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Custom  Programs

At the Center for Executive Development, our work starts by engaging with you. Using a comprehensive intake and review process, we gain a deeper understanding of your company culture, team strengths, growth opportunities, and business objectives. Our experienced curriculum professionals outline custom solutions for your executive training needs and draw on our vast network of industry-leading faculty experts to ensure best-in-class knowledge transfer. We challenge your organization’s assumptions, visions, and objectives, working with you to co-create one-of-a-kind learning paths which ask the right questions and offer the right answers.

Our consultative approach ensures you are heard and that the program designed exclusively and specifically for your organization translates into immediate results.

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Virtual Learning

Enhance your custom executive development with virtual classroom experiences.

Explore Virtual Learning

Thought Leadership

Our expert educators share applicable skills and transformative techniques for any global business leader’s toolkit.

Learn From Thought Leaders

Behavior Change

Create meaningful, lasting behavior change through assessments and coaching.

Create Behavior Change

Experiential Learning

The Center for Executive Development (CED) designs educational offerings around the core principle that real, transformative learning happens in communities. Our educators foster this environment where engaged teams can explore and expand skills in simulated experiences.

These experiences take participants out of their normal contexts and provide safe and relevant environments to recognize, learn, and practice new behaviors while gaining new awareness. These learning experiences have been characterized as:

  • Compelling
  • Enduring
  • Visceral
  • Intuitive

Experiential learning allows participants to develop knowledge, skills, and values through relevant, impactful experiences.

Learning Methodology

Most executive education relies heavily on traditional classroom activities. CED uses multiple, innovative methods to our clients’ advantage.

Employing a variety of learning methods is important because:

  • Adults learn best from experience, discovery, and practice
  • Multiple learning approaches allow completion of the learning cycle
  • A variety of methods give “stickiness”: compelling, enduring, effective learning
  • Non-traditional methods can create openness to and a safe environment for learning (experimenting)
  • A variety of approaches help bridge the gap between theory and practice

Leaders Teaching Leaders

Industry experts provide practical learning tasks and best practice guidance, allowing participants to learn and have conversations about what’s really happening in their business sector today. Expert panels, interviews, fireside chats, and case presentations are some of the ways CED uses leaders to enhance the learning experience.

Business Simulations

We offer innovative experiences and simulations that prepare individuals, teams, and organizations to perform at their best when opportunities arise.

 

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“In today’s age of disruption when standing still means you’re falling behind, standardized, off-the-shelf programs won’t get the job done. For a meaningful, sustainable impact on your organization, you need a leadership development program that is tailored to the needs of specific industries, issues and individuals. That’s CED.”

DAVE LESAR, PRESIDENT AND CEO AT CENTERPOINT ENERGY

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