DENVER FACILITATOR +
VISTAGE CHAIR SINCE 2002
“Consistent with our mission of increasing the effectiveness and enhancing the lives of our members, Vistage entered into a strategic alliance with The Stanford Graduate School of Business to create a customized yearlong program on leadership and innovation for our members. Chairs can nominate candidates for the inaugural group who are life-long learners and committed to taking their leadership skills and their business to a whole new level.”
“In our view, this is an incredible opportunity for growth and development for those lucky enough to be selected. We can’t wait to get started.”
DENVER FACILITATOR +
VISTAGE CHAIR SINCE 1998
How it Works
We’re combining the best of Stanford‘s online curriculum and Vistage’s group experience. This hybrid model enables you to learn when you want, where you want at a self-guided pace of 3-5 hours per week. At that rate, each course is paced at about 12 weeks and the entire program lasts under a year. Your Stanford group of approximately 15 will meet for about half a day each month as a check-in to reinforce the concepts and applications to your company.
|Workshop Dates||Workshop Location|
1673 Sherman St.
Denver, CO 80203
|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|
The hybrid learning model is being piloted in San Diego, Denver, New York City and San Francisco Bay Area. Additional cohorts and markets will continue to be added as we learn how to apply Stanford content within the Vistage model.
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).
The inaugural program runs from February 2017 through December 2017.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 September 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.