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Leading in the Academic Enterprise Series: Strategic Thinking and Creative Problem Solving
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Leading in the Academic Enterprise Series:  Strategic Thinking and Creative Problem Solving

As academic leadership roles become increasingly complex, and fiscal constraints more challenging, effective leadership requires an appreciation of the enterprise from each stakeholder's point of view. Join us for this seminar to build strategic thinking capabilities through exercises and cases studies that help participants understand the issues that are most important, as well as where and when trade-offs should be made.

10/6/2014 to 10/7/2014
When: 10/6/2014
Where: AACSB International—World Headquarters
777 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 750
Tampa, Florida  33602
United States
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As academic leadership roles become increasingly complex, and fiscal constraints more challenging, effective leadership requires an appreciation of the enterprise from each stakeholder’s point of view. Leaders must understand how these different perspectives translate into recognizing, as well as seizing, new opportunities while simultaneously balancing risks with rewards.

Seminar 2 in the Leading in the Academic Enterprise series will address this complexity by developing a variety of thinking processes that enable participants to improve their strategic and creative problem solving skills. The seminar will build strategic thinking capabilities through exercises and cases that help participants understand which issues are most important, as well as where and when trade-offs should be made. Participants will learn how to formulate challenges and opportunities comprehensively to help solve the “right” problem the first time. Here, special attention will be paid to aligning strategic priorities with fiscal models, particularly resource allocation and risk analysis. The seminar will also demonstrate how creative thinking impacts not only the likelihood of finding high-value solutions, but also how the challenge is formulated in the first place.

Participants will learn facilitation and communication skills that will help them lead the thinking of committees and teams more effectively. These skills will help participants work with committees and teams to find, frame, formulate, and solve those strategic issues that will help the entire academic enterprise advance.


Learning Outcomes

  • Develop critical thinking skills to improve the ability to formulate challenges and opportunities comprehensively.
  • Learn strategic thinking skills to identify the most important issues as well as where and when trade-offs should be made, particularly in the context of fiscal priorities and resource allocation.
  • Build creative thinking skills to develop high-value solutions.
  • Learn facilitation and communication skills to help lead the thinking of committees and teams more effectively.

Who Should Attend

Administrators and faculty members interested in undertaking a leadership role in their school, such as department chair, assistant dean, associate deans, program director, etc.


Fees and Registrations

Event Code: SM-LAE1014


Received by September 6, 2014: Received after September 6, 2014:
1st and 2nd Member 1,395 USD 1,495 USD
3rd and Subsequent Member 1,295 USD 1,395 USD
Non-Member 1,545 USD 1,645 USD



Seminar Location

AACSB International—World Headquarters
777 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 750
Tampa, Florida 33602 USA

Headquarter Hotel

Westin Harbour Island Hotel
725 South Harbour Island Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33602 USA
Phone: +1 813 229 5000
Fax: +1 813 229 5322

*The Westin is connected to AACSB's office building by a walkway on the second floor. Follow the walkway to the adjacent building and take the elevator to the 7th floor.*

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152 USD single/double plus applicable taxes

Reservations must be made before September 4, 2014 in order to receive the rate above. Complimentary Internet access in guest rooms, if booked within group block.

If making a reservation via the phone to the Westin, please ask for the AACSB International group room rate. Rates are based on availability.

When making arrangements through travel websites or an agent, the negotiated AACSB rates may not always be available. Please request your travel agent to book your room in the AACSB-negotiated room block for the event.


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