Corporate Education


Maximizing Business Performance

No matter how challenging or complex your organization’s leadership development needs, Corporate Education at the Naveen Jindal School of Management has the knowledge, experience and ability to customize solutions based on your organization’s talent development goals and business performance objectives. Corporate Education’s primary mission is to develop leaders who will be able to lead effectively now, and in the years to come.

Corporate education has a deep range of experience and a wide breadth of resources. Clients partner with Corporate Education because we are flexible, easy to work with and have a proven track record of equipping leaders so that they are able to maximize business performance. The collaborative partnerships we develop with clients are built with long-term sustainable success in mind.

Our Leadership Development Solutions often span multiple business disciplines and may combine instructor-led, coaching, team building, leadership assessments, action learning projects, and distance or blended learning into a seamlessly delivered program that builds a more successful business enterprise. For more information, please visit the Program Solution Continuum. Also, please view our article as seen in Time Magazine.

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Corporations are focused now more than ever on developing leaders with the skills, knowledge and capabilities to meet their future organizational challenges. Whether they are growing organically through a merger or acquisition or in turnaround mode, The Corporate Education team at UT Dallas partners with corporations to equip leaders with the specific skills required to succeed.

We partner with corporations to understand their talent needs and develop learning solutions that incorporate leadership skill development and enhanced business acumen capabilities to accelerate leadership success to maximize business performance.

Bethell-Anne Osborne

Director, Business Development, Corporate Education

Clients partner with Corporate Education to understand their business goals and objectives in order to define and craft a leadership development strategy that ensures success. This collaborative relationship links client strategy and desired outcomes with the appropriate learning solutions to maximize business performance. Solutions often span functional areas of management and combine leadership skill development which may include classroom programs, coaching, team building, action learning projects, distance or blended learning, research and consulting services.

  • SAFRAN

    Almost 50 corporate professionals from nine countries have visited UT Dallas to participate in a leadership development program at the Naveen Jindal School of Management. This custom-designed program for Safran Corporate University is a collaboration between the Texas-based university and Safran, a $15 billion Paris-based aerospace, defense and security company.

    Gustavo Castillo, Safran’s program manager, says the UT Dallas program was “a great fit for us.” The leadership development program for High Potential Mid-Level Leaders combines online learning with classroom sessions. “We were awarded a contract to design, develop, deliver and provide all program oversight for six programs,” said John Fowler, director of Corporate Education. UT Dallas also was awarded a five-year contract to deliver a management development program targeting High Potential First-Line Leaders.

    Preparatory online sessions included accounting, finance, strategy and practical applications of business theory. The classroom sessions cover leadership, cultural awareness, strategy, organizational development, finance, Lean Six Sigma and supply chain management, among other key topics. The program uses business cases, experiential exercises, textbooks and videos. Each group also participates in a corporate improvement project delivered to Safran’s senior executives. The program is delivered by UT Dallas faculty in France, China and the United States. This program is representative of the depth and breadth of educational experiences that Corporate Education at the Naveen Jindal School of Management has to offer.

  • Infigen Energy

    A group of 25 corporate professionals from Australia and the U.S. visited UT Dallas to participate in a leadership development program at the Naveen Jindal School of Management. The program was custom-designed for Infigen Energy, a developer, owner and operator of renewable energy-generation resources, with interests in Australia and the U.S. The program was delivered in partnership with UT Dallas Corporate Education, the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) and Infigen.

    Craig Carson, CEO of Infigen USA, said, “UT Dallas has done a great job. The session of Continuous Improvement was great and dead on with our needs – exceeded my expectations.”

    The leadership development program brought senior leaders and high potential leaders together for a five-day classroom-based experience that combined modules on leadership, continuous improvement, coaching, and team-building activities delivered by UT Dallas and AGSM faculty, business coaches who are alums of UT Dallas’s Organizational Development and Professional Coaching program and other experts.

    The Corporate Education division of Executive Education was awarded the contract based on its ability to develop curriculum, and to lead and deliver the core modules. Corporate Education works in-depth with the clients to provide solutions to their specific leadership development needs through customized programs.

  • Global French-based Aerospace and Security Company

    High Potential Mid-Level Leadership Development and business acumen-focused program. Nearly 150 ‘Group Managers’ attended this program over three years.

    Pre Work Module 1 (Dallas, Texas – 10 day program) Pre Work Module 2 (Beijing & Shanghai China – 10 day program) Pre Work Module 3 (Paris, France – 10 day program)
    E-Learning Assignments

    Building an Effective Presentation

    Pre-reading assignments:
    • How to analyze a case study
    • Leadership
    • Strategic Marketing
    Complete a company presentation

    Complete a team member introduction
    Company Financial and Strategy Presentations by Client Executives

    Marketing Workshop

    Leadership Competencies and Behaviors

    Client Company Leadership Model

    Cross Cultural Management Skills

    Personal Development Program

    Company Visits/Cultural Events
    E-Learning Assignments

    Work with team on group project

    Pre-reading assignments:
    • Finance
    • Leadership Model Self-assessment Grid
    • Strategy
    Integration & Organizational Development

    Finance & Economics

    Business Strategy

    Innovation

    Personal Development Program

    Company Visits/Cultural Events
    E-Learning Assignments

    Work with team on group project

    Pre-reading assignment:
    • Innovation
    Group Project Presentations

    Personal Development Program

    Simulations

    Company Visits/Cultural Events
  • Energy Generation Company

    Leadership Development Program for 150 Mid-Level leaders (Directors) focused on developing knowledge and skills in leadership, business acumen, strategic planning, communications and generational diversity. The program will be offered to managers in the near future.

    Module 1 – two days Leadership Development Module 2 – two days Business Acumen Module 3 – two days Strategic Planning Module 4 – one day Communications Module 5 – one day Generational Diversity
    Discover what motivates people to perform at their best

    Contrast and compare Managing versus Leading

    Learn how to create a culture of trust

    Define the five attributes and key behaviors of effective leaders

    Gain insights into your natural leadership style and learn how to maximize your leadership potential

    Apply a coaching process that can be applied in numerous situations

    Skill practice : coaching for performance improvement
    Discuss how the company makes money – understand the company’s total business

    Learn the 5 Drivers of business: Cash, Profits, Assets, Growth, People

    Demystify the annual report and financial statements

    Identify the most important measures of financial performance

    Measure the company’s financial performance around the 5 drivers

    Discuss important external factors that impact the company
    Overview of Strategic Planning principles and process

    Apply strategic tools and thinking to evaluate and expand on current group strategy

    Evaluate alternative strategies through Scenario Planning

    Embrace innovation balanced with financial stability

    Present group strategy to panel of executive leaders
    Apply the principles of situational communication to a business presentation

    Apply content and message development strategies to improve effectiveness of communications

    Handle questions and objections with ease

    Use DiSC ™ to identify communication preferences of others and learn how to tailor your communications for the best outcome

    Create a Story Catalog

    Deliver a compelling presentation which is videotaped for personal development
    Differentiate the five generations in the workplace

    Discover why traditional approaches aren’t effective generationally

    Understand the points of friction between generations

    Practice ways to create inclusion

    Program Conclusion

    Explore shared experiences through Dialogue Circle Method

    Recognition and Celebration
    Post Work:
    • Complete the LPI assessment
    • Work on Individual Assignments
    • Meet with Learning Team
    Post Work:
    • Work on Individual Assignments
    • Meet with Learning Team
    Post Work:
    • Work on Individual Assignments
    • Meet with Learning Team
    Post Work:
    • Work on Individual Assignments
    • Meet with Learning Team
    Post Work:
    • Work on Individual Assignments
    • Meet with Learning Team
  • Financial Services Company – Foundational Program – First Line Leaders I

    Leadership Skills for First Line Leaders. This program is followed by, “First Line Leaders II” six months from time of completion.

    Module 1 One Day FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP Module 2 One Day LEADING YOUR TEAM TO EXECUTE Module 3 One Day ACHIEVING YOUR LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL
    Welcome and Program Overview

    What does it mean to be a Leader?

    Values, Principles & Ethics

    “Managing” vs. “Leading”

    Becoming a Collaborative Leader
    • Power, control, delegation, empowerment
    Effective Communication
    • DISCovering my communication style
    • Skill development
    • Practice sessions
    • Online study orientation
    Execution: Getting things done through others
    • What is “Execution”?
    • 7 Essential Behaviors to Facilitate Execution
    • The Plan-Do-Check-Act Model
    • The R.A.C.I. Diagram
    • Group Execution Exercise
    Leading Your Team
    • Avoiding Team Dysfunctions
    • Building Trust, Managing team conflict
    • The Complexity of Team Decisions
    • Clarity in Team Communications (Exercise)
    The Effective Leader
    • Myths about leadership
    • What do effective leaders do?
    • 5 practices of a leader framework
    • Exercises
    • Skill practice
    • Planning your development
    Wrap up and Personal Commitment via Action Plans for Ongoing Change
    4 week interlude with an online module: “Leadership, Influence and Communication in Business” 4 week interlude with an online module: “The Structure and Culture of a Business Organization”
  • National Not-for-Profit Organization – “Strategic Leadership Development Program” (SLDP)

    For 25 senior leaders and CEO’s of geographical locations. Thought leadership across core functional areas including Leadership, Marketing, Strategy, Finance and Board Management for non-profits.

    Sunday Welcome Monday Leadership Tuesday Leadership Wednesday Marketing Strategy Thursday Strategic Planning Friday Financial Management & Forecasting
    Welcome and Overview of the Week
    • Program Orientation
    • Ice breaker – marketing game and marketing refresher
    • Team building event
    • Orientation to leadership
    Debrief and personal application

    Guest Speaker:
    • Jim Keyes: Ex-CEO of Blockbuster; 7/11
    • The Leadership Imperative
    • Leading Change
    • The Different Models of Leadership
    • Transformational Leadership versus situational leadership
    • Hogan Assessment: “Why leaders fail”
    Debrief and personal application

    Dinner and prep work for Tuesday
    • Day 2 continues with the Leadership Challenge
    • Collaborative leadership
    • Leading teams
    • Leading in a cross-cultural environment
    Debrief and personal application

    Tour of UT Dallas
    Dinner and prep work for Wednesday
    • Quick refresher of fundamentals of marketing
    • Developing Marketing Strategy
    • Social Media Marketing – why is this key today?
    • Lunch with client’s CEO
    Debrief and personal application

    Dinner & prep work for Thursday
    • Why Strategy? What is Strategy?
    • The Need for Strategic Frameworks
    • Porters Five Forces
    • The Congruence Model
    • Lunch speaker: “Why Strategy Fails?”
    Debrief and personal application

    Prep work for Friday
    • Financial Statement Analysis
    • Key Metrics and Dashboards
    • Key Concepts for Financial Management
    Program Wrap Up
    Reception and Awarding of Certificates
    Closing Dinner
  • Business and Government Leaders from China and Taiwan

    A program for 45 senior level leaders designed to expose them to US global business practices and to meet with US corporations to learn about their global operations. The week-long program consists of global business concepts and best practices every morning and corporate site visits every afternoon.

    Day 1 Cross Cultural Leadership Day 2 Global Strategy Day 3 Global Mergers & Acquisitions Day 4 Innovation & Innovation Management Day 5 Global Business Ethics
    • Key Elements of Cross Cultural Leadership
    • Frameworks for leading successfully in a multi-cultural environment
    • Cross Cultural Leadership
    Company Visits: DFW Airport
    Dinner and local cultural events
    • What is Global Strategy?
    • Why is Strategy Critical in today’s Changing Landscape?
    • Develop tools, skills and frameworks to develop strategy
    Company Visits: City of Dallas
    Dinner and local event
    • What is driving today’s high volume of M&A Activity?
    • The Global Landscape of Mergers & Acquisitions – who are the players? What are the drivers?
    Company Visits: Accenture, HP’s EDS business unit
    Dinner and local event
    • Innovation and Innovation Management – what is innovation?
    • Why Innovate? Building a culture of innovation – is your organization prepared for this?
    Company Visits: Microsoft
    Dinner event
    • How to build a culture around Global Business Ethics. What does this mean?
    • How to lead a culture of ethical behavior
    Company Visits: Dell and Mary Kay
    Program Close
  • Renewable Energy Company

    Leadership Development Program for client’s Top 40 Leaders to develop and focus on emotional intelligence, authentic leadership, developing high performing teams and building team capability to accelerate innovation and achieve operational excellence.

    Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
    Executive Team Workshop
    • Authentic Leadership – Personal Style
    • Leadership Mindsets
    • Experiential Activity
    Executive Team Workshop
    • Authentic Leadership – Personal Style
    • Leadership Mindsets
    • Experiential Activity
    • One-on-one Coaching
    • Lominger 360° Assessment
    Executive Team
    • Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
    • Managing High-Performing Teams
    Middle Management
    • Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
    • Managing High-Performing Teams
    Drumming Team Building Activity
    Team Dinner
    Middle Management
    • Operational Excellence
    • Principles of CI
    • Innovation
    • Problem Solving
    • Linkage between functions and teamwork
    Middle Management
    • Coaching Teams to Performance
    • Managing Conflict as a Team Leader
    • Managing Difficult Conversations as a Team Leader
    • Personal Leadership/Management Plan
    • One-on-one Coaching
    • Lominger 360° Assessment
  • Renewable Energy Company

    Leadership Development workshops designed for plant managers to improve the effectiveness of their current Continuous Improvement programs and to improve the performance of their teams with increased ability to resolve conflicts and influence others.

    Day 1 Continuous Improvement Day 2 Interpersonal Skills and Team Development
    • Objectives: learn the key principles of continuous improvement; examine how to equip leaders to accelerate innovation and achieve operational excellence
    • Value of Continuous Improvement
    • The Continuous Improvement Cycle
    • The 5S Continuous Improvement Model
    • Performance Metrics
    • Waste Reduction
    • Tools for Continuous Improvement
    • Failure Modes
    • Application
    • Action Planning
    • Objectives: improve team performance, practice strategies for better communication
    • DiSC Personality Styles
    • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
    • The Strategies of Team Development
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Communication and Influence
    • Conflict Styles and Resolution
    • Application
    • Action Planning
  • Manufacturing for the High Technology industry

    Leadership Development Program to develop Mid-Level leaders in terms of collaborative leadership, enhanced communication skills and strategy execution.

    Launch and Preparation Module I Two days LEADERSHIP Accountability Teams Module 2 Two days COMMUNICATION Accountability Teams Module 3 Two days STRATEGY
    • Senior Leaders communicate the purpose, importance and expectations of the leadership journey
    • Participants and their managers meet to determine development opportunity and coaching support
    • Overview of the mid-level leadership journey (in context of overall leadership system)
    • Preparation for Module I
    KEY CONTENT
    • Leader introduces the program
    • The ‘ Work of Mid-Level Leaders’ at client company
    • Leadership versus Management
    • Leadership Effectiveness
    • The payoff of leadership
    • The Five Leadership Practices
    • Skill and practice
    • Accountability Team set up
    KEY TOOLS
    • Leadership Practices Inventory online assessment
    ACTION LEARNING AND PREPARATION TEAMS
    • Individual assignments targeted at business results and leadership development
    • Introduction to peer learning partners
    • Active engagement with mentors (Participant’s Managers)
    • Preparation activities for Module 2
    KEY TOOLS
    • Leadership Practices Inventory results
    • DiSC online assessment
    KEY CONTENT
    • Leader as Coach
    • Communication skills
    • Creating context and message development
    • Delivering compelling messages using story
    • Handling conflict and objections
    • Identifying own motivational profile
    • Tailoring managerial actions to individual motivations needs
    • Skill and practice
    KEY TOOLS
    • DiSC
    • Thomas Kilman Conflict Mode Assessment
    ACTION LEARNING AND PREPARATION TEAMS
    • Individual assignments targeted at business results and leadership development
    • Accountability teamwork for peer learning
    • Active engagement with mentors (Participant’s Managers)
    • Preparation activities for Module 3
    KEY TOOLS
    • Team Performance plans
    KEY CONTENT
    • Business Acumen
    • Interpreting the financial statement
    • Strategy presentation by executive
    • Strategic Planning vs. Strategy Management
    • Porter’s Five Forces
    • Strategy Envisioning
    KEY TOOLS
    • Porter’s Five Forces
  • Manufacturing for the High Technology industry

    Leadership Development Program to develop First Line leaders in collaborative leadership, building team capability and communication skills.

    Launch and Preparation Module I Two days LEADERSHIP Accountability Teams Module 2 Two days TEAM CAPABILITY Accountability Teams Module 3 Two days COMMUNICATION
    • Leaders communicate the purpose, importance and expectations of the leadership journey
    • Participants and their managers meet to determine development opportunity and coaching support
    • Overview of the first line leadership journey (in context of overall leadership system)
    • Preparation for Module I
    KEY CONTENT
    • Leader introduces the program
    • The ‘Work of First Line Leaders’ at the client’s company
    • Leadership versus Management
    • Leadership Effectiveness
    • The payoff of leadership
    • The Five Leadership Practices
    • Skill and practice
    • Accountability Team set up
    KEY TOOLS
    • Leadership Practices Inventory self-assessment
    ACTION LEARNING AND PREPARATION TEAMS
    • Individual assignments targeted at business results and leadership development
    • Introduction to peer learning partners
    • Active engagement with mentors (Participant Managers)
    • Preparation activities for Module 2
    KEY TOOLS
    • Leadership Practices Inventory self-assessment results
    KEY CONTENT
    • Recognize the life experiences that formed your leadership style
    • Identify the impact personality styles have on communication and team performance (DiSC®)
    • Evaluate the communication requirements of a leader and the team as they navigate the stages of team development
    • Practice communication strategies for increasing self-awareness and influence
    • Review listening techniques for demonstrating authentic power
    KEY TOOLS
    • DiSC
    • Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Assessment
    • GROW Model
    ACTION LEARNING AND PREPARATION TEAMS
    • Individual assignments targeted at business results and leadership development
    • Accountability teamwork for peer learning
    • Active engagement with HTA mentors (Participant Managers)
    • Preparation activities for Module 3
    KEY TOOLS
    • Team Performance plans
    • DiSC online assessment
    KEY CONTENT
    • Communication skills
    • Creating context and message development
    • Delivering compelling messages using story
    • Handling conflict and objections
    • Identifying own motivational profile
    • Tailoring managerial actions to individual motivations needs
    • Skill and practice
    KEY TOOLS
    • DiSC
    • Thomas Kilman Conflict Mode Assessment
  • The Certificate of Management 3.10

    Designed to emulate the breadth of an MBA degree, the Certificate of Management program was created by UT Dallas to offer business education to prepare individuals to move into higher levels of leadership. Styled as a “Mini-MBA”, this professional development program conveys the fundamental knowledge, key insights, important tools and the essential fundamentals of a traditional MBA degree program in a highly concentrated form. The 16 module program is offered as an open-enrollment, self-paced, 100% online program.

    Part 1 Managing in Today’s World Part 2 The Functions and Structure of Management Part 3 The Workplace and It’s Workers Part 4 Leading and Controlling
    • The Exceptional Manager
    • Management Theory
    • The Changing Work Environment and Ethical Responsibilities
    • Global Management
    • Planning
    • Strategic Management
    • Individual and Group Decision Making
    • Organizational Culture Structure and Design
    • Human Resource Management
    • Organizational Change and Innovation
    • Managing Individual Differences and Behavior
    • Motivating Employees
    • Groups and Teams
    • Power, Influence and Leadership
    • Interpersonal and Organizational Communication
    • Control Systems and Quality Management

The following leadership development program continuum illustrates our range of expertise along a program partnership. We partner with our clients to design, develop and deliver learning solutions to equip leaders with the knowledge, skills and abilities to maximize their business performance.

UT Dallas Corporate Education as a Strategic Partner

Program Solution Continuum

UT Dallas Corporate Education as a Strategic Partner