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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.
November 13-15, 2024 – 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.
September 24-26, 2024 – In Person

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Climate Risk

Climate Change Certificate Program

2 days in-person, 1 day live online
Learn from faculty and industry experts on how your business can take more impactful action on climate change.
Rescheduling. Dates TBD

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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.
November 5-6, 2024 – 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.
September 30, 2024 – Live Online
December 10, 2024 – In Person

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Women Board Directors Development Program

Two days
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.
June 13-14, 2024 – In Person
November 7-8, 2024 – 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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