Vistage is collaborating with Stanford Graduate School of Business to work together to provide world-class thought leadership delivered online and applied through a Vistage group experience.
Included in this hybrid model, specifically tailored for Vistage CEOs, are three courses:
We are combining the best teachings of Stanford’s online thought leaders and delivering the concepts through a Vistage group experience. This hybrid learning model is specifically designed for how executives learn in today’s rapidly evolving world. It combines self-paced instruction of web-delivered academic excellence, monthly workshops to build perspectives and real world applications delivered by expert Chairs, and live sessions with Stanford faculty.
This is a high-engagement program sharing ideas and providing feedback in small teams, as a market and as a cohort. The course material consists of live events, readings, videos, case studies and small team projects, as well as cohort-wide feedback and discussions. Each course consists of eight individual one-week modules with a deliverable. Member feedback suggests they spent approximately five hours per week on the course material. Catch-up weeks are inserted at natural points throughout the course to reflect the busy lives of active executives spreading the eight weeks over a 12-week span.
The Vistage experience is also offered in a virtual group format for members unable to commit to the in-person format. The differences between in-person and virtual groups are:
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.
Members have learned the fundamentals of corporate strategy and frameworks for innovation, applied through a Vistage experience.
As a result, members have transformed their businesses in many ways. Examples include
Developing an incremental $40 million strategy
Gaining a manufacturing client worth $100 million
Growing the company by 40% with the lessons learned through the program
How will this impact my Vistage group?
The program is a complement to your Vistage group. All in-market Chairs will receive summaries monthly.
What topics will be covered?
The program includes three courses focused on innovation:
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