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Executive Education

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UW Executive Education supports individuals and organizations through relevant training, real-world experience, and fresh ideas. We offer programs varying in length from one day to nine months. We also develop custom learning experiences for organizations on a wide variety of topics, all drawing from UW Foster’s globally-renowned faculty, resources, and evidence-based research.

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Comprehensive programs

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Executive Development Program

EDP is an accelerated alternative to an MBA degree. This work-compatible certificate program is designed for busy professionals who want to access advanced business knowledge without the time or financial commitment of a traditional MBA degree program.

Duration: Nine months, one evening per week + two off-site retreats

Dates: September 5, 2024 – May 15, 2025

Learn more about the Executive Development Program

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Business Management Certificate

The Business Management Certificate is a four-month program that curates key business principles and leadership skills for advancing your career. It is ideal for early and mid-career professionals who want to lead projects and teams more effectively. This accelerated program will help you gain new skills and expand your professional network, adding to your competitive edge and adaptivity to today’s economy.

Duration: Four months, Tuesday and Thursday evenings

Dates: February 1 – June 1, 2024

Learn more about the Business Management Certificate

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Minority Business Executive Program

This accelerated program is designed to grow business leaders from companies owned by people of color, women, veterans, disabled, and LGBTQIA+ individuals. Participants will learn to utilize financial tools to make more effective decisions, develop and understand long-term strategic plans for growth and sustainability, manage their processes and projects more efficiently, and develop their leadership skills.

Duration: One day online, four days in-person

Dates: November 13 and 18-21, 2024

Learn more about the Minority Business Executive Program

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Global Bankers Program

Alongside a network of global banking leaders, build a better understanding of international financial markets, gain a multicultural perspective on global banking issues, and study risk management in the ever-changing banking industry.

Dates:

In-person class sessions July 29 – August 8, 2024

Additional remote sessions August 11 – September 19, 2024

Learn more about the Global Bankers Program

Product Management Leadership Accelerator
Product Management Leadership Accelerator

Taught by industry experts, this program covers best practices in product management and how to position yourself for that next big promotion or career jump.

Duration:
3-6 sessions per month, 1-1.5 hours per session
Dates:
May 13 – December 10, 2024

Learn more about the Product Management Leadership Accelerator

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Topic-focused seminars

Climate Change Certificate Program
Climate Change Certificate Program

Learn from faculty and industry experts on how your business can take more impactful action on climate change.

Duration: 2 days in-person, 1 day live online

Dates: Rescheduling. Dates TBD

Learn more about the Climate Change Certificate Program

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Finance and Accounting for Non-financial Executives

Designed for non-financial managers and executives, in this course you will learn to interpret and analyze financial data, communicate financial information, and evaluate corporate performance.

Duration: Three-day seminar

Dates:
May 14-16, 2024 – In Person
November 13-15, 2024 – In Person

Learn more about the Finance and Accounting Seminar

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Leadership that Shapes the Future

Develop the essential leading, planning, and decision-making skills necessary to create and sustain long-term organizational success.

Duration: Three-day seminar

Dates:
September 24-26, 2024 – In Person

Learn more about the Leadership Seminar

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Negotiating for Success

Learn proven techniques and approaches to successful negotiations. Participants will engage in negotiation simulations to practice the concepts taught in the program.

Duration: Two-day seminar

Dates: 
May 1-2, 2024 – In Person
November 5-6, 2024 – In Person

Learn more about the Negotiation Skills Seminar

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Soft Skills

Complement your existing technical hard skills with soft skills and learn how to understand and adjust to different communication styles, work effectively in teams, and develop your persuasive capabilities.

Duration: One-day workshop

Dates:
May 9, 2024 – Live Online
September 30, 2024 – Live Online
December 10, 2024 – In Person

Learn more about the Soft Skills Workshop

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Women Board Directors Development

Boards are actively seeking qualified women to diversify their decision-making and improve their business results. Learn how to become a more influential board member, move from a non-profit to a for-profit board, or serve on the board of larger organizations. This seminar is open to everyone, regardless of gender.

Duration: Two-day seminar

Date:
June 13-14, 2024 – In Person
November 7-8, 2024 – In Person

Learn more about the Women on Boards program

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Online courses

ACHIEVING EQUITY THROUGH CORPORATE DEI ACTION
ACHIEVING EQUITY THROUGH CORPORATE DEI ACTION

Workplace bias: how can we identify and mitigate it? Through this course, you will learn how to critically evaluate and lead effectively through DEI.

Dates:
Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 12:30-3:00pm PT Date changed to Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 12:30-3:00pm PT
Wednesday, November 13, 2024, 12:30-3:00pm PT

Learn more about the Achieving Equity Through Corporate DEI Action Online Course

Augment Your Executive Presence
Augment Your Executive Presence

Executive presence helps us to be compelling and engaging in our communications, driving action, and inspiring those around you. In this online course, you will learn ways to control physical delivery for dynamic presenting, and strategies to improve confidence, comfort, and control in any presentation environment.

Dates:
Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 12:30-3:00pm PT
Thursday, November 14, 2024, 12:30-3:00pm PT

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE Augment Your Executive Presence ONLINE COURSE

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Inclusive Leadership

Employ a research-based approach to learn how organizational leaders and supervisors can systematically utilize decision-making tactics that will help build an inclusive culture that leads to overall success.

Dates:
Monday, April 22, 2024, 12:30-3:00pm PT
Thursday, October 10, 2024, 12:30-3:00pm PT

Learn more about the Inclusive Leadership online course

Managing Diverse Teams
Managing Diverse Teams

From understanding what team diversity is to digging deeper into why we respond differently to those around us, this booster will offer research-backed information to help your team thrive.

Date:
Monday, September 23, 2024, 12:30-3:00pm PT

Learn more about the Managing Diverse Teams Online Course

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Managing Tough Conversations

Learn and practice reflective listening strategies, as well as how to ask open-ended, high-value questions, to ensure alignment with others, uncover motivation, and create engagement. You will practice how to manage difficult conversations using a template for delivering bad news and consider strategies for maintaining the relationship after the conversation occurs.

Date:
Thursday, September 26, 2024, 12:30-3:00pm PT

Learn more about the Managing Tough Conversations Online Course

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Soft Skills

Complement your existing technical hard skills with soft skills and learn how to understand and adjust to different communication styles, work effectively in teams, and develop your persuasive capabilities.

Dates:
May 9, 2024 – Live Online
September 30, 2024 – Live Online
December 10, 2024 – In Person

Learn more about the Soft Skills Online Course

Writing for Executive Engagement
Writing for Executive Engagement

Learn to write to immediately capture attention, drive clarity with your reader, and deliver on any next steps and actions. This online course touches on common written communications to key stakeholders including program reviews, executive summaries, and emails requesting action.

Date:
Wednesday, October 23, 2024, 12:30-3:00pm PT

Learn more about the Writing for Executive Engagement Online Course

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Custom and group programs

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Custom and Group Programs

Many of the Northwest’s most recognizable brands have worked with UW Executive Education to create custom programs tailored to their organization’s strategic goals and objectives. Learn how our team collaborates with you to design and implement learning solutions to match the needs of your business. Our seminars can also be offered as a class exclusively for your employees. Programs are offered in a live interactive online format.

Learn more about Custom and Group Programs

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Other executive programs

Executive MBA

A rigorous 21-month program, designed for mid-to-senior managers, with an immediately relevant curriculum to help solve your real-world challenges.

Global Executive MBA

One year MBA program for individuals who have strong international experience and seek the opportunity to study alongside other global leaders.

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