Upcoming Programs

The Power of Leadership

October 3, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Leaders are expected to be both leaders and managers, which means they need to clearly understand the difference between management authority and leadership influence. Based on the West Point model of leader development, we’ve seen how great leaders develop influence based on their character, their competence and their behavior as a leader.These inputs, in turn, create organizational outcomes such as trust, positive emotional energy and extraordinary performance – all of which are hallmarks of a great organization. Light snacks will be served.

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Who Should Attend:
Those interested in developing themselves into great leaders. 

Benefits:
No one ever became a great leader by reading a book but sitting and thinking about leadership principles provides an invaluable roadmap to the leader development journey. Without a clear mental model of the concept of leadership, it is not possible to craft an individual leadership development path.

Learning Objectives:
• Distinguish management authority from leadership influence. Authority and influence are valuable tools for anyone with organizational responsibility. The challenge is that they are very different concepts and they require very different competencies.
• Understand how to develop your own leadership influence. Organizations cannot give influence to leaders, they must develop it for themselves. This requires leaders to understand the significance of the competence, character and behavior of great leaders.
• Understand the components of the leader development journey. It is one thing to craft an individual leadership journey. It is a very different thing to effectively serve as a coach or mentor for others who are embarking on this journey. This requires an understanding of the distinct components of leadership development.

Location:
Walton College at 2nd and Main, 119 Main Street, Little Rock, AR 72201

Special Note:
If you are registering more than 4 people, contact execed@walton.uark.edu for additional registration options.

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

October 10, 2019
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Emotional Intelligence (EI) and a strong commitment to personal values are integral to effective leadership. Leaders with these skills are keenly aware of their emotions and the emotions of others, and they use those insights to lead, engage, and empower those around them. This course will aid in developing EI skills to make a more significant impact on the participant’s organization and become a stronger leader.

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Who Should Attend:
Managers, team leaders, and professionals who are seeking to understand and improve their emotional intelligence to improve their effectiveness as managers and leaders. 

Benefits:
Leaders will be more self-aware and better able to lead teams. Increase empathy for your staff and become more self-motivated. 

Learning Objectives:
• Use your knowledge to adapt your style to influence others
• Enhance your emotional intelligence to inspire and coach others through the uncertainty of change initiatives
• Utilize concepts of emotional intelligence as they relate to leadership capabilities and effectiveness
• Develop personal and company values in building and sustaining relationships with employees and customers
• Gain tools to develop an emotionally intelligent and ethical workforce
• Promote collaboration through high empathy, thought leadership, and thorough decision-making

Location:
Walton College at 2nd and Main, 119 Main Street, Little Rock, AR 72201

Special Note:
If you are registering more than 4 people, contact execed@walton.uark.edu for additional registration options.

Introduction to Continuous Improvement

October 17, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This course will introduce you to continuous improvement program practices and teach you how to manage the process using the following tools: strategy development and deployment, loss identification, value stream mapping, process improvement, problem solving, action planning, score carding and monthly results reviews.

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Who should attend: Executives, operation vice presidents, managers and leaders considering deploying continuous improvement strategies in their organization.

Benefits: This course provides an overview of the action leaders must take to assure the effective implementation of the latest developments in business process improvement. Other benefits include: results improvement, total employee engagement and capability development.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the strategies for a successful implementation of business process improvement in your organization.
  • Understand the importance of resources and capability dedicated to process improvement
  • Learn business process improvement methodology to optimize workflow and achieve growth
  • Engage your entire workforce in continuous improvement
  • Understand real-world examples and size of the prize

Price: $325

A Change Story: The TheatreSquared Experience – NWA

Thursday, November 21, 2019
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The ability to manage change has become a key competency for those seeking to enhance their efficiency and effectiveness.  This seminar provides a structured and practical approach to dealing with change.  It teaches the importance of proactively managing change and avoiding the knee-jerk reactions that cannot adequately deal with the organizational and human issues that accompany every change.

Martin Miller, Director of TheatreSquared, will share his change management story of the recent transition for TheatreSquared in a conversation with change management provider and expert, Christine Case.

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Program Description :

The ability to manage change has become a key competency for those seeking to enhance their efficiency and effectiveness.  This seminar provides a structured and practical approach to dealing with change.  It teaches the importance of proactively managing change and avoiding the knee-jerk reactions that cannot adequately deal with the organizational and human issues that accompany every change.

Martin Miller, Director of TheatreSquared, will share his change management story of the recent transition for TheatreSquared in a conversation with change management provider and expert, Christine Case.

Location :
TheatreSquared, Rehearsal Hall, 477 W. Spring St., Fayetteville AR

Special Note :
If you are registering more than 4 people, contact execed@walton.uark.edu for additional registration options.

 

Price: $75.00

The Power of Effective Storytelling

October 30, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Whether you’re trying to communicate a vision, sell an idea, or inspire commitment, storytelling is a powerful business tool that can mean the difference between lackluster enthusiasm and a rallying cry. This course will teach participants the art and science of utilizing compelling storytelling as a strategic benefit for the organization and a leadership technique in business and personal conversations and presentations.

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Who Should Attend:
Leaders who want their business presentations and conversations to become more inspirational and memorable. The course is an excellent opportunity for those in sales, marketing, communications, fundraising, or journalism to perfect their storytelling ability. 

Benefits:
The use of storytelling in presentations and conversations does more than entertain. Stories inspire the audience by creating an emotional experience they will remember and an ability to engage at a higher level that will ideally lead to action. 

Learning Objectives:
• Learn how compelling stories can help define culture and values, engender creativity and innovation, foster collaboration, build relationships, provide coaching and feedback, and lead change.
• Learn how to prepare, formulate, and deliver a story. 
• Learn to address a wide variety of business challenges, including specific stories to help you overcome difficult situations. 
• Practice and deliver your own story by the end of this session.
• Learn how to develop a portfolio of stories. 

Location:
Walton College at 2nd and Main, 119 Main Street, Little Rock, AR 72201

Cost Includes:
Course instruction, materials, and lunch 

Creating Value-Based Healthcare in a Patient-Centered World

November 6, 2019
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The healthcare delivery system is a large, complex, and sophisticated value creation chain. Successfully changing this highly interconnected system is difficult and time-consuming because the underlying problems are challenging to comprehend, the root causes are many, the solution is unclear, and the relationships among issues, objectives, and resolution are multifaceted. The terms patient-centered and value-based have become buzz words for payment and delivery reform in health care. The process of healthcare measures and patient safety indicators can be challenging, given the unique nuances of the healthcare delivery system. This course will examine the underlying healthcare problems using information, data, and logic. Participants will become aware of critical challenges in streamlining healthcare and provided with tools to improve outcomes in business performance for their healthcare organizations.

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Who Should Attend:
Physicians, clinical professionals, healthcare administrators, front line caregivers, managers, and directors.

Benefits:
Participants will benefit from instruction and discussion on frameworks and application tools organizations can use in the transformation toward value-based models, patient-centered care, and effective resource management. Participants will become aware of critical challenges in streamlining healthcare and provided with tools to improve outcomes in business performance for their healthcare organizations. 

Learning Objectives:
• Be aware of significant value-based reimbursement trends facing healthcare providers.
• Understand inherent challenges in improving quality in healthcare. 
• Be able to use quality improvement tools to improve patient outcomes.

Location:
Walton College at 2nd and Main, 119 Main Street, Little Rock, AR 72201

Cost includes:
Course instruction, materials, and lunch.

A Crypto Story: Cryptocurrency, Law Enforcement, and Reducing Crime

Thursday, November 07, 2019
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The idea of cryptocurrency generates a wide range of responses. However, cryptocurrency can have unexpected roles, such as roles in law enforcement and crime investigation. Walton College Executive Education instructor Michael Oh provides a primer on cryptocurrency and a deeper look into how the local law enforcement community is building knowledge about cryptocurrency. Washington County Deputy Prosecutor Dylan Weisenfels will discuss cases where cryptocurrency was used to combat crime.

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Program Description :
The idea of cryptocurrency generates a wide range of responses. However, cryptocurrency can have unexpected roles, such as roles in law enforcement and crime investigation. Walton College Executive Education instructor Michael Oh provides a primer on cryptocurrency and a deeper look into how the local law enforcement community is building knowledge about cryptocurrency. Washington County Deputy Prosecutor Dylan Weisenfels will discuss cases where cryptocurrency was used to combat crime.

Fees Cover:
Instruction, materials and lunch

Location:
World Trade Center, 3300 S Market St # 400, Rogers, AR 72758

Special Note:
If you are registering more than 4 people, contact execed@walton.uark.edu for additional registration options.

A Strategy Story: Intentionally Growing Communities in Unique Ways

Tuesday, December 03, 2019
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Having a strategic vision on paper is only the first step. The difficult part is reaching a tangible destination. From vision to concept and eventually a living product, this Walton College Executive Education program provides a roadmap for strategy. Graham Cobb, President and CEO of the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce, shares the strategic implications of the #BecauseBentonville campaign. Local expert and Walton College Executive Education instructor Blake Woolsey will also break down techniques and approaches of strategic conversations.

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Program Description:
Having a strategic vision on paper is only the first step. The difficult part is reaching a tangible destination. From vision to concept and eventually a living product, this Walton College Executive Education program provides a roadmap for strategy. Graham Cobb, President and CEO of the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce, shares the strategic implications of the #BecauseBentonville campaign. Local expert and Walton College Executive Education instructor Blake Woolsey will also break down techniques and approaches of strategic conversations.

Appetizers and Drinks will be served.

Location:
Haxton Road Studios, Live Room, 222 SE 2nd St #100, Bentonville, AR 72712

 

Special Note:
If you are registering more than 4 people, contact execed@walton.uark.edu for additional registration options.

Ethical Leadership

December 5, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

We expect leaders to do things right, but we also expect them to do the right thing. This is an expectation held by employees as well as customers and other stakeholders. Instructor, Michael Hennelly, uses his West Point ethical leadership teaching experience, detailing leaders who show ethical awareness, understand ethical reasoning and display ethical courage, are stronger more effective leaders. The course concludes with examples of real-world ethical challenges that attendees are invited to discuss, debate and resolve. Light snacks will be served.

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Who Should Attend:
Professionals at all levels of experience and within business, nonprofit, government or military sectors are encouraged to participate. 

Benefits:
This unique course incorporates ethical leader development and provides specific and actionable guidelines that can be used by leaders in any industry to develop ethical awareness, ethical judgement and ethical courage. 

Learning Objectives:
• Recognize the ethical components of situations and problems
• Develop the ability to engage in ethical reasoning by evaluating different ethical perspectives and concepts
• Develop the ability to apply and sustain ethical decisions

Location:
Walton College at 2nd and Main, 119 Main Street, Little Rock, AR 72201

Special Note:
If you are registering more than 4 people, contact execed@walton.uark.edu for additional registration options.

Captivating Audiences

December 12, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Your professional reputation is reflected in your communications. This course will improve your interpersonal communications, business writing and public speaking skills and is designed for managers, directors and rising leaders who want to polish communication abilities to showcase leadership skills.

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Who Should Attend:
This course is designed for managers, directors and rising leaders who want to polish communication abilities to showcase leadership skills.

Benefits:
Engage your audience, build your brand, and convey the right message. 

Learning Objectives:
• Learn the basics of public speaking
• Develop an action plan to become a more confident, compelling and capable public speaker
• Develop powerful presentations that support your ideas and draw in your audience
• Contribute ideas in an appealing and succinct manner
• Connect with your audience and be more engaging using nonverbal cues
• Write the perfect email that is clean, to the point, and uses appropriate tone
• Write with signposts to main ideas, clearly and concisely for maximum effect

Location:
Walton College at 2nd and Main, 119 Main Street, Little Rock, AR 72201

Special Note:
If you are registering more than 4 people, contact execed@walton.uark.edu for additional registration options.

Strategic Leadership

January 30, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Strategic leadership is a unique model of leadership. Leaders of organizations have different jobs than leaders in organizations. We expect team leaders to win the day-to-day battles, but we hope strategic leaders will win the long-term war. Strategic leaders need to understand leadership, but they also need to understand strategy. The strategic leadership course uses examples from the world of military and corporate strategy to identify the essential tasks of strategic leaders. We have seen how great leaders develop influence based on their character, their competence, and their behavior. These inputs, in turn, generate organizational outcomes such as trust, positive emotional energy, and extraordinary performance- all of which are hallmarks of great organizations.

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Who Should Attend:
Professionals interested in developing themselves or others as strategic leaders. 

Benefits:
Great strategic leaders don’t wait to learn about strategic leadership. They prepare ahead of time, they reflect on leadership challenges ahead of time, and they seek out leadership mentors ahead of time. Spending time thinking about leadership provides an invaluable roadmap for the leadership development journey. Without a transparent mental model of the concept of strategic direction, it is not possible to craft an individual leadership development path.

Learning Objectives:
• Distinguish team leadership from strategic leadership.
• Understand the unique competencies of strategic leaders. 
• Understand that leaders don’t just interact with followers; they interact with other leaders. 

Location:
Walton College at 2nd and Main, 119 Main Street, Little Rock, AR 72201

Cost includes:
Course instruction, materials, breakfast, snacks and drinks

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