ACCELERATE YOUR GROWTH. Transform your business.
Now more than ever, CEOs and executives are seeking new ways to grow and innovate their businesses.
The Vistage Executive Leadership Program, in collaboration with Stanford Graduate School of Business, is a unique executive education program that focuses on developing strategic thinking and immediately applying innovative strategies that drive transformative change in an organization.
Members learn proven business concepts through online, self-paced learning guided by Stanford faculty. Members are then challenged to immediately bring these concepts to life in their own business through interactive group workshops facilitated by expert Vistage Chairs. The cohort structure of the program provides added support and accountability from similarly motivated and focused CEO peers for optimal results.
HOW IT WORKS
The Vistage Executive Leadership Program is a series of three (3) online courses from Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education program. The courses include:
Each course is structured as an 8-week ‘sprint’ and is comprised of eight (8) one-week modules. In addition to on-demand webinars, each courses feature three (3) live sessions with Stanford course facilitators, including a kick-off, a mid-course session and a course finale. Unlike other online executive education programs, members meet weekly or bi-weekly with their virtual Vistage group and Vistage Chair facilitator to discuss learnings and focus on immediately applying the course concepts directly to their business.
Members receive a Stanford Certificate of Completion for each completed course in the series.
WHO IS IT BEST SUITED FOR?
The Vistage Executive Leadership Program is specifically designed and exclusively available to Vistage CEO and Key Executive members. It is particularly valuable if you are a member looking to:
- Sharpen strategic thinking skills for tackling challenges
- Spur transformative change and growth in your company
- Develop a framework that better aligns with your strategy
- Disrupt or pivot your business model entirely
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
The Transformer: Ronn Cort (case study)
Learn how Vistage-Stanford Alumni Ronn Cort used concepts like the PARC framework to address organizational challenges.
MEET THE PROFESSORS
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 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.
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.
Frequently asked questions
How is the Vistage Executive Leadership Program different from other executive online education programs?
How will this impact my Vistage group?
What do members get for completing each course?
When and where are the courses offered?
What is the time commitment required per week for members?
How do I enroll in courses or the full program?
What are the advantages of taking the entire series?
I did not enroll in Strategic Leadership (course 1), but I would like to take Designing Organizations for Creativity and Innovation (course 2) and/or The Innovation Playbook (course 3). Can I enroll in a single course?
What are the enrollment deadlines for each course in 2022?
– Course 2 (single course): March 28, 2022
– Course 3 (single course): June 24, 2022