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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 + one off-site retreat

Dates: September 8, 2020 – May 3, 2021

Learn more about the Executive Development Program

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Minority Business Executive Program

This one-week intensive curriculum grows business leaders and helps them position their companies for today’s global economy. Participants gain knowledge, tools, and a valuable network.

Duration: Two-week online program

Dates: September 13-24, 2020

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.

Duration: Two-week program in Seattle and San Francisco

Dates: August 8-20, 2021

Learn more about the Global Bankers Program

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Topic-focused seminars

Note: Fall 2020 seminars will be held online.
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

October 27-29, 2020 – Online
May 19-21, 2021 – In Person

Learn more about the Leadership Seminar

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

September 28-30, 2020 – Online
May 11-13, 2021 – In Person

Learn more about the Finance and Accounting Seminar

Go-To-Market Strategy

Learn and apply practical principles for designing, implementing, and managing an effective Go-To-Market Strategy.

Duration: Two-day seminar

May 7-8, 2021

Learn more about the Go-To-Market Strategy 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

October 5-6, 2020 – Online
June 7-8, 2021 – In Person

Learn more about the Negotiation Skills Seminar

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


November 3, 2020 – Cancelled

June 1, 2021

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 non-profit to for-profit board, or serve on the board of larger organizations.

Duration: Two-day seminar

November 9-10, 2020 with evening networking session on November 12, 2020 – Online

June 17-18, 2021 – In Person

Learn more about the Women on Boards program

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Online courses

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Building High-Performing and Resilient Virtual Teams

Learn to build effective virtual teams that can not only rapidly rebound from significant adversity, but flourish in response to it.

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 from 6:30-9:00pm

Learn more about the Building High-Performing and Resilient Virtual Teams online course

Communicating with Impact

Find insights into your communication style and those of others. Learn to read your audience and adjust your style to convey your thoughts and ideas more powerfully.

Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 6:30-9:00pm

Learn more about the Communicating with Impact online course

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Growth vs. Fixed Mindset

Examine fixed mindsets versus growth mindsets and learn techniques for reframing your thinking to boost personal or organizational performance.

Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 6:30-9:00pm

Learn more about the Growth vs. Fixed Mindset 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: Thursday, November 12, 2020 6:30-9:00pm
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 9:30am-12:00pm

Learn more about the Inclusive Leadership online course

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Leading Organizational Change

Discover how effective change leaders steer their organizations clear of hazards to arrive at their destination goal, and apply those tactics to your organization.

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 6:30-9:00pm

Learn more about the Leading Organizational Change online course

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Making Critical Decisions

Learn tools to avoid common decision-making pitfalls and develop a blueprint for making good business decisions.

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 6:30-9:00pm

Learn more about the Making Critical Decisions 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 can be hosted at UW or at your company’s facility.

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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