Programs for Individuals

  • Building the Intelligent Enterprise

    webinarData-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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  • Leading Organizational Change

    WebinarChange is inevitable. Disruption is certain. Is your team prepared? This new one-day course in Leading Organizational Change will bring to the surface unproductive leadership habits - and teach and reinforce better ones. Jerry Mager, Academic Director of SMU Cox Executive Education's new Leading Organizational Change 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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  • Completed Webinars

    Recordings of previous webinars can be found below:

  • Leveraging Diversity & Inclusion for a Competitive Advantage

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    Leveraging Diversity & Inclusion for a Competitive Advantage
    June 25, 2020; 12:00 - 1:30 P.M. CST

    Research shows that companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially than their less diverse counterparts. A 2018 report by McKinsey found that diverse organizations are 33% more likely to outperform companies without diversity initiatives. Join diversity experts Dr. Candice Bledsoe and Ana Rodriguez to discuss evidence of diversity’s contribution to organizational success. Gain practical advice on how individuals and organizations can achieve their diversity goals and implement D&I efforts to impact business growth and performance.

    The session will conclude with a brief introduction to our Executive Education programs supporting Multidimensional Diversity, including the new Women in Leadership program.

  • Becoming a Transformational Leader

    Becoming a Transformational Leader
    June 18, 2020; 12:00 - 1:30 P.M. CST

    What is a Transformative Leader? What does it look like and how does one become a transformative leader? Based on long-standing research, there are 4 key attributes and characteristics of a transformative leader. Together these behaviors will transform the leader, their followers and the organization. The session will conclude with a Q&A about the new Cox Leadership Academy program offered this fall through SMU Cox Executive Education.

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  • Management vs Leadership

    The terms management and leadership are often used interchangeably so what is the difference? Drawing an important distinction between the two allows for a better focus in your role. Managers can lead and leaders do manage, yet there is an important difference in their functional attributes and some roles focus more on one than the other.

    Join the conversation to learn more about management and leadership. 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

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    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

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    Session Two: Leadership Needed: Agility & Practical Innovation

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    Session Three: A Mandate to Be BOLD and Remain BOLD

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    Session Four: How to Apply Adaptive Strategy in Uncertain Times

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  • Adapting & Prospering in a New Virtual World

    WebinarThis three part series led by David Jacobson, Executive Director of Online Education and Professor of Practice, together with SMU Cox professors Maribeth Kuenzi, Karin Quiñones and Arjan Singh, will address how crisis management is more than a top leadership activity, and how to implement crisis management techniques to drive innovation and team performance now and moving forward during uncertain times. Webinar participants will take away a series of adoptable action plans to immediately enhance their leadership skills and how to prepare for a rapidly-changing business landscape.

     

  • Data-Driven Decision-Making

    Hettie Tabor, Director of the Cox School's Master of Science in Business Analytics program, will outline a plan and approach leaders and managers can take to become extremely proficient in business analytics. She will also identify the key skills and tools executives need to have in order to utilize the rich information sources available today to make better decisions.

    Topics include an overview of how organizations can bolster capacity to make better informed decisions; examples of plans leaders and managers can leverage to become extremely proficient in business analytics; and key skills and tools executives need in order to utilize the rich information sources available today to make better decisions.

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