Custom Executive Education Programs

For the maximum benefit for you and your organization, you might want to consider taking advantage of a Customized Training program. Focusing solely on the issues and opportunities unique to your business and delivered in-house or offsite, these customized workshops will significantly strengthen your company’s capabilities by providing a unique approach to your current operations problems.

Companies often use custom executive education programs to enhance the capabilities of their organization. Designed to address the specific challenges and opportunities of your complex organization, these programs are tailored to develop the top leaders in your organization. Driving strategic change, creating social networks, enhancing leadership potential, and strengthening customer relationships are four broad imperatives that often compel custom executive programs.

The program introduces managers to the fundamentals of operations, helping them to develop a framework that is applicable within the context of their industry. Participants acquire strategies, tools and best practices for rigorously tackling operations issues at both strategic and tactical levels. They will also be able to systematically identify opportunities to boost their firm’s profits through improvements in operations. Participants will leave the course with powerful insights into operations issues and a new awareness of additional ways to drive business results via strategic operations. The bottom line result is the ability to make more profitable operations decisions for their companies.

Frequent uses of custom programs include:

Launching new strategic initiatives

Custom executive programs provide the platforms through which CEOs and senior executives can communicate new strategic initiatives or changes in strategic direction. A customized program can be specifically designed to convey the new skill sets and the new approaches required to achieve these objectives. Examples of this may be companies moving from being a regional player to a global player or a company looking to capture greater value as it moves from one part of the industry value chain to another. In cases like these, custom executive programs are high leverage interventions capable of driving the organization to achieve a more competitive positioning within the industry.

Building networks across boundaries

Custom programs bring together senior managers from across multiple functions and geographic segments for shared organizational learning. The opportunity to work together creates a valuable network within the firm that enhances the senior managers' abilities to work effectively and rapidly throughout the organization. Custom programs can reinforce or begin to shift the corporate culture, create shared vocabulary, put new perspectives and approaches to work, and build trust among leaders who will produce results.

Developing leadership capabilities

By enhancing the capability of key leaders within a company to increase the capital productivity of the firm and deliver outstanding business performance, custom programs can focus on providing direction, building alignment, and enhancing communication between senior executives and key asset populations within the firm who have the most influence on the company's performance.

Enriching customer relationships

Custom programs can build better relationships between an organization and its most important clients. This custom program is developed with a sponsoring organization for its customers. By providing their clients with access to cutting-edge research and new approaches to management issues, firms can positively impact their customers' businesses and in turn, build trust. This strengthened bond between an organization and its best customers only enhances both companies.

Disclaimer: Lancaster Executive LLC was spun out from Lancaster University
Management School in July 2008. While Lancaster Executive maintains close
ties to academia and the university, it operates independently now.