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Executive Seminars

One to three-day programs for professionals

Get a quick career boost with one- to three-day courses that engage participants on essential business topics. Drawing from Foster’s cutting-edge research and Seattle’s vibrant business community, Executive Education offers innovative seminars designed to inspire growth and advance careers. Executive Education certificate programs have helped thousands of participants develop leading-edge knowledge and skills.


Finance and Accounting for Non-financial Executives

Three days
In this course you will learn to interpret and analyze financial data, communicate financial information, and evaluate corporate performance.
May 9-11, 2023 – In Person
October 11-13, 2023 – In Person

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Leadership that Shapes the Future

Three days
What do great leaders do differently? Develop the essential leading, planning, and decision-making skills necessary to create and sustain long-term organizational success.
May 23-25, 2023 – In Person
October 4-6, 2023 – In Person

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Climate Risk

Managing Climate Risks and Capturing New Business Opportunities

Two days
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.
November 7-8, 2022

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Negotiating for Success

Two days
Learn proven techniques and approaches to successful negotiations. Participants will engage in negotiation simulations to practice the concepts taught in the program.
May 1-2, 2023 – In Person
October 2-3, 2023 – In Person

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Soft Skills

One day
Complement your existing technical hard skills with soft skills. Learn how to understand and adjust to different communication styles, work effectively in teams, and develop your persuasive capabilities.
April 12, 2023 – Live Online
May 2, 2023 – In Person
September 27, 2023 – Live Online
November 7, 2023 – In Person

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Beyond Corporate Boards

One day
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.
May 9, 2023 – In Person

Learn more about the Strategic Investment Seminar

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Women Board Directors Development Program

Two days
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.
June 15-16, 2023 – In Person
November 16-17, 2023 – In Person

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Customize seminars for your organization

We can offer seminars exclusively for your organization. We can tailor any of the above seminars to your needs or work with you to develop a new program specifically for your company. Read about our custom programs and convenient offerings for private trainings.

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