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IEEI Advanced Management Program Managing Uncertainty

November 9 – 14, 2013 AUC New Cairo


IEEI A DV A N C E D M A N A GE M E N T P R O GR A M – M AN A GI N G U NC E RT AI NT Y In a highly competitive world that is globally connected, organizations need to shift gears to more effective and efficient ways that make them more agile. It has become critical in this ever-changing world for executives to act globally while considering all the factors affecting their organizations locally. Strategically, the right decisions in uncertain times can bring forth better results. The International Executive Education Institute (IEEI) is offering the IEEI Advanced Management Program – Managing Uncertainty, which addresses how to manage an organization through uncertain times. It helps participants make a paradigm shift in order to define, weigh, manage and solve problems using an innovative method that can transform them into opportunities.

I NT E RN AT I ON A L E X E C U T I V E E DU CAT I ON I NS T I T UT E Building on more than 30 years of experience in offering professional-development programs in Egypt, the Arab region and Africa, The American University in Cairo established the International Executive Education Institute (IEEI) in 2008 to be the leading regional platform for world-class executive development and networking. IEEI’s mission is to enable current and emerging business leaders to master the necessary tools to grow their businesses in a challenging global environment. Since its inception, IEEI has established institutional partnerships with global leaders, such as Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University, IE Business School, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, National University of Singapore, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Koç Graduate School of Business, Sabanci University in Turkey and the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association. IEEI also draws upon prominent faculty members from INSEAD and Ashridge Business School to lead executive programs.

O B J E CT I V E S The IEEI Advanced Management Program focuses on a number of high-impact topics directly related to the effective management of uncertainty in an integrated manner. These include:  Leadership  People Management  Organizational Change  Decision Making and Risk Management  Marketing Strategy  Corporate Governance

“Honestly, I can’t find the suitable words to express how valuable the course was and how warm the atmosphere was, including all AUC staff.” –– Tarek Mostafa Fahmy, logistics manager, General Motors Egypt, October 2012 “I personally benefited a great deal from this program.” ––Shehab El Orabi, executive director of project controls, Sixth of October Development and Investment Company, October 2012 “I commend you all for putting together such a good program and bringing high-caliber faculty into it. The organization was excellent, and I can honestly say that this is one of the few programs that I attended in which punctuality was respected.” –– Azza Kamel, chairperson, AlwanwaAwtar nongovernmental organization, October 2012


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This is a six-day integrated program, in which the use of computer-based simulation, group discussions, mini lectures and group work is key. Participants have the opportunity to work on real business issues and test the results while considering the various complexities that affect decision making in uncertain times. The Sigma Challenge; Business in Action is a comprehensive business simulation model in international general management. Covering different aspects of international business, it is the main simulation model utilized. The simulation aims at exposing participants to the whole range of international management activities to help them manage the risk, problems and opportunities involved in international business. The business simulation model uses a dynamic and participatory approach enabling individuals to exercise newly acquired skills throughout the program. This advanced program applies new methods in the acquisition of skills and knowledge. IEEI Advanced Management Program–Managing Uncertainty provides participants with extensive hands-on experience. IEEI invites prominent guest speakers to address participants and share their experiences with the group.

WHO

S H OU L D A T T E N D

IEEI Advanced Management Program–Managing Uncertainty is designed for senior executives, general managers, managing directors, chief executive officers, vice presidents, principals of small and medium-size firms, as well as entrepreneurs and owners of small companies with growth potential. Participants should have at least eight years of work experience.

VENUE The program will be held at AUC New Cairo, a 260-acre, world-class facility that offers a stimulating learning environment for IEEI programs.

“I found the program to be enlightening. The material was extremely relevant and very well thought-out. The professors were truly inspirational, and I will be carrying their words with me for a long while.” –– Salma Shabana, operations manager, Edrak, June 2012

“Thanks a lot for everything. It was one of my best training experiences, professionally and personally.” –– Tarek El Goweiny, group general manager, National Catering Company L.L.C, June 2012


I NS T R U C T OR S This program is delivered by faculty members and instructors who have wide international and local exposure, as well as extensive practical experience. Ahmed Abdel Meguid Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Accounting, Director of MBA Programs, School of Business, The American University in Cairo PhD, Syracuse University Ahmed Tolba Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Management, School of Business, The American University in Cairo PhD, The George Washington University Ali Awni Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Management, School of Business, The American University in Cairo PhD, North Carolina State University Ayman Ismail Assistant Professor, Abdul Latif Jameel Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship, School of Business, The American University in Cairo PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Hamed Shamma Associate Professor of Marketing and BP Endowed Chair, Department of Management, School of Business, The American University in Cairo PhD, George Washington University

Iman Seoudi Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, School of Business, The American University in Cairo PhD, Weatherhead School of Management Kevin O’Connell Professor of Practice, Willard W. Brown Chair of International Business Leadership, School of Business, The American University in Cairo MBA, Stanford University

Mohga Badran Professor of Management, School of Business, The American University in Cairo PhD, Stockholm University


Mohamed Radwan Adjunct Professor, School of Business, The American University in Cairo Corporate Governance Consultant, International Finance Cooperation, World Bank Group

Sherif Rakabawy Assistant Professor, Management of Information Systems, School of Business, The American University in Cairo PhD, Leipzig University

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Admission Criteria: Selective enrollment of the most qualified and diverse group enhances the overall learning experience. The admission committee looks for applicants who have management responsibilities with diverse skills and experience. In seeking executives with demonstrated promise, the committee takes into account the candidate’s organizational level, managerial experience, career goals and ability to contribute to the program. The committee may require a telephone or personal interview as part of the admission process. Language: This program is offered in English, and there is a considerable amount of reading material, such as case studies and articles. Moreover, participants are required to actively participate in the classroom and in smaller study-group discussions on a daily basis. Proven proficiency in written and spoken English is essential for the completion of assignments and engagement in fast-moving discussions. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed upon submission. Certificate: IEEI awards a certificate upon the successful completion of the program. Participants must have attended at least 80 percent of the program to receive the certificate. Fees: Fees for the IEEI Advanced Management Program are $1,800. Partial scholarships are available for multiple applicants from the same organization, and for AUC, IEEI and MC alumni. Cancellation Policy: Candidates who submit cancellations up to 30 calendar days before the start of the program will receive a full refund of their tuition fees. Those who make cancellations less than 30 days in advance will not receive a refund, but they may nominate an acceptable substitute or attend another program within one year. Cancellation requests must be received in writing. International Executive Education Institute School of Business The American University in Cairo ieei@aucegypt.edu www.aucegypt.edu/business/ieei tel 20.2.2615.3302 mob 2 012.7381.5065 fax 20.2.2797.4915


P ROGRAM

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Advanced Management Program – Managing Uncertainty Day One Saturday, November 9, 2013 8:30 - 9:00 am 9:00 - 10:30 am 10:30 - 10:45 am 10:45 - 12:45 pm 12:45 – 1:45 pm 1:45 - 3:45 pm 3:45 - 4:00 pm

Registration Introduction to the program Break Session one: Marketing Strategy Lunch break Session two: Leadership Evaluation

Day Two Sunday, November 10, 2013 9:00 - 11:00 am 11:00 - 11:30 am 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 1:30 - 2:30 pm 2:30 - 4:30 pm 4:30 - 4:45 pm

Session one: Sigma Decision 1 - Integrated Business Disciplines Break & group photo Session two: People Management Lunch break Session three: Corporate Governance Evaluation

Day Three Monday, November11, 2013 9:00 - 11:00 am 11:00 - 11:15 am 11:15 am - 12:45 pm 12:45 - 1:45 pm 1:45 - 3:00 pm 3:00 - 3:15 pm 3:15 - 4:30 pm 4:30 - 4:45 pm 4:45 – 5:45 pm 5:45 - 6:00 pm

Session one: Leading Change Break Session two: Sigma Decision 1 - Integrated Business Disciplines (group) Lunch Break Session three: Sigma Decision 2 - Business Strategy Break Session four: Sigma Decision 2 - Business Strategy and its Applications (group) Break Session 5: Sigma Decision 3- Capital Investment Evaluation


Day Four Tuesday, November 12, 2013 9:00 - 11:00 am 11:00 - 11:15 am 11:15 am - 12:45 pm 12:45 - 1:45 pm 1:45 - 5:30 pm 5:30 - 5:45 pm

Session one: Sigma Decision 3 - Capital Investment and its Applications Break Session two: Sigma Decision 4 - New Product Development Lunch break Session three: Sigma Decision 4 - New Product Development Evaluation

Day Five Wednesday, November13, 2013 9:00 - 11:00 am 11:00 - 11:15 am 11:15 am- 12:45 pm 12:45 - 1:45 pm 1:45 - 3:45 pm 3:45 - 4:00 pm 4:00 - 5:30 pm 5:30 – 5:45pm

Session one: Decision Making and Risk Management Break Session two: Sigma Decision 5 - Corporate Sustainability Lunch Session three: Sigma Decision 6 - Business Integration and its Application Break Program wrap-up: Learning Points and Conclusions Evaluation

Day Six Thursday, November14, 2013 9:00 -11:00 am 11:00 -11:15 am 11:15 am -12:45 pm 12:45 - 1:00 pm 1:00 -2:30 pm 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Simulation presentations (preparation by participants; in class) Break VIP guest speakers Lunch Closing of the program and presentations Awards ceremony

*Please note that this is an intensive program, and the daily schedule may extend to 6:30pm.


Managing Uncertainty