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Canceled – Think Like a CEO

May 13, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am

Sponsored by Executive Education in partnership with The Center for Management Terms and Practices

The transition from generalist manager to executive means taking on direct responsibility for big decisions involving every department. To be successful in this transition, you have to learn to think like a CEOBut managers often come from one market or function and don’t yet have the knowledge needed for making decisions at the largest scale. In addition, they also must learn how to develop the next tier of managers.

This workshop is short on theory and long on pragmatics. In facilitated small groups, learners will use a case study and engage in a cross-functional capital decision-making exercise. They will also take the next step by building on that decision to craft longer-term, practical, strategic visions. This work introduces The GMs Index, the standard body of knowledge for general management.

We end the session with discussion of three critical questions that explore the characteristics of successful executives.

Session Objectives
In this highly interactive workshop, you will learn how to:
• Break down silos by sharing the standard language of management
• Lead effective high-level departmental meetings by asking skillful questions
• Lead disciplined capital decisions and setting long-term vision
• Keep your team from reinventing standard management practices
• Learn tools and techniques for delegating decisions to your replacements

Who Should Attend
Mid- to upper-level project managers who are responsible for leading people and/or sizeable initiatives within their organization

Derrick Van Mell, CEO and Founder of The Center for Management Terms and Practices, has spent the past 25 years working with hundreds of leaders and organizations as a management advisor. Derrick’s passion for bringing clarity and simplicity to the world of work has provided a framework for helping organizations focus on clear and effective communication to save time, reduce errors, and create rewarding work.  Derrick has authored dozens of articles, written two books, and has spoken throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

For more information please contact Nathan Bares.


May 13, 2020
7:30 am - 11:30 am


Lubar Hall, S322
3202 N. Maryland Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53201 United States
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