Stevens offers many different professional development programs that provide students with cutting-edge knowledge and practical skills to enhance their career goals. Taught by our award-winning faculty, you will benefit from their academic and industry experiences. Learn current theory and applications and discover how to apply course concepts to your everyday business objectives. See what programs work best for your professional knowledge growth! Contact us for more information.

Workshop Examples

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The Self-Aware Leader

Aimed at experienced professionals who are transitioning into team leadership positions, this workshop is led by two faculty experts with real-world leadership development experience who understand how teams function and what motivates technical professionals. In two days you will understand why self-awareness is the foundation for effective leadership.

You’ll use a variety of self-awareness techniques and feedback assessments to gain insights into your leadership beliefs, strengths, opportunities, styles and goals. You'll leave this workshop with a meaningful plan for growth as a technical leader. The insights you acquire will help you:

  • Explore practical leadership models and ways to apply them within the context of your organization and your personal goals.
  • Challenge your existing assumptions about leadership.
  • Identify the challenges you confront on a daily basis.
  • Set goals for personal change and for influencing others.
  • Develop skills that your organization needs most right now.
  • Experiment with leadership behaviors that can drive creativity, innovation and change in your workplace.

Decision-Making Amidst Uncertainty

Technical leaders are expected to make far-reaching decisions about crucial projects, programs and investments on a daily basis. With little training in decision analysis, most executives rely largely upon intuition and instinct. In the last few decades, scholars from behavioral economics, psychology and management have identified many factors that lead managers to systematically make irrational decisions. They have concluded that decision-making is often predictably irrational. In this course, we will examine the limitations of human decision making ability. We will provide frameworks to help you diagnose the causes of irrational decisions and recommend how they can be reduced or eliminated. The goal is to provide insights and tools that will enable you to improve your own decision making (in and out of the workplace) as well as to understand the decision making of others.

 

Leading Creative Collaborations in Technical Organizations

Your leadership can make or break your group's level of collaboration and creativity, which means you can propel or kill innovation in your organization. This module will help you explore new techniques for leading groups in work environments characterized by complexity and rapid change. In this interactive workshop you will:

  • Stretch your beliefs about creativity
  • Test radical changes in how to communicate using inquiry and collaborative perspective taking
  • Design team environments and practices that support creative, collaborative work
  • Practice ideation, creative abrasion, and decision making skills that drive innovative results
  • Commit to leading differently back at work

Supply Chain Analytics for Decision-Making

Supply chain analytics is one of the fastest growing business intelligence application areas. An important element in supply chain management is to have timely access to trends and metrics across key performance indicators, while recent advances in information and communication technologies have contributed to the rapid increase of data-driven decision making. This two-day workshop explores how predictive and prescriptive analytics can help organizations make sense of large-scale supply chain problems. The topics covered will be divided into strategic and supply chain design and operations, including:

  • Supplier analytics
  • Capacity planning
  • Demand-supply matching
  • Sales and operations planning
  • Location analysis and network management
  • Inventory management and sourcing

The primary goal of this two-day workshop is to familiarize the students with tactical and strategic issues surrounding the design and operation of supply chains, to develop supply chain analytical skills for solving real life problems. The course also includes several speakers from industry and academia who can provide insight into key topics. All lecture, supporting examples, and practical applications are intertwined.

This course is for executives and managers who want to get up to speed quickly on supply chain analytics essentials, as well as professionals who want to sharpen their technical and managerial skills in supply chain analytics.