Corporate Education

Maximizing Business Performance

No matter how challenging or complex your organization’s executive training needs are, Corporate Education has the knowledge, experience and ability to build custom learning 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 below under Development Life Cycle. Also, please view our article as seen in Time Magazine.

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 custom learning solutions that incorporate leadership skill development and enhanced business acumen capabilities to accelerate leadership success and to maximize business performance.

Bethell-Anne Osborne Director, Corporate Education

Corporate Education partners with clients to understand their business goals and objectives in order to craft leadership programs that ensure success. This collaborative relationship links client strategy and desired outcomes with the appropriate custom learning solutions to maximize business performance. Solutions often span functional areas of corporate management training 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.

Please review some of our case studies below under Safran and Infigen Energy.

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.

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.

As a leader in leadership development, UT Dallas’ Corporate Education partners with corporations to develop engaging learning experiences customized to meet specific business challenges. Together we will position your company and your people to maximize business performance.
Please review some of our success stories in our Program Examples document below:

Program Examples

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 custom 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

Our workshops are designed to deliver on the business needs of each specific client. However, a representative example of some of the more popular topic areas are:

  • Improving Organizational Agility
  • Strategic Thinking and Innovation
  • Strategy Execution
  • Operational Excellence
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Leading versus Managing
  • Leader as Coach
  • Managing through Conflict
  • Driving Organizational Change
  • Building trust through Authentic Leadership
  • Building Capable Teams
  • Decision Making
  • Finance for Non-Financial Managers
  • Leading Across Generations

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.

Corporate scholarships are available.

For more information please visit the Certificate of Management page.

The Certificate of Management