Nebraska Business offers executive education programs

Nebraska Business offers executive education programs

Sam Nelson
Nebraska Business
Samuel Nelson, director of the university's Center for Entrepreneurship, will host "Innovation: The Key to Your Organization's Survival" on May 17.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Executive Education program is hosting a certificate program four Power Lunches in May and June. Led by College of Business faculty members, the programs are designed to help professionals fulfill their training needs with a short time commitment.

“As business professionals advance in their careers, they need additional skills to deal with their new challenges,” said Emre Unlu, associate professor of finance and director of the executive education program. “The commonality across all of our programs is a highly interactive and practical learning environment. Certificate program participants find our learning environment engaging and directly relevant to their daily tasks.”

Certificate Programs

Leadership Excellence: May 10-12, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive. This three-day program equips managers in leadership positions, or those seeking greater leadership roles, with key skills and tools to effectively lead and manage in today’s environment. Participants will learn adaptive leadership tools, how to use positive leadership and psychological capital to develop strong teams, and the importance of stakeholder buy-in for creating change.

Discounts for the full-length certificate program are available for alumni, veterans, non-profits and other groups. For more information about certificate program, including costs and registration, click here or call 402-472-4333.

Power Lunches

The Power Lunches are 90-minute sessions on key business challenges. Cost for each is $60 and includes lunch and parking. Click here to register.

“These Executive Education Power Lunches provide a glimpse of how learning occurs in our programs on a variety of topics,” Unlu said. “In the upcoming series, our topics are innovation, managing diversity, talent management and positive leadership.”

Innovation: The Key to Your Organization’s Survival: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 17 at Noah’s Event Venue, 17121 Marcy St., Omaha. Companies are faced with continuous pressure to be innovative. They must also innovate in a variety of areas: product development, customer service, marketing and employee engagement. However, the necessary components to driving innovation are also counter intuitive to organizations that have been able to scale successfully. The mechanisms to drive consistency and scalability often conflict with processes needed to foster innovation. Samuel Nelson, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and assistant professor of practice in management, will discuss how organizations can strive to find the right balance between these two competing pressures.

Navigating the Complexity of Diversity and Inclusion: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 24 at Nebraska Innovation Campus. Are you looking for ways to enhance organizational effectiveness in the diversity and inclusion domain? Do you wonder why diversity and inclusion outcomes may not fully reach personal and organizational expectations? Gwendolyn Combs, associate professor of management and diversity and inclusion scholar, will discuss the obvious and hidden complexities of difference in the workplace when considering these questions. Participants will consider perspectives that can re-direct organizational thinking regarding diversity and inclusion implementation and sustainability strategies. This presentation furthers understanding of this dynamic environment and provides an innovative framework for obtaining more effective diversity and inclusion outcomes.

Reaching for the Stars: Talent Management of Pivotal Human Capital: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 31, Nebraska Innovation Campus. Identifying, cultivating and retaining talent to fill roles that differentially contribute to a firm’s competitive advantage are key to a firm’s success. Jenna Pieper, assistant professor of management, will lead you through a model of talent management regarding high-potentials and high-performers in today’s dynamic environment. Learn strategies that will have a positive impact on critical individual and organizational level outcomes.

The Power of Positive Leadership: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 7, Noah’s Event Venue, 17121 Marcy St., Omaha. Fred Luthans, professor emeritus, will help you discover and develop the hope, efficacy, resilience and optimism within so you can lead more effectively. Learn to enhance your well-being, the well-being of those you work with and ignite your positive leadership skills. You will gain an understanding of positive psychology and psychological capital as well as why and how it can be used to improve attitudes, behavior and performance of employees.