UNC Executive Development: An Introduction to our Services



Prepare your organization to face new challenges and to challenge conventional wisdom. To align agendas and implement practical solutions. To build individual capabilities and create system-wide results. And to do it all with a partner who makes the entire process seamless, effective, and — dare we say it? — enjoyable.

Get ready to take on the world.


UNC Executive Development is an internationally recognized leader in the field of executive education. In fact, our relationship-driven approach, investments in innovation, and demonstrated impact on individuals and organizations make us the premier provider of executive education. We help executives of Fortune 500 companies acquire and hone the skills necessary to handle complex problems and position their organizations for profitable growth.


# 1 VALUE FOR MONEY In the World

# 5 PROGRAM DESIGN In the World

And through our programs, they also become better leaders.

# 6 AIMS ACHIEVED In the World

Source: 2018 Financial Times Ranking for Custom Programs

A six-year partnership with UNC Executive Development continues to prepare our leaders to excel in a complex and fast-changing environment. UNC Executive Development immerses itself in our business. Our program participants consider faculty as a seamless extension of our own leadership team.

NATHAN DRUM Learning and Development Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Organizations invest in executive education to address pressing needs. Meet strategic objectives. Overcome specific obstacles. Prepare for everything that’s happening today — and for the opportunities that await tomorrow. You’re driven by this urgent mission. We’re driven to help you achieve it. We start by developing a robust understanding of your business and the issues it faces. Then we leverage the full capabilities of the UNC Executive Development team to anticipate and address the relevant capability gaps, push back on assumptions, and shape custom programs to fully address core needs. We work to create cohesion on complex issues across your organization and to become trusted, collaborative advisors. We seek out every occasion to enhance learning and take advantage of emerging technologies, methodologies, and ideas. Take the Fortune|UNC partnership, which enables us to offer courses via flexible, interactive learning. Weekly live online classes bring participants face-to-face in a virtual classroom for discussion, debate, and learning facilitated by distinguished Kenan-Flagler Business School faculty.

We’re also using artificial intelligence to develop sophisticated decision-making skills in a context where massive amounts of data are easily accessible. And we’re creating virtual reality experiences to help executives experience and synthesize complexity. And every step of the way, we’re communicating, sharing, asking, anticipating. The goal? To create a demonstrable impact on your executives and organization. We proactively assess the impact of our program on your leaders’ decisions and behaviors. We’re accountable for everything — because, ultimately, we’re accountable to you.


Designed with you in mind THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR


We all know “partner” is overused business jargon. So let’s say this: We work as an extension of your team with joint decision-making every step of the way. Because we do our best work for your organization when we do it with you — not to you. Our distinctive approach emphasizes dedicated ProgramDirectors — full-time, non-faculty human resources specialists who aren’t affiliated with a specific discipline. They bring both extensive hands-on business experience and a holistic perspective to the learning objectives. Based on their in-depth knowledge of our faculty resources and executive learning principles, along with a deep understanding of your goals, they partner with you to design and develop programs to meet the needs of both your organization and the individual learners.

Our Program Directors have know-how. And know how to help your organization.

A former human resources executive with experience at multiple Fortune 500 organizations in the financial services, energy, and manufacturing sectors.

The former global head of change management and training for a multinational consumer goods company.

A former U.S. Army colonel who commanded at the brigade level and served as a liaison

A former senior talent executive

and consultant who helped implement an omni-channel strategy for one of the world’s largest retailers.

for senior Army leaders and the U.S. Congress.

Teachers matter THE FACULTY


Designing programs for impact is just the beginning. Equally important is making sure the learning experience itself creates a powerful and lasting impression. That’s why, for each engagement, we assemble a specialized team of world-class professors and facilitators. We draw heavily on UNC Kenan-Flagler’s faculty to ensure that the latest thinking and research is reflected in the classroom. We also pull from a global network of affiliate faculty and experiential learning partners to promote robust and balanced learning. Before they teach, they study — getting to know your culture and how your team learns, communicates, and interacts. So they’re prepared to effectively guide and coach your executives to think critically and creatively, work collaboratively, identify and enhance their personal strengths, and sharpen their underdeveloped skills. It’s a participatory, intensive approach that delivers the kind of honest, critical, and individualized feedback leaders need to achieve breakthrough performance.

Our faculty members guide participants through a proven process in which new ideas are evaluated, analyzed, and adjusted — so participants can discover: does this make sense for my organization? Then, we do it again, with even more new ideas. This is how we teach. Because this is how executives really learn.


PARTNER Genworth Mortgage Insurance

PURSUIT Significantly improve decision-making skills and the active pursuit of growth opportunities.

PROCESS + Program directors developed a two-week, on-site program around innovation, leadership, and entrepreneurship. + Key objectives revolved around making effective decisions more quickly, enabling a culture of sustainable innovation, creating strategic business plans, and evoking change through inspirational leadership. PERFORMANCE + The first cohort to complete the program developed a strategic framework for the company’s future, creating a vision that moved from commoditization to innovation. + The second cohort built out specific action plans for achieving this vision, from meeting management to “skunk works” problem-solving.


To say I’m satisfied is an understatement. In terms of how sticky the learning has been with the participants, how well the perspectives and tools have moved through our organization, and practical and measurable business outcomes, this has been the most effective executive education program I’ve ever seen.

JOHN COLLISON Global Director of Talent Development Genworth Mortgage Insurance

Programs for individuals PORTFOLIO

Programs for Individuals combine powerful business acumen and leadership content with experiential learning. High-potential individuals learn and engage with peers from a variety of industries and countries, gaining exposure to a diversity of perspectives and experiences that’s invaluable in our interconnected business world.

Talent Management Institute This four-day program helps human resource and talent professionals master a radically different, scientifically proven, and demonstrably effective approach to building talent. This innovative and practical program builds the capabilities and provides the tools to design and implement a superior talent management strategy. Executing Strategy for Competitive Advantage This three-day program equips participants with the advanced strategic planning and decision-making skills they need as they reach higher levels of leadership. Intentional Leadership ® This three-day program introduces leaders to a way of seeing, acting, and interacting with others to move forward into change and uncertainty and contribute their talent, perspective, and passion toward a purpose greater than themselves.

Women at Work: Survive and Thrive Instead of dwelling on the biases that exist, this four-day women’s program focuses on surviving and thriving in the workplace as it is. Professional women will explore their own unconscious bias, study wellness and renewal practices, and discover ways to build and optimize their social capital for dealing with challenging work environments. Leadership Effectiveness Workshop Moving from individual contributor to leader is a big leap that comes with big risks: This three-day workshop eases that transition by helping new


I am not the same person I was when I arrived on Sunday night.


leaders build the core skills and techniques to motivate and influence groups and teams. The Power of Professional Presence Discover how effective leaders use presence to communicate, influence, and inspire in this three-day program. Participants will emerge with a deeper self-awareness and ability to connect with others in a meaningful and authentic way by projecting confidence, integrity, and perseverance. Leading Strategic Sales Teams Leadership is both art and science; so too is sales. This three-day program explores the transition from sales person to sales leader. Participants will learn techniques for leading sales teams and developing talent within those teams. Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers Talented individuals reach the point in their careers when future advancements are contingent upon a specific set of crucial skills. In this three-day program, participants will be equipped to evaluate their organization’s finances and put knowledge into action through superior financial decision-making. Putting the Power of Big Data To Work In this three-day program, participants will learn the fundamentals of Big Data, such as the importance of data sources, methods for data collection, and the use of data to solve business problems. Ultimately, participants complete the course knowing how to communicate complex data and use it to transform their organization.

With today’s busy schedules and everyday distractions your leaders don’t have time to learn something twice. In fact, they barely have time to learn it once. We understand the importance of maximizing the learning impact and designed a suite of online programs to make the most of your leaders’ time and capabilities. Our immersive, interactive and impactful online programs utilize the same proven practice of encountering, reviewing and reflecting as our in- person programs to build sustainable knowledge that lasts hours, days and years to come. Our engaging learning platform offers on-demand, flexible learning for new capability development anywhere at any time. COURSES + Corporate & Business Strategy + Developing Your Leadership Style + Innovation: Discovery to Application + Leading & Embracing Organizational Change + Leading With Analytics + Marketing for Modern Customers and Markets + Negotiation & Power + Simplifying Complexity for Growth + Strategic Decision-Making Partner with us to create a blended or fully customized online program to meet your organization’s unique needs.


Tuition ranges from $4,500 to $7,100 and includes instruction, materials, continental breakfast, and lunch. Tuition costs are subject to change.

Welcome to an unmatched learning experience TRANSFORMATIVE. SEAMLESS. PERSONAL.

To maximize the impact of your investment, your team has to be in the proper frame of mind. Which is why we emphasize our learning environment — whether that’s online, in Chapel Hill, or anywhere you choose around the world. The tone is set by our flagship facilities on the UNC campus. McLean and Loudermilk Hall host comfortable, contemporary, fully equipped meeting spaces. They’re surrounded by collaborative areas for team projects and private spaces for needed breaks. McLean Hall has 183 casually elegant rooms and suites; select suites are open to guests in the historic DuBose House across the courtyard, which wraps modern amenities in a stately, historic ambience. The campus features a pool complex and a 2,000-square- foot state-of-the-art fitness center.

As much as the experience is about the place, it’s also about the people. And quite simply, ours are the best — which we go out of our way to prove from start to finish.



ExecDev.unc.edu @uncexecdevelopment linkedin.com/company/uncexecdev

Keri Bennington Sr. Director of Client Engagement Keri_Bennington@unc.edu 919.962.3452

Michele Jesse Director of Client Engagement michele_jesse@kenan-flagler.unc.edu 919.843.6264

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