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UNC EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT NEWSLETTER - June, 2011

Welcome to UNC Executive Development’s quarterly e-newsletter. We hope you find these articles, blogs, white papers and links useful and informative, and we encourage you to
share with us any topics that you would like to see in future issues.

BUSINESS RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT:
The Evolution of Outsourcing
Outsourcing nowadays is no longer limited to manufacturing and has expanded to more value-added activities, such as design.  Read this article to learn when it is advantageous to outsource versus designing a product in-house.

WHITE PAPER HIGHLIGHT:  
A Guide to Successful Executive Career Transitions
This white paper provides HR and talent management professionals with six steps that can be taken with newly hired executives to ensure successful transitions into their leadership roles and organizational cultures.  Chris Hitch, Program Director at UNC Executive Development, and Bob Bennett, VP and CLO of FedEx Express, co-authored the paper and included real-world examples of what some companies are doing today to successfully onboard their executives.  Read
more.  

ARTICLE HIGHLIGHT: 
Managing Virtual Teams Requires Special Leadership Skills 
Managing a virtual team requires a different form of leadership than the command-and-control method that works with people working in a shared location.  L
eaders of far-flung teams have to make sure they create platforms and mechanisms to allow the diverse expertise and information to connect directly. Read more.

BLOG HIGHLIGHT:
How Retailers Can Identify the Most Profitable Channels
A growing number of retailers are beginning to recognize the value of differentiating their customers by the current and long-term value they provide to them.  Read this blog to learn about research which helps determine which channels are most profitable for retailers and how retailers, in turn, can allocate their marketing resources most effectively. 
 
PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: 
Strategic Innovation for the New Business Environment
This three-day program focuses on the various forms of strategic business innovation and its ability to positively impact organizations on many levels. Participants will learn how cultural change can infuse strategic innovation into business planning and drive a greater, more sustainable result.  In a recent
article, IEDP highlights how Ron Evans, one of the professors who teaches this program, helps participants study how leading companies are redefining their value architecture and building innovation into their new business models.

See the Program Calendar below for all of our open enrollment program dates, and click here for more information about the next Strategic Innovation for the New Business Environment program which occurs June 13-15, 2011.

TARHEEL SPOTLIGHT: 
Al Segar, Ph.D.
Al Segar has many roles:  professor and chair of the strategy and entrepreneurship faculty area, faculty director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise, active consultant and sought after speaker on innovation and technology management.  Watch
this video to hear how his views on music and kayaking play into his theories about innovation.  Al also teaches the differentiation through technology and business innovation module of our Strategic Innovation for the New Business Environment program.

UNC EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT OPEN ENROLLMENT
2011 PROGRAM CALENDAR:

June  

September

October

November

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Executive Development also offers
custom executive development programs where we work with you to analyze your organization's specific issues and create a customized learning solution designed for your company's unique learning needs.
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Learn about
UNC Business Essentials, UNC Kenan-Flagler Executive Development's online business certificate program, which is designed to help employees gain a stronger foundation of essential business knowledge across six core areas of business. 

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