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Vistage executive leadership program

In Collaboration with Stanford Graduate School of Business

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A PROGRAM TAILORED FOR OUR VISTAGE BAY AREA MEMBERS

Scott Reeves

BAY AREA FACILITATOR +
VISTAGE CHAIR SINCE 2013

“As Vistage members, we seek to develop our leadership intelligence to be the best we can be in order to make a positive contribution to our organizations, community and world. Becoming masterful involves a commitment to learning a practice and staying on the path. Every once in a while there is a rare opportunity to learn from others who are further down the path and accelerate our development exponentially. I am delighted that Vistage has partnered with Stanford University’s world-renowned executive education program. This is one of those opportunities for the few who want to go further and faster.”

“How often are we asked by members to suggest a resource for developing expertise in ingenuity, creativity, and innovative problem solving? Now, Vistage has partnered with Stanford University to bring this resource to our members and the pilot program will be offered in the Bay Area. We get to nominate the members who will be part of the first year-long program, Leadership in Innovation, taught by Stanford Business School Professors who specialize in this field. What an amazing opportunity for all our members and us, the Chairs.”

Lonnie Martin

BAY AREA FACILITATOR +
VISTAGE CHAIR SINCE 2010

Become a part of the inaugural program

How it Works
We’re combining the best of Stanford’s online curriculum and Vistage’s group experience. This hybrid model pilot program is comprised of self-paced instruction of web-delivered course material complemented by 10 in-person half-day group meetings Chaired by two Northern California Vistage Chairs, Scott Reeves and Lonnie Martin. The course material consists of professor video lecture segments, live events, slides, reading material, exercises to complete, group-wide discussions, direct faculty feedback, and a final test for each course segment. It is estimated a participant will need to spend 3 to 4 hours per week to absorb the material, do the exercises required to be submitted for feedback, and take/pass the final test for each course.

In-person Workshop Dates   In-person Workshop Location
February 2017 kick off   Directors Lounge,
Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566
3/7/2017 8/8/2017
4/4/2017 9/5/2017
5/2/2017 10/3/2017
6/6/2017 11/7/2017
7/11/2017 12/5/2017
*Dates subject to change

Stanford Live Webinars   Stanford-Lead Webinars will be conducted using their online platform. All will be held at 11:00 am Pacific Time.
Feb 17 Kickoff  
3/13/2017 9/8/2017
5/8/2017 10/23/2017
6/7/2017 12/15/2017

Market-based Cohorts
The hybrid learning model is being piloted in San Diego, Denver, New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area. Additional cohorts and markets will continue to be added.

Benefits
Learn and apply concepts around innovation through the power of the Vistage experience. You will earn a Stanford certificate of completion (no college credit) and be invited to our annual Vistage graduation day on the business school campus in Palo Alto, California (summer 2018).

Timeline
The application deadline is January 15, 2017. The inaugural program runs from February 2017 through December 2017.

Cost
The program cost is discounted to $15,000 for Vistage members.

William P. Barnett
THE THOMAS M. SIEBEL PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY, AND ORGANIZATIONS

Jesper B. Sørensen
THE ROBERT A. AND ELIZABETH R. JEFFE PROFESSOR AND PROFESSOR OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP
Why are some companies more competitive than others? To be successful, a manager must be able to diagnose the reasons behind successes and failures, and to be able to effectively improve performance in the future. This course helps managers learn to think strategically: how to identify opportunities and challenges, how to develop a viable course of action, how to formulate a strategy, and how to execute strategy so that their employees are guided and motivated to achieve success. Our goal in this course is to hone your strategic thinking skills so that this thought process becomes second nature.
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Jennifer Aaker
THE GENERAL ATLANTIC PARTNERS PROFESSOR OF MARKETING

THE INNOVATION PLAYBOOK
The Innovation Playbook course is designed to give leaders the tools to highlight their own signature stories in a way that can provide value to their companies and in people’s lives.
You’ll leave with the ability to curate, craft, and tell stories effectively — and to harness story to drive growth.
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Sarah Soule
THE MORGRIDGE PROFESSOR OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR SENIOR ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

DESIGNING ORGANIZATIONS FOR CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
The Designing Organizations for Creativity and Innovation course focuses on a framework for thinking about the organizational ecosystem, and how we can use a human-centered design process to effectively diagnose the causes of very common organizational problems (e.g., lack of coordination and trust between units, shortage of time for creative thinking, and loss of top talent). In this course, we will study the interplay among formal structure, routines, informal networks and culture in shaping organizational performance, change, innovation, and employment engagement.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What topics will be covered?
The inaugural program will include three courses focused on innovation: (1) Strategic Leadership by Professor William Barnett and Professor Jesper Sørensen, (2) The Innovation Playbook by Professor Jennifer Aaker, and (3) Designing Organizations for Creativity and Innovation by Professor Sarah Soule

What do members get for completing the program?
Members who complete the program will receive a Stanford certificate of completion signed by the Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Business and Sam Reese, Vistage CEO. On-campus graduation and capstone day of learning are planned for Summer 2018.

How will this impact my Vistage group?
The program is a complement to your Vistage group. All in-market Chairs will receive summaries monthly.

Is this a one-time program or will it be repeated?
The first program will include a total of 75 members so we can learn and improve the program. We expect to launch the second group in Summer 2017 and will continue to launch new groups and expand to additional markets as members show interest.

How do I nominate a member?
Chairs can simply nominate a member by filling out the nomination form on the website. Members will then receive an email invitation to fill out the application form online.

How do members apply?
Members must be nominated by a Vistage Chair to apply. Nominated members will receive an email invitation to fill out the online application. Applications are due by January 15, 2017.

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