Executive Education at the University of St. Thomas

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Executive Education at the University of St. Thomas

  1. 1. Executive Education & Professional Development A Capabilities Overview
  2. 2. About St. Thomas <ul><li>Founded in 1885 by Archbishop John Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Minnesota’s largest private university </li></ul><ul><li>Main campus in St. Paul </li></ul>Archbishop John Ireland St. Paul campus Minneapolis campus
  3. 3. About St. Thomas <ul><li>Major campus presence in downtown Minneapolis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Murphy Hall dedicated in 1992 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schulze Hall dedicated in 2002 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Law School building opened 2003 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>McNeely Hall, St. Paul campus, opened in 2007 </li></ul>Schulze Hall McNeely Hall
  4. 4. About St. Thomas <ul><li>Serves 11,000 degree-seeking students annually </li></ul><ul><li>2008-09 enrollment in the Opus College of Business: </li></ul>3,000+ 1,693 2,535 Executive Education & Professional Development Graduate Business Majors Undergraduate Business Majors Part-time or Full-time
  5. 5. About St. Thomas <ul><li>Nearly 100 full-time business faculty, plus both academically and professionally qualified adjunct instructors and staff </li></ul>
  6. 6. About St. Thomas <ul><li>Convenient off-campus education centers in Bloomington, MN and Maple Grove, MN </li></ul><ul><li>Gainey Conference Center in Owatonna, MN </li></ul><ul><li>Bernardi Campus in Rome, Italy </li></ul>Bernardi Campus, Rome Gainey Conference Center
  7. 7. Continuing business education <ul><li>“ The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.” </li></ul><ul><li>-- Newton D. Baker </li></ul><ul><li>Educator, Statesman, Humanitarian </li></ul>
  8. 8. Continuing business education <ul><li>Business-focused continuing education unit established in 1957 by Bishop James Shannon and Peter F. Drucker </li></ul>Peter F. Drucker
  9. 9. Continuing business education <ul><li>Programs expanded to meet market demand in parallel with the growth of the Twin Cities and St. Thomas </li></ul>
  10. 10. History <ul><li>Today, St. Thomas offers more than 200 executive education and professional development programs each year at various locations </li></ul>
  11. 11. History “ The … program has provided me with more confidence in my leadership style and role as a director. It was really valuable to hear the instructors’ real-life experiences and be able to relate them to my own ... I would certainly recommend this wonderful opportunity!” Communications Director Twin Cities Company
  12. 12. Our mission <ul><li>To build the leadership capacity of individuals and the organizations they serve </li></ul>
  13. 13. Our Mission <ul><li>“ Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” </li></ul><ul><li>-- John F. Kennedy </li></ul><ul><li>President of the United States </li></ul>
  14. 14. Our mission <ul><ul><li>Globalization requires new styles of leadership to motivate a more diverse employee population and meet the needs of multicultural consumers </li></ul></ul>Why leadership is more important than ever:
  15. 15. Our mission <ul><li>Why leadership is more important than ever: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unprecedented technological and demographic changes require organizations to adapt and innovate or become irrelevant </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Our mission <ul><li>Why leadership is more important than ever: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing complexity demands a new style of collaborative leadership to achieve results </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Our mission <ul><li>Why leadership is more important than ever: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The rapid expansion of knowledge and hyper-specialization make decision-making and coordinated action increasingly difficult </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Our mission <ul><li>Why leadership is more important than ever: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>History shows us that organizations that flourish over time maintain a focus on core ethical principles that create value for customers, employees, and shareholders </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Who we serve <ul><li>Focus on three key market segments: </li></ul>Corporate buyers of professional-development and executive-education programs: HRD/OD decision-makers Senior leaders Line managers Emerging and existing leaders: HiPo middle managers Future executives Senior leaders Individual contributors, Supervisors / frontline managers, And some middle managers from both corporate and nonprofit organizations Custom Programs Executive Education Professional Development
  20. 20. Why choose St. Thomas?
  21. 21. Why choose St. Thomas? <ul><li>Educational focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Our focus is on the intersection of theory and practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our approach goes beyond the “what” and includes the development of the critical thinking skills required of business professionals and leaders who also need to know “why” </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Why choose St. Thomas? <ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For more than 50 years, the University of St. Thomas has provided tens of thousands of learners and their employers with applied business acumen that can immediately impact performance </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Why choose St. Thomas? <ul><li>Rigor + Relevance = Results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Programs are taught by University faculty and qualified business professionals who know how to combine research and practice into the applied knowledge that can produce immediate results </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Why choose St. Thomas? <ul><li>Adult learning expertise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Our instructors are chosen because of their effectiveness at achieving exceptional learning outcomes among working adults </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Why choose St. Thomas? <ul><li>A focus on business ethics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With one of the largest business ethics faculty of any university in the US, the University of St. Thomas is committed to making ethical decision-making a central component in all its business education programs </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Why choose St. Thomas? <ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We can customize content to meet the specific needs of your organization </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Why choose St. Thomas? <ul><li>Convenience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We can accommodate multiple delivery formats at the location of your choice, ensuring that your employees have ready access to high-quality learning opportunities that accommodate the multiple demands on their time </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. How can custom education help solve your organization’s needs?
  29. 29. Custom education solutions
  30. 30. Custom education solutions <ul><li>After an initial conversation we will provide you with a proposal for custom education solutions that may include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational needs assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual knowledge and skills assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum and instructional design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommended faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivery schedule, format, and location options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Program evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Executive coaching or other follow-up services </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Custom education solutions <ul><li>You choose the components of the process that your organization needs </li></ul>
  32. 32. Custom education solutions <ul><li>May we develop a custom education solution that’s right for your organization? </li></ul>
  33. 33. For more information <ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Barbara W. Olson, Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>Director, Executive & Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Opus College of Business </li></ul><ul><li>651-962-4624 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  34. 34. Thank You!
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