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. 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 program in innovation

How it Works
We’re combining the best of Stanford’s online curriculum and Vistage’s group experience. This hybrid model program is comprised of self-paced instruction of web-delivered course material complemented by 10 in-person half-day group meetings Chaired by local Vistage Chairs. The course material consists of professor video lecture segments, live events, slides, reading material, exercises to complete, group-wide discussions and direct faculty feedback. It is estimated a participant will need to spend 5 hours per week to absorb the material and complete projects. Additional weeks are inserted throughout the three courses to allow participants to catch-up on projects.

In-Person Information Session
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
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Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566

In-person Workshop Dates In-person Workshop Location
January 9, 2018  July 10, 2018 Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Avenue
Pleasanton, California 94566
February 6, 2018 August 7, 2018
March 6, 2018 September 4, 2018
April 3, 2018 October 2, 2018
May 8, 2018 November 6, 2018
June 5, 2018 December 4, 2018
*Dates subject to change

 

Stanford Live Webinar dates TBD
Stanford-led webinars will be conducted using their online platform.

Market-based Cohorts
The hybrid learning model offers the in-person Vistage experience in target cities across the country. The Vistage experience is also offered in a virtual group format for members unable to commit to the in-person format.

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.

Timeline
The application deadline is November 1, 2017. The program runs from January 2018 through December 2018.

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

The application deadline is November 1, 2017.

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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 program includes three courses focused on innovation: (1) Strategic Leadership by Professor William Barnett and Professor Jesper Sorensen – understand the fundamentals of a successful corporate strategy and create one for your company (2) The Innovation Playbook by Professor Jennifer Aaker – learn the power of the story and write your leadership story, your user story, your company story, and your innovation story, and (3) Designing Organizations for Creativity and Innovation by Professor Sarah Soule – learn how to design your organization and culture to foster innovation and collaboration.

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 as an annual event in Palo Alto, California.

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

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 for the January 2018 cohort are due by November 1, 2017.

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The application deadline is November 1, 2017.

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