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Management Development Consortium Ensure Success in a Changing Economy

In today’s economic climate, investing in management talent is more important than ever. Strong leadership means your company can successfully navigate the downturn, with the knowledge and skills to adapt strategy and redeploy resources to compete over the long-term. The Management Development Consortium is designed to respond to the challenges faced by many small and medium-sized companies in the current economy. It is focused on helping your high-potential, mid- and senior-level managers innovate and manage change in unpredictable business conditions. The program also serves as a valuable retention tool by offering your best performers a premier professional development opportunity. As a Consortium member, your organization will develop vital management capacity to sharpen performance and improve your bottom line. School of Management at George Mason University The School of Management (SOM) educates future business leaders through world-class teaching, innovative academic programs and strategic business partnerships. With the SOM curricula and research rooted in entrepreneurship, corporate governance and global business education, the school prepares students for increased globalization through a range of academic programs and international alliances. Mason’s SOM is one of less than 10 percent of business schools worldwide accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. The school is also ranked in the top 15 percent of all AACSB accredited business schools by U.S. News & World Report.

Position Your Organization for Growth Forward-thinking companies are preparing today to ensure they are well-positioned as the economy recovers. Our consortium

program will equip your managers with powerful tools and analytical frameworks to stay ahead of the curve – and to your organization emerge stronger. Taught by our School of Management’s world-class faculty, the program will strengthen your company’s leadership capacity and organizational competency. The program’s practical focus means your management team will be able

to apply cutting-edge business knowledge to real-world business challenges, to help you earn and maintain a competitive advantage. An investment in the Management Development Consortium will return many times its value by fostering business resilience, enhancing your executives’ leadership skills, and delivering strategic tools to drive sustainable growth.

Consortium Benefits The program provides many benefits for member organizations as well as their employees: • Excellent value. The Consortium structure offers organizations access to Mason’s highly respected executive business education programs at a reduced rate. • Exclusive program. The program is limited to qualified senior executives and high-potential managers, ensuring a learning-rich environment. • Top faculty. Participants will work directly with our outstanding faculty – some of the best thinkers in the academic and business worlds. • Minimally disruptive. Our intensive two-day courses are designed to limit time away from the office. • Flexible pricing. We offer several tiers of membership levels to reflect the varying needs and budgets of potential Consortium member organizations. • Access to additional services. Members also have access to optional services, such as customized programs and other School of Management offerings. • Networking opportunities with other member organizations and their top executives. • Guaranteed enrollment in programs of your choice.

The Curriculum: Cultivating Strategic Management Managing through an unstable economy demands new perspective – to identify risk, exploit opportunities, and execute innovation practices in the workplace. Managers also need different tools and management skills, to motivate and support teams, promote entrepreneurship, and facilitate strategic decision-making. The well-rounded Consortium curriculum will help your managers lead more effectively to add immediate value to your organization. They will return to work ready to make an impact. The curriculum focuses on executive development, in core areas including leadership, negotiation, accounting, finance, operations, communications, marketing, strategy, team development, and innovation. Scheduled courses include: • Accounting and Finance for Managers • Leading Change • Executing Strategy • Winning Negotiations

Executive Programs Executive Programs in the School of Management provides a dynamic learning experience to equip business leaders to meet the demands of today’s complex economy. Designed for mid- to senior-level managers, business owners, and executives in Northern Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C. area, our programs accelerate careers and strengthen your organization through strategic workforce development. Our executive programs aim to: • Bolster organizational management and leadership capacity • Prepare mid- to senior-level managers to assume executive roles • Fill in gaps in skill sets or broaden expertise • Cultivate leadership talent to improve organizational performance • Hone advanced analytical, quantitative, and conceptual skills Our Executive Education programs are taught by highly respected faculty from the Mason School of Management. Course offerings cover a variety of content areas such as leadership, negotiation, finance, operations, strategy, and innovation, among others. Our approach is to provide a personalized, action-based learning experience. You will gain the insights and tools to deliver immediate impact in the workplace. Executive Programs offers both academic and non-academic programming which includes Open Enrollment, Custom Programming, the Executive MBA, and the M.S. in Technology Management.

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The only program of its kind in the region, the Management Development Consortium offers member companies a cost-effective way to access the rewards of a leading executive business education to strengthen the capabilities of your management team.


Consortium members benefit from a strategically targeted open enrollment curriculum and the opportunity to develop custom programs based on specific organization needs (at additional cost). Custom programs provide a unique platform to design curriculum and educate executives around key strategic issues facing your business. To join the Consortium, member organizations commit to a minimum number of days of education over 12 months. Benefits of membership grow with the number of enrollments (see Membership Levels and Benefits Sheet for details).

David R. Riddick Director, Business Development Executive Programs School of Management George Mason University (703) 993-3181 Nicholas Hamilton-Archer Program Manager Executive Programs School of Management George Mason University (703) 993-1832

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