Here is how we partner with you to prepare your executives for what’s next in the global marketplace.
We work with you to understand your business, key challenges and objectives, and we assess how our faculty’s expertise can help transform your organization.
Together, we craft a highly targeted and powerful learning experience that focuses on understanding leadership behaviors, team building, company-focused projects and “roll-up-your-sleeves” activities.
Learning elements customize the experience to each organization’s specific needs and enable your executives to maximize their time in the learning process. Guided by our distinguished faculty and expert program team, leaders emerge.
Post delivery, we stay in the loop, measuring and evaluating progress toward established goals. Future iterations evolve based on the measurable effects of the inaugural program, enabling an authentic cycle of individual and organizational transformation to emerge.
The Right Knowledge
A few underlying principles inform our approach to identifying the right content for your program.
Content Is King
Content without context lacks the roots for implementation. Each content area is framed within the context of your organization and your industry. We use class dialogue, case studies and company-specific sessions to do this.
The Right Experts — Faculty and Speakers
We select faculty and speakers based on their field of expertise, delivery style and best “fit” for your organization. We have unique access to the world-class faculty of UCLA Anderson; and our resources do not stop there. As the need requires, we can source instruction from the UCLA campus as a whole, other top universities, consulting firms, private industry and learning organizations worldwide to assemble a truly customized, best-in-class team.
The Knowledge is in the Room
Your managers have enough experience to bring the classroom content to life. Our design combines expert guidance from faculty to turn individual knowledge into profound dialogue and new thinking that can drive organizational change.
25/75 Instruction Rule
To deliver content in the most productive manner, we design each program curriculum with an approximate ratio of 25% theory to 75% application.
Taught the Right Way
Your leaders will need to develop a broad range of capabilities in a finite time frame. Our three-phase model is designed to optimize the learning process and turn leadership potential into reality. We call it ACT for short.
The process of adapting is the process of preparing for change. It is an inward journey: the gathering of all the input that led you here, personally and organizationally. Assessing your personal managerial and leadership strengths and limitations and identifying key organizational issues and challenges are critical elements of this phase.
The trick to catalyzing is not just mastering the tools yourself. It is also about empowering your team and peers to do the same. Your ability to create and communicate clear organizational goals and inspire independent action by your team will bring you the greatest leverage in leading change within your organization.
The key to achieving transformation is driving strategic change initiatives within your organization while inspiring others to do the same. As a result, the organization and your career will not just survive, they will thrive.
The following elements both enhance the end-to-end learning experience of your executives and offer concrete metrics by which to evaluate their progress.
for Mindful Reflection
Reflection is a critical skill for today’s executive. A custom-designed Action Journal incorporated into the program is intended to help participants reflect on their experience throughout the curriculum.
To help participants better understand themselves and the tools they are using in this program, coaching sessions can be incorporated throughout the experience.
Business Challenge Projects
for Solving Real-World Problems
To enhance the effectiveness of the program, participants will take part in team-based application projects, based on actual strategic business issues that exist in your organization or your industry.
to Reinforce Classroom Learning
Leveraging technology to create a virtual learning environment, we extend the program experience beyond the classroom. This element can be implemented as a primer, applied throughout the program or offered upon culmination of the classroom experience to bolster application of content in the workplace setting.
Individual Application Projects
to Empower Your Leaders
Participants select an organizational issue they would like to address individually that they believe will better position them as strategic players within their organization. Application projects provide opportunities to apply classroom learnings from the program in a work context.
Peer Mentoring Groups
to Provide Support
Peer Mentoring Groups are structured to help participants build deeper, more meaningful relationships with one another over the course of the program and beyond. Executives are equipped to construct active learning communities once they leave the classroom.
to Tap Potential
We incorporate various assessment tools into our programs, emphasizing the value of understanding individual strengths and areas of development and, most important, how to apply these discoveries to an organizational context.
to Learn from Experience
Bringing coursework to life in a dynamic, relevant way through simulation or “gameification” is an integral aspect of the UCLA Anderson Executive Education experience. It empowers participants to analyze and solve complex problems in an active learning environment. Careful deployment at different points in the learning journey allows us to measure progress on multiple dimensions.
for Purposeful Play
In order to stimulate creativity, generate excitement and increase learner retention, participants are exposed to a variety of performance tools, such as improvisation comedy, theatrical elements, sports, workshops or other action-based activities. Instructor and peer-to-peer feedback provide real-time evaluation of progress.
Building Your Learning Journey
Though every client’s solution is unique, here is one example of a learning journey. It is intended purely to generate ideas and start the conversation. Any final program design will be based on mutually agreed upon learning objectives and budget.
The Power of Storytelling
Creating Purpose to Drive Motivation and Alignment
Transformational Thinking: Activating the Effective Leader
The Value Chain
The Future of the Industry
Strategic Thinking: Create, Capture, Deliver Value
Strategic Financial Decision Making
Bringing the Future to the Present
Catalyze Your Leadership
Leading the Change
Creative Problem Solving
Speed and Agility
Overcoming Decision Inertia
Leading Teams Through Conflict
Viable Ideas – Taking Innovation to Action
Delivering Value to our Customers
Leaders Levers Simulation
Turning Strategy into Execution: Your Role as Translator
Organizational Culture: Your Role as Change Agent
Living the Brand
Leading with Impact: Inspiring and Engaging Others
Communicating your Message with Impact: Getting Alignment