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Maximizing Your Personal Productivity: How to Become an Efficient and Effective Executive

June 13-14, 2017

"Since the Great Recession, many professionals have been facing more challenging schedules and more daunting to-do lists. This makes it all the more important for professionals to be able to get their work done quickly and effectively." --Bob Pozen, Faculty Director

Maximizing Your Personal Productivity will show you how to get more done in fewer hours, so you have more time to spend with your family, or any other activity. The program offers many practical suggestions on improving your productivity and provides many opportunities for learning through doing. The course includes digital techniques to help manage your career and your team.

Faculty Director Bob Pozen is the former President of Fidelity Investments and Executive Chairman of MFS Investment Management. Bob was first interviewed about his own productivity when he was full-time chairman of a large asset manager and carrying a full teaching load at a distinguished university. That interview went viral, so he wrote a short book (Extreme Productivity), drawing upon his personal and professional experiences.

Based on the book, this program is designed to increase the personal productivity of professionals through a series of case studies, practical exercises, and background readings. It will encourage self-evaluation through polls and surveys about your work habits, and provides ample opportunities for learning through doing.

Designed for busy, experienced managers, this program will increase your personal productivity by helping you to:


  • Prioritize your goals and align your time allocation better with your top goals
  • Complete your high-priority projects efficiently by focusing early on the final product
  • Develop techniques for moving quickly through low priority tasks like emails
  • Hold shorter and more productive meetings with clear agendas and outcomes
  • Manage your own team by learning how to delegate and set metrics for success
  • Manage your boss by communicating regularly and adopting complementary styles
  • Read with more speed and comprehension by focusing on what is most important
  • Write more effectively by using outlines, the active voice and strong connectors

To see how Bob Pozen teaches people to maximize their personal productivity, please view this short video on a presentation he made recently to an audience of 150 high net worth customers.

Evaluating Real Estate Markets

June 14, 2017

This course is designed to help real estate professionals evaluate property investments in terms of better understanding the economic factors that drive real estate markets. Real estate rents, vacancy, and prices are all determined by the operation of selected economic markets. The course examines those markets and how they determine property fundamentals.

The course distinguishes between the markets for real estate space (occupancy) and the market for real estate investment (capital). It goes on to evaluate the impacts of global, macro, and local market forces on both.

Many current issues in real estate are covered in this course. These include the recent and continuing housing ?crisis,? the globalization of real estate capital and its impact on pricing, technology, the changing spatial structure of cities (what this means for location decisions), and the evolution and increasing scale of real estate development.

Earn a Professional Certificate in Real Estate Finance and Development

This course is part of the Real Estate Finance and Development certificate program, offered jointly by MIT Professional Education and the MIT Center for Real Estate. 

Learn more about how you can earn a Professional Certificate when you take this and other real estate courses.

Cambridge, MA

Building, Leading, and Sustaining the Innovative Organization

June 15-16, 2017

This program is designed to help spark the breakthrough ideas business leaders need to create successful competitive products for the future. Drawing on the latest MIT Sloan research, the program will offer a set of strategies for growing companies in the face of changing markets, technologies, and consumer demand. Specifically, participants will be presented with:

  • Tactics for dealing with the internal politics and resistance to change that can threaten innovation initiatives and early-stage developments
  • Techniques for building innovation streams
  • Processes for collecting competitive intelligence, forecasting technology change, and gathering information on user needs
  • Methods for identifying better innovations more quickly, including the lead-user method for discovering breakthrough products, services, and strategies; and innovation toolkits that enable managers to design their own mass-customized products and services

Takeaways
Participants will learn about the steps required to drive strategic innovation in the organization, including how to:
  • Get the right mix of people and skills to generate innovative ideas efficiently
  • Develop the processes required to support these people
  • Build cultures that encourage innovative behaviors
  • Decide which ideas are right for investment, and which new business opportunities are worth pursuing

Cambridge, MA

Communication and Persuasion in the Digital Age

June 15-16, 2017

Advancements in technology and the rapid proliferation of digital media, globally dispersed teams, and new levels of collaboration require executives to lead their organizations with sophisticated communication skills, adapted for these new ways of working. To be a successful leader today, you must be able to effectively persuade and influence at all levels, in person and virtually, and across the globe. Grounded in extensive cognitive research on how we learn and observe, Communication & Persuasion in the Digital Age is designed to help executives and managers become successful communicators in person and in virtual contexts?from public speeches and group discussions to video conferencing and social media.

Edward Schiappa and JoAnne Yates draw on cutting-edge communication research, theories of persuasion, studies on parasocial interaction, and empirical studies on compelling storytelling to help participants solve problems, make quality decisions, and motive people. Session topics include speaking persuasively, visual persuasion, communicating in globally distributed teams, adapting messages to audiences, and arguing civilly to produce good decisions.

The program will help you leverage new communication skills and harness the power of persuasion to:

  • Influence attitudes and change behaviors in your organization
  • Understand how new technology shapes the way we work and communicate
  • Bring your message and your medium into alignment
  • Manage virtual communications with power and presence
  • Apply the latest research to become a confident and inspiring public speaker
  • Create a compelling story to galvanize and motivate people
  • Adapt and deliver your message across different media channels and to diverse audiences
  • Construct and evaluate claims and arguments with positive outcomes
  • Elevate the level of discourse within your organization

MIT Campus, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Platform Strategy: Building and Thriving in a Vibrant Ecosystem

June 15-16, 2017

In 2013, fourteen of the top 30 global brands by market capitalization were platform-oriented companies ? companies that created and now dominate arenas in which buyers, sellers, and a variety of third parties are connected in real time. In today?s networked age, the cloud, social media, and mobile devices are fueling this platform competition, and more and more companies want in. However, many companies do not succeed in becoming platform leaders because their technology and/or business strategies fall short.

While many platform strategies are well known (e.g. Apple?s iTunes), there are other less-heralded platforms that are exploring new ways to create and capture value. These include: dynamic pricing, usage fees, highly targeted product and service offerings, inbound marketing, and network effects.

Key questions the faculty explores include:

  • Is a customer segment with the highest ?willingness to pay? the most valuable segment?
  • When is tying a customer to a platform (sometimes called ?lock in?) counter-productive?
  • Which pricing formats seem to boost revenues but actually slow platform adoption?
  • How can companies get in front of the common evolution patterns of platforms?
  • When should leaders be wary of ?platform envy??

Through case studies and Q&A, experienced managers will emerge with insights for refreshing their company?s strategic approach and participating profitably in the multi-sided marketplaces of the future.

By the end of this two-day course, participants should be able to:


  • Identify examples of traditional and non-traditional forms of platforms
  • Describe the common evolution patterns of multisided platforms, including same-side vs. cross-side network effects
  • Identify customer and user groups whose affiliation with the platform is most valuable
  • Decide whether to try to ?tie? customers to a platform or not ? the value of open vs. proprietary networks
  • Design strategies to undermine an established platform or to defend against such attacks
  • Describe the principles of platform pricing and how to inform the design of an effective pricing format
  • Recognize the concrete implications of trade-offs in platform design, governance, and staging
  • Decide whether a given value proposition is best developed as a stand-alone platform, or as a complement embedded into another platform?s ecosystem?or whether to pivot away from platform strategies all together.

Real Estate Finance: Advanced

June 15-16, 2017

Credit markets have made a strong comeback since the global financial crisis. Fears of a global financial system meltdown have now been replaced by concerns about asset valuation bubbles, too much capital chasing too few high quality investment opportunities, the desperate search for investment returns, and the volatility resulting from reduced government stimulus. To be successful in today's uncertain market, commercial real estate industry participants need an understanding of the most commonly used real estate financial analysis techniques, approaches to financial modeling, newly available real estate data sources and indices, and quantitative tools available to manage portfolio risk. This course provides insights into analyzing the financial risks and opportunities in today's marketplace by utilizing quantitative analytics taught in popular graduate courses at MIT. Current real estate finance market dynamics and trends, the rapid return of securitization, example transactions and identification of the most active capital sources will also be discussed.

Earn a Professional Certificate in Real Estate Finance and Development

This course is part of the Real Estate Finance and Development certificate program, offered jointly by MIT Professional Education and the MIT Center for Real Estate. 

Learn more about how you can earn a Professional Certificate when you take this and other real estate courses.

Cambridge, MA

Business Dynamics: MIT's Approach to Diagnosing and Solving Complex Business Problems

June 19-23, 2017

In a world of growing complexity, many of the most vexing problems facing managers arise from the unanticipated side-effects of their own past actions. In response, organizations struggle to speed learning and adopt a more systemic approach. The challenge is to move past slogans about accelerating learning and ?thinking systemically? to practical tools that help managers understand complexity, design better operating policies, and guide effective change.


This program introduces participants to system dynamics, a powerful framework for identifying, designing, and implementing high-leverage interventions for sustained success in complex systems. It has been used successfully in diverse industries and organizations, such as Airbus, Compaq, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, and Merck. Developed at MIT more than thirty years ago by computer pioneer Jay Forrester, system dynamics led to the creation of management flight simulators that allow managers to experience the long-term side effects of decisions, accelerate learning, and design structures and strategies for greater success.


Through intensive, hands-on workshops and interactive experiments, participants will be exposed to the principles of systems thinking and practical methods for putting them into action. They will be introduced to a variety of tools, including mapping techniques, simulation models, and MIT?s management flight simulators, which they can apply to their own business environment as soon as they complete the program. Throughout the week, participants work in small groups and interact closely with the course leaders.


Participants will experience the Beer Game, a table game, developed by Jay Forrester. Played with pen, paper, printed plastic tablecloths, and poker chips, it simulates the supply chain of the beer industry. In so doing, it illuminates aspects of system dynamics, a signature mode of MIT thought: it illustrates the nonlinear complexities of supply chains and the way individuals are circumscribed by the systems in which they act.


Takeaways

Effective decision making and learning require tools to better understand how the structure of complex systems influences the behavior of individuals within them and the overall outcomes. The concepts and frameworks covered in this Business Dynamics course will enable participants to:

  • Discover why dysfunctional dynamics persist in organizations
  • Understand why success in one area often means trouble for other areas, and how to avoid this problem
  • Identify and understand complex situations and the dynamics they produce
  • Assess in advance the likely impact of different policies and decisions on the growth, stability, and behavior of organizations
  • Design integrated growth strategies
  • Deduce critical delays in new product development and introduction
  • Make strategic decisions that result in outcomes consistent with overall objectives
  • Develop the ability to think systemically and dynamically
  • Implement successful change initiatives

Advanced Business Resiliency

June 19-23, 2017

This course is the follow-on to the MIT Professional Education - Short Programs course Crisis Management and Business Continuity. As in the Crisis Management and Business Continuity course, faculty and invited industry experts will present select current topics and analyze recent case studies. However, this new Short Program also provides a forum for attendees to discuss current and/or pressing industry issues as well as their own issues and concerns. The course provides much networking time with peers in an open and dynamic environment for them to be able to ask questions; exchange ideas, information, and processes; assemble best practices; explore alternatives; and provide solutions. Additionally, projects/industry issues will be assigned requiring students to work together in small groups during the week and present their results at the end of the course.

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