Despite the obvious difficulties, the pandemic has also brought considerable time to reflect and reassess our life priorities.
Whether our goals relate to family, career, education, travel, or some combination, we all look to the future with a renewed sense of curiosity and optimism. That’s why now is the perfect time to consider upgrading in 2022 to prepare for your future career.
The University of Canterbury is now taking bookings for its range of Executive Short Courses which will run throughout 2022. The courses, which are part of Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School, have been designed by experts and are taught by Kiwi business leaders and scholars. The courses are developed to serve early and mid-career professionals as well as senior executives, combining a solid training program with the opportunity for participants to invest in their lives and careers in flexible and rewarding ways.
All courses have been designed with practical outcomes in mind – think less theory and more application in real, real-world business scenarios. They equip participants with the skills to manage businesses and organizations and lead their teams through times of great change and uncertainty. Participants have the opportunity to delve into growth areas such as product management, project management, design thinking, coaching for managers and develop their negotiation skills.
This focus on practical application is appreciated by course leaders as well as learners. “I love teaching at Executive Education because I meet incredibly connected people and the questions that are asked really get me to dig deeper and test the theories in the real world,” said course facilitator Louise Taylor.
“It shines a light on real-world situations that businesspeople face and helps unpack new approaches. It also helps me keep innovating.”
Developed in line with global trends and recognizing the importance of digital interconnection, the design thinking workshop, for example, emphasizes user experience and adopts the right mindset to understand the needs of the end user – a crucial skill that helps companies stay focused on iterating to improve their processes to meet the needs of their customers.
This interconnectedness also extends to individuals. Participants will expand their personal networks among other senior executives in the classrooms through teamwork.
“Teaching in Executive Education programs is truly rewarding because of the caliber and experience of the learners who keep me on my toes and require me to be constantly engaged to meet their needs,” said fellow facilitator Sean Whittaker. courses for the Executive Education program.
Classes are deliberately small to keep the emphasis on individual interaction and to ensure that each student has their needs met in a comfortable and supportive setting.
Discounts are given for early registration in some courses. For more information or to inquire now about 2022 courses, visit https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/business/execed/short-courses/.