 2020

    Master Negotiation is a three day program taught by Robin Pinkley, Ph.D., the Duchossois Endowed Professor of Management & Organizations at the Cox School of Business, Dallas, founder of the M2M Center for Profitable Negotiation, and creator of the Gain-Gain Approach to Effective Negotiation. At the heart of the program, you will learn the newest negotiation tools needed to ensure success in negotiations with peers, clients, customers and adversaries, and how to avoid common errors and negotiate rationally and effectively increase your success with even the most difficult negotiators. Join us to learn more about the program. 

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  • Leading Change in Volatile Times


    Leading Change in Volatile Times
    August 20, 2020; July 30, 2020

    Change is inevitable. Disruption is certain. Is your team prepared? This new one-day course about Leading Change in Volatile Times will bring to the surface unproductive leadership habits - and teach and reinforce better ones. Jerry Magar, Academic Director of SMU Cox Executive Education's new Leading Change in Volatile Times program, will lead a discussion about the program and how it can help with integrating a new division or a shift in business priorities, and shed light on how those companies that manage change and buy-in well are resilient and gain or retain an competitive advantage.

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  • Mergers and Acquisitions

    WebinarMergers & Acquisitions
    August 13, 2020 - 12:00 - 1:30 P.M. CT

    Mergers & Acquisitions: Where Theory Meets Practice is a new kind of program at SMU Cox. We’re delivering practical intellectual stimulation that satisfies your academic curiosity and balances theory with ready-to-use insights. You get the academic rigor you expect plus interactive exercises, real-world case studies and lessons from leading industry practitioners that help you turn ideas into action. This results-focused balance begins with leadership from Associate Dean Shane Goodwin, Ph.D., a former investment banker with more than 20 years of M&A experience on Wall Street, including Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. Join us to learn more about the program.

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  • The Five Practices of Leadership


    The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership
    July 9, 2020; 12:00 - 1:30 P.M. CST

    What exactly are the five practices of leadership, and how can you apply them? Jeff Strese, an instructor for the Transformational Leadership certificate course, will lead a discussion about the five practices of leadership and the ten key commitments for effective leadership, and help participants take an honest look at themselves and their leadership behavior.

    The session will conclude with a brief introduction to two leadership programs offered this fall through SMU Cox Executive Education: Fundamentals of Management and Transformational Leadership.

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  • Leading in Unprecedented Times: Crisis Leadership & Adaptive Strategy



    Leading in Unprecedented Times: 
    Crisis Leadership & Adaptive Strategy

    May 13, 2020

    Navigating uncertainty over the past few weeks has presented unique challenges and created unanticipated opportunities to rise as individuals and leaders. This four-part webinar series, “Leading in Unprecedented Times: Crisis Leadership and Adaptive Strategy,” will offer strategic insights from highly accomplished leaders across different business disciplines. Each session includes tools, anecdotes, and examples to help you act now and plan ahead.


    Session One: Lessons from the Oval Office

      Session One

    Session Two: Leadership Needed: Agility & Practical Innovation

      Session Two

    Session Three: A Mandate to Be BOLD and Remain BOLD

      Session Three 

    Session Four: How to Apply Adaptive Strategy in Uncertain Times

      Session Four