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Welcome to UNC Executive Development’s quarterly e-newsletter. This quarter we examine strategies that can be instrumental in both your personal and your organization's development. 
We hope that the included articles, blog entries, white papers, programs and links contribute to your ongoing professional growth.  As always, we encourage you to share with us any topics that you would like to see in future issues.

In this article, Kenan-Flagler Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Scott Rockart discusses the ways in which companies can succeed by learning more over a sustained period of time. Read more about Rockart's research and how your firm can benefit from learning more slowly.

WHITE PAPER HIGHLIGHT:  Embracing Open Book Management  
UNC Executive Development's latest white paper examines the benefits of utilizing open book management principles in your organization - benefits such as improved employee satisfaction, engagement, and motivation. Find out more about how your organization can implement open book management and the potential impact it could have on your bottom line.                 

BLOG HIGHLIGHT:  How to Quit Your Current Position and Pursue Your Dream
Marc McNeilly, author and adjunct professor at UNC Kenan-Flagler, draws on his real-life experiences to offer six straightforward steps to help individuals follow their passions and realize their potential.  Read more.

Dr. Peter Brews, Kenan-Flagler Professor of Strategy and Entrepeneurship, focuses on how globalization and the Internet are changing the ways that companies conduct business and compete. Also an expert on corporate strategy, Dr. Brews recent research focuses on the newly emerging "Internet Generation" firms and what he sees "emerging as the dominant form of organization" in the business world.

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: Change Management
In this three day program, executives learn how to make informed decisions on organizational change strategy and walk away with the analytical and communicative skills necessary for effective change management.  Learn more about our Change Management program.


April, 2012
23-25:  Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers

May, 2012
7 - 11:  Business and Human Resources 
12-23:  Leadership Effectiveness Workshop

June, 2012
3 - 15:  Executive Development Institute
4  -  6:  Strategic Innovation for the New Business Environment
11-13:  Change Management

September, 2012
17-18:  Negotiations Skills for Effective Managers
19-21:  Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers

October, 2012
1 - 3:   Leadership Effectiveness Workshop 
7-19:   Executive Development Institute

November, 2012
5 - 9:  Business and Human Resources
12-14:Women in Business

Join us in Chapel Hill, North Carolina at the Rizzo Conference Center
 where we combine powerful continuing business content with real-world work experiences for a transformational learning experience. Also consider this award-winning facility for visits to Chapel Hill.  For reservations or more information, call 919.913.2098, or go to
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.
Learn about
UNC Business Essentials, UNC 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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