Executive Access Series

Developed in response to intense client demand, our new 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.

Upcoming Executive Access Programs

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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