Executive Access Series

Developed in response to intense client demand, our Executive Access series offers short programs that provide you with immediate, actionable insights in light of the current pandemic and its economic aftermath. All Executive Access programs take place in a live, virtual learning environment and are taught by Columbia Business School faculty.

Participants of our Executive Access series receive a $450 credit towards any future multi-day executive education program.

Upcoming Executive Access Programs

How to Get Heard: 8 Traits of Effective Messengers

How to Get Heard: 8 Traits of Effective Messengers

June 25, 2021

This program explores the fascinating, often surprising, yet highly applicable psychology that underpins why people listen to us — and why they may not. Learn how to improve not just your own messenger effectiveness but how to increase your team’s chances of being heard.

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Digital Disruption in China and Its Impact on the World Economy

Digital Disruption in China and Its Impact on the World Economy

July 21, 2021

As a leader in the digital economy, China provides valuable lessons to executives around the globe. This three-hour program will highlight new opportunities and risks for global businesses in the post-pandemic era.

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Healthcare Innovation: The Economics of Successful Product Launches

Healthcare Innovation: The Economics of Successful Product Launches

July 29, 2021

Receive an introduction to health technology assessment and explore key considerations that creators, investors, financial analysts, and healthcare workers should reflect on in order to measure the benefits and success of emerging technology.

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Designing and Managing the Sales Force of the Future

Designing and Managing the Sales Force of the Future

August 4, 2021

Learn about the key principles that help you build and manage an efficient sales force for the future. You’ll learn how to determine the right size for your sales force, what responsibilities and flexibility the teams should have, and how you can efficiently motivate and compensate them.

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B2B Strategy for Sustainable Competitive Advantage

B2B Strategy for Sustainable Competitive Advantage

August 5, 2021

Gain insights into building and managing B2B brands, leveraging your sales force to their best potential, developing a distribution channel to deliver on your brand promise, and capturing the value created for your clients through efficient pricing.

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NEW Executive Access Subscription

Global Economic Update: What You Need to Know for Your Business

Global Economic Update: What You Need to Know for Your Business

Individual Sessions: Aug 18, 2021 | Nov 17, 2021 | Feb 16, 2022 | May 18, 2022
1-Year Subscription: Aug 18, 2021–May 18, 2022

In this new subscription series, gain access to Columbia Business School thought leadership on the latest short-term developments and long-term trends in the global economy, keeping you informed at all times — so you are equipped to make sound business and financial decisions, better see around corners, and lead your organization into the future. Choose from individual sessions or save by subscribing to the one-year series.

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Past Executive Access Programs

Seeing Around Corners

Seeing Around Corners

August 26, 2020

This Executive Access program offered insights into cutting edge tools for identifying the sweeping changes that are likely to affect your organization, rapidly learning to make sense of them, and creating a fresh strategy for coming through the crisis in a better condition than when it began.

Executive Access: Your Hero’s Journey

Your Hero’s Journey

October 6, 2020

This interactive virtual workshop delivered a process to achieve your leadership goals. The content will motivate you to act with professional responsibility, focus, and commitment.

Executive Access: Your Leadership Credo

Your Leadership Credo

October 27, 2020

This program taught you how to use clear, authentic messaging to gain the commitment of your team and to drive your strategic goals, offering your followers clarity that you are an accountable leader.

Executive Access: Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality: The Next Paradigm Shift

November 13, 2020

This interactive, three-hour virtual program offered insights into augmented reality — or AR — one of the most important and exciting technological transformations happening today.

Executive Access: Strategic Redirection

Strategic Redirection: Making the Right Decisions While Avoiding Fatal Damage

November 24, 2020

Get quipped with management strategies to effectively change the strategic direction of your organization. You'll walk away knowing how to identify short-term fact patterns and face longer-term strategic threats.

The Excellence Equilibrium

The Excellence Equilibrium: How Successful Leaders Find the Perfect Balance between Cooperation and Competition

December 4, 2020

Drawing on original, cutting-edge research, vivid real-world examples, and eye-opening, interactive exercises, this program teaches you why all relationships are characterized by cooperation and competition and why leadership success is achieved by finding the right balance between the two.
 

The Future of Globalization

The Future of Globalization

January 21, 2021

This program provides a framework to identify and navigate the major risks to the global trading system and provides insight into how organizations should plan for these risks and uncover opportunities.

A Culture of Sponsorship: Helping Women Leaders Succeed

A Culture of Sponsorship: Helping Women Leaders Succeed

January 27, 2021

If you have a mandate to become an organizational change agent for the female talent in your organization, this short, high-impact session may be just the starting point you’re looking for.

Branding on a Shoestring

Branding on a Shoestring

January 29, 2021

Learn the key principles of strong branding, derived from the successes — and occasional failures — of megabrands and made applicable to smaller brands and organizations with limited marketing budgets.

Accelerating Digital Transformation for the COVID Era

Accelerating Digital Transformation for the COVID Era

March 9, 2021

During this intense, three-hour virtual program, explore how you can reorient your business for the digital age and thrive during today's extraordinary times of urgency and change.

Cognitive Biases in Executive Decision Making

Cognitive Biases in Executive Decision Making

March 11, 2021

Are you an unbiased leader? In this program, learn about the dangers of cognitive biases in leadership, practice how to recognize them in yourself and others, and learn about proactive interventions to counteract them.

Turnaround and Restructuring for Organizations

Turnaround and Restructuring for Organizations

March 31, 2021

Learn about the current global restructuring landscape, understand when to pursue a holistic restructuring in your organization, and gain practical tips for implementing and delivering a restructuring plan.

Thinking Like a Corporate Strategist: How to Become a Trusted Advisor

Thinking Like a Corporate Strategist: How to Become a Trusted Advisor

April 1, 2021

Get an overview of key problem-solving capabilities used by top management consultants that will help you develop robust recommendations and solve strategic problems in your organization.

Aesthetic Intelligence and Its Power to Transform Business

Aesthetic Intelligence and Its Power to Transform Business

April 8, 2021

In this groundbreaking, highly engaging program, you’ll learn how you can acquire, train, and refine your aesthetic intelligence — also known as “the other A.I.” — and successfully apply it to your business.

Virtual Leadership: How Leaders Can Drive Engagement and Performance in a Virtual Workforce

Virtual Leadership: How Leaders Can Drive Engagement and Performance in a Virtual Workforce

April 9, 2021

Gain insights, tools, and best practices to become an effective leader in a remote work environment, inspire and engage your virtual workforce, and drive them towards high performance.

Wealth Planning Essentials: From Plan to Action

Wealth Planning Essentials: From Plan to Action

April 15, 2021

Join us for this three-hour virtual program to gain the knowledge and insights you need to develop a wealth plan for you and your family and start putting it into action.

Leading Creative Team Collaboration

Leading Creative Team Collaboration

June 8, 2021

Learn techniques that leverage the innate creative potential of your team, whether you're leading in person or remotely.

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