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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 8, 2022 – May 11, 2023

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 7 – June 3, 2023

Learn more about the Business Management Certificate

Stewardship for Family Business Enterprise Program
Stewardship for Family Business Enterprise Program

This program is designed for succession planning, generational transitions, and growth strategy in response to the changing global economy. Prepare your family legacy to continue into future generations in a way that makes a positive impact on the community at large.

New 2023 Program Dates will be Coming Soon!

Learn more about the Stewardship for Family Business Enterprise Program

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Minority Business Executive Program

This two-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 and in-person program

Dates: September 12-21, 2022

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: Remote academic intensive August 8-12, 2022

In-person class sessions August 15-19, 2022

Additional remote sessions through September 29, 2022

Learn more about the Global Bankers Program

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Topic-focused seminars

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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

Date:
May 9-11, 2023  – 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

Date:
May 17-19, 2023 – In Person

Learn more about the Leadership Seminar

Climate Risks
Managing Climate Risks and Capturing New Business Opportunities

This seminar guides corporate managers to develop strategic plans that will help manage risks and capture new opportunities from the drive to net zero emissions.

Duration: Two-day seminar

Dates: November 7-8, 2022

Learn more about the climate risks and opportunities 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

Date: 
March 6-7, 2023 – 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:
February 7, 2023 – In Person
April 12, 2023 – Live Online

Learn more about the Soft Skills Workshop

Strategic Investment, Advising, and Philanthropy
Strategic Investment, Advising, and Philanthropy

This seminar focuses on demystifying the investment, start-up, and philanthropic ecosystems and the roles you can play as investor, advisor, and board member to growing companies.

Duration: One-day seminar

Date:
December 7, 2022 – In Person

Learn more about the Strategic Investment Seminar

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Women Board Directors Development

Boards are actively seeking qualified women to diversity 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 15-16, 2023 – 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.

Date:
Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 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.

Date:
Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 12:30 – 3:00pm

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE Augment Your Executive Presence ONLINE COURSE

Foundations of Diversity and Inclusion
Foundations of Diversity and Inclusion

By recognizing how interactions shape company culture, we’ll build a foundation for enacting the changes needed to cultivate an inclusive workplace.

Dates:
Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 12:30-3:00pm PT

Learn more about the Foundations of Diversity and Inclusion 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.

Date:
Thursday, April 20, 2023, 12:30-3:00pm

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, March 20, 2023, 12:30-3:00pm

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:
Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 12:30 – 3:00pm

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.

Date:
February 7, 2023 – In person
April 12, 2023 – Live Online

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:
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 12:30-3:00pm

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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