University of Florida Executive Education has opened registration for its fall slate of leadership development programs. The programs focus on skill development and are offered in Gainesville, Jacksonville, Miami and Orlando.
“We’re excited about our program offerings this year,” said director Chris Cupoli. “Florida’s business leaders understand that investing in their people is critical to the success of their organizations. We’ve spent the last two years refining our modules to meet the needs of some of the country’s largest companies and now we have applied what we learned to our new suite of public programs curricula for Leadership Essentials and Leading for the Future— combining real-world-tested solutions, cutting-edge research and future-focused vision — to help organizations maximize their talent.”
After successfully completing the Leadership Essentials Certificate Program, the department said in a press release, attendees will have gained specific skills for leading teams and ensuring performance; understand the personal impacts of leadership transitions; and be able to adjust effectively from an individual contributor to a leader.
Attendees will also learn from The Leading Edge Theatre, the University of Florida’s business theatre company, which will present a session on workplace culture using improvisational acting techniques and the talents of the audience designed to demonstrate the impact of workplace behaviors and culture on recruiting and retaining the best talent.
Leading for the Future, the department said, is designed to help high-potential leaders learn to think strategically and to lead effectively, as well as to learn to take on new challenges and responsibilities such as financial management, strategy execution and aligning talent to strategy and cross-functional projects. Expected outcomes for the program include team and relationship building skills; change management; strategic thinking and vision; and social responsibility awareness.
Participants may elect to enroll in the entire six session certificate program or pick and choose sessions that align to their professional development needs. Visit http://ufexec.ufl.edu/leading-for-the-future for more information.
For the full schedule of offerings and complete course descriptions, visit http://ufexec.ufl.edu/program-schedule or call 352-294-0856.