Ithaca, N.Y. – Senior managers and executives can now participate in an Ivy League executive education program without losing valuable time and productivity or sacrificing learning effectiveness. Cornell University’s executive education programs, the Johnson Graduate School of Management and the School of Hotel Administration, have partnered with eCornell to create an online leadership program for leaders in any industry. While most e-learning has focused on IT skills and business productivity skills training, eCornell and Cornell University have developed an innovative online approach that is suited to the needs of more senior leaders.
“This online course series provides leaders with the opportunity to develop a plan for implementing the most current management thinking and strategic models in their organization,” says Michael J. Hostetler, Director for Leadership Studies at the Johnson School. “The innovative online format provides managers with the time to reflect and integrate the content in a way that is not possible during a traditional executive education program.”
The program, called Executive Leadership: Preparing for an Uncertain Future, provides the skills necessary to differentiate organizations in an economy governed by uncertainty, increasing competitive threats, and expanding global opportunities. Developed with Cornell faculty, the course content, typically delivered via an in-person seminar over 4-5 days, is now delivered completely online. It addresses the issues that are most critical in the development of corporate leaders: the ability to think and plan strategically, to make good decisions, and to innovate. This course series provides significant opportunities to interact with an online instructor as well as a group of peers, and includes case studies and rigorous assignments to provide a challenging and relevant learning experience.
“eCornell provides a convenient and flexible environment for executives to learn and experiment with new techniques and approaches to management, such as Professor Judi Brownell’s methods for decision making,” says Tom Kline, Director of Executive Education at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration.
The courses are offered every month and a certificate can be earned in as little as eight weeks.