Greehey Executive Education

Executive Education

Executive Education at the Bill Greehey School of Business equips executives and corporate leaders with the knowledge, tools and relationships to produce quality and effective outcomes. The program helps bring their aspirations to action.

Nurturing an Entrepreneurial Mindset
Since establishing the Meadows Center for Entrepreneurship in 1981, St. Mary’s University has focused on the development of entrepreneurial skills, teaching free enterprise and helping entrepreneurs succeed. In terms of the Greehey Executive Education program, this is reflected in the development of cutting-edge skills and knowledge, as well as the opportunity to connect and network with others.

Developing Whole Leaders
St. Mary’s University is committed to educating the whole person. In accord with that mission, the Greehey Executive Education program offers a broad range of courses that address the physical, spiritual and work-related needs – life-long learning that helps to develop an individual’s physical, psychological, intellectual, moral, social and creative qualities.

2013.01.26_StMarysU_MBA_Students_6753Inspiring Social Consciousness
St. Mary’s University focuses on the importance of social justice and working for the common good. This theme is reflected in Greehey Executive Education, through courses that demonstrate how businesses can be guided by socially beneficial values and contribute to the overall sustainability of the enterprise.

Delivering Timely and Relevant Skills and Tools
St. Mary’s University has evolved with the times for more than 160 years. Leaders in today’s world need cutting-edge competencies to deal with today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities. The Greehey Executive Education program provides a changing and robust curriculum to meet that need.

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Course Descriptions

Managing Difficult Conversations

Instructor:  Greg Pool, Ph.D., Graduate Program Director,
Industrial/Organizational Psychology, St. Mary’s University

Friday, May 30, 2014
Alkek Building, Room 107
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

General Admission: $230 (discounts available for St. Mary’s alumni, students and faculty)

Difficult conversations are an unavoidable part of life. Whether delivering a poor performance review to an employee, asking for additional resources from a leader, breaking bad news to a team, or changing the nature of a business relationship, these conversations can be uncomfortable and unpleasant. Learn how to manage difficult conversations, achieve your communication objectives, and nurture important relationships.

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How to Create and Sustain Employee Engagement and Why it Matters

Instructor:  Greg Pool, Ph.D., Graduate Program Director,
Industrial/Organizational Psychology, St. Mary’s University

Friday, June 27, 2014

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Albert B. Alkek Building, Room 107

General Admission: $275 (discounts available for St. Mary’s alumni, students and faculty)

Employee Engagement is related to a broad array of desired business outcomes, from higher productivity, lower absenteeism and turnover, to greater customer engagement and satisfaction.  In this applied workshop you will learn about the importance of employee engagement for organizational success and strategies for building and maintaining it.


Accounting and Financial Analysis for Managers

Instructor: J. Lee Whittington, Ph.D.,  Professor of Management, University of Dallas

Friday, July 25, 2014 
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Albert B. Alkek Building, Room 107

General Admission: $230 (discounts available for St. Mary’s alumni, students and faculty)

This workshop is designed for managers who do not have a formal background in accounting or finance. Participants will gain a basic understanding of accounting and finance and learn how to use analytical tools in order to plan, control and make accounting-related decisions.

For more information on the scheduling for this course, contact ebroughton@stmarytx.edu.

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Coaching for Leaders: Breakthrough Strategies That Get Results

Instructor: Greg Pool, Ph.D., Graduate Program Director,
Industrial/Organizational Psychology, St. Mary’s University

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Albert B. Alkek Building, Room 107

General Admission: $230 (discounts available for St. Mary’s alumni, students and faculty)

Coaching is an effective transformational leadership tool to enhance team performance, employee development, and contribute to the overall success of the organization. Unfortunately, most leaders are not naturally good coaches. As leaders develop, they must increasing rely on their interpersonal skills to get work accomplished with and through others. In this applied workshop you will learn how to encourage individuals and teams to use all of their talents to generate powerful business results.

For more information on the scheduling for this course, contact ebroughton@stmarytx.edu.

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Managing Difficult Conversations

Instructor: Greg Pool, Ph.D., Graduate Program Director,
Industrial/Organizational Psychology, St. Mary’s University

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Albert B. Alkek Building, Room 107

General Admission: $230 (discounts available for St. Mary’s alumni, students and faculty)

Difficult conversations are an unavoidable part of life. Whether delivering a poor performance review to an employee, asking for additional resources from a leader, breaking bad news to a team, or changing the nature of a business relationship, these conversations can be uncomfortable and unpleasant. Learn how to manage difficult conversations, achieve your communication objectives, and nurture important relationships.

For more information on the scheduling for this course, contact ebroughton@stmarytx.edu.


Legacy Leadership: Leading With Impact Now and for Generations to Come

Instructor: J. Lee Whittington, Ph.D.,  Professor of Management, University of Dallas

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Albert B. Alkek Building, Room 107

General Admission: $230 (discounts available for St. Mary’s alumni, students and faculty)

Legacy leadership is a process of intentional influence that takes place in the context of relationship. This workshop will unpack the details of this influential process. Attendees will examine and integrate time-tested characteristics of legacy leaders and consider changed lives as the real measure of effective leadership.

For more information on the scheduling for this course, contact ebroughton@stmarytx.edu.


Coaching for Leaders: Breakthrough Strategies That Get Results

Instructor: Greg Pool, Ph.D., Graduate Program Director,
Industrial/Organizational Psychology, St. Mary’s University

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Albert B. Alkek Building, Room 107

General Admission: $230 (discounts available for St. Mary’s alumni, students and faculty)

Coaching is an effective transformational leadership tool to enhance team performance, employee development, and contribute to the overall success of the organization. Unfortunately, most leaders are not naturally good coaches. As leaders develop, they must increasingly rely on their interpersonal skills to get work accomplished with and through others. In this applied workshop you will learn how to encourage individuals and teams to use all of their talents to generate powerful business results.

For more information on the scheduling for this course, contact ebroughton@stmarytx.edu.

Calendar

March 2014

  • Strategies for Innovation: Human-centered Business Solution

April 2014

May 2014

June 2014

July 2014

  • Accounting and Financial Analysis for Managers

August 2014

  • Coaching for Leaders: Breakthrough Strategies That Get Results

September 2014

  • Accounting and Financial Analysis for Managers

October 2014

  • Accounting and Financial Analysis for Managers
  • Managing Difficult Conversations

November 2014

  • Coaching for Leaders: Breakthrough Strategies That Get Results
  • How to Create and Sustain Employee Engagement and Why It Matters
  • Legacy Leadership: Leading With Impact Now and for Generations to Come

December 2014
There are no scheduled workshops at this time.

Questions

How do I register?

To learn more information on the program costs or for registration, visit our registration site. You can also register by viewing the Course Description tab, and clicking the hyperlink under the specific course you plan to sign up for.

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information on the Greehey Executive Education program, email Earnie Broughton, Director of the MBA and Executive Education programs, at ebroughton@stmarytx.edu.